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Old 11-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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no i havent got anything like that, ive been right through the manual and thats no help it is very frustrating i have worked out how to get to the dos command thing i just dont know what to do from there
grrr so frustrating lol, what does this mean could not be opened because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:23 PM   #17
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grrr so frustrating lol, what does this mean could not be opened because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences
What did you do when you recieved this message?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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What did you do when you recieved this message?
i downloaded the flash player again
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:34 PM   #19
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Could you please answer this question?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post3744858
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:43 PM   #20
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in the terminal (dos thingie)
could you type
Code:
whereis dpkg
whereis apt-get
and post the output?

My guess is, the distribution is altered, and it uses a different way to install software.
from the manual:
what do i do when ive typed that in
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #21
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copy the output here, so we can see if these are installed or not.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:47 PM   #22
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copy the output here, so we can see if these are installed or not.
im being think i know sorry this is all new to me, ive typed what you told me to but i dont press enter to make that work, what do i press literally
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #23
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What do you see in the terminal?
You should see something like
Quote:
repo@cannabis:~$
in the terminal type
Code:
whereis dpkg
then press the enter key.
type
Code:
whereis apt-get
then press the enter key

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:52 PM   #24
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in the terminal type
Code:
whereis dpkg
then press the enter key.
type
Code:
whereis apt-get
then press the enter key
ive done that and nothings happened
 
Old 11-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #25
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What do you see in the terminal, when you open it ?
perhaps you first need to login ?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #26
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uhm....

I know the Poster should learn how to do all this...

but, can you just download/install a distro (debian?)
that already has flash 10??

There are many variations and distro's that come with many non-free
stuff pre-installed.

Repo is a Guru, so what he's saying is sound.
and you should learn how to do these things...
 
Old 11-05-2009, 12:59 AM   #27
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From the manual
Quote:
You can use video online to watch youtube.
Did you tried this?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:13 AM   #28
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ive done that and nothings happened
When you say nothing happens. Do you mean it gives you no message or it gives you a error message? If you can please try and copy and paste what you see on the terminal here so we can better understand whats going on.

There should be some sort of GUI package manager on that system... I cant believe they would ship a Linux distro out to people without one. If this is the case, then the retail store really screwed it up. It should not be this difficult.

We will work with you and help you get it working. I'm sorry its being such a frustrating process for you.

-Jessica-
 
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When you say nothing happens. Do you mean it gives you no message or it gives you a error message? If you can please try and copy and paste what you see on the terminal here so we can better understand whats going on.

There should be some sort of GUI package manager on that system... I cant believe they would ship a Linux distro out to people without one. If this is the case, then the retail store really screwed it up. It should not be this difficult.

We will work with you and help you get it working. I'm sorry its being such a frustrating process for you.

-Jessica-
i am a novice at linux ive only ever used windows im only doing this so my daughter can play her game on her netbook shes had it since april and not been able to play her game. On the blank screen i typed in what repo told me to type and pressed enter and nothing happened no other words came up, i know you can watch youtube through video player but i havent seen that working either.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:53 AM   #30
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i am a novice at linux ive only ever used windows im only doing this so my daughter can play her game on her netbook shes had it since april and not been able to play her game. On the blank screen i typed in what repo told me to type and pressed enter and nothing happened no other words came up, i know you can watch youtube through video player but i havent seen that working either.
i cant copy and paste as im using my laptop to do this, ive been through and looked at everything i can find on the netbook and i cant find anything that says GUI manager on it
 
  


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