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Old 10-12-2007, 09:25 AM   #16
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I'll have a Hacker Bier.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #17
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apt-cache search searches the package names and descriptions automatically.
aptitude search seems to only search the package names by default, You can see fro mmy search that VLC and the plugin are installed, as well as 2 other packages that were Automatically installed as dependencies when I installed VLC.


vlc is a Video player
mozilla-plugin-vlc is a plugin for your browser so it can launch vlc when you click on a video link while browsing.
The command I posted installs both the player and the browser plugin.

..ack. ..I've been using Windoze for too long.. ..but when I intially installed linux, I could view Windoze based media. I installed flash and now I can't view Windoze media.

How does one know what libraries to install? Do you just wait until you try to do something and get an error and then go and search for things?

..jezus.. ..seriously. This is like learning to walk again..
 
Old 10-12-2007, 09:47 AM   #18
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I'll have a Hacker Bier.
../ ..that looks a little pale for me.. ..I'd suggest some Old Rasputin and a shot of Black Bushmills.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #19
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magicdot,

First of all, congrats on taking the plunge. I am new at this too, but it is turning out not to be as tough as I thought. There are a few things you need to know.

1. Almost everythi.ng you need to know is on this site -- somewhere. Use the search function.
2. When you ask questions, make the title something like, My mouse doesn't work all the time, not My Darn Mouse Tale.
3. Learn to use Synaptics Package Manager.
4. Install Webmin. It is a graphical representation/manager.

Keep on trying. Don't get frustrated and take it slow. It will come.
..lolZ.. ..wtf is Webmin? ..I tried searching for it using "aptitude search Webmin" and just got the command line again.. ..I seriously feel like I don't know my left from my right any more..
 
Old 10-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #20
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..lolZ.. ..wtf is Webmin? ..I tried searching for it using "aptitude search Webmin" and just got the command line again.. ..I seriously feel like I don't know my left from my right any more..
It's a browser based administration application. Click the link in my signature to read more about it.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 03:48 PM   #21
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..ack. ..I never tried to install it that way.. ..I d/led it from the site and it came w/ an "installer" which attempted to install it itself, but came back w/ errors of tcl not found. So for giggles I just tried running it like you suggested and I get: "Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?". (I did run "apt-get update" & tried again, but got the same error.)

LoL. ..I'm either in love w/ Linux or I'm gonna have to choke it. I'm not sure yet. I do know that the HD isn't grinding and whirling all day long like w/ Windoze -- so I'd hate to give it up.
It sounds like some of the repositories you have listed are either maxed out or down.

Try enabling some other repositories. To do this, you can either

a) sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
b) Use Synaptic (I'm not sure what the method is, I use kpackage and adept) and change the repositories.

If you editted sources.list, run sudo apt-get update to update the cache.

Also, I suggest googling medibuntu and adding those repos as well. They will add propietary media to your repos, like w32codecs, and libdvdcss (which you need to watch DVDs in Ubuntu)

Edit: when running apt-anything, always preface it with sudo. You need root privileges to run apt-get.

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:34 PM   #22
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../ ..that looks a little pale for me.. ..I'd suggest some Old Rasputin and a shot of Black Bushmills.
The Hacker is chosen for the name. For taste I favour this one.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 08:46 PM   #23
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In aptitude search, you can prefix the search term with a tilde (~) and a special letter to search in different parts of package descriptions. The most useful is ~d which dearches the description rather than the package name, e.g.
Code:
aptitude search ~dmozilla
Other modifier letters are documented here.
Sweet, Now I learned something new today..
I knew there was probably a way to do that but never put forth the effort to figure out how..
 
Old 10-12-2007, 08:54 PM   #24
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Sweet, Now I learned something new today..
I knew there was probably a way to do that but never put forth the effort to figure out how..
I only discovered this one a week or so ago while listening to the lotta linux links podcast.
 
  


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