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Old 05-25-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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.deb file installation problems


Im using an asus eee pc ,on debian linux and i downloaded a .deb , right clicked > install .deb file and it requests me for password , i tryd resetting , restoring facotry settings but to no avail , please could anyone tell me the problem/solution , thanks
 
Old 05-25-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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Put your root password in, if my box asks me for a password, I tend to give it what it wants
 
Old 05-25-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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Put your root password in, if my box asks me for a password, I tend to give it what it wants
iv never had one or dont know what it is , i bort this netbook 2 days ago
 
Old 05-25-2009, 07:59 AM   #4
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Please use English. This password is more than likely the same as your login password, try that.

Quick question though, did you try using the package manager? The problem with just downloading the package alone is that if it depends on anything else, they wont be downloaded and installed in this way and the install will error.
 
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Please use English. This password is more than likely the same as your login password, try that.

Quick question though, did you try using the package manager? The problem with just downloading the package alone is that if it depends on anything else, they wont be downloaded and installed in this way and the install will error.
i don't have a login password i turn the pc on and it loads up, and i don't think I have a package manager
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
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Yeah, don't worry, its there, its just a matter of finding it. You have a password too- when you set the machine up, you'll have set it there- I scrubbed my eeepc so I can't walk you through it, though I'd reccomend having a look at the eeepc wiki; this link explains installing stuff a little better (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installsoftwarequickguide)

As for your password, I'd reccomend just typing in what you'd usually use for a password, I know I tend to use the same five or six.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:21 AM   #7
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Yeah, don't worry, its there, its just a matter of finding it. You have a password too- when you set the machine up, you'll have set it there- I scrubbed my eeepc so I can't walk you through it, though I'd reccomend having a look at the eeepc wiki; this link explains installing stuff a little better (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installsoftwarequickguide)

As for your password, I'd reccomend just typing in what you'd usually use for a password, I know I tend to use the same five or six.
this laptop was already set up when i paid for it in currys.digital , looiing at the wiki now
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
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Hmm, okay- what happens if you put in a blank password? If not, what does the literature you got with it say? It may be in the manual
 
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Hmm, okay- what happens if you put in a blank password? If not, what does the literature you got with it say? It may be in the manual
"this operation requires aministrator acess rights"
nothing is in the manual and it asks for another passwor if i leave it blank
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:49 AM   #10
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When you turned it on for the first time, did you have to give it any information? Or did it just turn on? I remember on mine having to answer some set up questions, user name etc
 
Old 05-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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When you turned it on for the first time, did you have to give it any information? Or did it just turn on? I remember on mine having to answer some set up questions, user name etc
it just turned on and loaded that "easy desktop" up [offtopic] is there a way to put advanced desktop on ? [/offtopic]
 
Old 05-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #12
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Yeah, check out that eeepc wiki link, that should give you better instructions than I could. Do me a favour though, open up the terminal and type in
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echo $USER
see what it says.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #13
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Yeah, check out that eeepc wiki link, that should give you better instructions than I could. Do me a favour though, open up the terminal and type in
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echo $USER
see what it says.
thanks for the link on that thing and
it says user
 
Old 05-25-2009, 10:08 AM   #14
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A quick experiment- at the terminal, type in
Code:
sudo date
and see if it asks for a password.

If not, lets set a password, then you can use that when you install.

first, open a terminal and type
Code:
passwd
Try hitting enter for the old password (If indeed it asks)
then
Code:
sudo su -
passwd
to set the root password. If this fails, call currys and ask them what they set the root password as on install.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 10:18 AM   #15
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A quick experiment- at the terminal, type in
Code:
sudo date
and see if it asks for a password.

If not, lets set a password, then you can use that when you install.

first, open a terminal and type
Code:
passwd
Try hitting enter for the old password (If indeed it asks)
then
Code:
sudo su -
passwd
to set the root password. If this fails, call currys and ask them what they set the root password as on install.
the date thing was may 20th and it let me set a new pass , thanks, but when i open the deb it says cannot install package please check instalation
 
  


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