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Old 03-23-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
Gam3r21
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Debian 6 Help


I have recently installed debian 6 xfce on my old desktop. (in sig)
I need some help installing packages and stuff like that.

First thing is that I use a USB modem for internet, so I cant use it to download all the extras for debain. I just downloaded python3.1 i386.deb on my laptop and then transferred it to my flash drive then to my desktop. When I try to extract it it says there are no reccomended applications available. How to I make them available?

It would be awsome if you could explain some linux stuff to me, like where the apps are and where everything is located, and maybe give me tips or tricks

Oh, and also, when I select hibernate and suspend, it wont let me. It says there is a missing file.


Thanks for helping

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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Extracting them won't help.

If they are *.deb files, check that you have gdebi and the gdebi gui installed (you probably do).

Then you can right-click on the file in a file manager, and select "open with the gdebi installer" or run gdebi [path-to-file] on the command line.

When you say "usb modem," do you mean "usb wireless card"? If so, run lsusb and post the results for your wireless card here; someone should be able to help you get it working if the USB drivers are available for Linux.

I'm sure there's an easier way than sneaker net.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 12:10 AM   #3
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Why would you extract a binary package ?
( Extract = 'dpkg -x <package>.deb <destination-directory>/' ).

About python3.1 : Not an update for python 2.6, but a new different python.
Will not work as default python directly.

The 30,000 debian packages http://packages.debian.org/stable/
 
Old 03-24-2011, 12:24 AM   #4
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http://www.linux-archive.org/debian-...net-cable.html
http://www.computing.net/answers/lin...-pc/22650.html
the other way
add cd or dvd to /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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# 4 :
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add cd or dvd to /etc/apt/sources.list
Right : 1) su ; 2) apt-cdrom add
 
Old 03-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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frankbell: i mean a usb mobile broadband internet modem from verizon

knudfl: I dont know why... lol. I was just trying to run it like a .exe on windows (havnt used linux till day before yesterday)

EDDY1: My old desktop doesnt have a ethernet card, it had a phone line/sound card combo, but i removed those because I'm going to order an ethernet card, usb 2.0 card, sound card, and maybe a graphics card sometime later. Once i get an ethernet card, I'll probably do that. Thanks


So when I get back home I will look for gdebi.
Sorry for being a total noob, but I guess you have to start somewhere
 
  


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