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Old 12-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #16
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Yea,
I have tried, from home,
dpkg -i filename.deb


and, from LORAXNETWORK:~/Desktop# (as above),
dpkg -i filename.deb
As suggested please use "ls" to confirm where the file really is. If you are getting the same error message from both home and Desktop, then I suspect it is in neither.

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Old 12-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #17
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is the file on your root desktop or your user desktop? i.e. is the file located at /root/Desktop/filename.deb or is it located at /home/user/Desktop/filename.deb?
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:25 PM   #18
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Yea,
I have tried, from home,
dpkg -i filename.deb


and, from LORAXNETWORK:~/Desktop# (as above),
dpkg -i filename.deb
ok, combination of post from above. Type in terminal following commands and post the output here please. Also to make it more readable place the output between code tags (# in the icon bar of the editor).

Code:
pwd
ls -al
Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:25 PM   #19
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Worm and evo,
thank you but I'm so green still, that I don't know how to use
pwd
ls
tab
 
Old 12-13-2009, 04:27 PM   #20
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Thaks Brian!
 
Old 12-13-2009, 04:29 PM   #21
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Lorax, it is ok. You have a problem and you need help. That is how you learn.
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:29 PM   #22
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Eric,

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LORAXNETWORK:~/Desktop# cd
LORAXNETWORK:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb1 55G 3.1G 49G 7% /
tmpfs 252M 0 252M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10M 732K 9.3M 8% /dev
tmpfs 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm
 
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pwd and ls are commands that you type into the terminal. pwd tells you the "present working directory" ie where you are, eg home or Desktop. The ls comand lists the files in the present working directory. Using these commands you can confirm that the file you are trying to install is there.

Tab, is something different: if you type the first part of a command or file and then press the tab button the shell will try to complete what you were typing for you.

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Old 12-13-2009, 04:30 PM   #24
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Lorax, it is ok. You have a problem and you need help. That is how you learn.
I second that!
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #25
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pwd & ls:

Quote:
LORAXNETWORK:~# pwd
/root
LORAXNETWORK:~# ls
Desktop
 
Old 12-13-2009, 04:44 PM   #26
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Don't use the root terminal, use your own, then:
Code:
cd Desktop
su root
(enter root password)
Code:
dpkg -i whateveritis.deb
 
Old 12-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #27
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Quote:
Code:
LORAXNETWORK:~# pwd
/root
LORAXNETWORK:~# ls
Desktop
Ok, so the file is not in the root users home dir. What about in your normal users home dir, or the users Desktop dir or perhaps the users Desktop/Downloads dir. Please use cd and ls to move around the directories and find the file. Also, you will learn your way around by doing this.

eg
Code:
cd /home/yourusername
ls
cd Desktop
ls
And so on.

Evo2.

PS. I could give you a command that would find the file for you, but I think it would be better for you to get used to using these simpler commands.
 
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I agreed with Evo2.

I bet the file is located at /home/yourusername/Desktop/
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:00 PM   #29
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Sorry, had to disappear for a minute. Ok, I will try both your suggestions. I will post outcomes here in a few minutes...

Thank all yous
 
Old 12-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #30
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cd /home/nrc3/Desktop:
reveals the file on user's desktop. I knoew it was there. I put it there! I just don't know where the error is...
If it matters, I'm using root terminal...
 
  


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