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Old 04-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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General help I am A virgin to these magnificent new fields


hi I am having all kindsa intro probs. that I am sure will soon be history....
My aims ? I wish eventually to be able to hook up my line6 guitar port .....I know someone has done it (BUT I am an idiot)
I also would like to play my gitar by just plugging into my pc direct . this i also know has been done . I have downloaded all the parts needed for this (again I AM that idiot) IT WONT WORK , NEITHER WILL MY GUITAR PORT , ......I have faith that EVENTUALLY this old ms user will be an ex ms user......I am cheating at mo as using 2 pcs one on ms an this one .
Pleeeeeeease HELP.
Thanks and aa belated HELLO to all. I am Adrian . aka addry0

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hi 1st Post what linux distro you have and what you have downloaded to make it work
 
Old 04-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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ummmm ??????

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Hi 1st Post what linux distro you have and what you have downloaded to make it work
I really dont know I think its Ubuntu 4 something. all is now working except what i mentioned.....I dont know where to "put stuff"
downloaded ???? for the latter I downloaded rracarax, gutarix also audacity and a tuner but none works ?????
as for guitar port . ??? I can seee all that has been downloaded but nowt happning .?????
I cant say much more as I am somewhat con of the fused if ya get my drift
 
Old 04-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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lfs post the ???

I dont know where to post anything sorry ????

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I really dont know I think its Ubuntu 4 something. all is now working except what i mentioned.....I dont know where to "put stuff"
downloaded ???? for the latter I downloaded rracarax, gutarix also audacity and a tuner but none works ?????
as for guitar port . ??? I can seee all that has been downloaded but nowt happning .?????
I cant say much more as I am somewhat con of the fused if ya get my drift
 
Old 04-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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Hi

ok if you open a terminal and type
Code:
lsb_release -a
put the output back here
 
Old 04-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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A terminal????

Told you I am that idiot. terminal ? web page ? google?

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ok if you open a terminal and type
Code:
lsb_release -a
put the output back here
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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Is there a reason you want to switch to linux, It will be hard to get around without using the terminal. Yes you can/will get help but it will be slow.
If you want to switch to linux as a new experiance then thats ok but you must learn to walk before running.
Learn the basics
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #8
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Hi:

Your terminal should be up in the left hand corner of your desktop.
Click on 'Application' menu and scroll down till you see 'terminal'

When the terminal opens you'll see something like this in the example:
Code:
Linuxuser@host :~$
At the $ that's where you type in the cmd that spiky0011 has advised you.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #9
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Is there a reason you want to switch to linux, It will be hard to get around without using the terminal. Yes you can/will get help but it will be slow.
If you want to switch to linux as a new experiance then thats ok but you must learn to walk before running.
Learn the basics
This is so true , running b4 walking . ha ha me to a tee.as for the switch its done I have switched,"terminal" what is that, please ?.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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Hi

Ok Not knowing what version of Ubuntu you have I,m going to guess 12.04
press Alt+F2 that should open dashboard, in the search box type gnome-terminal when a black screen appears select it
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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This is so true , running b4 walking . ha ha me to a tee.as for the switch its done I have switched,"terminal" what is that, please ?.
Picture of what the terminal looks like-
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwAw&dur=1425

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_console

Hope that helps
 
Old 04-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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I suggest you get a book on Ubuntu and read up on it. There are many available. You're not going to get far either fumbling around with an unfamiliar system or asking vague questions.

Linux software is generally installed with a package manager, either through a gui tool like synaptic, Ubuntu software center, or something like that, or through a command line via the terminal. Downloading stuff is usually unecessary, and there is no way to know if what you've downloaded is compatible or will work. Often it has to be compiled for your system, which is not trivial for a newbie.

A terminal is a command line interface that gives access to all parts of the system, it is an important tool in any unix-like system.

Nobody can really offer much help at present because we don't have any idea what you are running, or what you are trying to do.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
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Downloading and installing things is like it is done on Windows, but this is different on most Linux distributions, especially Ubuntu.
Open the Software Center and search for Guitarix, you will be offered to install it, the system handles the rest. The same works for Audacity, but I couldn't find any software named rracarax, not even with Google, and you also didn't mention the name of the tuner software.

Regarding the Line 6 GuitarPort, the manufacturer only supports Windows and OS X, so it may be possible that this will just not work with Linux. I wasn't able to find information about the used hardware, but most likely it is just a simple audio-processor and will be supported out of the box in Audacity or other audio software.

Tip: text/SMS-speak is not appreciated on this forum, please spell out your words.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=TobiSGD;4937459]Downloading and installing things is like it is done on Windows, but this is different on most Linux distributions, especially Ubuntu.
Open the Software Center and search for Guitarix, you will be offered to install it, the system handles the rest. The same works for Audacity, but I couldn't find any software named rracarax, not even with Google, and you also didn't mention the name of the tuner software.

Regarding the Line 6 GuitarPort, the manufacturer only supports Windows and OS X, so it may be possible that this will just not work with Linux. I wasn't able to find information about the used hardware, but most likely it is just a simple audio-processor and will be supported out of the box in Audacity or other audio software.

Tip: text/SMS-speak is not appreciated on this forum, please spell out your words.[/Q




SORRY.
spike I have done that and all i get is an icon like gears,, when I click on I return to desk top
also I downloaded, Gxtuner and it was Rakarrack sorry again .
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #15
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Ok

now I know you have a newish version on the left side panel there is a suitcase with an "A" that is the software centre select that from there you can install software using the upper right serach box
 
  


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