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Old 08-04-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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How do I install a program after I've downloaded it from a website?


I am a bit new to the use of Linux commands and I need some help. I got an HP mini 1120NR as a gift and it runs Linux software. I am not sure which version, but I think its Edubuntu and I do not know how to actually open and install a downloaded program file from the web. A specific example is Adobe flash player. It goes into a list and asks me to open it with Archvie Manager, but after that I am lost. Can someone please help?

Thanks so much in advance.


Kaydee
 
Old 08-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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Hi Kaydee wel-come to LQ,

You have not mention your linux Distro.
redhat,centos user .rpm package format and rpm,yum commands to install package.
ubuntu/debian use .deb package format and dpkg,aptitude,apt-get command to install package.

If you download source package (.tar.gz) then you have to compile source.

for that extract your tarball and read README file.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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if it is edubuntu then,
At the prompt,

sudo dpkg -i adobe (press the tab button for name completion) then press enter. It will get installed.

The easiest way is to use the synaptic package manager.
Go to System on the panel.
Select Administration.
Select Synaptic Package Manager.
Select adobe-flashplugin.
Mark for Intsallation.
Apply.
It will do ur job.
But for this method u should have an internet connection.

Best of luck.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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To find out what distro you use, perform
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lsb_release -a
uname -a
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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Thank you all for you rapid responses. Ok, I have additional info about the OS and additional questions to help me use all of your instructions. First, the software info. I have this:

Release 1.0
Kernel Linux 2.6.24-19-lpia
GNOME 2.22.3

There's also refernces made to Nautilus on my system.

Secondly, this minibook system is very odd to me. I think I should be able to access the terminal to execute these commands, but there's no option to access the terminal. All I have are the Gedit and Text editor options. Can someone help?
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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Code:
CTRL-ALT-F1
should open a terminal
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:13 PM   #7
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It didn't. But, thank you
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #8
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Code:
ALT-F2
brings up a 'Run Application' window.

Type in 'gnome-terminal' to run a terminal window...
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:21 PM   #9
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You're AWESOME, tealio! Okay, can you help me get Adobe Flash player installed into my mini-book? I have no clue which version to download, and how to make it install from the download queue.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 03:19 AM   #10
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This is supposed to work for all *buntus :
( Ubuntu, Edubunty, Xubuntu, etc.)

1) sudo apt-get update
2) sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

No need ever to download anything ( or almost never.)

You can install the most basic 20,000 .. 30,000 most
basic packages with sudo apt-get install <package>
.. or by using the Package Manager = 'synaptic'.
..
 
Old 08-05-2010, 08:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Kaydee View Post
downloaded program file from the web.
That's the problem. That's not how Linux does it.

You use the package manager and repository.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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InstallingSoftware - Community Ubuntu Documentation : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware
 
Old 08-05-2010, 06:07 PM   #13
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Kaydee: give us the output from
Code:
uname -a
 
Old 08-06-2010, 01:49 AM   #14
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Tealio & knudfl:

Tealio- the response to the uname -a command reads "Command not found".

knudfl: the first sudo command worked fine, the second one told me that they cannot find the flashplugin package
 
Old 08-06-2010, 01:59 AM   #15
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knudfl:

i fixed the problem. adobe is installed
 
  


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