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Old 03-11-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Angry how do i install downloaded items of the site


i am a new comer to linux ive always used windows i have purchased a new pc with linux linus already in stalled i down loaded the media player of the download site it put an icon on my desk top when i clicked it it dosent tell you how to open the program and in stall it in the system as i said i am new to linux when you downloaded software of windows you click on the icon it open you pressed open or install and it was installed on your computer could any one please help and let me no how i install these programs thank you jimmy
 
Old 03-11-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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erm... pardon?? the linux linus? what's that? what's the "linux site"? what "media player" ??

this might help, might not, no idea really going by the strangeness of your post. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=synaptic

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Old 03-12-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
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atleast try to give fullstops in between...
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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i am sorry about my punctuation and spelling .i am disabled.and find a lot of things .that you find easy i find very hard to.do
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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that's as maybe, but you still need to provide useful information.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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What we need to know is the following - what version of Linux do you have (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, etc?), how did you obtain the software and the full name of the file. We can then guide you through an install.
 
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Sorry for the previous reply.

Generally u download a tar.gz or tar.bzip or rpm/bin file.If its RPM/bin u'll just have to click it as in .exe and it will install ( except source RPM).In case of .tar.gz /bzip to u'll find README and INSTALL file after using "extract here" option given in "right click" menu. Executing the commands they have given u'll be through.
 
  


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