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Old 07-02-2005, 06:00 PM   #31
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Firefox is installed and I added a shortcut to my quick launch bar and the "start" menu and corrected the icon to the Firefox icon.

By the way, what is the name of the "start" menu?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:12 PM   #32
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Try "urpmi firefox" instead of "urpmi firefox-installer." If you're going to use urpmi to install it, get rid of the original firefox-installer directory first, that's all you have to do to uninstall what you did already.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 10:11 PM   #33
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Gameguru, just so you know, if you want to know how to install things from scratch, that's what you're doing right now. It's a good thing to learn, but it doesn't have to be that way. Debian-based distros are far easier than Mandriva for installing software. Take a look at some screenshots of Synaptic Package Manager, included in both Ubuntu and Mepis.

I'm not poo-pooing the old ./configure and tar if you want to learn that, but there is an easier way if you want the easier way.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 12:45 PM   #34
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Thanks.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:27 PM   #35
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looking at your post about tar, GameGuru, it looks as though you were forgetting the - sign. This means options... so
tar zxvf firefox {type/hit tab}
won't work, but
tar -zxvf firefox {type/hit tab}
should.

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Last edited by titanium_geek; 07-04-2005 at 01:28 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:23 PM   #36
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Tar without the - sign has always worked for me.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:49 PM   #37
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oh- start button = kicker in kde

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Old 07-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #38
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when i am compiling,ass for the step of ./configure.it displays the following message: the directory is not exist. make or make install exerts the same
why?? nedd your help!!!!
 
Old 07-05-2005, 11:11 PM   #39
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What directory are you in and exactly what commands are you typing? What does it say when you type "ls" and "pwd" in the directory you're in?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 05:54 AM   #40
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I have successfully installed Firefox (by hand doing the ./firefox-installer command) and GAIM (doing urpmi gaim thingy). Woo hoo!

I think I am learning.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 06:33 AM   #41
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Good, we are pleased you are learning - we all had to start somewhere!

A word of warning: urpmi sometimes updates your "kernel source", but it will not update the kernel. This can mean that you get to a point where your "kernel source" does not match your running kernel. (To find out your running kernel, try uname -a). That number should match the number of your kernel source you see in /usr/src. If the numbers do not match, you may have trouble installing other software.

Have fun!
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:42 PM   #42
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Here are a bunch of articles which might help.
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/0...installer.html
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2004/1...using-yum.html

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:07 AM   #43
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Hi, i am a kubuntu user and am also having trouble installing.

Is there any way to install programs from tar gz files using kynaptic?

My problem is that I dont have internet ( I would, but kubuntu doesn't recognise my belkin F5D7001uk wireless card - any help with that?)

So in the mean time, I am trying to install a few other programs.

any help?

btw i have kubuntu 5.04 hoary

also are there any games or other software that comes with kubuntu 5.04 that I can find and istall some way?

I would like to get firefox, wine and a few games working.

thanks

( here is a tar gz that I have been wanting to install: http://www.harveycartel.org/metanet/n_v1linux.tar.gz )
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:26 AM   #44
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I don't think you'd be able to use Kynaptic to install packages in .tar.gz format, because they are source files and need to be compiled. AFAIK, apt-get and Synaptic are for pre-built packages.

As for your wireless NIC, have you tried NdisWrapper?
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:30 AM   #45
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I was wanting to try ndiswrapper, but then there is the problem of installing it

in kynaptic i found a pacakge that was already on called ndiswrapper-utils so i installed it

i dont know if that has worked though or how to use it


so how can i install ndiswrapper without being online

i could put in on a cd from another computer but then how wuold i install it?


one thing - I wonder if there isn't some other problem, as the lights on the back of the card dont even turn on - they are labeled ACT and LINK



thanks
 
  


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