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Old 08-26-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
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hey frnds any one tell me how to open softwares in ubuntu via terminal i had just install a software in ubuntu but.....its not showing in anywhere and also in application menu.....sorry i'm just newbies in linux....so frnd plz guide me....
 
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Simply open up a terminal (applications->accessories->terminal I think, or Ctrl-Alt-T), and type the name of the application. If you want it to run in the background append a "&" at the end.
 
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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.. tell me how to open softwares in ubuntu via terminal
Please tell which software, it's about.

Not all applications are started with a "one word command".
 
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
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Please tell which software, it's about.

Not all applications are started with a "one word command".
.....thanks i hav a software called firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 on my ubuntu home folder how to install and open it give me full process plz......
 
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Simply open up a terminal (applications->accessories->terminal I think, or Ctrl-Alt-T), and type the name of the application. If you want it to run in the background append a "&" at the end.
...thanks frnd
 
Old 08-27-2011, 01:09 AM   #6
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You get the file firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 from the mozilla website. That is not the normal way to install Firefox but you are free to do what you want. A simpler method would be to open a terminal and type
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sudo  apt-get install firefox
(I think ubuntu uses firefox rather than iceweasel).
Try reading some introduction to packages in ubuntu. That would be useful for you.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:54 AM   #7
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You get the file firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 from the mozilla website. That is not the normal way to install Firefox but you are free to do what you want. A simpler method would be to open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo  apt-get install firefox
(I think ubuntu uses firefox rather than iceweasel).
Try reading some introduction to packages in ubuntu. That would be useful for you.
ciao,
jdk
thanks i'll try ...
 
Old 08-27-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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You get the file firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 from the mozilla website. That is not the normal way to install Firefox but you are free to do what you want. A simpler method would be to open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo  apt-get install firefox
That will work for ubuntu 11.04, you would get firefox 6.0 from the 11.04 repos.

10.10 and 10.04 will not get an update to firefox 6.0 from the offical repos. All earlier versions of ubuntu are out of support, so dont use them. Its probably safer and easier to add a PPA to your ubuntu repos than manually installing to get firefox 6.0 with 10.04 and 10.10.

Directions for how to add a PPA and get firefox 6.0 on 10.10 and 10.04 is here-

http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.com/2...untu-1010.html

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(I think ubuntu uses firefox rather than iceweasel).
Yep, thats right, ubuntu has firefox not iceweasel.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 07:38 AM   #9
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Or else you can download the package from the Debian site and install it with dpkg (it will be called "iceweasel"). Just make sure the dependencies are met (also available from Debian if need be).
ciao,
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