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Old 09-03-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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how to run programs once there downloaded


HI, I'm new to Linux and am having trouble knowing how to get a program to run once I download it, for example, I need Java for banking purposes and so I downloaded it but then from there i'm stuck as apparently it doesn't run automaticly,
any help is appreciated, thanks
 
Old 09-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Use the package manager.Linux is NOT Windows http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

InstallingSoftware - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

Switching to Ubuntu from Windows - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sw...tu/FromWindows
 
Old 09-04-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Besides reading the links from @ craigevil :
( The following may be included somewhere in the "InstallingSoftware" link.)

We do not download software for Linux. At least not the most basic
30,000 packages / software, which are already included.
Java : 1) Find 'Software Sources' in your "Menu".
And tick 'Ubuntu Partner'
2) Then you can choose 'sun-java6-jre' in "Ubuntu Software Center"
( 'Synaptic' ) : Also in the "Menu". And install java automatically.

Good luck. .. ..
 
Old 09-04-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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if ur on internet connection then u can use apt-get, or software manager to install it hassle free, if not then also no problem download latest version of jdk(java developement kit) in jdk.xxx.bin format and paste the file in /opt directory.
then open the terminal
$ cd /opt
$ su
$ password: enter root password
$ chmod +x jdk.xxx (xxx -version no of jdk)
$ ./jdk.xxx.bin
follow the instructions
after that
$ gedit /etc/profile
add following lines at end of file and save it
export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk.xxx/
export PATH="$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH"

reboot the computer and java is on. test it with javac or appletviewer , it will work not only on ubuntu but every linux distribution. and from developers point of view it used to supply apache derby (fully functional database engine with ij client).
 
Old 09-04-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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thanks, I¨ll give it a try
 
Old 09-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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still kicking

Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Welcome to LQ.

Besides reading the links from @ craigevil :
( The following may be included somewhere in the "InstallingSoftware" link.)

We do not download software for Linux. At least not the most basic
30,000 packages / software, which are already included.
Java : 1) Find 'Software Sources' in your "Menu".
And tick 'Ubuntu Partner'
2) Then you can choose 'sun-java6-jre' in "Ubuntu Software Center"
( 'Synaptic' ) : Also in the "Menu". And install java automatically.

Good luck. .. ..

sorry I'm so thick headed but where do I find menu, I find main menu, and also where do I go to find installed or downloaded files, thanks again
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #7
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SoftwareCenterFAQ - Community Ubuntu Documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareCenterFAQ

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Since the Software Center is included by default, getting started is very simple. In order to launch the Software Center, you can go to the Applications menu and find it at the bottom of the list. Just click the launcher, and the program will start up.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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sorry I'm so thick headed but where do I find menu, I find main menu, and also where do I go to find installed or downloaded files, thanks again
on how to set software sources, see this: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/sources
as said, just "tick" the "patner" item in "Other Software" tab)

... then, as said, you can use https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareCenterFAQ or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto to install Java RE and browser plug in

... this explains all better: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

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