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Old 02-07-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
Mr. Hill
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Limewire question


I downloaded Limewire and now I can't seem to run it correctly, could someone please give me the command line so I can run it in "run programs"? Linux is a bit different.. I have to run everything, which I don't mind but Limewire didn't give me instructions on what to run. So I have a file sitting in my home folder. Help please, thank you.

Ah, I'm just going to rename the subject.

Also - how do I get files/downloads working anyway if they don't give me instructions first? I just downloaded Yahoo! Messenger with great instructions on how to run its program, yet why doesn't everyone do that? I want Limewire on, but I don't know how to get it on. If I click the download it'll go into this page long shell coding ... kind of weird.

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Old 02-07-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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Um ... I know this is probably a highly newbish question for you all, but I do need an answer quickly please. I have to log off of Linux for the rest of the night here soon because I still have a lot of homework, and I can't have any distractions or I won't pass ... again.

Otherwise I wouldn't be begging for a quick reply.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Youll have to learn the command line to install some stuff.
It depends on what kind of compressed file you downloaded, like .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz etc....
Open up a console, Most of the time I uncompress the type of compressed download and then change directory into the uncompressed directory and then use a text program to read the INSTALL and README files to get help if I need it. Its easiest to use cat programname | less.

Then you do:
./configure
make
make install

If youve made it that far then go ahead and try to run the program in a terminal with its name, If it doesnt run change into /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin to see if the program executable is there.

Check out the links in my signature, Theres some good info.

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Old 02-08-2005, 03:53 AM   #4
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have u tried typing limewire in the "Run command" in the kde start menu ?

i havent tried limewire but most programs when u install them they put an entry in ur menu

and if u want to locate a program like limewire for example to be able to execute it then type :
sudo updatedb
<your password>
locate limewire

cd /limewire location
./filename

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Old 02-10-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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AH!! I tried to do what you said but when I entered in my password it said "You are not in the sudo's folder (or something like that) this incident will be reported"

..Am I in trouble? What do they mean by "reporting" me..?

I just entered this into the Konsole, that's all.

And yes I did enter in limewire to the run but it couldn't find anything. limewirelinux.bin is sitting in my Home and I don't know what to do with it. How do I run this correctly (in newb terms please)

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Old 02-10-2005, 12:43 AM   #6
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yup.. here pretty soon your going to jail.. You just messed up and let microsoft know that you hate em.. sry man..
 
Old 02-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dragon_fire04
yup.. here pretty soon your going to jail.. You just messed up and let microsoft know that you hate em.. sry man..

Actually, it just sends a local message to root, which is just the super user account that you use on your computer. So what happens is you will be reported to...yourself
 
Old 02-10-2005, 10:03 PM   #8
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open a terminal then type

cd /home/ur username ---> if u have it in home
sh limewirelinux.bin

or ./limewirelinux.bin

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Old 02-10-2005, 11:21 PM   #9
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Well thanks for the help I'll try it when I get Slack up, RH crashed one too many times for me so I'm getting rid of it. I'll reinstall Limewire and test the info you've given me. Thanks.
 
  


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