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Old 12-11-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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installed... but cant do anything


ok, so i finially got Ubuntu installed on my computer. the only problem is i have no internet, no sound. i cant really do anything, so i put my driver disk in that came with my computer and it says it cant run the files. so i cant do anything at all. can anyone help me?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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By driver disk, I assume something associated with Windows. That is not going to help you. In Linux, most of the drivers you need are built in.

Take the problems one at a time:
Internet: When you installed, you should have been asked for some basic info on the internet connection. What did you select and were there any errors?
What IS your connection--ie do you have DSL, cable, modem, etc.? Do you have a router?

Sound: similar questions: any clues from the install steps?

I am assuming that you can boot up into a desktop. Can you open something like a control panel and find items for network, monitor, mouse, sound, etc.?

And finally, some specs on the computer, version of Ubuntu, etc.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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my disks arent windows based. they are the ones that came with my computer. my computer was custom built.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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my disks arent windows based. they are the ones that came with my computer. my computer was custom built.
OK--then maybe you meant the disks that came with the MB or the video card. Same answer--they all assume a Windows install.

As I said, Linux typically comes with all the drivers.

You need to answer my other questions.....
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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when i installed i was never asked any question at all. when i try to go to a website its basicly like i have no internet. i have cable.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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Do you connect your cable modem directly to your computer or do you have a router (wireless or otherwise)? In any case, I am assuming you use a (wired) Ethernet connection. Can you open up a terminal (it is in the menu) and run the command "/sbin/ifconfig -a" and post the results? If you see a device called eth0 or eth1 or similar that means that your network card is detected, you just have to set it up. In this case you can usually just to "sudo dhclient eth0" and enter your password and you will get an IP address and other network settings. If you don't see an Ethernet device or aren't sure, again, post the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a" here. Also, if you're using wireless post here and say so...
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:50 PM   #7
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ok i just figured it out on my own. but thanks, now just gotta install other drivers
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:02 AM   #8
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ok, of the graphics drivers i can choose from there are only a few that have Linux versions. and there are a few different Linux types that i know nothing of. they are...
Linux IA32
Linux IA64
Linux AMD64/EM64T
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:10 AM   #9
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Linux IA32
Linux IA64
Linux AMD64/EM64T
IA32 is the basic 32-bit processor acrhitecture created by intel.
IA64 is the Intels 64-bit processor set which is not compatible with 32-bit versions. Used in servers.
AMD64/EM64T is the 64-bit processor set which is compatible with 32-bit versions.

Most likely your processor is either IA32 or AMD64.

Last edited by Zmyrgel; 12-12-2006 at 12:22 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:13 AM   #10
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can anyone tell me a program to open up .run files? just downloaded UT2004 demo for Linux and it wont open.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:21 AM   #11
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can anyone tell me a program to open up .run files? just downloaded UT2004 demo for Linux and it wont open.
Better to not switch to new subjects in the middle of a thread (even your own)

I've never seen a file with a ".run" extension. executables in Linux typically have NO extension. How did you install UT2004? ( I googled one site and found reference to a linux-installer.sh script)
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:28 AM   #12
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ohh. its .run.gz
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:42 AM   #13
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ohh. its .run.gz
That doesn't help much. .gz means it is compressed with gzip.

Do gunzip filename.run.gz and you'll have filename.run----which puts us back where we started.

How did you install?
What files do you have after downloading?
etc...
 
Old 12-12-2006, 06:13 AM   #14
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I'e come across several .run extensions.

First you need to make it executable
Code:
chmod +x <file>.run
Then you need to open it with
Code:
./<file>.run
in a terminal (konsole, gnome-terminal, a/e/xterm)

You'll probably need to be root as well
 
  


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