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Old 02-10-2009, 03:25 AM   #16
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Okay, this is what is being shown
tar: tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Songbird_1.0.0-860_linux-i686.tar.gz: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
 
Old 02-10-2009, 03:33 AM   #17
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this is exactly why you should try to avoid tar.gz stuff for now.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:41 PM   #18
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I don't think that ubuntu comes with KDE by default, though you might have chosen to install it when you first installed ubuntu. If it is installed, you can log out, and at the login screen, I think you can click on something to the effect of "session type", and you will see a list of the desktop environments you have installed. If you see KDE, you can select it. When you log in, it will ask you if you want to set it as the default desktop, and you can say yes. If you want to try it out first, say no, and when you log out and in again, it will by default log you in using your previous desktop.

If you don't have KDE installed, open the synaptic package manager under system or administration, and click the button to search for KDE. You should see a bunch of offerings, one of which is KDE (K Desktop Environment) itself. Select it, and any other, related packages which look good (can right click package in list to see what is recommended to go with it). Required packages (dependencies) will also probably be mentioned, just ok them too. Then mark to install and apply. It may take a while to download and configure, as it's a fairly big set of packages. Then log out and the login screen should now offer KDE as a choice under "session type".

You can also do this using the add/remove software option under computer or system or administration, something like that...then you can select the type of software you are thinking about (desktop environment or something like that) and you should see KDE as an offering. I just got used to synaptic, since it is easy to search the entire set of package repositories if you know what you're looking for (even by some keywords for what the package you want is supposed to do). It is a good way to discover just how many wonderful packages are available for a broad range of desired software.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:04 AM   #19
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OK, got songbird. Thanks everyone. But I want comical in my laptop to read comics because comix does not work and qcomicbook keeps hanging at 50%. Comical is only available in tar.gz form.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 01:08 AM   #20
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Another question- How do I change the desktop environment from GNOME to KDE?
kabith, ubuntu has the easiest way to do this, just install "kubuntu-desktop" meta-package.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 06:49 AM   #21
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Can run jomic through java web start if you have java 1.4 or higher installed. Has some functionality:

http://jomic.sourceforge.net/webstart/index.html

For comical, you should be able to click the link here, save the .deb file to computer, then double click or right click to install it:

http://www.ubuntuessentials.net/?p=493

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Old 02-12-2009, 08:27 AM   #22
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Another question- How do I change the desktop environment from GNOME to KDE?
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde
 
Old 02-13-2009, 10:55 AM   #23
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Can run jomic through java web start if you have java 1.4 or higher installed. Has some functionality:

http://jomic.sourceforge.net/webstart/index.html

For comical, you should be able to click the link here, save the .deb file to computer, then double click or right click to install it:

http://www.ubuntuessentials.net/?p=493
It says the dependancy is not satisfiable
 
Old 02-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #24
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What about the latest open office?
 
Old 02-13-2009, 04:13 PM   #25
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To upgrade from openoffice 2.4 to 3.0

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-T...10-96449.shtml
 
  


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