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Old 12-26-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
rmcginnis
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installs and downloads issues


I'll try my best to describe this problem.

When installing or downloading anything, it always ends up in a zip file and an icon appears on the desktop. When you double click the icon, a window pops up with all the associated files. When you double click setup.exe to install whatever it is, a new window pops up and then immediately disappears and nothing happens. I have turned off pop up blockers with no fix.

Help? I can't get anything to install or download
 
Old 12-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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With Linux you don't just download some random file then click it to install. Let us know which Linux distribution (i.e. Ubuntu or Mint) you are using and what it is you wish to install, or the task you wish to accomplish, and I am sure somebody will be able to help.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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*.exe files are aimed to Windows OS. Very often it's possible to run them under Linux using "wine". When you have installed wine, depending on the distro, a click on "setup.exe" may work without further actions.
What distro do you use?
 
Old 12-26-2014, 11:55 AM   #4
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Furthermore, the .exe file extensionshows that you are downloading Windows files, which will be of use to Linux distros only if you are running Wine.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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If you want a program to do something and you can't find one in the menu, look at your package manager (in the menu) to see what's available and install whatever suitable program is there. If you can't find anything, look here
http://linuxappfinder.com/
 
Old 12-26-2014, 12:44 PM   #6
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Thank you. We have mint 16 I believe. We are trying to install drivers for our new AMD XFX graphics card. We tried the disc. Then tried straight from their website for Linux. Neither would work
 
Old 12-26-2014, 12:55 PM   #7
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There should be a way in Mint to test for Available Drivers. Search for it in your Systems directory.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #8
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Mint should have a Control Center or System Settings option depending upon which Desktop Environment you are using. With Mint Mate there is a Control Center and you should be able to find an option for 'additional drivers'. Your problem with that will be if you are using Mint 16 it is not supported and the repositories are no longer available. Use 13 or 17.
 
  


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