So, here I sit, confused as to why I cannot get these to work? I have to be missing something. I read around some more and then tried to download the libnotify.dev package from another site and had no luck with that either. From all I have been through sofar, I am wondering if there is not enough support for my version?
There is always enough "support" for that version: talking about it, Ubuntu is one of the best distro in terms of support and ease of use. If you have doubts at installing via terminal (commandline) use the GUI provided in synaptic or kpackage.
As usual: as you did under windoze: if new app hangs try deinstall and then reinstall.
If still it doesn't work ---
a) There is mismatch of version. Be aware that the latest Mozilla Firefox does not work in older Linux versions. You have to content yourself the Firefox version preinstalled by the disk.
b) Or, there is probable dependency issue: which means, one or two libraries are not found in your system. To solve this you will need to install "manually yourself" the needed library (which, at your level of linux awareness you will need plenty of time reading. So it is better to either install another distro version.)
Your second post:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
System cannot lock because:
---= Another upgrading, installing or apt-get-ting is running; this function must be serially run: meaning, one-at-a-time. e.g. if your synaptic database is reloading either it must stop or you cannot install/upgrade another in the given time.
---= Else, you did apt-get it as ordinary user. Remember you must first become a root in order to have authority to write into */lib folder.
There is a distro easier to use:
Allow me to recommend to you: GNU/Linux Mint version 6 Felicia XFCE. The Mint 6 Gnome did incredibly well, ease of use, hardware compatibility, etc. The xfce is lighter. Try it.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by malekmustaq; 03-19-2009 at 10:25 AM.