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Old 01-29-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
unclejerry
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Thumbs up linux newbie


Hi,
I too am a newbie to linux. I have Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog installed on a 900 mhz athlon machine. It is not online so am having problems with installing a package to get my dvd player to work. This seems to be the place with the smartest linux users on the web.

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Old 01-29-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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well as far as I know ubuntu uses apt, thus .deb files to install from. Just download the file you need (as it seems you know what that is) and copy it across on a pen drive or such.

Then you should be able to install it from there.

And please be more specific with your subject lines!
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:40 AM   #3
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I have downloaded the needed file to a thumb drive, copied it to the desktop, went to the secure terminal, typed in the command ( can't remember what it was) and got the reply that it could not find it. I probably don't know how to make it look for the file on the desktop.
Thanks
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:58 AM   #4
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ok so you have the file, what exension is it?? either way open a terminal,

cd ~/.Desktop
<whatever command you cant remember and i have no idea what type of file it is 9source or package)

People are in a much better position to help if you give as much information as yo ucan, even if you're not sure if it's rellevant
 
Old 02-02-2006, 01:09 PM   #5
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Hi
Sorry about the lack of information. It was all out in my shop, and it was pouring down rain at the time.
The package is libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.9-1_i386.deb I downloaded it to this computer, copied it to a thumb drive, copied it to the desktop on the linux machine, went to secure terminal, typed in sudo apt-install (then the package info.) and it said it couldn't find it. I don't know the path to the desktop in linux.

thanks
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:28 PM   #6
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Just Include The Folder Name

Quote:
Originally Posted by unclejerry
sudo apt-install libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.9-1_i386.deb
sudo apt-install /Desktop/libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.9-1_i386.deb

?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
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Try
Code:
 sudo dpkg -i /Desktop/libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.9-1_i386.deb
You only use apt-get to install stuff when you are installing from the internet, once you have a package (like you do), you use dkg to install it.

Good Luck
 
Old 02-02-2006, 02:38 PM   #8
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I think the above two commands would not work...since the are pointing a Desktop directory in the root directory. It should be looking at the user's home directory.

try this
Code:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.9-1_i386.deb
Tux,
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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oops...yeah tuxrules is right. Basically, point it to whereever you have the *.deb file.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:27 PM   #10
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Don't know whether you figured it out or not, but if you are still having trouble, just move the package to your home folder(most shells default to that location) and then run the install.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 06:37 PM   #11
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Ok,
I have not had a chance to try Tuxrules fix yet, but I did check the properties of the package in question, and the path was given as /home/username(mine)/desktop/*.deb.
I think we may be on to something here. Everything seems to be set up to be used with an internet connection, which the computer in question does not have.
Thanks
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:42 AM   #12
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Ok
Tried the command, and got the message: "Errors were incountered while processing". Don't know what to do about that.

unclejerry
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:08 PM   #13
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Can you post the full output of that command? It could mean that there are some dependancies that you need to install, or something else...

--Ian
 
Old 02-07-2006, 01:13 AM   #14
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Ok,
The package name is Libdvdcss2_1.2.9-1_i386.deb I have it on my desktop
I entered the command sudo dpkg -i ~/desktop/libdvdcss2_1.2.9-1_i386.deb in secure terminal and received this reply " cannot access archive: no such file or directory: errors were incountered while processing:
There was also this, (--install):
Thanks
unclejerry
 
Old 02-07-2006, 01:16 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unclejerry
I entered the command sudo dpkg -i ~/desktop/libdvdcss2_1.2.9-1_i386.deb
Case matters, "desktop" is not the same as "Desktop", so try the latter.
 
  


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