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Old 12-27-2007, 03:21 AM   #1
ScotHypnotist
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Multiple questions...


1-The FTP program for Liunx wants me to
do my editing in something like mousepad.
How do I go about doing that and
connecting those actions with my FTP program?

2-I have tried several times to play DVDs but,
I get this message to the effect of -xine engine failed to start.
I also get something about "no demuxer found-stream format not recognized".

3-I have the speakers working on the system but,
the volume is way too low.

4-My printer works if I print something from
a website but, I am as of yet unable to print anything
from my mouse pad files.

5-I have been looking over "Audacity"
for a while and am having trouble understanding
how to get just the "exe" files for the program.
(Sorry, I just want to plug and play it...lol)

I was in the midst of using the update manager when
the system seems to have locked up.
I opted to stop the process but now whenever
I try to update, I get this message that says
I need to do this again manually.
I am familiar with'sudo dpkg' but,
that is not quite getting the job done?

I'd really appreciate help on this matter as I'd like
to have my system more functional than it ever
was with the windows OS.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 03:54 AM   #2
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Which distro are you using? I would guess one of the *buntus (if so which version), but I may be wrong ...
 
Old 12-27-2007, 03:54 AM   #3
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What is the name of the distribution you are using? (Such as Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, PCLinuxOS, or Suse)

What GUI front-end are you using? (Such as KDE or GNOME)


edit: i was a bit slow to the punch :/
 
Old 12-28-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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What is the name of the distribution you are using? (Such as Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, PCLinuxOS, or Suse)

What GUI front-end are you using? (Such as KDE or GNOME)


edit: i was a bit slow to the punch :/
I am using Xubuntu.
I am not sure which GUI front that comes with.
Thanks for your support!
Scot
 
Old 12-28-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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1)
Quote:
The FTP program for Liunx
What FTP program for Linux? What do you want to download/install?

2)
Quote:
I have tried several times to play DVDs but...
Have you installed (forbidden in the US!)libdvdcss2? See generally https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...287bb4d839cb12
You will need to install the Medibuntu Repository to get at it. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

3) Right click on the panel> add new item> click on volume control and add. You can also drag the items you want straight to the panel instead of clicking add.

4) Have you set your printer? Right click (Desktop area)>Settings>Printing

5) (*See 6 below) Linux does not have any .exe files! (Linux is not Windows, Windows is not Linux.)It is available through repositories. Connect to the internet, open a terminal and input:
Quote:
sudo apt-get install audacity
6)
Quote:
I try to update, I get this message that says I need to do this again manually.
Not with an -a in it? Connect to the internet, open a terminal and input:
Quote:
sudo apt-get update
and then
Quote:
sudo apt-get upgrade
 
Old 12-28-2007, 09:31 AM   #6
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Xubuntu is Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop (GUI).

Generally, you'll get better help with each question in a different thread (But don't create any more just yet...)

1: I don't understand "FTP program wants me to do editing". FTP would normally be run from a terminal--unless you have a smart client. Give us more info about what you are trying to do.

4: Have you actually installed your printer (ie "configured a print queue")? If in doubt, open the CUPS manager directly by entering "localhost:631" in a browser window.

5: You should be able to install Audacity using the package manager. (Is there a GUI package manager installed--eg Adept or Synaptic?) Also, note that ".exe" files are for Windows. They will run on Linux only using the "WINE" interface---but not always.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:27 PM   #7
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With my gratitude!

Quote:
Originally Posted by arochester View Post
1) What FTP program for Linux? What do you want to download/install?

2) Have you installed (forbidden in the US!)libdvdcss2? See generally https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...287bb4d839cb12
You will need to install the Medibuntu Repository to get at it. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

3) Right click on the panel> add new item> click on volume control and add. You can also drag the items you want straight to the panel instead of clicking add.

4) Have you set your printer? Right click (Desktop area)>Settings>Printing

5) (*See 6 below) Linux does not have any .exe files! (Linux is not Windows, Windows is not Linux.)It is available through repositories. Connect to the internet, open a terminal and input:

6) Not with an -a in it? Connect to the internet, open a terminal and input: and then
arochester,
I was able to implement on points 2, 3, 5 and 6.
I have not quite gotten point 4 worked out yet.
Your help is much appreciated!
Namaste'
Scot
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:31 PM   #8
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Xubuntu is Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop (GUI).

Generally, you'll get better help with each question in a different thread (But don't create any more just yet...)

1: I don't understand "FTP program wants me to do editing". FTP would normally be run from a terminal--unless you have a smart client. Give us more info about what you are trying to do.

4: Have you actually installed your printer (ie "configured a print queue")? If in doubt, open the CUPS manager directly by entering "localhost:631" in a browser window.

5: You should be able to install Audacity using the package manager. (Is there a GUI package manager installed--eg Adept or Synaptic?) Also, note that ".exe" files are for Windows. They will run on Linux only using the "WINE" interface---but not always.
pixellany,
Point 1-
I was trying to make changes to my website.
I have not quite gotten the bugs worked out yet.
The message I get tells me to use some sort of
editing program in order to make the changes to my website code.

Point 4-
I have indeed installed my printer but,
as of this point in time it only prints what I
see on websites. I do have the printer designated
as my default printer and still it will not print
my mouse pad items.

Point 5-
I did in fact get audacity installed!

Again, much thanks for your help!
Namaste'
Scot

Last edited by ScotHypnotist; 12-30-2007 at 02:35 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:33 PM   #9
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What is the name of the distribution you are using? (Such as Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, PCLinuxOS, or Suse)

What GUI front-end are you using? (Such as KDE or GNOME)


edit: i was a bit slow to the punch :/
tommytomthms5,
I am using Xubuntu which is Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop (GUI).

Thanks again for your help!
Namaste'
Scot
 
Old 12-30-2007, 11:59 PM   #10
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ok i havent been on here in a couple days or whatever.... what has not been fixed yet?

edit: do you have an ftp prog yet? heres a trick that i use allot

open a terminal and type
sudo synaptic
enter your password if asked
click search in the window that comes up
enter in your case ftp hit search
sort through clicking the boxes of things you want
click apply
let it install
enjoy!

Last edited by tommytomthms5; 12-31-2007 at 12:07 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:03 AM   #11
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pixellany,
Point 1-
I was trying to make changes to my website.
I have not quite gotten the bugs worked out yet.
The message I get tells me to use some sort of
editing program in order to make the changes to my website code.
If you're trying to edit some code, then of course you'll need to do it with a text editor. Not sure why you're trying to use FTP to do so, given that it stands for "file transfer protocol". Anyway, if the server is running SSH, you can connect to it that way "ssh user@host", enter your password, run your favourite text editor and whatever you need to.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 03:36 AM   #12
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If you're trying to edit some code, then of course you'll need to do it with a text editor. Not sure why you're trying to use FTP to do so, given that it stands for "file transfer protocol". Anyway, if the server is running SSH, you can connect to it that way "ssh user@host", enter your password, run your favourite text editor and whatever you need to.
Nylex,
I suppose it is a carry over from
my time in windows ville.
I am accustomed to going into an FTP program
let's say CORE FTP for example, and on either
the local machine or the remote unit, you have
the option of making changes to the files.
I am simply looking for something similar in Linux.

Thank you for your help!
Namaste'
Scot
 
Old 01-01-2008, 03:40 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tommytomthms5 View Post
ok i havent been on here in a couple days or whatever.... what has not been fixed yet?

edit: do you have an ftp prog yet? heres a trick that i use allot

open a terminal and type
sudo synaptic
enter your password if asked
click search in the window that comes up
enter in your case ftp hit search
sort through clicking the boxes of things you want
click apply
let it install
enjoy!
Tommytomthms5,
At this point, the printer is still not
quite up to speed and please forgive me
but, I am looking for something less complicated
in order to edit my web pages.
I am rather leary of trying what you suggest as,
I really do not wish screw anything up.

Thank you for your help!
Namaste'
Scot
 
Old 01-01-2008, 07:36 AM   #14
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In Linux (I think) FTP is usually one program and Web Editors are a different program.

For various FTP programs look at http://linuxappfinder.com/internetan...ing/ftpclients
I think that the classic is Filezilla

For various Web Editors look at http://linuxappfinder.com/development/web
The classic is probably NVU which is fairly WSWG. (It has possible been renamed KompoZer???}. Other worthies are Quanta, Bluefish, Screem, Aptana
 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #15
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In Linux (I think) FTP is usually one program and Web Editors are a different program.

For various FTP programs look at http://linuxappfinder.com/internetan...ing/ftpclients
I think that the classic is Filezilla

For various Web Editors look at http://linuxappfinder.com/development/web
The classic is probably NVU which is fairly WSWG. (It has possible been renamed KompoZer???}. Other worthies are Quanta, Bluefish, Screem, Aptana
Arochester,
Thank you again for your help.
I seem to recall getting Filezilla.
I don not recall installing it though.
I will look into that.

Happy New Year!
Namaste'
Scot
 
  


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