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Old 11-06-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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need alot of help


alright i know this will seem a bit stupi, but my windows recently crashed so i have booted ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop i have a great deal of windows experience and am great at computers, however i am still trying to figure out the file system, or which commands are for running things

e.x.

I have a theme in a folder on my desktop

/home/bluefuzzball/Desktop/Azenis Orange Icons

what is inside i am trying to run is "index.theme"

so what do i type into the terminal to make it run and install.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluefuzzball View Post
alright i know this will seem a bit stupi, but my windows recently crashed so i have booted ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop i have a great deal of windows experience and am great at computers, however i am still trying to figure out the file system, or which commands are for running things

e.x.

I have a theme in a folder on my desktop

/home/bluefuzzball/Desktop/Azenis Orange Icons

what is inside i am trying to run is "index.theme"

so what do i type into the terminal to make it run and install.
What do you mean exactly by a running index.theme ?
Is it a application or script or a command ?
Or is anything else
 
Old 11-07-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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Install instructions :
http://ubuntu-art.org/content/show.p...43b7452f6c9bfd

You will probably have to rename
/home/bluefuzzball/Desktop/Azenis Orange Icons
.. to ..
/home/bluefuzzball/Desktop/Azenis-Orange
 
Old 11-07-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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On Ubuntu themes can also be copied to the .themes directory in your home directory:
/home/bluefuzzball/.themes. A shorthand for /home/your_username in linux is simply ~.
So: /home/bluefuzzball/.themes and ~/.themes are the same thing.
Icons can be copied to ~/.icons. In linux a file or directory that begins with a period "." is hidden. To see them open your home directory and select View, and check "show hidden files".
When you install themes to ~/.themes they are only available to you. If you install themes to /usr/share/themes they are available to every user on your system.
Here is a good site for getting started with Ubuntu:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

And welcome to the LQ forums!

Last edited by tommcd; 11-08-2009 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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alright i can't seem to find the theme part of my ubuntu to put it in.

also /home/bluefuzzball/desktop/emulation/epsxe

what command can i use to run that, it's either an installer or the actual program, i tried run, didn't work apparently linux doesn't use run, i also tried the sudo apt-get didn't work either.

so what do i type as the execute command?
 
Old 11-07-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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here some screenshots
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #7
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Start over.
I'm not sure what the stuff is in the screenshots you posted. Download the Azenis-Orange theme to your home directory from here:
http://ubuntu-art.org/content/show.p...43b7452f6c9bfd
and untar it. To untar it open a terminal. The terminal should start in your home directory. To verify this type pwd (print working directory). It should report /home/bluefuzzball.
Then untar (i.e., extract) the contents of the file:
Code:
tar -xvzf 1141
then hit the TAB key. It should autocomplete the file name. Then hit enter. This will create a directory named Azenis-Orange.
Then, as per the instructions on the link that I posted (and that Knudfl posted before), copy the theme to the /usr/share/themes directory:
Code:
sudo cp -r Azenis-Orange /usr/share/themes
Then go to: system > preferences > appearance. (I think this is where you select the themes from. I'm not on Ubuntu right now). The Azenis-Orange theme should be listed there for you to select. This should load the theme.

Last edited by tommcd; 11-08-2009 at 09:08 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #8
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bluefuzzball@bluefuzzball:~$ tar -xvzf 1141
tar: 1141: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

and there wasn't any autocomplete when i hit tab

and the second screenshot is a ps1 emulator i am trying to get it to run.

despite all the problems though i am still very pleased with linux it runs much smoother tham windows, and i still can use the internet and limewire fine. (it had a graphic interface for installing)
 
Old 11-09-2009, 02:33 AM   #9
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To run the executable epsxe

1) cd Desktop/emulator
.. or : cd /home/bluefuzball/Desktop/emulator
2) ./epsxe

.....
It is about knowing, what your present location is
( it's /home/bluefuzball/ when you first open the terminal )
... and to know which folder, you want to "change directory to" = ' cd '.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 11-09-2009 at 02:40 AM.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 05:11 AM   #10
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bluefuzzball@bluefuzzball:~$ tar -xvzf 1141
tar: 1141: Cannot open: No such file or directory
and there wasn't any autocomplete when i hit tab
and the second screenshot is a ps1 emulator i am trying to get it to run.
Are you sure the 114181-Azenis-Orange.tar.gz file is in your home directory? If not cut and paste it to your home directory.
To verify that it is your home directory open a terminal and type:
Code:
ls ~
or
Code:
ls /home/bluefuzzball
The file should be in the list. If your terminal is not in your home directory you can change to your home directory in the terminal with:
Code:
cd ~
I suggested putting the file in your home directory because when you open a terminal it defaults to your home directory.
Instead of typing 1141 and hitting TAB you can just type the full name of the file instead of using the TAB key. The TAB autocomplete is a handy convenience feature I was trying to show you.
I just installed the Azenis Orange theme on my laptop as per the instructions I posted in my last post and it works.

Try again as per my instructions. Write back if you need more help.

Last edited by tommcd; 11-10-2009 at 06:02 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #11
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ls /home/bluefuzzball
Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.0.
bluefuzzball@bluefuzzball:~/Desktop/emulation$ ls~
bash: ls~: command not found
bluefuzzball@bluefuzzball:~/Desktop/emulation$ ls /home/bluefuzzball
Desktop Firefox_wallpaper.png Pictures Unsaved Document 1
Documents LimeWire Public Videos
examples.desktop Music Templates



...

it says desktop in there and what i have is in a folder on my destop.

...

btw my psx emulator works now and i just want to know, When it comes to executing files all i need to do is type the directory then ./(filename) to run it?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:37 AM   #12
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ls /home/bluefuzzball
Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.0.
I don't know why that would happen. If you open a terminal and type:
Code:
ls /home/b <then hit the TAB key>
it should autocomplete /home/bluefuzzball. Then hit enter and it should list the contents of your home directory. This assumes that your username is indeed "bluefuzzball". Remember linux is case sensitive.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluefuzzball View Post
bash: ls~: command not found
There should be a space between the command ls and the shortcut for your home directory ~.
If you follow the directions I gave in post #7 of this thread it will work. I tested it. Start over with downloading the 114181-Azenis-Orange.tar.gz file. You can put it on your desktop if you want. Then just open a terminal and:
Code:
cd ~/Desktop
to navigate to the desktop in the terminal. Note there is a space between the command cd and the destination ~/Desktop.
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Originally Posted by bluefuzzball View Post
btw my psx emulator works now and i just want to know, When it comes to executing files all i need to do is type the directory then ./(filename) to run it?
You run files that are executable. In the terminal you use the command cd (change directory) to navigate to the directory the file is in. Then as long as the file is executable you can run it with:
Code:
./file_name
Or if the executable ends in .sh, you can run it with:
Code:
sh file_name.sh

Last edited by tommcd; 11-13-2009 at 04:41 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 04:31 PM   #13
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alright now i am starting to see how to run stuff, i appreciate the help i've gotten so far.

now what does "sudo" do other than ask for a password?

what is "apt-get" for?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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alright now i am starting to see how to run stuff, i appreciate the help i've gotten so far.

now what does "sudo" do other than ask for a password?

what is "apt-get" for?
apt-get is a package management system that will happily screw your system up to meet dependices, use with care.
for example
Code:
apt-get install dosbox
should install a dos emulator
 
Old 11-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #15
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now what does "sudo" do other than ask for a password?
It temporarily gives you "root" or "super user" or in windows speak "Administrator" powers.
Quote:
what is "apt-get" for?
It is a front end to the "Advanced Package Tool" (apt) system, that allows you to install and upgrade software packages.

See the following howto for a gentle introduction: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/

Cheers,

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 11-15-2009 at 09:12 PM. Reason: Typos
 
  


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