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Old 01-03-2007, 02:06 AM   #1
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Needing help installing some stuff on Ubuntu Linux


Ok i have had the system for about a week now, so far i love it! just one problem i am having.. I need help installing program. I know its prob easy to do, but for someone like me just starting out, It's a whole new world! the file im wanting to install is a .bin file. /home/nathan/Desktop/RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

it wont let me install it if i click on it, so can some one give me some stepby stem help on how to do this?

Thanks
 
Old 01-03-2007, 03:39 AM   #2
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https://player.helixcommunity.org/20...easeNotes.html

chmod a+x FILE

./FILE
 
Old 01-03-2007, 03:39 AM   #3
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If you open a terminal window at the same location where Real Player is you should be able to install it with:

sudo ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

sudo will ask for your password, and then the program will have the privileges it needs to install itself.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 01:40 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by penguiniator
If you open a terminal window at the same location where Real Player is you should be able to install it with:

sudo ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

sudo will ask for your password, and then the program will have the privileges it needs to install itself.


And how do i open up a terminal window??
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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I assume since the op is using Ubuntu that they are also using GNOME. Look for an icon with a picture of a monitor on it. It may be labeled "Terminal Emulator" or "Gnome Terminal" or "Command Prompt" and it may be located on the desktop or on the panel above or below. I'm not sure of the label, since I use KDE, where it is labeled "Konsole terminal program", but it should be similar in GNOME. Click that and all should be well.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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The terminal on Ubuntu can be found on Applications → Accessories → Terminal.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 03:13 PM   #7
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nathan@Cobra:~$ sudo ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
Password:
sudo: ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: command not found


Humm, not sure what keeps happening here..
 
Old 01-06-2007, 04:15 PM   #8
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You're not doing something right then. First, you shouldn't need to use Sudo just to install Realplayer(I don't think). I had to boot a Live CD for another reason, so I decided to install Realplayer, and post exactly what I did, to see if it might help you.



Code:
To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/ubuntu
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ chmod a+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
Extracting files for RealPlayer installation........................

Welcome to the RealPlayer (10.0.8.805) Setup for UNIX
Setup will help you get RealPlayer running on your computer.
Press [Enter] to continue...
Obviously, you need to CD to the directory where you downloaded the RealPlayer10GOLD file.. I downloaded it to the /home/ubuntu folder.

Also, when you do the ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin, pay close attention to capital/lower case letters. It won't work if you use all lowercase or uppercase. The Path is also very important, if you're not sure exactly what it is, right click the .bin file, properties, and copy where it says "location" after the CD command in terminal.

After it installs, it should make a realplayer directory then just open it and click, click on Realplay, go through the setup wizard. Try running it w/o sudo, I don't think that would cause your problem, but it might.

Hope that helps, and now I'm going back home, mission complete..

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 01-07-2007 at 10:29 AM.
 
  


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