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Old 07-12-2007, 01:41 AM   #16
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I got ndiswrapper to work with ubuntu in 5 minutes
1. Downloaded the 2 ndiswrapper .debs
2. double clicked on them and pressed install
3.typed a command but forget it right now
 
Old 07-12-2007, 04:56 AM   #17
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i thank every one for their time, i really need to say that i have now downloaded wine-0.9.40.tar.bz2 and again don't know how to use this because when click on this it will open a window eploring too many files of which i don't have a clue.

thank you

salover
 
Old 07-12-2007, 05:08 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by AceofSpades19
I try to get newbies to figure stuff out for themselves so they learn more, I know sometimes I could be a bit more specific but I would rather them learn a bit then me doing everything for them
i understand what you say my friend but when people are not familiar with something they need more explanations that is why they come to you, further to this i think now a days every one knows that there is Google to make a search for something but you always get thousands of topics therefore if you can make it a bit more specific this would make the search more easier if you don't want, that is totally up to you .

cheeeers
 
Old 07-12-2007, 05:17 AM   #19
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You mean "paltalk" ... you don't need wine, you need a linux version.
http://www.locohacker.net/Paltalk_Pr...inux_L197.html

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I hear about ndiswrapper, sudo, and editing files, but I don't know how to do that stuff lol.
Learn.

For goodness sake: PCLinuxOS uses synaptic!
http://docs.mypclinuxos.com/QuickStartSynaptic
... learn how to use this tool.

When you say stuff like
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all of the explanations on how to do it are way to complicated for me to figure out
... I just hear, "I don't want to learn anything"... and, I dunno, for some reason I go all unsympathetic.

Well you have two options, both expensive.
1. Use Windows... MS loves people who want to be ignorant
2. use linux compatible hardware and services
... it is a no-brainer either way. Otherwis, I'm afraid the old grey watter is going to get a workout.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 07-12-2007 at 05:20 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 06:17 AM   #20
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now a days every one knows that there is Google to make a search for something but you always get thousands of topics therefore if you can make it a bit more specific this would make the search more easier if you don't want, that is totally up to you .
There was nothing wrong with aces rplies... they did narrow the search for you. For eg. Did you google for "codecs" like he said? Did you try the media type and "linux" with "codecs"?

"codecs"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codec
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_codec

"pclos codecs"
http://www.seopher.com/articles/revi...test_release_4
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=563773

Of course, if you don't say what formats you have trouble with nor in what way... what help can you expect.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 06:18 AM   #21
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Re qns:
for absolute beginners, initial detailed explanations are reasonable, but as per http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...ons.html#intro we do like to see some attempt to put some effort in, especially if repeated qns occur.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 07:47 AM   #22
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i would like to tell you that the codecs problems is sorted now. this is what i did:

from this directory pc/system/configuration/packaging/synaptic package manager i clicked on search then typed codecs then it found me some codecs to install , here i just marked two things to be installed:
1- win-32 codecs
2- avifiles-win32

then clicked apply job done.

thanks to all of you for your support .

i hope you also help find an easy way for installing the .exe files on my pclinux system because so far i have downloaded the wine and don't know how to use it
 
Old 07-12-2007, 08:50 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by salover
i thank every one for their time, i really need to say that i have now downloaded wine-0.9.40.tar.bz2 and again don't know how to use this because when click on this it will open a window eploring too many files of which i don't have a clue.

thank you

salover
I gave a partial answer, but it got lost in other topics.

First, you should be able to get WINE in your package manager (Synaptic)---try that first.

To run a program with WINE, I usually just open a terminal, cd to to the directory with the program, and enter:
wine filename (replace filename with whatever your file is)

Rather than cd-ing to the directory, you can simply enter the full path, eg
wine /usr/bin/filename

I have also found that install CDs will often open and run under wine just as they do on Windows. The WINE site has leads on more instructions.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 09:10 AM   #24
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[QUOTE=pixellany]I gave a partial answer, but it got lost in other topics.

you are right i benefited from your info, i have also already tried the wine filename in the command window and pressed run but it does not find the file which is on the desk top
 
Old 07-12-2007, 09:43 AM   #25
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tried the wine filename in the command window and pressed run
Don't understand this....If you type a command in a terminal, you would not "press run".

Have you now installed wine? If so, try to run your program as I described.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 10:07 AM   #26
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sorry i have not installed the wine that i have downloaded because when i try to run it i right click on it then choose to open with synaptic but it gives this error message(could not find the program gksu).

but i found some other wine packages by searching in the synaptic for wine and then installed and updated what is available here.

sorry i said from the command window which means that when you go to the pc menue there is an option listed called command and when you click it it opens a prompting window then i typed(wine avg75free_476a1048.exe, for example) then pressed run but nothing happened.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #27
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Wow, no wonder barely anybody takes up Linux. Just look at the attitudes of people who already know it! "Teach yourself" or "look it up on google". I found this site using Google, so there! lol

and BTW, I like teaching myself how to do things, it's just that I just want a simple answer that doesn't need any figuring out for a few things sometimes! Mainly, If people could just tell me very precisely how to get Linux running w/ Wi-Fi, then I could actually try everything out and still be able to access the internet.

I'm not going to go and just throw out my hardware that I've already paid for and buy Linux compatible stuff. I'm not made of money here!

I'm starting to wonder why use linux? I hear about the BSOD, but I only get that on 95 computers, I've never had that happen to me on
XP even once! I also hear that you almost never have to restart Linux. So what? If you mess anything up, then you have to go and fix the OS! It's so easy to screw Linux up, it's laughable! Window's XP rarely has problems like that, you can just shut it off whenever you want. I also hear that Linux doesn't just freeze up for no reason. Ha! That's total BS, because all of the distros I've used freeze up easily for no reason, and then you're expected to go in and edit some important files just to get it to work. Also, Linux takes like 10x longer to start up then XP. It takes about 1minute for XP to be completely started up for me, but Linux takes like 2 or 3 minutes.

But, of course, Linux is free.

Of course you're all going to hate me for saying this about your beloved Operating System, but it's just what I've seen and it's the big mystery behind why everyone still uses Windows XP. There's a reason all these computers come with Windows XP, and it isn't all about marketing and stealing ideas, it's about an OS that just works.

Hmm... maybe the reason why none of this changes is because everyone just gets so defensive about Linux and doesn't try to make it easy enough for people to pick it up and then learn the details about once they've gotten started.

Maybe I'll start my own thread to see what people think...
 
Old 07-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #28
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i still need your people.

i am interested in learning more about the Linux operating systems so please continue to help me thank you.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 03:03 PM   #29
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jkillah1;
Your issues do not relate to the original purpose of this thread---time to go start your own...

salover;
Did you try running wine from a terminal as I suggested? If not, try it and post the transcript here.

first, do this--just to verify that wine is really there:
Code:
sh-3.1$ wine
Wine 0.9.9
Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...]   Run the specified program
       wine --help                   Display this help and exit
       wine --version                Output version information and exit
sh-3.1$
What happens here is that WINE comes back telling me that I have to supply a program name + [optional arguments]
 
Old 07-12-2007, 03:18 PM   #30
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first, do this--just to verify that wine is really there:
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sh-3.1$ wine
Wine 0.9.9
Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...]   Run the specified program
       wine --help                   Display this help and exit
       wine --version                Output version information and exit
sh-3.1$

to be honest i need to know what to type in the terminal, do you mean i should copy and paste what is above in the terminal?

i am not sure sorry
 
  


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