Are we still trying to run the paltalk program?
What is wrong with using the GAIM plugin?
As for pixelanny ... he has supplied you with an example of commands run in his terminal. It is what the terminal looks like (sort-of a screenshot, but only of the torminal) after a command has been run.
Open a terminal.
Looking at it you will see a prompt that looks a bit (but not exactly) like this:
i.e. <user-name>@<computer-name>:<current working directory>$
In my example, my user-name is "simon", my computer is called "indigo-prime" and I am working in my home directory "~" (the squiggle means /home/<user-name>). The dollar-sign at the end means that I am logged in as a regular user. If I were administrator (called "root"), then it would be a hash # sign.
Commands are entered
Pixelanny intends that you enter the command written after the first $ sign in his example and hopes that you will get the result that appears below. In this case the command to enter is:
As this is the wrong way to use wine, it responds by printing the version of itself (in case you think you are using a different version and that is why yau got it wrong) followed by a very brief set of hints as to how to use it (you are supposed to think: "oh yes, silly me, that's
what I should have done ...").... then it gives the command prompt back to you so you can try another command.
When you are reporting stuff that happens in a terminal, you do it the way pixellany has done: copy out the entire command, as well as the result.
So, if I do this, I would report:
The program 'wine' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install wine
Make sure you have the 'universe' component enabled
bash: wine: command not found
.... this happens because wine is not installed.
If this happens for you, and you still want wine, ignore the file you already have... it is hard to install. Instead, open up "synaptic". You find in one of your panel menus or, possibly, in the control panel. For me it is in "system > administration > synaptic packet manager" - you will probably be different but it will be someplace administrationy. I have provided a link in a previous message about how to install programs this way.
Synaptic will want your password before it starts.
Synaptic has a search function - left-click <search> and enter "wine" into the dialog. You'll get a list of stuff to do with wine, only one will be right, read the descriptions to find which one (probably, but not always, the top one).
Click the box to the left of the one you want, then select install from the popup. Then click the "apply" button at the top of the screen.
This sounds convoluted because describing what to do in a gui is like that. This is why we usually use terminal commands. In your case you could have tried:
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude install wine
(note, two commands one after the other... wait for the first to finish before entering the next.)
Now a lesson for you: the "terminal" is called "bash"... you want to learn how to use this. Google "bash tutorial" and try a couple of them.