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Old 01-28-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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Problem opening programs..


I am unable to open any programs (downloaded)?...How do i make Synaptic Package Manager my default??
When i click on OPEN WITH OTHER APPLICATION,i come to the selections,and Package Manager is not one of them??..Only Abbi word processor etc which will not open it? It is Real player,i am attempting to open,well actually any programs i am currently unable to open as my default has been changed...
...I have taken the advice of others who suggested Real Player as being compatible?
How can i apply S Package Manager to open my programs?...I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE MY DEFAULT FOR OPENING PROGRAMS IN XBUNTU???
Thanks..ps:using xbuntu

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Old 01-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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You mean the .deb packages?
Those are not programs. - right click - open-with should do. I don't think synaptic is made to handle single packages though. you should use dpkg -i from the command line or something like gdebi-gtk, if you want a gui. I think gdebi-gtk is the gnome default.

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Old 01-28-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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You mean the .deb packages?
Those are not programs. - right click - open-with should do. I don't think synaptic is made to handle single packages though. you should use dpkg -i from the command line or something like gdebi-gtk, if you want a gui. I think gdebi-gtk is the gnome default.
I downloaded VLC music player,it wont open with any of the programs listed in the open with choices?? Is there a way to open it..The file is sitting on my desk top looking at me,driving me nuts
Dave..ps:Exactly how do i use the command lines to open it?,i am completely new to Linux.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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If you downloaded one through a web browser, then if you click on it, it should install it. Make sure its a .deb file though
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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Or you can use dpkg to install .deb file. In my PC, i cant double click on .deb file to install (like EXE file in Windows)
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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Or you can use dpkg to install .deb file. In my PC, i cant double click on .deb file to install (like EXE file in Windows)
How might i open this file?
I click on it and it gives me the options to open it..However none of them open the program????? Well it only opens showing all the files? I want to run the program!
How do i change my default for opening programs???..Anyway of opening it with command prompts?......Its Real Player

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:26 AM   #7
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dpkg is a way to install it with command prompt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dpkg
 
Old 01-29-2008, 12:29 AM   #8
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How might i open this file?
I click on it and it gives me the options to open it..However none of them open the program????? Well it only opens showing all the files? I want to run the program!
How do i change my default for opening programs???..Anyway of opening it with command prompts?......Its Real Player
Just a question, why do you want to install real player
 
Old 01-29-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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Just a question, why do you want to install real player
Because i am told it is the most compatable with Linux,several people have told me it is very compatable..?Which i do not know being new with Linux.....I have to change my default program opener,and i do not know how.?
Thanks....PS:xbuntu
 
Old 01-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #10
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@DAVE666

I've noticed that you delete most of your questions once your problem has been solved. Stop doing that. The point in having a forum is that other users having similar problems to yours will find your thread through the search and fix their problems.

And just so you know... Real Player is awful too. Don't waste your time with it. Read this about installing programs in Ubuntu:

http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/
 
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In a nut shell.....HOW DO I CHANGE MY DEFAULT FOR OPENING PROGRAMS...It is currently Abbi Word processor?? I must have changed it by mistake,and have been trying for 2 days to change it back,however i can not find any info on doing so???
I have been getting so many different answers,i do not think everyone is clear on what i am asking.
Thanks..ps:using xbuntu..

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:04 AM   #12
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In a nut shell.....HOW DO I CHANGE MY DEFAULT FOR OPENING PROGRAMS...It is currently Abbi Word processor?? I must have changed it by mistake,and have been trying for 2 days to change it back,however i can not find any info on doing so???
I have been getting so many different answers,i do not think everyone is clear on what i am asking.
Thanks..ps:using xbuntu..
Try doing this in Xubuntu. Click in applications, then:

System -> Preferences ->Preferred Applications
 
Old 01-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #13
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MY guess is that you downloaded the tar.gz with the sources. Or you are trying to execute a script that is not set to be executable. Right-click and make it executable. Try to do everything with the package manager for the start. You are making your life way too hard by trying to compile something, or getting programs from alien sources.
Get m-player or vlc along with the m-player plugin for firefox, and install the gstreamer plugins and ubuntu restricted extras. All of them are available through synaptic.
See Mega Mans link, and http://ubuntuguide.org/
 
Old 01-30-2008, 01:32 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=Mega Man X;3038785]Try doing this in Xubuntu. Click in applications, then:
System -> Preferences ->Preferred Applications[/Q


I am very happy for you,and glad that you enjoy show casing your sarcasm..
..If you have nothing constructive to add,why waste your time?
TRY A COMEDY FORUM!!....I guess we are allowed a little humour out here.
You may have wanted to add some advice though if you are truly a guru,do Gurus not usually advise, and offer assistance??as well as spread smiles???
Or maybe you are pulling some Zen shite on my a--?
It was a good one though,however maybe try adding some constructive criticism
I would likely laugh at any other time,however i just want to solve this issue...and today is not one that i am on the sunny side of the street.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:57 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=DAVE666;3039627]
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Originally Posted by Mega Man X View Post
Try doing this in Xubuntu. Click in applications, then:
System -> Preferences ->Preferred Applications[/Q


I am very happy for you,and glad that you enjoy show casing your sarcasm..
..If you have nothing constructive to add,why waste your time?
TRY A COMEDY FORUM!!....I guess we are allowed a little humour out here.
You may have wanted to add some advice though if you are truly a guru,do Gurus not usually advise, and offer assistance??as well as spread smiles???
Or maybe you are pulling some Zen shite on my a--?
It was a good one though,however maybe try adding some constructive criticism
I would likely laugh at any other time,however i just want to solve this issue...and today is not one that i am on the sunny side of the street.
You need to calm down a bit, Mega Man X, as far as I can tell, was honestly trying to help you, its hard to help you if you think we are being sarcastic when we are actually trying to help you.
Unless there is some reason that you absolutely need realplayer, I would suggest using mplayer, which if you google around a bit, there are some guides that show you how to install it
 
  


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