LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-15-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems installing VLC on Linpus Linux Lite. Help!


Okay, I'm completely new to Linux. It's not really working out for me so far.

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook running Linpus Linux Lite. I'm trying to install VLC Media Player. I read somewhere that I needed a version for Fedora 7, so I went to http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html and typed the commands they had for Fedora 7 into a terminal.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
[user@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost user]# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
error: skipping http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
warning: u 0x80801e0 ctrl 0x8080f98 nrefs != 0 (rpm.livna.org http)
[root@localhost user]# yum install vlc
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do
[root@localhost user]#
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Why am I getting an error? I got errors for all the other releases too. I found a file to open in the Software Manager, that gave me an error.

Trying to install stuff in the Add/Remove Software bit from the file repositories gives me a different error.

Everything on this stupid system gives me an error! And they're all different errors. I haven't been able to install anything. I've done factory resets a couple of times, and I still get errors. What do I do?! Thanks

Last edited by Katy8989; 11-15-2010 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Normally the vlc package ought to be found in the multimedia repo of your distro. Alternatively, you could download a package from VLC's own website: http://www.videolan.org/
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:11 AM   #3
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
Normally the vlc package ought to be found in the multimedia repo of your distro. Alternatively, you could download a package from VLC's own website: http://www.videolan.org/
ciao,
jdk
VLC's not in the distro. I downloaded a package from VLC's website, and got error message "Missing Dependency: system-release >= 12 is needed by package rpmfusion-free-release"

How do I get the dependency?

Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #4
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,037

Rep: Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099
I am not familiar with Linux Linpus Lite. I can, however, help you interpret that error message. It is telling you that the RPM package you downloaded from VideoLAN requires Fedora 12 (the oldest release that's still supported by Fedora) or newer.

If Linpus is really based on Fedora 7, then it is horribly outdated. I would recommend a fresh reinstall of an up-to-date distro (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10, etc.) that has support for the software applications you need/want.

Last edited by snowpine; 11-15-2010 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
I am not familiar with Linux Linpus Lite. I can, however, help you interpret that error message. It is telling you that the RPM package you downloaded from VideoLAN requires Fedora 12 (the oldest release that's still supported by Fedora) or newer.

If Linpus is really based on Fedora 7, then it is horribly outdated. I would recommend a fresh reinstall of an up-to-date distro (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10, etc.) that has support for the software applications you need/want.
Thanks, I tried the package on the top of this page http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html which says it's for Fedora 12, but I got te exact same error message. When I tried the commands in the terminal, I got:

-----------------------------------------------
[user@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost user]# rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.xoQGhg: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID 16ca1a56
error: Failed dependencies:
rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
system-release >= 12 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
--------------------------------------------------

I don't understand! I don't know what version of Fedora it's based on. I read 7 somewhere online, but that might be rubbish. Thanks anyway
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,037

Rep: Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy8989 View Post
Thanks, I tried the package on the top of this page http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html which says it's for Fedora 12, but I got te exact same error message. When I tried the commands in the terminal, I got:

-----------------------------------------------
[user@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost user]# rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.xoQGhg: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID 16ca1a56
error: Failed dependencies:
rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
system-release >= 12 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-12-3.noarch
--------------------------------------------------

I don't understand! I don't know what version of Fedora it's based on. I read 7 somewhere online, but that might be rubbish. Thanks anyway
I'll try to translate the error message into English for you.

Quote:
This software is designed for Fedora 12. You're not running Fedora 12. I give up.

Love,
Your Computer

Last edited by snowpine; 11-15-2010 at 10:52 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:54 AM   #7
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
I'll try to translate the error message into English for you.
Haha, okay.... So how do I find out what I'm running? System info says OS is Linpus Linux Lite v.1.0.3.E

How do I find out what packages I have to download?
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #8
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,037

Rep: Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099
As I mentioned above, I don't know much about Linupus... have you browsed the "Similar Threads" listed at the bottom of the page for ideas?

My recommendation is to replace the outdated Linpus with a currently-supported Linux distribution such as Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10, etc.

The question you're asking is basically "how do I bake a cake with eggs that expired 2 years ago?" Even if you spend hours and do everything correctly, the cake still won't taste very good. I guarantee that if you use a currently-supported, user-friendly distribution (like Ubuntu or Mint), you will have a much nicer introduction to the world of Linux.

Last edited by snowpine; 11-15-2010 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Hi Katy8989,

please post the output of the command
Code:
uname -a
Markus
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #10
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by markush View Post
Hi Katy8989,

please post the output of the command
Code:
uname -a
Markus
Linux localhost 2.6.23.9lw #105 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 27 18:56:59 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Does that make sense? Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:54 AM   #11
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
As I mentioned above, I don't know much about Linupus... have you browsed the "Similar Threads" listed at the bottom of the page for ideas?

My recommendation is to replace the outdated Linpus with a currently-supported Linux distribution such as Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10, etc.

The question you're asking is basically "how do I bake a cake with eggs that expired 2 years ago?" Even if you spend hours and do everything correctly, the cake still won't taste very good. I guarantee that if you use a currently-supported, user-friendly distribution (like Ubuntu or Mint), you will have a much nicer introduction to the world of Linux.
Okay....but how do I even start doing that? It sounds complicated, and I've only ever used Windows.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:56 AM   #12
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,037

Rep: Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy8989 View Post
Linux localhost 2.6.23.9lw #105 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 27 18:56:59 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Does that make sense? Thanks
That supports the theory that your Linpus is somehow related to Fedora 8. Fedora 8 reached its end of support in January 2009. The easiest solution is to dump the expired milk down the drain and go to the store for some fresh milk (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10, etc).
 
Old 11-15-2010, 12:01 PM   #13
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,037

Rep: Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099Reputation: 1099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy8989 View Post
Okay....but how do I even start doing that? It sounds complicated, and I've only ever used Windows.
It is easier to install a user-friendly distro like Ubuntu than it is to keep an end-of-support distro running. An analogy is that it's easier to drive a new car home from the dealership than it is to find spare parts for a broken antique car. (But unlike a new car, Linux is FREE!!!)

For example if you want to give the current Ubuntu a try, you go to ubuntu.com and follow their simple 4-step tutorial: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download and if you have any questions, their forums are incredibly friendly towards first-time Linux users: http://ubuntuforums.org

You can read more about the different Linux distros at http://distrowatch.com ... but beware! the information can be a little overwhelming. Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora are the three most popular; might as well start with one of those.

Last edited by snowpine; 11-15-2010 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 12:07 PM   #14
remey
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Switzerland
Distribution: openSuse 13.2
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi Katy
I would recomend you to get rid of linpus linux because the repository is very limitet and you have almost no possibility to have an individualised netbook. I have too an acer one and it works great with ubuntu netbook edition. Everything works out of the box and you have the ubuntu repository to install a lot of programs.

Here's the link: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook

Good luck.

René
 
Old 11-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #15
Katy8989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm just waiting for Ubuntu to finish installing, but it all seems fine and straightforward.

Thanks everyone
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Problem: Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Acer Aspire One running Linpus Linux Lite wodehouse Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 10-06-2009 11:04 AM
Problems using linpus lite peterdarlison Linux - Newbie 1 07-03-2009 09:13 AM
How to install the VLC player on Acer aspire one running linpus lite BraDesai Linux - Newbie 2 05-04-2009 04:25 PM
Wi-Fi connection problems with Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux fitzy1950 Linux - Newbie 5 01-05-2009 10:43 PM
Installing Linpus Lite on Notebook geekinchief Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 11-03-2008 02:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration