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Old 12-14-2005, 05:43 AM   #1
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Three questions


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1 - I use a debian-based distro with kde desktop envirenment .. How can i install gnome and used it without remoning kde .. If there is more than one way i like to know about it ..
2 - I have an old hdd which i use it to try different distros .. I tried debian-based distro on it and i liked it and i installed it at my primary harddisk so how can i take a copy of the programs i installed using apt-get from the old hdd to use them at my other hard ?
3 - Does kde apps work with gnome and gnome apps work with kde ?
 
Old 12-14-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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1. Just install it, and select "Gnome" instead of "KDE" on your login manager

2. If that means you want to transfer the OS to a new disk, there's instructions in my sig in the "Getting started" link. If you mean you have two installs and you want to install software from one onto the other, that's something very different.

3. Yes, you can run apps from either in the other. I don't use KDE or Gnome, but I use their apps all the time.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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Thank for replay but 4 the first question i asked how to install gnome what to do ? from apt-get ? or other way ?
For the second question no i dont to transfer the os it is already exists on mu 2 harddeives . I just want to take the programs i installed on the first using apt-get to the other
 
Old 12-14-2005, 08:37 AM   #4
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To install Gnome, just use apt-get:

Code:
apt-get install gnome
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:35 AM   #5
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and what about the programs ?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:26 AM   #6
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Hi. I want to install Mplayer or any video player in RH linux7. what should i do for this. can i install it by using the same code "apt-get install mplayer" , if yes then plz tell me where to write this code because i try it typing in terminal but didnt work and displays and error "command not found" plz reply and help me out.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:08 AM   #7
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No reply?
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:21 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by hi_msh
Hi. I want to install Mplayer or any video player in RH linux7. what should i do for this. can i install it by using the same code "apt-get install mplayer" , if yes then plz tell me where to write this code because i try it typing in terminal but didnt work and displays and error "command not found" plz reply and help me out.
Make sure that you are 'root' then type this in a terminal:

Code:
apt-get install mplayer
If you need more info about apt, go here for info:

http://freshrpms.net/apt/

Hope this helps you out
 
Old 01-09-2006, 07:14 AM   #9
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i try it as root. but let me try it again. thanku for reply.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:50 AM   #10
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Mplayer isn't included in the standard Debian repositories (and won't be) for licensing reasons. Basically, the codecs are owned by certain companies so they can't be freely distributed. Christian Marillat (sp?) maintains an apt repository where you can get Mplayer binaries - but you have to tell apt where to look. Open up your /etc/apt/sources.list (as root) and add one of the following lines:
Code:
For sarge (stable) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sarge main

For etch (testing) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ etch main

For sid (unstable) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
(Add just the line starting with 'deb' that corresponds to your version).

Now, after you apt-get update you should be able to apt-get install mplayer (which I think is actually mplayer-586... it'll give you a list of options - if not, just apt-cache search mplayer and pick the right one).
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:54 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Overview
and what about the programs ?
And getting the thread back on track, the 'gnome' package has quite a long list of dependancies and will install a lot of applications by default. If you look at the "recommended" and "suggested" packages that go with it, you'll probably see several packages of things like games, viewers etc. that aren't necessary but you may wish to install.

As for third-party programs, install them as and when you want them via your normal method. Gnome is (if you permit a little over-simplification) a window manager and library repository, and you can generally run KDE applications in Gnome and vice-versa. Then there are generic X applications that'll run happily in either. Bottom line is, it's not like you're installing another operating system - your desktop may look different but the vast majority of your programs will run just as happily.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:21 AM   #12
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Mplayer isn't included in the standard Debian repositories (and won't be) for licensing reasons. Basically, the codecs are owned by certain companies so they can't be freely distributed. Christian Marillat (sp?) maintains an apt repository where you can get Mplayer binaries - but you have to tell apt where to look. Open up your /etc/apt/sources.list (as root) and add one of the following lines:
Code:
For sarge (stable) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sarge main

For etch (testing) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ etch main

For sid (unstable) i386 and sparc packages:
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
(Add just the line starting with 'deb' that corresponds to your version).

Now, after you apt-get update you should be able to apt-get install mplayer (which I think is actually mplayer-586... it'll give you a list of options - if not, just apt-cache search mplayer and pick the right one).
but i m using RedHat linux9. so please tell me from where to get mplayer for RH. and wat address to be added to get apt work
 
Old 01-10-2006, 08:37 AM   #13
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Of course, sorry about that, I read the apt-get parts and my brain decided you were running Debian.

You can download RPMs from the MPlayer download page. I'm not sure exactly how well dependancies are handled (there may well be a few) and IIRC Red Hat 9 is pretty old so you might have some issues. Then again, it's not really my place to say - have a pop at installing those RPMs and see how it goes!

HTH,
Andrzej
 
Old 01-10-2006, 09:40 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by hi_msh
Hi. I want to install Mplayer or any video player in RH linux7. what should i do for this. can i install it by using the same code "apt-get install mplayer" , if yes then plz tell me where to write this code because i try it typing in terminal but didnt work and displays and error "command not found" plz reply and help me out.
apt-get is a debian utility and you are on red hat, which uses rpm.

first, see if you can find an rpm package (filename.rpm) To install that, type rpm -i filename

Note---Instead of jumping into an existing thread, I think it is better to start a new one....The thread was about installing Gnome
 
Old 01-12-2006, 04:18 AM   #15
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yes u r rite. i will take care next time.
 
  


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