Originally Posted by lordlucifer
The second problem arose due to the first one.As my dongle is not working.So I am not able to install anything at all. So I downloaded software packages like VLC player from softpedia. Now I got the package.It is some .tar file.So can any one say how can I install it manually ?
So you mean you downloaded that with windows? In any event, I would encourage you to fix the connection problem first. VLC is available in the ubuntu software center (one click installation). Just think you might get overwhelmed trying to bite off more than you can chew so early. Also, and there is a chance that this may not apply to VLC, but there is something you will have to do via the terminal (very easy) to get DVDs to play, so you might as well wait till you get the connection and then proceed on an easier route to begin with. Unfortunately, I can't help with the connection problem, but I am sure someone here can.