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Old 11-19-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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Cool Hehe im kinda new :|


Hey there. today I woke up and I got an error with windows xp.

This wanst the first time it has happened. And I got a little agrevated so I called windows tech support. Well they were no use. So I have now switched to linux. I am using Ubuntu (Breazy Badger)right now, and I'd like to download and run some programs,Compilers, ect. I have downloaded the java compiler from sun microsystems. I was wondering how you set it up.

Also I heard there is a program that allows you to run some .exes on Linux. If you guys could give me a link, I'd greatly appreciate it(Its called Nine err somethin like that?).

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Hehe im kinda new :|

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(Its called Nine err somethin like that?).
I think you mean Wine.

Sun's java resource site will help you to set up your java development kit... (I believe there's a link to it right on the downloadsite) You can use CLI ( javac ) or some graphical IDE like Eclipse or Netbeans (I like Netbeans the most, but that's personal...)
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ Since you are using Ubuntu (excellent distro for new users, btw), you would be better off using Synaptic to install files - it does it automatically for you and resolves any dependencies. Go to the Ubuntu Guide to learn how to set it up.

The other program you are thinking of is Wine - it doesn't work with all programs though. Check out the instructions on Frank's Corner. You should also be able to get that via Synaptic.

If it is Windows games you want to run, Franks Corner has some instructions or you could check out Cedega.

Good luck!
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, but how do I install programs and such.

Also I couldn't find a JDK instalation guide.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:37 PM   #5
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For installing programs and such you will likely use apt-get or synaptic. www.ubuntuguide.org is a great resource for beginning Ubuntu/Linux users.

My experience met Java was that it was easier to install it by downloading a binary from java.sun.com...
Because I'm in a friendly mood today I searched for the right place to get it for you

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

Installation instructions are linked from this site (I assume you have experiences with Java in Windows? Well it works just the same...)
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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Thanks alot! But how do I install regular programs?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 05:32 PM   #7
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Dude, they've already told you.

Read this, Synaptic is a package manager, it linux it's a tad different from Windows. You can download apps and install them all seperately but it's easier to use something like Synaptic. You open it up, search for what you want to install and tell it to install that program. It'll work out everything you need to run it, download everything you'll need and install it for you.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:03 PM   #8
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I'm still confused sorry. But how do I run the program after I install it?

 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:07 PM   #9
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try typing the name of the prog into your shell (the DOS command promp like thing)
 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:22 PM   #10
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if you know the exact name of it type it into a shell see what you get, this will only work if the file is installed into a directory in your path:

Code:
echo $PATH
you can always type the first few letters then hit tab to try and autocomplete (hitting a few times will show all the options.

if neither works you could try

Code:
slocate <program>
to show where it is
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:04 PM   #11
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Even better - check the "start" menu, programs will normally install a link there. Yes, Linux is different to Windows, but in a graphical user interface some things are extremely similar.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:51 PM   #12
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I'm confused right now . I went onto the Wine site, and followed what they said. Which was make a Repository, then search and click it for installation. Well an installation did not come up and only upgrade things came up. So I clicked all the upgrade things. I might not have installed it right. . Can some one maybe walk me through this on AIM or MSN or something like that? I would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:42 PM   #13
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Code:
apt-get install wine
Is the obvious thing too try. don't forget you'd need to be in a terminal window and logged in as root (type "su" without the quotes and append your root password when asked, then input the command above).

The rest of it's in the links that've already been posted my friend. It's similar to windows in some ways (graphically), but completely different in others. The only downside being that the potentially steep learning curve is generally accompanied by a mountain of reading as well!
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:10 PM   #14
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Henaro what is your location? i could help you with AIM if you realy need to?but normaly you download the .tar.gz/bz2 and extract it. press f4 to enter and konsole and type bash configure
make
su
make install

and that should run the installer and compiler. then to run the programme as not all are placed in the 'start' menu press f4 again on the desktop and enter the name of the programme, like to run firefox, type 'firefox' in the konsole, but without the ''. Also are you using KDE or Gnome?
 
Old 11-21-2005, 09:34 PM   #15
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I'm using GNOME I think. And when I do

"apt-get install wine"

I get this message. :/

Code:
henaro@ubuntu:~$ su henaro
Password:
henaro@ubuntu:~$ apt-get install wine
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
Hmmm this is very hard to use. I guess I have alot to study about it. But I need my photoshop CS2 for school .
 
  


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