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Old 08-31-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Angry How to install Acestream in kubuntu


Can anyone give me simple step by step instructions for installing Acestream in Kubuntu please, I did find a site with these instructions but I was not successful.
It seems I have to add something called repositories, from what I can make out this tells it where to get the files if I'm right, but I failed at the first hurdle, there was something about a sources list I had to type in konsole (terminal) I expected to see a list of some sort that I could add the extra info to but nothing happened.
Please help, where am I going wrong. I have almost got to the stage where I feel happy to dump Windows but I still have to go back to it at the moment to run Acestream. Hope somebody can point me in the right direction.

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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The full path of your sources.list is /etc/apt/sources.list You need to edit the sources.list file so that it includes the repository for acestream. You can do this by doing Alt-F2 and then typing in the following command:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Then copy & paste the repo for acestream into that file. Save the file and do an update with your package manager. Then you can install the acestream package that you read about.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Hi jdkaye & thanks very much for reply however I am using kubuntu not ubuntu & if I'm not mistaken gedit is not in that distro, it looks like the default text editor is "embedded advanced text editor" would I just enter that instead of gedit or doesn't it work like that.
Regards.....
 
Old 09-01-2014, 01:41 AM   #4
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You can use kate and it will do the same job as gedit. Yes, it does work like that.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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OK thanks, sadly it didn't work for me I also managed to get gedit installed via terminal & it did open the list to which I added the repository information at the bottom & saved however when I put the next lines in (following a guide I had found) I got errors after which the software centre would not open any more nor the update manager. I decided to reinstall the complete os as I was getting deeper & deeper into trouble then I had more problems with that so the upshot of it all is I fixed the Windows mbr & I am currently back with Windows 7. I plan to reinstall Kubuntu again when I have more time (dual boot again) can't afford to let go of Windows yet plus it's the only way I can use Acestream at the moment.
Let me say at this point that I am aware that it is my lack of Linux knowledge that's the problem here & not Linux itself, I think I will have to try & learn some basics before I try installing anything else in Linux other than from the software centre, us newbies do need a lot of hand holding in the early days (some more than others I suspect)
Anyhow, thanks very much for your assistance, it is appreciated even though I struggled to get to grips with it.

Regards.........
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
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You're quite welcome. Give us a shout when you want to give Kubuntu another shot.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:54 PM   #7
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I now have kubuntu installed again & running fine. I removed Kate & I don't have gedit, I installed leafpad, I tried what you said replacing gedit with leafpad & it opens the list ok but I went no further being worried of messing up my system again but I found this ~

If someone is interested to install AceStream on Ubuntu (I'm using version 13.04 beta)

Open the terminal and type:

Code:

wget http://torrentstream.org/downloads/l...2.0.0_i386.deb
sudo apt-get install python2.7-apsw python2.7-m2crypto libqt4-webkit
sudo dpkg -i acestream-local_2.0.0_i386.deb

Go to applications and search for AceStream, launch the prog
ram

Does that sound like it would work, in case it affects it I should say I have kubuntu 14.04 & my system is 64 bit.

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:48 AM   #8
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Yes, you can use wget to download the acestream package and dpkg -i to install the acestream package. Are you running a 64bit or 32bit system? If 64bit then it probably won't work. You'd need the 64bit package and not the 32 bit package.

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I added the repository information at the bottom & saved however when I put the next lines in (following a guide I had found) I got errors ...
is far too vague for anyone to help you. "I got errors" can mean anything. The devil is in the detail. What errors? As a general rule, the more precise information you can supply, the more likely others are likely to help you.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:43 AM   #9
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It is 64 bit so I won't risk that then. I do realise that people would need more info about the errors, unfortunately I can't remember now exactly what they were. Once again thanks for your input. Not sure where to go from here as I don't wont to mess my system up again, I think for now at least I'll have to keep Windows so I can use Acestream when I need it until such time comes that I#m more confindent with Linux.
Thanks.
Regards..
 
Old 09-02-2014, 01:57 AM   #10
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In that case using a dual-boot system would be the way to go. You won't get more confident with Linux except by using it. If you back up regularly there's not much harm that you can do. In any case, it's your decision.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #11
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OK, cheers for that. Could I ask one more question please, if I install something from a terminal I notice the program does not show up in the software centre, only the pre installed stuff is there so how can I delete a program in terminal if it doesn't work as expected.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:22 PM   #12
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I actually found the answer to removing software & it worked !! I put sudo apt-get --purge remove program name & to my amazement it worked.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 12:41 AM   #13
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Well done! Does that mean you're keeping Ubuntu a while longer?
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:15 AM   #14
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Oh yes, I'm loving it but like anything new it can be a steep learning curve particularly when you are so used to do things a different way, sometimes the temptation can be to throw the towel in, but no I'm sticking with it.
Many many thanks again for all your help, I'm very grateful.
Regards..
 
Old 09-03-2014, 03:22 AM   #15
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Glad to be of service. That makes linux so much fun--the community. Be sure to post any further problems, queries, whatever.
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