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Old 05-19-2006, 05:32 AM   #1
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Installing software

Hi everybody. Ive just installed linux(Ubuntu) for the 1st time and am attempting to install as software package called Lm_sensors. IVe downloaded the tgz file onto the desktop and immediately have run into problems. No sign of the exe file anywhere! It says in the installation instructions

FOR 2.5/2.6 KERNELS, do not attempt to compile the modules in this package.
Use the drivers already in the 2.5/2.6 kernel tree.
If you are running a 2.5/2.6 kernel, the ONLY thing you need to
do is 'make user' and 'make user_install'. Do NOT follow the rest
of these instructions.

It def 2.6 i have cos it says it on the cd. How do you carry out these instructions? In the command line is it, by just typing the exact words in?
Old 05-19-2006, 05:49 AM   #2
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to save you grief just type:
sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
if that doesn't work it's because you need to include more repositories by going to System>Administration>Synaptic enter your password at the prompt, then in Synaptic go to Settings>Repositories and add Universe and Multiverse and then use Synaptic to set up Lm-Sensors
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More general anwser:
There are 3 levels of SW installation:
1. Package manager (GUI or CLI) (CLI example above)
2. Download and install---could come in a tar.gz format--once unpacked, you typically run an install script.
3. Downlaod and compile. Here you will often need to get other modules as required.


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