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Old 11-04-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
Sampath.K
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Unhappy new to linux unable to install codecs


i'm unable to install my downloaded codecs into my system will u pls help
 
Old 11-05-2010, 12:18 AM   #2
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I can't answer this, I also have to go after this post. But it would be helpful if you said what Distro you are using so the next person to see this can offer you some help. With out that it would be hard to answer your post.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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Most likely edit your /etc/apt/sources.list
Most likely you'll need media added.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 01:00 AM   #4
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i'm unable to install my downloaded codecs into my system will u pls help
Hi Sampath,
What exactly have you done to try to install the codecs. You really don't give enough info for anyone to help you. Please read the Sticky at the top of this forum which will help you to ask better questions.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:24 AM   #5
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Hello Sampath,

Add more details of what you have done to install the packages. Then only we could help you.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 02:28 AM   #6
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more info please
 
Old 11-05-2010, 06:17 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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Originally Posted by Sampath.K View Post
i'm unable to install my downloaded codecs into my system will u pls help
I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.



Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 11-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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Dear Sampath.K,
Are you a real newbie? IMO,Fedora is probably not a distro for a novice Linux user,UNLESS you have a real Linux "pro" as your friend and ready to guide! Even that would be a thin reed to lean on! Zegenie studios have an easy little test with relevant questions for the most novice Linux user. Answer each question honestly and it will point you to what suits your Linux "skills" the most". I'll give you the link : http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

Answer the questions honestly and it will suggest which "distro" suits you best!I am sorry, but IMO,you may have started on the wrong foot! No offense please! I have taken the test and i was advised 4-5 Linux flavors, and i plumped for ubuntu10.10. Felt that sometimes it's wise to let others decide for you! Best wishes! With the right approach and prep., you will LOVE Linux!
regards,

vyver.
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:39 AM   #9
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i dont even know what to do i just opened the package tar.gz in archive manager its says an error mime type not supported
 
Old 11-07-2010, 05:57 AM   #10
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i dont even know what to do i just opened the package tar.gz in archive manager its says an error mime type not supported
  1. What distro (Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE, Linux Mint, Debian, Mandriva, etc.) do you have?
  2. What archive manager (File Roller, Ark, or Xarchiver) are you talking about?
  3. Is it a source archive or a binary archive?

If you answered anything listed for the first and second questions and Binary for the third, you don't even need to extract the archive manually.

For Ubuntu:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install <package> #or open Synaptic (or Ubuntu Software Center) and search for the package to install
For Fedora:

Code:
$ su -c "yum install <package>"
For SuSE, open YaST and search for the package

For Mandriva:

Code:
$ urpmi <package>
For Mint and Debian, follow the same steps as Ubuntu.

It can't get any easier than what I'm showing you.
 
  


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