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Old 02-10-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy NewBeeeeeee!!!


OMG!!!!!! i'm really finding this Linux so horribly un-understandible... I cant understand this for nuts...!!!! coz i'm a newbie...

All these years i worked on a Microsoft and found it so very comfortable... now my workplace has become a horror.. i find that every other system on my side is Linux.. just dunno the basics too finding it very difficult to download anything for that matter.......

Adding to all this.. I was gifted a brand new Lenovo IdeaPad S9 LINUX version... OMG this is more than enough for me to get out of my brains... I think its more than enough of all my blah blah blah....lets get to the point

I wanna download VLC player on my laptop.. i tried yum install vlc--- (actually saw these codecs on some site) and it says 'you need to be root to perform this command' wat do i do? How do I be the the so called ROOT?? How do i find the dammmmin pwd for this... sorry huh.. it's really craped me out for the past few days.....

Expecting some replies understandable by a baby... i mean a kiddie huh!!! step by step stuff.... pls

Also some linux notes for a beginner who for nuts knows nothing!!!!!111

Thanks
 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:20 AM   #2
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OMGPONIES!!!1, first please use useful and informative thread titles. You'll get better responses if you do. A few less exclamations will help your plight too.

Ask specific questions, one question per thread.

WRT to installing software, stick with the software installation gui's in your system menu for now, branch out with other methods of installation from command line when you're happy. this will also prompt you for administrative passwords automatically. And vlc isn't a codec, it's a video player.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:21 AM   #3
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This is a dreadfully awful post, however I am guessing the default account is set-up with sudo rights so try "sudo yum install vlc", it will ask you to confirm your password for this, this should be your password, not that of the root account.

If this doesn't work then check to see if you have the root password anywhere, if not then I am guessing we are going to have to go through a root password reset and somehow I don't think that it is going to be that easy to explain here... please use proper, well constructed grammar.

Last edited by r3sistance; 02-10-2009 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
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Here are some good grounds for you.
Bash Guide - http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html

Linux and laptops and other mobile devices - http://tldp.org/LDP/Mobile-Guide/html/index.html

Actually lets just do this. http://tldp.org/guides.html All the guides to get you started.

http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/

Also as mentioned please put a useful title so we know what to expect. Also please be more specific in your questions and if you need to there is a sticky on asking smart questions. Always remember to add what your distro is that you are using / the version / and if you are having problem with a specific application what is it and what version.

Thanks and welcome to LQ
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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VLC on Linpus Lite

Hi,

Welcome to linux. !

Most of what you have done on windows is similar to what you will
be doing, but it will be different enough to give you pause. Be patient
eventually it will become second nature.

One thing to note that when you post questions sometimes you
will get a negative response. Ignore them, yes you can google answers
and hunt and peck through the pages. But if you don't have a clue
on what to look for. Keep asking be polite and ignore the trolls.
Do try and search for an answer first as best you can. Then when you post, type a quick note on what you did to search. It shows that you
are trying. I speak from expierence here. I have been flamed.

Anyway on to your problem:
Installing VLC.

Most versions of linux now have a installation application.
Look for it and play with that first. It should give you
a better install, any dependancies etc.

As far as I can tell the Version of Linux on your box should
be Linpus Lite. I may be wrong though.
http://www.linpus.com/products_1.php?gid=1
Linpus is a version of Linux that is based I think on Red Hat.
So where looking for help using Linpus fails you look for solutions
involving Redhat

If you can't install it via a GUI this may help
http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic....48759&start=15
I found that via google by typing linpus and vlc.
Eventually I found a post that had someone saying they got it installed.
And the basic Redhat fedora install instructions:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html

If I am right and you are using Linpus most if not all of your install
files will be something.rpm "Redhat Package Manager" this is like
setup.exe's in your windows environment.

Good Luck!

Last edited by usul.the.mouse; 02-10-2009 at 11:21 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #6
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Thanks usul.the.mouse

It's nice to read your mail and also the your guide to install (though it will take some time to really understand that stuff)..

Ur absolutely right its a Linpus Linux Lite V1.0.3. Is the supervisor password a Root password or should i find out the root password.. for this. It was already loaded with the desktop when i recieved it. So how do i find the root password for this.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:06 AM   #7
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Why is it that my browser closes down for no reason.. and then i'll have to open a browser again with the previous session.. does this normally happen in Linux or does my OS have a prob...
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:24 AM   #8
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This link is for a default password I think. Check it out and see if it works.

http://support-web.acer-euro.com/app...hlight=0,Linux

To change the root pasword in Linpus

Quote:
to change the root password, use Alt-F2 to run Terminal, then change to root user with ’sudo su’ and then change the password with passwd

Last edited by rokytnji; 02-11-2009 at 05:28 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:30 AM   #9
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thanks rocky..
actually just succeeded in changing my root pwd... just tried
this easy way and it worked absolutely fine..

$ sudo su
# passwd
and that's it just go by the directions... u get your pwd changed... lol... so very easy..

but unable to install the vlc it gives me the same output.. error "No package vlc found"
wat to do now...
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:53 AM   #10
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Try using the hacks and click on the links in the post I am sending you to. I don't run Linpus so all I can do is try using google skills for ya.

http://www.linuxhaxor.net/2008/09/27...ire-one-hacks/

Cruise through this guys notes also

http://the.taoofmac.com/media/Acer/A.../AA1notes.html

Last edited by rokytnji; 02-11-2009 at 06:02 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 04:59 PM   #12
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Cool Checking

Just wanted to see how you are doing with this.
If you are still stuck try the VLC forums.
You may get a developer or someone more intimate involved with the project.

http://forum.videolan.org/

 
  


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