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Old 01-27-2006, 06:35 AM   #1
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Question Replacing bootsplash


I found splashy on the web. can it be downloaded and used on my MEPIS 3.1.1-1 to replace the bootsplash? If so how to?
I am a newbie and im still learning how to download packages and using apt-get.
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P.S. I am running a dual boot with WindozeXP will using splashy not give me the options on the screen to load MEPIS or WinXP?
 
Old 01-27-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Hi

you need to edit your sources list to include splashy
Code:
$ su
# emacs -nw /etc/apt/sources.list
(use any text editor if you dont have emacs)

and add the line:
"deb http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/debian unstable main"

then do

Code:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install splashy splashy-themes
check here for more info:
http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/wik...debian_project

good luck

Last edited by deroB; 01-27-2006 at 07:23 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #3
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Replacing bootsplash

I sent you a quick reply, let me know if you received it.
wasn't sure how quick reply worked. didn't see it in the post.
Thx!
 
Old 01-27-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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yeah...got the quick reply..

you may need to update grub after installing, but i think the deb package will do that for you.

afterwards you can install your own themes with the tips here:
http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/wik....php?id=themes
 
Old 01-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thank you,
any thoughts on why I cannot update firefox?
I downloaded firefox 1.5 to my desktop,(should I have done this?) went to shell konsole,su,etc.
did apt-get-update then apt-get install firefox. afterwards it says"couldn't find package firefox"
Now what?
I guess I'm still not quite sure how to use apt-get or install packages. I have tried to read-up on how to do but most of it assumes that you are experienced in doing thing like this.
Like I said I have been only experimenting with SimplyMepis 3.3.1-1 for only a couple days now
Sorry to bother you.
Take care my friend
 
Old 01-27-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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i also had this prob when i started
try using aptitude instead of apt-get, with this it's easy to search for packages using the "/" key.

with apt search with
Code:
apt-cache search firefox
anyway, for firefox,this should work:

Code:
apt-get install mozilla-firefox
c ya
andrew
 
Old 01-27-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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Thanks andrew,
This is the message it get after executing apt-get install mozilla firefox:
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package mozilla is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package mozilla has no installation candidate
Help
Thanks,btw what time is it in London right now?It is 12:20 pm here
 
Old 01-27-2006, 12:43 PM   #8
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you need to include the "-" between mozilla and firefox so it would be apt-get install mozilla-firefox
 
Old 01-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #9
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it's time for friday beers 17.45.

try aptitude...or even synaptic
these will list dependancies so you can see which ones you need.

I believe mepis is an based on the unstable branch of debian so it should be available...

otherwise you can always download the linux install package from
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html

(not the correct way but it will work)

gotta go.....

ps. the "-" as described above should also work
 
Old 01-27-2006, 01:03 PM   #10
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This is what I get
apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
mozilla-firefox is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

No so!! the version I have is 1.0.3 when I go to tools > themes > get more themes using Firefox,I am directed to download the newest version. It says i need to upgrade to access add-ons.I go to the download page, download version 1.5 save to to my desktop. That is where I get lost, In windoze I get an install icon on my desktop. With Konqueror I have no idea what to look for or what to do next.
What am I missing here??
Thanks
 
Old 01-27-2006, 03:10 PM   #11
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How to use apt-get

Been trying to download latest version of firefox and also splashy packages. I still have not been able to understand how to correctly use apt-get to accomplish this.
Under shell konsole i get as far as the command,"apt-get install mozilla-firefox", and I says that I already have the latest version.....not!!! 1.0 is on my Linux O/S SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1-1, Firefox 1.5 is the newest!!!
Any easy (newbie) ways to do such a simple task as upgrading a browser?
P.S. downloaded newest version of firefox from web site saved it to my desktop and that is the last I saw of it. where is it and how do I upgrade firefox.

Thanks to the few who have helped me sofar, with thier patience I'm slowly learning.
pls helpme....anyone else?
 
Old 01-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #12
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hi again smoaky,

you will need to update your /etc/apt/sources.list to include unstable sources to get friefox 1.5.
(testing may also work - but i have 1.5 with unstable so lets just use that).

for example my sources.list has:

Code:
deb ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
you could also just copy the above into your sources.list file for a quick update.... but after this remove or comment out each line with a #
ie:
Code:
# deb ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
# deb-src ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
 
Old 01-28-2006, 05:43 PM   #13
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Hi again,
Great detailed info Thanks!!
Only prob is that I don't know how to do exactly what you need me to do

"you will need to update your /etc/apt/sources.list" pls explain how to do.

Sorry for being such a complete Linux dummy.
I hate bothering you and I have tried to read all the FAQ's and all the how to's but I am unable to specifically find exactly what I need to do to perform any and all package downloads and installs etc,etc,etc,
I really thought I was PC savvy but apparently Iam not as experienced in these type of operations!
Maybe I should have stuck with.....(gulp).....Windoze
Take care
 
Old 01-29-2006, 07:46 AM   #14
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no worries,

lets try this first... just in case 1.5 is now available.
always use "update" because the file packages may have been updated.
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install mozilla-firefox
if it still doesn't update firefox then
lets force an undate by using unstable packages that we know contain it.
To do this you need to edit the file "source.list" (this is the file apt uses to search repositories.)

this can be done with the following:

Code:
$ su
# emacs -nw /etc/apt/sources.list
now copy in the lines from my previous post.

to save in emacs type
ctrl-x ctrl-s.

and exit with
ctrl-x ctrl-c

if this does not work you must not have emacs...
so use:
apt-get install emacs21

i have a feeling the update will work as mepis claims to have packaged 1.5



c ya
 
Old 01-29-2006, 08:54 AM   #15
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Hi Andrew,
First of all I appreciate how patient you are with me. I learn VERY fast just as long as I have detailed steps on how to do something, then after that I will remember.
Here is a copy of what I did. I know I didn't do it right. Please correct my mistakes. Also I couldn't copy the lines from previous reply (don't know why) so I had to type them in manually.I'm sure there are typos or spaces where they shouldn't be etc. Or should the deb's be on separate lines?

$ su
# emacs -nw /etc/apt/sources.list deb ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free deb-src ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
bash: emacs: command not found
#

Note: I can download Firefox 1.5 and save it to ARK. Which after downloading I get a screen with what looks like every firefox file downloaded. What is that? can that be used?
Thanks
 
  


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