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Old 08-16-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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ubuntu files (dont know what im doing)


hi everyone please helpppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!! i go and download anything and it gives me the download screen in firefox and than i go to open it and i keep getting errors like dont have permission to open. all im trying to do is after download i want to install and i dont know how on ubuntu. i looked at the guide and everytime i tried it in terminal as root/sudo or even as user i keep getting same error saying that its obelete or so on and so forth.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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huh?

are you in windowz and want to download Ubuntu or are you in ubuntu (firefox) and want to download something from a site?

if the latter then you will have a download location set in firefox...

edit -> preferences -> click on the downloads button.

You can set whre to download and if you want the download manager closed when they are complete.

You should probably download to a subdirectory of your home directory so you will have rights. for example, I donload to /home/kai/downloads.


HTH!
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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im using ubuntu and trying to download and install XFCE and clavc( snti virus program) not sure of spelling. and i get the download screen from firefox just when i go to instal im not sure what im doing. i tried putting in home and it gave me error i tried putting it in bin it gave me error both said something like you dont have access to put anything in this folder. sorry if i sound all scattered ive been working on this for like 2 hrs give or take a min
 
Old 08-16-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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I don't know Ubuntu but it is debian-based. They have a ton of repositories which will allow auto installation of both software and extra window managers like XFCE.

Try APT-GET or YUM or whatever you debian-baseed folks use.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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well debian uses apt-get im not really used to that but like what repos should i look for? for auto installer.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:39 PM   #6
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Are you trying to download XFCE while using Ubuntu? If so stop wasting your time. XFCE is in Synaptic as is ClamAV (not that you really need an AV). Just open Synaptic and search for xfce.

Or use apt in a terminal. sudo apt-get install xfce4

SynapticHowto - Ubuntu Wiki

AddingRepositoriesHowto - Ubuntu Wiki

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Old 08-16-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh ty ty ty ty ty ty that helps alot omg ofcourse i would do things the hard way.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:14 PM   #8
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i tried ' sudo apt-get install xfce' with 4 and with out 4 at end. both times told me its not found. so i went to synaptic adn now im installing a bunch of things i know kde is one of them. ill let u know if the ones i wanted are found.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:50 PM   #9
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Call for testers: Xfce 4.2.1.1 in Ubuntu Hoary Universe [from Xfld],
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installing Xfce is as straightforward as: 1) Enable universe [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/UniversePackages] 2) sudo apt-get update 3) sudo apt-get install xfce4 Then simply log out and choose Xfce from the GDM Session menu. It's that whizbang-easy!
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:41 AM   #10
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solved

thank you everyone it worked and i like it i havent had a lot of time to play in it but i do like the layout already
 
  


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