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Old 11-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #31
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If you dont mind starting over from scratch, then I say go for it.
Not that I think it is generally necessary to do this, but you first experience with linux should not be so frustrating, in the time you spent trying to fix this you could have already reinstalled linux several times over.

if you do reinstall it, then once the install is done simply run
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
this will enable flash, applets, mp3s, dvds, and some other stuff all in one shot. That way it is as easy as it should be and you can go about more important things like adding screenlets and choosing themes and other cool stuff.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #32
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I downloaded the two files mentioned from adobe and I also tried to get it to work by going to

System> administration > synaptac package manager

I have also tried to do it using Ubuntu software center but neither worked.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #33
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If you dont mind starting over from scratch, then I say go for it.
Not that I think it is generally necessary to do this, but you first experience with linux should not be so frustrating, in the time you spent trying to fix this you could have already reinstalled linux several times over.

if you do reinstall it, then once the install is done simply run
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
this will enable flash, applets, mp3s, dvds, and some other stuff all in one shot. That way it is as easy as it should be and you can go about more important things like adding screenlets and choosing themes and other cool stuff.
well you are right on. I could have done it like 3 or 4 times by now, and at this point I just want the problem to go away. I am still not really sure what I have even done to cause this, or why it appears to be so hard to undo.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #34
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If you dont mind starting over from scratch, then I say go for it.
I just don't know how to reinstall
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #35
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I just don't know how to reinstall
just boot from the cd again, i think it iwll work fine to just pretend like you are installing like it was the first time, althgough i havent actually tried it. the one thing that may be different is the partition step, you may need to manually select the partition you just installed linux on to be the one to install it on again, it should give you eneough options to figure it out though. if not, just reply back and i will take a closer look.

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I am still not really sure what I have even done to cause this, or why it appears to be so hard to undo.
I would say as a general rule, until you level up s few times, only install software from the ubuntu repositories, i.e. using synaptic package manager from menu, or apt-get type like what is being done here. generally one never needs to go to a website to install software with ubuntu
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:22 PM   #36
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just boot from the cd again, i think it iwll work fine to just pretend like you are installing like it was the first time, althgough i havent actually tried it. the one thing that may be different is the partition step, you may need to manually select the partition you just installed linux on to be the one to install it on again, it should give you eneough options to figure it out though. if not, just reply back and i will take a closer look.



I would say as a general rule, until you level up s few times, only install software from the ubuntu repositories, i.e. using synaptic package manager from menu, or apt-get type like what is being done here. generally one never needs to go to a website to install software with ubuntu
great thanks! I am going to try it now. I hope that I will work.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #37
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well, it didn't work. I just booted up like normal. . . . this is quite annoying.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #38
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ok, no problem,sounds like maybe you need to set the cd to be 1st boot device? this is usually hitting something like f1 or del during early stage of computer boot.

i guess i made some hasty assumptions about the installation, are you dual booting windows and linux?
I guess what i really want to know is how did you install it the first time?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #39
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ok, no problem,sounds like maybe you need to set the cd to be 1st boot device? this is usually hitting something like f1 or del during early stage of computer boot.

i guess i made some hasty assumptions about the installation, are you dual booting windows and linux?
I guess what i really want to know is how did you install it the first time?
this is my parents old system that I took off of their hand because I wanted a project computer to lean and tinker with.

Windows and everything else was TRASHED and I just didn't feel like dealing with it. It had XP and I was going to get windows 7 anyway for my other machines. So in the meantime I have Linux as my only "os."

I will try to make it do the disk first.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #40
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All right!! I got it rebooted, and now I am going to try to do adobe correctly. I just had to hit Esc and tell it to look at the CD drive on the boot order.
 
  


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