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all you do is either open a terminal, or you can go through the drop down menus and select Synaptic once that loads search for xmms and check the box that is right next to it. then click install. the terminal method is just this:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xmms
i actually prefer amarok though
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all you do is either open a terminal, or you can go through the drop down menus and select Synaptic once that loads search for xmms and check the box that is right next to it. then click install. the terminal method is just this:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xmms
i actually prefer amarok though
It is throwing a fit about some lock file. I can't delete it. I can't login as root either. What do I have to do to login as root?
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You need to unpack the tar.gz file. Then you need to find out which file installs everything.

Just as an example I'll call it "install.exe"

Open terminal. (I can't remeber exactly what it is under)

Now you need to know where the location is. I like putting stuff on the desktop.

Once you know the location type in
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cd ./location/location/location
For example. If it's on the Desktop in a file called "Folder" the command would look like this.

Quote:

cd ./Desktop/Folder
Note: Capitalization Matters

Then type in

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chmod +x install.exe

./install.exe
The chmod +x make the file an executable and the second command runs it.

TIP: There's this neat little command "ls" (That's "l" as in look) that gives you a list of directories.

PS: Welcome to open-source!
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congrats on your move over to the good side! these forums are great if you have any problems, so for sure feel free to hang about and post it up! linux is truely a great choice


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It is throwing a fit about some lock file. I can't delete it. I can't login as root either. What do I have to do to login as root?

when you went through the install, you should have made a root password. to login as root in console, type in this

su
then it will prompt for your password, so enter it, then hit enter. your name in console should now be something like root@blahblahblah

now you can issue mostly any command.

note that sudo does the same thing, however it is only temporary to the command line you just entered. instead of logging in as root, you just allow root access for that command. as im sure you have read, apt-get is VERY useful.

sudo apt-get update - will update outdated applications/etc on your computer.

sudo apt-get install xmms - should located, download, and install xmms for you. if it gives you any trouble, it is most likely because other applications that xmms relies on are out of date. or simply root access.
    
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I had to reboot into windows. I was getting kinda frustrated. I haven't given up yet though. This is just a ton of new stuff for me all at once. I am having a hard time handling it. I really want linux because it is free and open source and I will actually have legal operating systems on my computers because I honestly can't afford to spend a bunch of money on an OS.

Thanks guys. I am going to give it another go in about an hour.
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OK, first of all, when you want software, just open up Synaptic Package Manager. (System -> Admin). Then once you have done so, do a search for what you want, so, for example, 'music player' - You then get a list of stuff. So take aqualung for example. Just click on it, 'Mark for installation' then hit apply. It'll install it for you. That's it.

The package manager is the easiest and best way to install software.

If you want software that is not available in the repos, you can download a .deb which can be installed just by double clicking it, and that should work as well.

If there are not any .deb packages availible, you can download the source and compile it. This is generally done by extracting (via a GUI or tar xzfv whatever.tar.gz) and then doing ./compile, make, make install - but this varies from program to program, and your should read the readme (README) or the installation instructions (INSTALL) first.

Overall, just use a package manager.
apt-get is the command line tool for package management. With Ubuntu, to gain root privileges, you need to use 'sudo' - so, for example 'sudo apt-get install aqualung' would install aqualung. You need root privileges to do things where you could damage the system - like installing software.
You'll probably prefer to use the graphical tool (synaptic) - they both do the same thing, but most tutorials/guides use apt-get as it's easier to give a copy/paste command than to guide through a GUI.
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yeah package manager is a great way to get the software you want/need.

if you are set on the apt-get method, just try googling for it. ie: google search = apt-get wine

search will yield results, then just browse through them and you will more than likely find a section with "sudo apt-get install wine" which will be the command you will need to use. wine is an easy one because it just uses the name "wine", however some other programs might have stranger/more complex names.
    
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OK, first of all, when you want software, just open up Synaptic Package Manager. (System -> Admin). Then once you have done so, do a search for what you want, so, for example, 'music player' - You then get a list of stuff. So take aqualung for example. Just click on it, 'Mark for installation' then hit apply. It'll install it for you. That's it.

The package manager is the easiest and best way to install software.

If you want software that is not available in the repos, you can download a .deb which can be installed just by double clicking it, and that should work as well.

If there are not any .deb packages availible, you can download the source and compile it. This is generally done by extracting (via a GUI or tar xzfv whatever.tar.gz) and then doing ./compile, make, make install - but this varies from program to program, and your should read the readme (README) or the installation instructions (INSTALL) first.

Overall, just use a package manager.
apt-get is the command line tool for package management. With Ubuntu, to gain root privileges, you need to use 'sudo' - so, for example 'sudo apt-get install aqualung' would install aqualung. You need root privileges to do things where you could damage the system - like installing software.
You'll probably prefer to use the graphical tool (synaptic) - they both do the same thing, but most tutorials/guides use apt-get as it's easier to give a copy/paste command than to guide through a GUI.

Ok, well how do I login as root?

I already tried to put in root as the username and putting in my password, but it won't let me login. Can you not just login as root like that as you can as administrator in windows?
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Ok, well how do I login as root?

I already tried to put in root as the username and putting in my password, but it won't let me login. Can you not just login as root like that as you can as administrator in windows?
To use that method in Ubuntu, you need to do the following:

Go to Administration, then Users/Groups

Set a password for the root account, do the re-type, then accept.

Now you should be able to log in with the method you described. But be VERY careful when you're logged in as root. Your system files will NOT be protected.

If you mean "how do I log in as root in the terminal," you use:

su (enter, then enter root password)
You will be logged in as root in the terminal (as denoted by #) until you type "exit," in which case you will return to your regular user in the terminal.

or

sudo <command> (then enter root password, but you have to use "sudo" in front of every command you want to issue as root).

With su, you will also have to set up a root password via the instructions I gave above. sudo should only require your regular account's password.
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Ok, well how do I login as root?

I already tried to put in root as the username and putting in my password, but it won't let me login. Can you not just login as root like that as you can as administrator in windows?

dont actually "login" as root. login to the desktop with your username and password, you will need to either give yourself admin/root priviledges or just make a root account that you can login to that has all of those priviledges.

logging in as root is a term used for mainly for console, but it can also mean an account. follow what the above post says, or just login as root IN CONSOLE and use the apt-get method.
    
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