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I have Ubuntu Breezy on my computer now but whenever I go in the terminal to try to install something, it says the file can't be found. What's the deal?
 

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well depending on what the package is, it might not be in your repositories, and can you tell me what your typing?

also what are you installing?
 

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Originally Posted by Ch13f121

well depending on what the package is, it might not be in your repositories, and can you tell me what your typing?

./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

And just so you know, I'm really really new to Linux, I've used it for 7 days before... and never really learned anything.
 

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Ok, well lemme give you a little bit on how Ubuntu's package management works.

there's a sources.list file, that shows all the mirrors that ubuntu uses to download its packages so you can install them, you use sudo apt-get install <package here> and it auto downloads and installs the package. The mirrors in sources.list are called the repositories. You can edit this list so you have access to more and more files, just with one command.

also did you get the driver for your 9600?

OOOH wait I know what you did, you downloaded the file for realplayer. try sudo sh RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
 

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Originally Posted by Ch13f121

Ok, well lemme give you a little bit on how Ubuntu's package management works.

there's a sources.list file, that shows all the mirrors that ubuntu uses to download its packages so you can install them, you use sudo apt-get install <package here> and it auto downloads and installs the package. The mirrors in sources.list are called the repositories. You can edit this list so you have access to more and more files, just with one command.

also did you get the driver for your 9600?

OOOH wait I know what you did, you downloaded the file for realplayer. try sudo sh RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

lol, one thing at a time here. I'm a noob at linux. what would I do step by step to go about installing Real Player?
 

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And, whenever I try to go root, it asks for a password, but I don't know what it is.
 

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Oh your root pass, is the password you use to log in. This is ubuntu's easy access thing, but remember that its not liek this in all distros.

Just about all other distros make you make a root user, and a normal user. you'll have to use the actual root password in distros like mandriva, and others. But in ubuntu, its the password you use to log in.
 

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Oh your root pass, is the password you use to log in.

that doesn't work.
 

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the password doesn't work? or the actual command?
 

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the password doesn't work? or the actual command?

The command works, like it prompts for the password, but the password won't work. And it worked logging in.
 

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Hmm....it should work to be honest. uhh try root?
 

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Gah! I can't get anything to install. Can somone tell me step by step what to do?
 

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Here's a screenie.
 

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did you run the chmod?
 

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Originally Posted by radbirts

Here's a screenie.

The realplayer binary on the site was probably built against older versions of your system libraries.

First, tell me if you can run:

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sudo uname
 

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did you run the chmod?

Yeah, I think. What does that do? Does that make it executeable or soemthing?
 

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The realplayer binary on the site was probably built against older versions of your system libraries.

First, tell me if you can run:

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sudo uname
Yeah, I can run that, and it says the password is Linux but it doesn't work.
 

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your password should be whatever you use to log in to ubuntu. and yes, that chmod makes that binary package executable.
 

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Yeah, I think. What does that do? Does that make it executeable or soemthing?

Yes. The problem is, you're missing an old library needed by RealPlayer.

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Yeah, I can run that, and it says the password is Linux but it doesn't work.


uname just gives general information about your computer; if I execute uname on my machine, I get "FreeBSD".

I was curious to see if sudo was working properly. As Ch13f121 said, the password you use at the sudo password prompt should be your user password.
 
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