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I recently successfully install it on USB harddisk after a troublesome configuration. I want to install Firefox, but how to install it on Kubuntu? The Firefox website stated something about command, but I still don't get it. Anyone can teach me the step one by one? :( Next I want to install the VLC player, but I don't understand how to install it too. T___T (Am I an idiot?)
 

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I think you need to use apt-get, or the package manager in KDE...

anyway, the apt-get method..

open a terminal, make sure you're root.

type

apt-get install mozilla-firefox

That oughta do it.

apt-get is the pretty handy package manager under debian versions of linux, kinda like the debian version of RPM.

Some useful commands:

apt-get update <- updates the list of available packages
apt-get upgrade <- install the latest updates
apt-cache search <name> <- search for a package
apt-get dist--upgrade <- upgrade the distribution of linux (not needed often, mind)
apt-get install <package-name> <- installs package/program

also, in /etc/apt is the file sources.list
You can edit that as root, and uncomment some of the lines; it will allow you to download more packages (like java), but they're not supported by the ubuntu team.

Now, there's probably also a clicky-version somewhere in your kdemenu; that's the same but easier.

It's not that Linux is really difficult, but finding the right commands is a big *****. So you're not an idiot, a few months ago I was just as clueless as you, and I still am, partially ;)

Many Linux manuals are written in a way that certain knowlege is already expected to be there, even if that's not logical. So, you search for command X, than a manual states it can be done with command Y, which means you have to search for that, and so on. Can be really tiresome ;)
 

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OK...I got it a little bit. Now I want to install vlc player from this website http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-debian.html

Then, I open the terminal windows. I type in:
sudo kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list

After that I add the line like below:-
deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted


## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network
# deb http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted
# deb-src http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
# deb http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
# deb http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe
# deb-src http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

# deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main
# deb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main

I save the changes and exit. I type in the terminal windows:-
sudo apt-get update (enter)
sudo apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2

Still I still don't know either I got managed to install vlc or not since I can't find it? Any idea how to install it?
 

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fileserver:~# apt-cache search vlc
libvcdinfo-dev - library to extract information from VideoCD (development files)
libvcdinfo0 - library to extract information from VideoCD
videolan-doc - documentation for the VideoLAN streaming solution
vls - lightweight MPEG and DVD video streaming server
gnome-vlc - GNOME frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
gvlc - GTK+ frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
kvlc - KDE frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
libvlc0-dev - development files for VLC
mozilla-plugin-vlc - multimedia plugin for Mozilla based on VLC
qvlc - Qt frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
vlc - multimedia player for all audio and video formats
vlc-plugin-alsa - ALSA audio output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-arts - aRts audio output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-esd - Esound audio output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-ggi - GGI video output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-glide - Glide video output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-sdl - SDL video and audio output plugin for VLC
vlc-plugin-svgalib - SVGAlib video output plugin for VLC
wxvlc - wxWindows frontend for VLC


I think you need to install a few of those;
after installing, it should show up somewhere in kde's menu's, otherwise you'll have to search a bit for the executable.
 

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Just pull the RPM packages from this site www.rpmfind.net
open up a terminal window and type 'rpm -ivh <package name>.rpm'
If any other packages are required it will tell you, download these from rpmfind and place in same directory as VLC rpm and do a 'rpm -ivh *.rpm' it will install all rpms in order so all dependancies should be fulfilled.
 

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tookers said:
Just pull the RPM packages from this site www.rpmfind.net
open up a terminal window and type 'rpm -ivh <package name>.rpm'
If any other packages are required it will tell you, download these from rpmfind and place in same directory as VLC rpm and do a 'rpm -ivh *.rpm' it will install all rpms in order so all dependancies should be fulfilled.
He just said he was using Kubuntu. It uses debs, not rpms.
 

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There are more problems occur. The Epsxe linux version seem like cannot start and the Visualboyadvance linux version also cannot? When I use the pcsx, it say cannot find....etc. Any idea why this kubuntu has a lot of problem?
 

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I think you're missing a bunch of libraries.
It's just that not everything's installed by default... It's like Windows not having every runtime by default.

I'm using a computer with "regular" ubuntu (with gnome); I had some issues getting rdesktop to work on a fresh installation because of missing packages (aside from that, the version of rdesktop in the package manager was quite outdated, so I did a manual install of a newer version).

See if GCC and perl packages are already on there.... those are important ones that are often missing.
There should be a "click-version" of the package manager somewhere in your KDE menu - that should make it a lot easier to install multiple packages.
 

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There are a Adept package manager in it. I had install everything that haven't inside the package manager. Still, the problems still occurs. Maybe I switch to the Gnome version. Gonna do some format and installation again to see the result.
 

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Sad....when I try to install the ubuntu(gnome) after press enter, it run normally until some kernel panic occur? I didn't have this kernel panic problem with kubuntu. Perhaps it because I am using the USB hard disk? I did manage to get kubuntu run on the USB hard disk. Should I use other linux os instead?T__T
 

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kernel panic....usually a conflicting module or built-in option in the BootCD's kernel. Ubuntu and Kubuntu are not maintained by the same people (yet anyways), so default kernel options will differ between each one....and for you, a different item in Ubuntu's kernel is screwing up everything

one thing you should do from now on is to post the last few lines before the kernel panic (including any other linux problem you might have)....usually that shows what modules is giving the problems, and sometimes there is even a bootswitch you can use before you hit ENTER to disable it

as for your ePSXe/PCSX problems.....if you do happen to run into any type of problem with any program, executing the application from a Konsole/Xterm window will provide very valuable error information (the thing is with KDE,Gnome....they hide the console window when you directly run from Konqueror/Natilius)
 

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I manage to solve the kernel panic problem by unplug my few USB accessories. I installed the Ubuntu successfully. As for the apt-get command, I managed to install VLC by using the Samor's instruction, but I can't seem to run it well(no video, but got sound).The video is xvid compressed. If I need to install codec, how to install it?
 

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While compiling the xvid tar using the terminal, I encounter some error. No idea what to do next.

[email protected]:~/Desktop/xvidcore-1.1.0-beta2/build/generic$ make
C: ./decoder.c
cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-freduce-all-givs"
make: *** [decoder.o] Error 1


There is an error when I try to run the xvid files:-

MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: key_events
 

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A normal user account; but you need root access when installing stuff.
In Ubuntu, open either a root terminal and enter your password or open a regular terminal, and in it type:
sudo su -
followed by your password; that will give you root access.
 

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No wonder most of the software I try to install got error. It seem like I must use the root access to install the codec. Now I can run the video already. Thanks for the help.^^
 
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