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    [SOLVED] How to install apps in Mint 12

    How do you install apps in mint? I put downloaded opera and could not install it

    error message said package could not open Opera
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    generally speaking they have both a software center in the menu as well as you can use aptitude

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    aptitude search opera
    sudo apt-get install <whatever the result of aptitude search was>
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    Any program that I want to install has to be in the done through terminal ?
    When I download them they dont install.
    What are Tar.xz and tar.bz2 extentions ?
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    That isn't how you use linux, its how you use windows - you don't usually download apps from sites and just install them on Linux.

    The best part of Linux is that it has a package manager. The package manager includes virtually all linux apps - it will download and install them for you. It is rare to need to manually download an app... If you do manually download an app for linux, you typically need to extract it from the archive, then compile it from source code. That is unnecessary though.

    If you go through the menu, open software center, then search for opera - mint will download and install opera for you from there.

    You can use the terminal with the aptitude commands, but you don't have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratus_ss View Post
    generally speaking they have both a software center in the menu as well as you can use aptitude

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    aptitude search opera
    sudo apt-get install <whatever the result of aptitude search was>
    Quote Originally Posted by I.M.O.G. View Post
    That isn't how you use linux, its how you use windows - you don't usually download apps from sites and just install them on Linux.

    The best part of Linux is that it has a package manager. The package manager includes virtually all linux apps - it will download and install them for you. It is rare to need to manually download an app... If you do manually download an app for linux, you typically need to extract it from the archive, then compile it from source code. That is unnecessary though.

    If you go through the menu, open software center, then search for opera - mint will download and install opera for you from there.

    You can use the terminal with the aptitude commands, but you don't have to.
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    what if I use the search command something loads and no thing is resulted?
    Loaded math program no results though saw download flash by so quick I dont even know what happened.


    gap-matrix-schreiersims is the program
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    Can you explain differently? I don't understand what you are saying very well.

    I'd search for schreiersims, or filter by educational programs to browse to that. You should see the program you want listed, then you can select to install. It will tell you when the installation is complete.
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    For instance I typed for Real Player


    Code:
    v   alsaplayer                      -                                           
    p   alsaplayer-alsa                 - PCM player designed for ALSA (ALSA output 
    p   alsaplayer-common               - PCM player designed for ALSA (common files
    p   alsaplayer-daemon               - PCM player designed for ALSA (non-interact
    p   alsaplayer-esd                  - PCM player designed for ALSA (EsounD outpu
    p   alsaplayer-gtk                  - PCM player designed for ALSA (GTK+ version
    v   alsaplayer-interface            -                                           
    p   alsaplayer-jack                 - PCM player designed for ALSA (JACK output 
    p   alsaplayer-nas                  - PCM player designed for ALSA (NAS output m
    p   alsaplayer-oss                  - PCM player designed for ALSA (OSS output m
    v   alsaplayer-output               -                                           
    p   alsaplayer-text                 - PCM player designed for ALSA (text version
    p   alsaplayer-xosd                 - PCM player designed for ALSA (osd version)
    p   awn-applet-media-player         - Play any media files you drop on it for Aw
    p   cereal                          - automated, logged serial terminal manageme
    p   chiark-really                   - really - a tool for gaining privilege (sim
    p   daisy-player                    - player for DAISY Digital Talking Books    
    p   daisy-player-dbg                - daisy-player debugging symbols            
    p   decibel-audio-player            - simple and nice music player for the GNOME
    p   dragonplayer                    - simple video player                       
    p   freeplayer                      - wrapper around vlc for French ADSL FreeBox
    i   gecko-mediaplayer               - Multimedia plug-in for Gecko browsers     
    p   get-iplayer                     - download/stream available BBC iPlayer TV a
    p   gnome-media-player              - A simple media player for GNOME           
    i   gnome-mplayer                   - A GTK+ interface for MPlayer              
    p   gnome-mplayer-dbg               - A GTK+ interface for MPlayer (debugging sy
    p   jplayer                         - jQuery plugin that plays and controls audi
    p   kmplayer                        - media player for KDE                      
    p   kplayer                         - A KDE media player based on MPlayer       
    p   kplayer-data                    - Data files for kplayer                    
    p   kplayer-doc                     - Documentation for kplayer                 
    p   libalsaplayer-dev               - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface li
    p   libalsaplayer0                  - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface li
    p   libbasicplayer-java             - threaded simple player class based on Java
    p   libcreal-ocaml-dev              - O'Caml library that implements exact real 
    v   libcreal-ocaml-dev-51xs5        -                                           
    p   libghc-cereal-dev               - binary serialization library              
    v   libghc-cereal-dev-0.3.3.0-39f58 -                                           
    p   libghc-cereal-doc               - binary serialization library; documentatio
    p   libghc-cereal-prof              - binary serialization library; profiling li
    v   libghc-cereal-prof-0.3.3.0-39f5 -                                           
    p   libkmediaplayer4                - KMediaPlayer Interface for the KDE Platfor
    p   libobject-realize-later-perl    - Perl module providing delayed creation of 
    p   libplayer-bin                   - test utilities for libplayer              
    p   libplayer-dev                   - a multimedia A/V abstraction layer API -- 
    p   libplayer-doc                   - developer documentation for libplayer     
    v   libplayer1-bin                  -                                           
    v   libplayer1-dbg                  -                                           
    p   libplayer2                      - a multimedia A/V abstraction layer API    
    p   libplayer2-dbg                  - debugging symbols for libplayer2          
    v   libplayerc++-dev                -                                           
    v   libplayerc++2-dev               -                                           
    p   libplayerc++3.0                 - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerc++3.0-dev             - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayerc-dev                  -                                           
    v   libplayerc2-dev                 -                                           
    p   libplayerc3.0                   - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerc3.0-dev               - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayercommon-dev             -                                           
    p   libplayercommon3.0              - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayercommon3.0-dev          - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayercore-dev               -                                           
    v   libplayercore2-dev              -                                           
    p   libplayercore3.0                - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayercore3.0-dev            - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayerdrivers-dev            -                                           
    v   libplayerdrivers2-dev           -                                           
    p   libplayerdrivers3.0             - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerdrivers3.0-dev         - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerinterface3.0           - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerinterface3.0-dev       - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayerjpeg-dev               -                                           
    v   libplayerjpeg2-dev              -                                           
    p   libplayerjpeg3.0                - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerjpeg3.0-dev            - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayertcp-dev                -                                           
    v   libplayertcp2-dev               -                                           
    p   libplayertcp3.0                 - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayertcp3.0-dev             - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayerudp-dev                -                                           
    v   libplayerudp2-dev               -                                           
    v   libplayerwkb-dev                -                                           
    p   libplayerwkb3.0                 - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   libplayerwkb3.0-dev             - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    v   libplayerxdr-dev                -                                           
    v   libplayerxdr2-dev               -                                           
    p   mahara-mediaplayer              - Electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume b
    i   media-player-info               - Media player identification files         
    i   mgse-mediaplayer                - Gnome Shell Extension Media Player        
    i   mplayer                         - movie player for Unix-like systems        
    p   mplayer-dbg                     - debugging symbols for MPlayer             
    p   mplayer-doc                     - documentation for MPlayer                 
    p   mplayer-fonts                   - Fonts for mplayer                         
    v   mplayer-skin                    -                                           
    p   mplayer-skin-blue               - Transitional package for the 'blue' mplaye
    p   mplayer-skins                   - Skins for the Mplayer package             
    p   mplayer2                        - next generation movie player for Unix-like
    p   mplayer2-dbg                    - Debugging symbols for mplayer2            
    p   mplayerthumbs                   - video thumbnail generator using mplayer   
    p   openarena-081-players           - OpenArena game data - player graphics from
    p   openarena-081-players-mature    - OpenArena game data - "mature" player grap
    p   opencubicplayer                 - UNIX port of Open Cubic Player            
    p   opencubicplayer-doc             - Documentation for UNIX port of Open Cubic 
    p   python-cerealizer               - secure pickle-like module for Python      
    p   python-playerc                  - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   python-templayer                - layered template library for Python       
    v   python2.5-templayer             -                                           
    v   python2.6-templayer             -                                           
    p   realpath                        - Return the canonicalized absolute pathname
    p   realtimebattle                  - Programming game                          
    p   realtimebattle-common           - Programming game                          
    p   remuco-mplayer                  - duplex remote control for media players - 
    p   robot-player                    - Networked server for robots and sensors   
    p   robot-player-dev                - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   robot-player-doc                - Networked server for robots and sensors (d
    p   ruby-playerc                    - Networked server for robots and sensors - 
    p   smplayer                        - complete front-end for MPlayer            
    p   smplayer-themes                 - complete front-end for MPlayer - icon them
    p   smplayer-translations           - complete front-end for MPlayer - translati
    p   stretchplayer                   - Audio file player with time stretch and pi
    p   stretchplayer-dbg               - Debugging symbols for StretchPlayer       
    p   vdr-plugin-mplayer              - MPlayer playback plugin for VDR           
    v   xmp-player                      -
    Dont knopw what any of it means
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    I see. That looks like you did a search for realplayer, and that is a list of applications that might match what you are looking for.

    But why are you using the terminal instead of the software manager?

    You can access the graphical software manager from the menu, and it should be easier for you to understand what you are doing. You can figure out the terminal and installing apps that way some other time, if you need to.

    If you really prefer to use the terminal however, you could try the following to search and be sure you use the right program name:

    Code:
    aptitude search schreiersims
    Then if that search lists the name of the program you are looking for, you can then do the following to install

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gap-matrix-schreiersims
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    tried to install ATI 12.3 driver and recieved this error
    Install instructions
    To install the AMD Catalyst proprietary driver using the Automatic option, follow these
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    Launch the Terminal Application/Window and navigate to the AMD Catalyst
    proprietary driver download.
    Enter the command sh ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run to launch the AMD
    Catalyst proprietary driver installer


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    sh ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    sh: Can't open ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run


    Or am I supposed to use the terminal to find the file I already downloaded ?
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    From the terminal window, you need to be in the folder that holds that file. If you did an "ls" from the terminal window, you should see that file.
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    try ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run

    by itself

    or sh ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run

    don't use sh and ./ at the same time

    ./ launches a program or script that is already executable (green color) in terminal

    edit: also make sure you are in the right folder

    cd Downloads

    ./ati-driver-blahblah
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    The last time I installed this driver manually it took 3 hours


    ls just lists places
    HTML Code:
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ls
    Desktop  Documents  Downloads  Music  Pictures  Public  Templates  Videos
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ls downloads
    ls: cannot access downloads: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./ati-driver-installer-x86,z86_64.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-x86,z86_64.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ sh ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    sh: Can't open ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./ati-driver-downloads-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-downloads-installer-x86.x86_64.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ 
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64/ls.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64/ls.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./-ati-driver-ls.run
    bash: ./-ati-driver-ls.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run: command not found
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    yea ls means list

    and there is no lower-case "downloads" folder

    You have to type exactly what you see in that list

    Downloads, with a capital D

    cd Downloads

    ./ati(then press tab) (then press enter)
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    That opened downloads folder


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    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~/Downloads $  ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run: No such file or directory
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    did you chmod +x ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run yet?

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    No i haven't
    How does it work ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sony190 View Post
    No i haven't
    How does it work ?
    If you want a windows to linux type definition, it tells the file to become an .exe. so do chmod +x ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run then perform ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run and see if it gives you a different result.

    chmod is CHange MODe and the +x means add an execute permission to the file in question. And if you want to take it away it would be -x.

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    Errors

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    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    chmod: cannot access `ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run': No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $ ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run: No such file or directory
    sudobig@sudobig-desktop ~ $
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    these commands went throgh but I dont believe the driver installede

    $ cd Downloads ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    ~/Downloads $
    ~/Downloads $ cd
    - $ cd Downloads sh ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    ~/Downloads $
    ~ $ cd Downloads sh ./ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run
    ~/Downloads $
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