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confubar
December 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Have new Dell inspiron 15n...
I wanted to install Blender from cdrom. All I could get out of synaptic was the error message
E: failed to mount the cd rom
I had previously gotten Blender online with Synaptic, and removed it because of doubling and blurring of images and freezing so that the blender windows only left the screen- after quitting- when I moused around over the window or used the "force app to quit " widget.
Any suggestions much appreciated...
confused and fubar

lotharmat
December 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Can you read *any* disks in the CD ROM?

confubar
December 7th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Unfortunately I don't have other cd's with me to try. It will play a movie from dvd, and file browser sees the folders and files on the blender cd

lidex
December 7th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Have a look here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1328242
also:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=381972
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=414993

snowpine
December 7th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Where did you get this magic CD, and why do you trust it to work better than the version of Blender in the Ubuntu repositories?

The normal method of installing Blender is through Synaptic, or the terminal:


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install blender

If the version in the Ubuntu repositories is buggy for you, maybe you can try a different version: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

confubar
December 7th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Where did you get this magic CD, and why do you trust it to work better than the version of Blender in the Ubuntu repositories?

The normal method of installing Blender is through Synaptic, or the terminal:


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install blenderIf the version in the Ubuntu repositories is buggy for you, maybe you can try a different version: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

I tried the cd from the book "The Essential Blender".... Used the cd because I temporarily dont have internet access on my ubuntu computer, and I want Blender.
But, first I had downloaded Blender using Synaptic online.... Did not work properly so I removed it

snowpine
December 7th, 2009, 04:55 PM
I tried the cd from the book "The Essential Blender".... Used the cd because I temporarily dont have internet access on my ubuntu computer, and I want Blender.
But, first I had downloaded Blender using Synaptic online.... Did not work properly so I removed it

I understand, that makes sense. :) Personally, I would only install applications from a trusted source like the Ubuntu repositories or the Blender website, but that's just my opinion.

The answer to your question is completely dependent on what's actually on that CD. If they have it set up as an apt mirror CD then you can use the apt-cdrom commands described above... but I kind of doubt it. Probably what you have on the CD is the source or an installer executable. So the actual install method depends on what they've given you to work with.

At the risk of stating the obvious, does the book give instructions on how to install Blender? If not, maybe you deserve your money back. ;)

confubar
December 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Have a look here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1328242
also:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=381972
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=414993


Thanks

confubar
December 7th, 2009, 05:08 PM
I understand, that makes sense. :) Personally, I would only install applications from a trusted source like the Ubuntu repositories or the Blender website, but that's just my opinion.

The answer to your question is completely dependent on what's actually on that CD. If they have it set up as an apt mirror CD then you can use the apt-cdrom commands described above... but I kind of doubt it. Probably what you have on the CD is the source or an installer executable. So the actual install method depends on what they've given you to work with.

At the risk of stating the obvious, does the book give instructions on how to install Blender? If not, maybe you deserve your money back. ;)

This afternoon I will go where wireless is available and try again from the ubuntu repositories. If the result is fubar on my laptop, I will try again using the first thread that lidex suggested.
The book assumes that one knows what one is doing.:redface: