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chilliepierre
November 24th, 2012, 02:48 PM
I used to be a whiz back in 2007, but now I am a dunce. :( Please help me. Where do I get started in learning about Ubuntu and how to get a command prompt and how to install an rpm, etc?

Thank you,
Chillie

Frogs Hair
November 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM
If you absolutely can't find a .deb package you can install alien and give the tutorial at the link a try . It is dated and I have never used it, but alien is in synaptic.


http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/install-an-rpm-package-on-ubuntu-linux/

chilliepierre
November 24th, 2012, 03:01 PM
In Ubuntu 12:10, how do I get the command line? I hate being so stupid, but I am so rusty. Thanks!

howefield
November 24th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Alt + T

Or open the dash by pressing the Super (Windows) key and start typing terminal, once launched you can lock the icon to the launcher is desired.

zombifier25
November 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Click the first button in the left Launcher, type "terminal" and choose the result. Or press Ctrl + Alt + T.

chilliepierre
November 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM
It's not finding the file. I'm trying to install adobe flash. I appreciate your help.

Thanks,
Chillie

howefield
November 24th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Try


sudo apt-get update

then


sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

chilliepierre
November 24th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Not available. :(

newb85
November 24th, 2012, 03:40 PM
flashplugin-installer should be in the Multiverse. Make sure you have it enabled in Software Sources.

chilliepierre
November 24th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Newb85 - huh?

howefield
November 24th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Just to check seeing as you mention .rpm, what OS version are you running ?

MadmanRB
November 24th, 2012, 03:54 PM
open the software center (the icon looks like this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Ubuntu_Software_Center_icon_v2.svg)

Search for Ubuntu-restricted-extras
install
done

newb85
November 24th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Newb85 - huh?

Okay, the software you install using apt-get comes from repositories (a.k.a. repos) and personal package archives (PPAs). There are four Ubuntu repos and a partners repo set up in Ubuntu by default, but not all of them are enabled by default. If you pull up the Dash and open Software Sources, you should be able to see which repos are enabled. If the multiverse repo is not enabled, then flashplugin-installer won't be available.