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Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Ok, how do I install .exe files, if there are no .tar.gz options for that product?

On a side note, when trying to install beryl-core-0.2.1 on Ubuntu 8.04, it says:


Configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See 'config.log' for more details.

Just dual-booted Vista with Ubuntu today, so any help is appreciated.

dizee
July 5th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Beryl is discontinued. It is now known as Compiz fusion and is installable from the repos.

what program are you trying to install that only has .exe files? unless you definitely need that program it would be easier to find a linux equivalent. but if you do need it you can try using the program wine to install it.

Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Where do I find compiz, and wine?

EDIT: Nevermind, found wine.

Dutch70
July 5th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Check this page for linux equivalents.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=831190&highlight=frostwire

ChameleonDave
July 5th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Ok, how do I install .exe files, if there are no .tar.gz options for that produc

That shows that you have things back-to-front.

First you see if the software is available in the standard software repositories (use Synaptic to do that). Secondly, you look online for a .deb file to install. The third option is to look for a source tarball that you can compile. If that fails too, then the fourth option is to find a Windows program (ending in .exe usually) and run it using Wine. The fifth option is to run the program in a Windows installation within a virtual machine. The sixth and final option, and absolute last resort, is to dual-boot into Windows and run it there.

It seems you're first going for option 3 and then 4. What about 1 and 2?

Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 05:04 AM
After I went to Pack Manager, installed confiz, what do I do now?

Tatty
July 5th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Compiz is installed in Hardy by default. Just go to System->Preferences->Appearance, then go to the visual effects tab. By default you get two preset options of normal or extra.

If you wish to get more involved with customising your compiz settings then you need to install the compizconfig-settings-manager.

If you want to alter your window decorators then you will need to install emerald.

overdrank
July 5th, 2008, 05:28 AM
After I went to Pack Manager, installed confiz, what do I do now?

Too add to Tatty

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=809695

:)

flytripper
July 5th, 2008, 05:31 AM
advanced desktop effects settings in system>preferences

Sef
July 5th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Read How to Install Anything in Ubuntu (http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/).

Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Then apparently I already had it installed.

Just thought I didn't, because my friend's looks different.
But I think he uses a different version of Ubuntu.

Thanks.

Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 02:30 PM
By the way, does anyone know any good fonts when using Fire Fox?

Canis familiaris
July 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
It will install all the codecs,Flash,Java,and the fonts you require

Oreo Killa 225
July 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM
I know, but any suggestions on a good one to use?

saratchandra
July 5th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Then apparently I already had it installed.

Just thought I didn't, because my friend's looks different.
But I think he uses a different version of Ubuntu.

Thanks.

Intsall ccsm from the repos to configure effects.