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janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:09 AM
Hi, So i'm felling like a bit of a noob here
i'm so new to Ubuntu i'm notconfused: sure how to install this file :confused:

****.tgz

how would i go about doing this ? i have been searching and i can't seem to find a answer that works

Terminal commands would be great

Iowan
September 21st, 2008, 03:14 AM
Check man tar. Your file is zipped, so read about the -z option.

mc4100
September 21st, 2008, 03:18 AM
a .tar.gz will more often than not contain a programs source-code, which you will have to compile (= not easy for a noob), but if you do still want to do, we're here to help, and can show you where to start.
It's far easier to list what stuff you want to do with some software, and we can recommend a good application that can be click-installed through:
Applications -> Add/Remove
This is the easier, and most secure, way; as you are running supported programs that will be updated when you upgrade Ubuntu.

janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:19 AM
i am looking for a Play Staion 1 or 2 emulator for linux ..lol

any suggestions?

kansasnoob
September 21st, 2008, 03:22 AM
Exactly what are you trying to install?

Oops, overlapped. I'm clueless about gaming.

Iowan
September 21st, 2008, 03:23 AM
It's far easier to list what stuff you want to do with some software, and we can recommend a good application that can be click-installed through:
Applications -> Add/Remove
Good point - most of what you want may be available in repositories. You can use Synaptic or Aptitude (or ask here) to learn what/where.

mc4100
September 21st, 2008, 03:25 AM
Not much experience, but you could try PCSX:
Simplist way is:
Open a terminal (through Applications -> Accessories)
And right-click copy/paste:

sudo apt-get install pcsx-bin
And then put in you're password (no ***'s feedback like when logging in)

janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:25 AM
the file is called

pcsx2.i386.tgz it is a playstation emulator

how can i make this work ??

janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:37 AM
Not much experience, but you could try PCSX:
Simplist way is:
Open a terminal (through Applications -> Accessories)
And right-click copy/paste:

sudo apt-get install pcsx-bin
And then put in you're password (no ***'s feedback like when logging in)

Ok sow that seems to have worked but now i can't locate the installed program

mc4100
September 21st, 2008, 03:41 AM
Ok sow that seems to have worked but i can't locate the program now to run it ....

Ok, well, we can make a launcher in the menu later on, but lets just check it's working. Press Alt+F2 to bring up the run applications dialog; and type "pcsx", and if that doesn't work "pcsx-bin".

janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:46 AM
Thanks that worked!

now how do i make the launcher?

steveneddy
September 21st, 2008, 03:46 AM
the file is called

pcsx2.i386.tgz it is a playstation emulator

how can i make this work ??

Put the file on your Desktop.

Right click and select Extract.

Go to the Read Me folder and read it.

Navigate to the folder on your desktop within Terminal.

It will be a series of commands like.

./configure
make
sudo make install
sudo make clean

mc4100
September 21st, 2008, 03:52 AM
Thanks that worked!

now how do i make the launcher?
To make the lancher, again, type Alt+F2 and this time type:

alacarte
Which is the menu editor;
Choose the "Games" folder on the left-hand pane.
Then click somewhere in the right-hand pane.
Click "New Item".
Name it what you like
For the command, type what you type earlier in the "Run Application" window.
If you like, add a comment.
Click OK

... done.

janes604
September 21st, 2008, 03:56 AM
Thanks again
you sure made that simple !
ubuntu FTW!