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  1. #1
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    lxde cannot install some programs

    ubuntu 12 lts lxde

    some programs fx google earth deb installer, I cannot install in lxde
    logging into unity instead, installing then runs and program can
    then also be used in lxde

    q: is this a common error?
    thanks.

  2. #2
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    Re: lxde cannot install some programs

    Hmm.. Haven't heard of that before..

    Have you tried running this from a terminal?

    sudo ./PACKAGE.DEB

    Obviously you will have to direct your terminal to the folder where your .deb is located

    suck as:
    open terminal
    type: cd Downloads

    your are now in the downloads folder.

    type: sudo ./PACKAGE.deb

    you might also try to right click on the package --> proberties --> permission and make sure that the file is executable

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