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    |How to run a downloade program?

    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/38786-tpdebrick-v004/

    I downloaded the two programe from there, but when i type the commands it tells me to type in the terminal, i get errors
    im running lubuntu

    i just want to unzip or run these two programs

    please tell me how, as usual, linux makes it sop hard just to run a program

    thanks

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    please can someone just give me step by step instructions how to unzip and run there??

    i just cant understand the googled tips i tried to look for, they are madly complicated.

    ''
    The first thing you need to do is extracting it in a folder, let's make it your desktop. You can extract an archive right clicking on it and choosing the appropriate entry. It should create a new folder with a similar name, e.g. program-1.2.3. Now you need to open your terminal and then go to that directory:
    cd /home/yourusername/Desktop/program-1.2.3
    Make sure you first read a file called INSTALL or INSTALL.txt or README. Check if there is any of these files with the ls command, and then display the right one with:
    xdg-open INSTALL
    The file will contain the right indications to go on with the compiling process. Usually the three "classical" steps are:
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    ''

    all that and more just to install a downloaded file??

    please give me a solution, i cannot work with this system

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    Quote Originally Posted by thevenerable2 View Post
    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/38786-tpdebrick-v004/

    I downloaded the two programe from there, but when i type the commands it tells me to type in the terminal, i get errors
    im running lubuntu

    i just want to unzip or run these two programs

    please tell me how, as usual, linux makes it sop hard just to run a program

    thanks
    Hi, what errors do you get - and what commands produce errors?
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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    Hi

    i am told by tjhe guide to type this:
    Run "cd Downloads"
    Run "unzip tpdebrick-v004"
    Run "cd tpdebrick-v004"

    each one produces this result:
    'Run: command not found'

    maybe im typing them in wrong
    i am copying and pasting them
    please tell me how to open these dowloaded files properly or i will uninstall ;linux

    this is the first time ive tried to actually do something productive on it and i am stuck already, i cant even run a downloaded file for gods sake.
    i have really had enough

    Dear linux, please learn how to use mouse clicks to unzip and install software. its really great & will bring you into at least the 1990's
    Last edited by thevenerable2; April 14th, 2014 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    Dear linux, please learn how to use mouse clicks to unzip and install software. its really great & will bring you into at least the 1990's
    works like that for me - what do you get if you right click?

    'Run: command not found'

    Run isn't a command

    try

    Code:
    cd Downloads

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    Well you can just unzip it by right clicking and choose 'extract here', this will create a folder tpdebrick-v004 in Downloads.
    Then open a terminal and type
    Code:
    cd Downloads/tpdebrick-v004
    cd means change directory. Now you are in the directory ~/Downloads/tpdebrick-v004
    "~/" means /home/username, since you start the terminal in your home all that can be omitted and you entered only "Downloads/tpdebrick-v004" in the terminal.

    After getting into the tpdebrick-v004 directory you will have to do other things, maybe to run a install script, or to build from source, or maybe just as simple as running a precompiled binary. It depends on the software.

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    When i right click on th edownload files i get options ' open containing foler etc'
    i have no idea whereto unzip them too, or how to run it even if i could unzip it.

    I managed to run the script or whatever its called, i didnt know i didnt have to type 'run'

    anyway, it didnt work.. and now im trying it again its giving me an error:
    cd downloads
    bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    Quote Originally Posted by thevenerable2 View Post
    When i right click on th edownload files i get options ' open containing foler etc'
    i have no idea whereto unzip them too, or how to run it even if i could unzip it.

    I managed to run the script or whatever its called, i didnt know i didnt have to type 'run'

    anyway, it didnt work.. and now im trying it again its giving me an error:
    cd downloads
    bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory
    Code:
    cd Downloads
    with a capital D, we are case sensitive.
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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    linux is case sensitive

    cd Downloads

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    Re: |How to run a downloade program?

    i think i got past the stage
    but then get this error:

    dfu-util not installed
    fastboot not installed


    If any of you looked at the link i sent regarding the tutorial to debrick my hp touchpad, you will see ive got as far as running thos command, plus the:
    22. Run "script" (this will capture the output of the tpdebrick process)
    23. Run "sudo ./tpdebrick XX" (where XX is the size of the TP: 16, 32 or 64)

    but then i get those errors above

    how do i install those missing prgrams please?
    I've looked on google but yet again as itas linux and cant do anything the easy way, its more confusing than helpful.
    Last edited by thevenerable2; April 14th, 2014 at 09:56 PM.

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