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January 26th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Im confused about what to do after I have downloaded a package. I downloaded Cinelerra Movie Maker and when I try to open it it just comes up in Archive Manager. How do I start to use the program?

January 26th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Hi. If it's the .deb package, right click on it and select "Open with->GDebi package Installer". If you don't have that option, right click it, select "Properties", and on the "Open with" tab click "Add", then "Use custom command" and write gdebi. Then make sure GDebi is the selected application in the "Open with" tab.

You can also, however, add Cinelerra's repository (http://cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#intrepid) to the package managers: got to 'System->Administration->Software Sources" and on the "Third Party" tab, click "Add" and paste the following line:

deb http://akirad.cinelerra.org akirad-intrepid main

You'll be prompted to reload the repository information, so accept. Cinelerra will be available through Synaptic and the other package managers then, and will show up in the update manager whenever it gets updated.

January 26th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I changed it and now nothing happens when I click on it to open it?

January 26th, 2009, 11:22 PM
If you have the package in your desktop, please open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and paste the following:

cd Desktop
to change directory to the desktop, then:

sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
where packagename is the actual name of the package. If I'm not mistaken it should be:

sudo dpkg -i addakirad.deb