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johangusten
December 20th, 2010, 10:53 AM
So, i installed Ubuntu again (might say i have crawled back) and now i'm dualbooting with Windows 7. I have never been quite the master at Linux, and for being the most "user-friendly" OS, installing files in Ubuntu baffles me.

The file is a .targz which i assume is exactly the same as a tar.gz, all the threads everywhere has said something similar to 'type #cd 'application name' in terminal# or such, but i can't operate the terminal at all, since i don't even know what the application name is when it's compressed. Is there not anyone sane?
A begnner's guide would be helpful ;)
Maybe i'll *stay* for more than 2 days on linux this time.

Here's the soft if anyone needs me to be more specific.
http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

Thank you all in advance.
Now i'm late.

iponeverything
December 20th, 2010, 11:06 AM
just double click on it, extract it, open folder it creates and look at any readme or install files you find.

lmarmisa
December 20th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Welcome to the forums.

If you wish to see the files included in that .targz file, open a terminal and type these commands:



cp yourfile.targz yourfile.tar.gz
gzip -d yourfile.tar.gz
tar tvf yourfile.tar
If you want to extract the files of the tar file, type this command:



tar xvf yourfile.tar

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 11:33 AM
What are you trying to install? There might be an easier way

johangusten
December 20th, 2010, 12:55 PM
What are you trying to install? There might be an easier way
See the link in the OP.
It's a streaming thingie for streaming music to my xbox.

johangusten
December 20th, 2010, 01:02 PM
just double click on it, extract it, open folder it creates and look at any readme or install files you find.

Okay i'll attach an image of the extracted file's content, none of it seems installable.

http://oi51.tinypic.com/53nuyh.jpg


'linux' folder contains an exe by the way (for some reason)...

johangusten
December 20th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Welcome to the forums.

If you wish to see the files included in that .targz file, open a terminal and type these commands:



cp yourfile.targz yourfile.tar.gz
gzip -d yourfile.tar.gz
tar tvf yourfile.tar
If you want to extract the files of the tar file, type this command:



tar xvf yourfile.tar

I already extracted it manually, and i just don't know if this would help me in any way... but how the hell does terminal know where the files are located? Are there no type of \location\folder\file.etc thingies needed?
:roll: I don't think i'm a linux guy

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 01:34 PM
right click on the PMS.sh

Choose properties

Click permissions tab and make sure that Allow Executing file as program is marked

Double click the PMS.sh file

Click Run


But this is for a PS3

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 01:38 PM
or in terminal:

cd philip/Dokument/pms-linux-1.20.412/linux



chmod +x PMS.sh

./PMS.sh

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 01:42 PM
I found these links that might help with an xbox
http://lifehacker.com/392336/stream-music-from-ubuntu-to-an-xbox-360
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=346098
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=632428

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 01:45 PM
I don't think i'm a linux guy

Don't give up. It becomes worth it once it starts sinking in.

ronnielsen1
December 20th, 2010, 03:46 PM
I know you're wanting to stream music to your xbox, but if you have a newer tv, you might check out Boxee (http://www.boxee.tv/). It might meet some of your needs. It does music too.

They have downloads for Ubuntu which are easy to install

Click on Make a Boxee tab > Downloads > Other