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TrakerJon
November 20th, 2007, 02:46 AM
To install RealPlayer...
1. Go to System menu
2. Select Administration
3. Select Software Sources
4. Add deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main to the Third Party Software section
5. Close and Reload
6. If you get a key error type: sudo apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring in a terminal session
7. Type: sudo apt-get install realplayer in a terminal session
8. Launch from Applications/Sound and Video menu and hit Next through to Finish

TrakerJon
November 20th, 2007, 02:49 AM
Install msfonts...

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

taurus
November 20th, 2007, 02:50 AM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Achetar
November 20th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Install Flash
sudo apt-get install flash-nonfree
(make sure university repository is enabled)

TrakerJon
November 20th, 2007, 02:52 AM
To install Gnutella ('cause ya gotta have tunes man)...

Open a Terminal session...

sudo apt-get install gtk-gnutella

Audacious is essentially a lot like XMMS...

sudo apt-get install audacious

The new XMMS2 used with Esperanza has a very rich sound (even out of cheap speakers).

sudo apt-get install xmms2

sudo apt-get install xmms2-plugin-all

sudo apt-get install esperanza

You might like BMPx too...

sudo apt-get install bmpx

Edit audio...

sudo apt-get install audacity

Azureus might come in handy...

sudo apt-get install azureus

TrakerJon
December 23rd, 2007, 03:48 PM
You'll want these at some point...lots of codecs for audio and video.

1. Go to System menu
2. Select Administration
3. Select Software Sources

Add deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main to the Third Party Software section

Close and Reload

If you get a key error type: sudo apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring in a terminal session

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

Kaffeine is nice too...but make sure you install Realplayer, Win32 Codecs and libdvdcss2 first.

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

sudo apt-get install kaffeine

Then modify the decoder references under Settings and xine Engine Parameters to reflect the correct paths to both Realplayer and Win32 codecs

Some folks like Amarok... sudo apt-get install amarok
Some rave about VLC... sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-mozilla-plugin
and there's also Xine... sudo apt-get install xine-ui xine-plugin

Kaffeine works the best for me when playing DVD's (without having to tweak something).

TrakerJon
December 23rd, 2007, 08:06 PM
If you've installed Kubuntu you may want the Synaptic Package Manager

sudo apt-get install synaptic

TrakerJon
December 23rd, 2007, 08:08 PM
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TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 10:31 AM
You'll want the following...

sudo apt-get install totem-gstreamer

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-base

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-good

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

and these...

sudo apt-get install avifile-divx-plugin

sudo apt-get install avifile-xvid-plugin

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg

sudo apt-get install xine-plugin

barbedsaber
December 25th, 2007, 10:48 AM
This is good stuff, it will take so much pressure off of the forums.

TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 10:56 AM
Adobe Flash

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

yestoAPRS
December 25th, 2007, 11:07 AM
I just installed Ubuntu 7.10 yesterday on an old xtra windows 98 box.
I have no clue what I am in for.
I want to get Xastir up and running for amateur radio.
Your'e looking at one of the most clueless guys to sit in front of Linux.
I do have an Internet Radio Linking Project CPU running CentOS though that used to have Redhat Fedora ver.9 on it and I managed to get that going Saturday. So I'm the new guy Merry Christmas.

TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Adobe still makes the best .pdf viewer...

sudo apt-get install acroread

TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 12:32 PM
yestoAPRS,

Well, I haven't progressed to the point of running an amateur radio station but what I've posted here seems to work for most folks.

Trak

TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 05:28 PM
Associate files with applications...

1. Right-click on a file you wish to set a default application association
2. Select Properties
3. Select the Open With tab (all makes sense, now, doesn’t it?)
4. Select the application you want associated with that file type
5. Click Close

Double-click the file to make sure it opens with the desired program.

TrakerJon
December 25th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Wine

sudo apt-get install wine

Lots of Windows programs will work on Ubuntu with the help of Wine, I just use simple ones like mIRC and PuTTY.

yestoAPRS
December 26th, 2007, 08:00 AM
yestoAPRS,

Well, I haven't progressed to the point of running an amateur radio station but what I've posted here seems to work for most folks.

Trak

Right now I am trying to drive the soundcard that was in the cpu.
I don't know what kind it is, I didn't look yet but it's a Gateway computer.
Whatever windows 98 had for a soundcard I imagine, don't know who has been in the box.
It was free from an estate and I didn't have the password for the operating system that was in it so...
Ubuntu went in it. 7.10. I don't even have it on the internet yet.
I have such a long way to go with it.

TrakerJon
December 26th, 2007, 01:10 PM
yestoAPRS,

I suggest you learn a little about the architecture of your box before proceeding. Go to the Gateway site and enter in the serial/product code to find out what it shipped with regarding hardware and device drivers. Secondly, you might want to consider installing Windows 2000 or XP and then the various software drivers related to your hardware as practice...you'll have a huge learning curve if you don't know basic OS and hardware fundamentals before trying to manually configure a Linux box. In other words you're putting the cart before the horse.

Note: Windows APRS software is also available until you get the hang of Linux.

Trak

yestoAPRS
January 8th, 2008, 08:47 AM
yestoAPRS,

I suggest you learn a little about the architecture of your box before proceeding. Go to the Gateway site and enter in the serial/product code to find out what it shipped with regarding hardware and device drivers. Secondly, you might want to consider installing Windows 2000 or XP and then the various software drivers related to your hardware as practice...you'll have a huge learning curve if you don't know basic OS and hardware fundamentals before trying to manually configure a Linux box. In other words you're putting the cart before the horse.

Note: Windows APRS software is also available until you get the hang of Linux.

TrakOk well I already have all the windows APRS software:
WinAPRS
UI-view
APRSPoint
I already have Xastir V.1.9.2 is up and running on the internet after spending 7 hours building the program.
It can be sound enabled but my soundcard isn't working.
Also I have a working IRLP centOS up and running connected to our local amateur radio 2 meter repeater.
the centOS automatically detected the soundblaster soundcard and it works just fine I am using AUMIX to control the settings and saved them with AUMIX -S as root in the terminal window.
So I am not completely in the dark just in the twilight.:) I can't see why Ubuntu doesn't detect the soundcard (it is a soundblaster also) in the Gateway box.


Sooooo there you have it. I have three Windows boxes with XP pro running amateur radio software
Annnnd now I want to continue down the road and get the Linux box with Ubuntu and Xastir working with all the features. Also I have to figure out how to setup the serial port COM1 from the Ubuntu box and Xastir so the TNC and the tranciever can talk to each other.


I am sure I won't be able to count the change in my pocket or carry on a conversation with a "normal" person when I get this figured out.:lolflag:


Learning the AX.25 protocol is no picnic either considering I never had a computer in front of me in my life until May of 2004.

But I need help, help, help!

Respectfully yours,
:confused:

TrakerJon
February 10th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Clam Antivirus

Go to System then Administration select Software Sources and under Third-Party Software add:

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile etch/volatile main contrib non-free

Under Authentication click Import Key File after you've downloaded it from:

http://www.debian.org/volatile/etch-volatile.asc

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk unrar lha clamav-docs arj unzoo

Launch the Virus Scanner from Applications under Accessories.

TrakerJon
February 16th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Some other notes...for those taking UNIX classes like me,

Install the C Shell...sudo apt-get install csh

Install the T Shell...sudo apt-get install tcsh

Install the K Shell...sudo apt-get install ksh

Install the Z Shell...sudo apt-get install zsh

Looking for the Vi editor? Vim works the same on Ubuntu...sudo apt-get install vim

You might want to practice using mailx...sudo apt-get install mailx

Last but not least...if you need an SSL client to login to the UNIX box at school or work, PuTTY is awesome and also free. I use the Windows version (after installing Wine sudo apt-get wine) from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Side Note: University of Massachusetts Lowell offers online certification courses in UNIX (one of the few that do) and believe it or not it is affordable http://continuinged.uml.edu/certificates/unix.cfm

TrakerJon
March 30th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Install spell and sed for spell check and streamline editing...

sudo apt-get install spell
sudo apt-get install sed

TrakerJon
May 16th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Firestarter is an easy to configure GUI firewall for your Ubuntu workstation...

sudo apt-get install firestarter from a terminal window

or simply...

sudo ufw enable to enable your default firewall at system startup.

TrakerJon
May 21st, 2008, 01:38 AM
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK (may cause broken packages)


Medibuntu

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

TrakerJon
May 21st, 2008, 08:19 PM
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK (may cause broken packages)


Debian Stable

http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main


Debian Volatile

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile etch/volatile main contrib non-free

sudo wget -q http://www.debian.org/volatile/etch-volatile.asc -O- | apt-key add -

Debian Backports

deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

deb-src http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

sudo wget -q http://backports.org/debian/archive.key -O- | apt-key add -

(if you have problems getting the key download http://backports.org/debian/archive.key and import it)

R_T_H
May 21st, 2008, 08:20 PM
Nube means cloud in Latin, IIRC

Sealbhach
May 22nd, 2008, 02:39 PM
Nube means cloud in Latin, IIRC

No, that's nebula.


.

R_T_H
May 23rd, 2008, 12:16 PM
from an online dictionary:

nubes
N F
cloud/mist/haze/dust/smoke; sky/air; billowy formation (hair); swarm/multitude

From my old textbook:

nubes, nubis f cloud


.

It's a little off topic, so let the thread return to helping people

TrakerJon
June 3rd, 2008, 12:34 PM
It was recommended by others to use the following commands for installing the latest Java JRE 1.0.6_06 with Ubuntu but I had a problem with the java browser plugin using the latest Firefox so you may want to try my solution.

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts


I download the latest <jre version>.rpm.bin file from Java.com ...then extract the .rpm file after making it executable.

Install alien...

sudo apt-get install alien

and then use...

sudo alien --scripts <jre file name>.rpm to convert it to <file name>.deb and then install the .deb file.

Then I link to the java plugin from the /usr/lib/firefox 3.0/plugins folder...

sudo ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

anotherdisciple
June 3rd, 2008, 02:50 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, but Taurus' link would eliminate a lot of this post. By typing sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras you get the M$ fonts, flash-nonfree, all of the codecs that I can think of, a pdf reader(i don't think it's adobe though),and java.

Wine was a good suggestion for new people. To my knowledge... all linux distros already come with the C shell, K shell, Vim, spell, and sed... so those aren't much help. I'm not so sure that the debian repos will due any good over the ubuntu repos.

Anti-virus seems like bloat to me. Linux is amazingly secure. Firestarter confuses me because from what little I know about IP tables... linux is really really secure from default.

So, to make your post more simple for noobs....

For just about everything you'll need multi-media... type this in the terminal:


sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
(replace "ubuntu" if you are using kubuntu, xubuntu, etc., with the appropriate version)


If you want a meda player that does just about everything but isn't the prettiest... get VLC bye typing this:


sudo aptitude install vlc

If you use ubuntu but like amarok try Exaile


sudo aptitude install exaile

TrakerJon
June 5th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, but Taurus' link would eliminate a lot of this post. By typing sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras you get the M$ fonts, flash-nonfree, all of the codecs that I can think of, a pdf reader(i don't think it's adobe though),and java.

Wine was a good suggestion for new people. To my knowledge... all linux distros already come with the C shell, K shell, Vim, spell, and sed... so those aren't much help. I'm not so sure that the debian repos will due any good over the ubuntu repos.

Anti-virus seems like bloat to me. Linux is amazingly secure. Firestarter confuses me because from what little I know about IP tables... linux is really really secure from default.

So, to make your post more simple for noobs....

For just about everything you'll need multi-media... type this in the terminal:


sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
(replace "ubuntu" if you are using kubuntu, xubuntu, etc., with the appropriate version)


If you want a meda player that does just about everything but isn't the prettiest... get VLC bye typing this:


sudo aptitude install vlc

If you use ubuntu but like amarok try Exaile


sudo aptitude install exaile

__________________________________________________ _____________________

Well, I followed your suggestions and ran into issues with transcode when I tried to use it. Unfortunately, csh, ksh and zsh are not included, I guess most folks simply use the bash shell but every once in a while you may find the need for the others. Firestarter is easy to use, guarddog is a little more complex, maybe that's what you meant? I'll stick to gradually installing what I need or want...thanks for trying to help though. There are viruses for linux out there in the wild, better safe than sorry I say....Avast! makes a good anti-virus product too http://www.avast.com. The instructions for the gui are here http://www.howtoforge.com/virus-protection-with-avast-on-ubuntu-gutsy-gibbon

Traker

bodhi.zazen
June 5th, 2008, 02:59 PM
TrakerJon: I understand what you are doing, learning, and that is great.

Some small pieces of advice, start with "official" methods first. They are supported and will be less likely to cause problems.

Second, if at all possible stay with the Ubutnu repos. Not all .deb are equal and you may have problems if pull in Debian .deb. Better, IMO, to learn to install from source. You can make a .deb from source code with checkinstall.

I have a similar problem with some multimedia. My wife listens to a certain stream and the only way it works is to install mplayer then realplayer. There is a generic deb for realplayer.

Take a look at the links provided:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

It will guide you through most multimedia and you will be less likely to break you system.

TrakerJon
June 7th, 2008, 02:26 AM
TrakerJon: I understand what you are doing, learning, and that is great.

Some small pieces of advice, start with "official" methods first. They are supported and will be less likely to cause problems.

Second, if at all possible stay with the Ubuntu repos. Not all .deb are equal and you may have problems if pull in Debian .deb. Better, IMO, to learn to install from source. You can make a .deb from source code with checkinstall.

I have a similar problem with some multimedia. My wife listens to a certain stream and the only way it works is to install mplayer then realplayer. There is a generic deb for realplayer.

Take a look at the links provided:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

It will guide you through most multimedia and you will be less likely to break your system.

__________________________________________________ __________


Well, "official methods" broke my java install and gave me issues with transcode. Thanks for the link and please note I was careful to add disclaimers to the third party Debian links. What I'm looking for is an almost flawless workstation install and I think I've got what I'm looking for so far.

bodhi.zazen
June 7th, 2008, 10:23 PM
__________________________________________________ __________


Well, "official methods" broke my java install and gave me issues with transcode. Thanks for the link and please note I was careful to add disclaimers to the third party Debian links. What I'm looking for is an almost flawless workstation install and I think I've got what I'm looking for so far.

I am sorry to hear that, I have had problems with "official" methods as well, but not the one you describe.

FYI: if "official methods" broke your install, you should file a bug report (official methods are supported and bug reports are the way to initiate official channels, lol).

How to : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=284595

Sealbhach
June 8th, 2008, 03:00 AM
I found Firefox and Open Office apps were very slow starting up so I just installed this with one click. It's like Prefetch in Windows. It keeps your most used applications ready for startup.

It may use up memory, I don't know. Works great for me.

http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2008/03/tweak-ubuntu-boot-speed-and-application.html

Read about it and install it if you want it.



.

TrakerJon
June 17th, 2008, 12:35 PM
If you have kids (2-10 years old) GCompris, TuxType, TuxPaint and TuxMath are awesome learning tools...

sudo apt-get install gcompris gcompris-sound-en tuxpaint gnucap tuxmath tuxtype

Gnome Games too...

sudo apt-get install gnome-games

It will keep them busy for hours :)

TrakerJon
August 24th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Some late additions...

Frozen Bubble is fun but you can loose a couple of hours if you're not careful hahaha

sudo apt-get install frozen-bubble

Dia is a Linux app similar to Visio

sudo apt-get install dia

Scribus is a very nice desktop publishing application

sudo apt-get install scribus

Last but not least Inkscape

sudo apt-get install inkscape

TrakerJon
September 19th, 2008, 12:40 AM
When prorgamming in C or C++ you'll need the environment files...

sudo apt-get install build-essential

gedit is a very good pre-installed editor

gcc is already included as well, remember after compiling your program to execute the program by using ./filename

TrakerJon
November 19th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Procedure to enable WPA Wireless in Ubuntu

To update the source list run the following command

sudo apt-get

sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager

sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

Comment out everything other than “lo” entries in that file and save the file

Create a file called /etc/default/wpasupplicant, add entry ENABLED=0 and save the file

sudo touch /etc/default/wpasupplicant

Reboot your system

Once you login back in to your machine you need to left-click the network manager icon in Gnome and select your wireless network It should prompts for password, type, etc and It will ask you to choose a password for your new “keyring”.

http://www.debianadmin.com/enable-wpa-wireless-access-point-in-ubuntu-linux.html