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need help setting up please
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:42:27 pm »
I have Linux Good operating system one of the programs I can only get for windows, requires cab files I don't understand executable files and I don't have the internet  ::)
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 03:20:38 pm »
I don't understand the question, but if you are trying to get a Windows application running in Linux, you need to be looking at WINE and winetricks, or a VM.

This may help -
http://linuxforums.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/can-i-run-windows-programs-in-linux/msg132/#msg132

If you want to post more info, such as the Windows application name, and what you have already tried, we may be able to help a bit more.
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 12:28:37 pm »
two items (1) I have Linux Good operating system one of the programs is paf (A family tree program by the mormom church) it requires cab files by windows (2) I also need to setup for video & audio but still need the codecs I have a dvd with the different versions but don't understand what to look for ? can you help ?
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 02:13:31 pm »
If you mean this PAF:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/paf/pafonline.asp
Then it *appears* to wok in WINE, it complained about not being able to find Wordpad during the installation, but appeared to work properly once installed. (tested both PAF v4.0 and 5.2)

For codecs etc. we will need to know which Linux distribution and version you are using... to find out...

Can you open a terminal, and send the output from these 3 commands.

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cat /etc/*-release

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cat /proc/version

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uname -a
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 01:47:16 pm »

The commands:
      cat/ect/*-release
      cat/proc/version  Both produced “on such file or directory”
      I went back to cat/ still the same ?

It didn't reconsie uname but I understand this is the equvilent I have the book Linux pocket guide by O'reilly
linux@linux-desktop:~$ ls -l
total 3148
drwxr-xr-x  2 linux linux    4096 2011-04-01 20:47 Desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux       0 2011-04-01 20:52 interagate
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux      14 2011-04-01 20:49 intergate~
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux      56 2011-04-01 20:19 iteragate~
drwxr-xr-x 32 linux linux    4096 2011-03-27 12:36 MY-Data
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux   13006 2011-03-29 00:27 peacock1.ged
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  447488 2011-03-29 00:19 peacock_tree.FBK
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  447488 2011-03-29 00:36 peacock_tree.FTW
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux 2174976 2011-03-31 22:23 Peacock_Tree_Paf.paf
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux    8142 2011-03-31 19:55 Thomas Family Tree_2011-03-31.lst
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  326942 2011-03-31 22:21 Thomas Family Tree_2011-03-31test.lst
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux       0 2011-03-29 21:06 Ubuntu


I count get the command to work but does this answer your question ?
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 03:10:01 pm »
Nope...

The reason the commands didn't work, *may* have been because you entered:
cat/proc........
where it should have been:
cat /proc.....
note the space.
It is *possible* neither file exists depending on the distro, but I would have thought unlikely.

Do you KNOW what Linux distribution and version you are running ?

uname -a just gives the kernel version... if you don't trust the commands I'm giving you (fair enough :) ), read the commands man page (manual) to see what it does and what options are available.
eg.
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man uname
or
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man cat

Also remember Linux commands/paths ARE case sensitive, so enter exactly as shown.

All ls -l did was give me a directory listing of the current directory using a long listing format..
ls = list
-l = use a long listing format
see:
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man ls
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 01:22:53 pm »
Does this answer your question ? Don't know how I got here sure I tried the space after the cat command

linux@linux-desktop:~$ uname -a

Linux linux-desktop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat /proc/version

Linux version 2.6.24-19-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008

linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat / --v

cat (GNU coreutils) 6.10

Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.

There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

linux@linux-desktop:~$

linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat /proc

cat: /proc: Is a directory


linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat /ect/* -release

cat: invalid option -- r

Try `cat --help' for more information.

linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat /ect -release

cat: invalid option -- r

Try `cat --help' for more information.


The commands:
      cat/ect/*-release
      cat/proc/version  Both produced “on such file or directory”
      I went back to cat/ still the same ?

It didn't reconsie uname but I understand this is the equvilent I have the book Linux pocket guide by O'reilly
linux@linux-desktop:~$ ls -l
total 3148
drwxr-xr-x  2 linux linux    4096 2011-04-01 20:47 Desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux       0 2011-04-01 20:52 interagate
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux      14 2011-04-01 20:49 intergate~
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux      56 2011-04-01 20:19 iteragate~
drwxr-xr-x 32 linux linux    4096 2011-03-27 12:36 MY-Data
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux   13006 2011-03-29 00:27 peacock1.ged
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  447488 2011-03-29 00:19 peacock_tree.FBK
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  447488 2011-03-29 00:36 peacock_tree.FTW
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux 2174976 2011-03-31 22:23 Peacock_Tree_Paf.paf
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux    8142 2011-03-31 19:55 Thomas Family Tree_2011-03-31.lst
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux  326942 2011-03-31 22:21 Thomas Family Tree_2011-03-31test.lst
-rw-r--r--  1 linux linux       0 2011-03-29 21:06 Ubuntu

 :o
I have Ubuntu 12.04. LTS,  Nautilus 3.4.2, Google Chrome 21.0.1180.57 and Firefox 13.0.1,

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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 03:49:35 pm »
OK, you *appear* to be running an "old" version of Ubuntu (or one of its derivatives)... possibly 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron?...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Ubuntu_8.04_LTS_.28Hardy_Heron.29
(BTW, support for Hardy runs out NOW, April 2011... so you would probably be better off installing a newer version such as 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx, or 10.10 Maverick Meerkat)

Can you run:

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cat /etc/*-release

again, because you are entering it wrong... you entered:
cat /ect/* -release
note - it is etc not ect, and there should be no space between * and -
(copy and paste if needed)

IF it is Ubuntu or one of its derivatives... follow the instructions here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/install-flashplayer-java-and-mp3-support-in-ubuntu/

when you are done... close Synapic (this is important).

Open a terminal, and enter these 4 commands to add the Medibuntu repository, and add a few more codecs:

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sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
(that is all one command... all one single line)

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sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs w32codecs vlc

That will install all the codecs you are likely to require... if you need anything else, such as WINE, let us know.

I still need the cat /etc/*-release output though, as the instructions *may* differ slightly for older versions of Ubuntu, as documented here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
and
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 01:34:07 pm »
How about this then ? It was your Idea of cut & paste,  but remember I don't have the internet
linux@linux-desktop:~$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04.1"
linux@linux-desktop:~$ 

Thank you for your patients with me, must be fustrating at times
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Re: need help setting up please
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 02:03:56 pm »
You will NEED an internet connection to install the codecs, or pretty much any other software.

AFAIK, the above instructions will work for the codecs, with one exception... on this page:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/install-flashplayer-java-and-mp3-support-in-ubuntu/

The section that reads:

Quote
Now to enable playing of commercial DVD's... open a terminal and enter:
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sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Hitting enter after each line, and your password when asked.


For 8.04 (Hardy) needs to read:

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sudo apt-get install libdvdread3
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh



But seriously, I'd consider a move to at least 10.04... If you don't, you will start to see more and more software that won't be available for 8.04, and you'll receive NO security updates (or ANY updates of ANY kind ;) )... support for 8.04 ends THIS MONTH so the software repositories will no longer be updated, and *may* eventually disappear altogether... sticking with 8.04 is likely to start giving you problems.

If this machine is unlikely to ever have an internet connection, you may be better off with Linux Mint 9 or 10 (Gnome DVD edition), as this will come with the codecs and WINE pre-installed.
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