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I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:00:56 pm »
Hello,

I just received my new computer with linux! I am a complete beginner.. I understood my computer uses gnome and this is about it... I looked on Internet how to install softwares and it seems I don't have the Add Remove software application (at least I cannot find it...) and I can't find any program installer either... Could anyone help me?
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 07:07:22 pm »
For "add/remove" programs, you look for the software center. 

Do you know what linux distro your using?
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 07:13:00 pm »
I am afraid I dont know what i am using, I have seen Linpus or something like this the first time I switched on...
I don't have Software service, I have Gnome control center but I have been through its menu and there isn't anything

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 07:19:01 pm »
Is it a PC or Laptop you have? I think you may be running Linpus Lite.
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 07:21:00 pm »
It is a PC : Acer aspire revo..

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 07:30:08 pm »
Are you able to use a terminal? If so, open "terminal" and then post the output of:

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uname -a

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cat /etc/issue

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cat /proc/version

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dmesg | head -1
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 07:30:42 pm »
Someone else on the forum mentioned having a Revo 3700 and it came with Linpus 9.5 pre-installed.

Is there anything in your menu's called Package Manager, or YUM ?

BTW, if it *is* Linpus 9.5, I'd install another Linux distribution instead .. Linpus 9.5 is based on Fedora 8 which is no longer recieving updates or security fixes .. I'd suggest installing Ubuntu or Linux Mint instead.

see here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/general-help-advice/how-do-i-install-linux-mint-on-a-linpus-machine-pls/
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 07:33:27 pm »
Someone else on the forum mentioned having a Revo and it was Linpus 9.5

Is there anything in your menu's called Package Manager, or YUM ?

Some of the Revo's also come with Ubuntu 9.04 ;)
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 07:37:51 pm »
In that case, you need to open a terminal and enter:
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cat /etc/*-release
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 07:40:18 pm »
I don't know what is a terminal (and i don't see anything with this name) and I don't see anything you mentioned..
I have a lot of application already installed and even when I am logged in as "root" it doesn't change anything.
My operating system is "Linpus Linux X Windows 9.5 100623 V1, if it helps...
I don't mind to install whatever is better if I can! I tried to install chrome, skype and a new version of adobe flash and nothing happens! I can download but when I tried to install it doesn't work...

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 07:41:52 pm »
Linpus Linux X Windows 9.5 100623 V1


Honestly... I have never heard of such a thing. I've heard of Linpus Linux though.
Would you be able to take a screenshot of your desktop please, it could help us further. Just look for the "prtscrn" (or similar) button on your keyboard.
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 07:48:15 pm »
I must be cursed ;)! I cannot open this discussion with my new pc... I had a look at the link you advised me and my screen looks a lot like it!...

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 07:53:05 pm »
We've just upgraded the forum software, and ATM there is a problem with some pages in Firefox .. this will be solved soon .. it is being worked on as we speak :)

It seems to be something to do with the PrettyURL mod, but only seems to affect the way Firefox treats the URL's
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2011, 07:57:01 pm »
Right from Agnes has posted, I've worked out that he/she is on Linpus 9.5. In which case, I'd personally advise you to move to Ubuntu/Mint as soon as possible, but leave that for another discussion. I'm not much of an expert, but I'm sure Mark will be able to guide you through to a solution.


P.S. Mark you spelled "speak" wrong. ;)
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 08:02:42 pm »
Erm how did you get to Linpus 9.5 from what Agnes said ?

Erm, there are 3 different pictures there .. of 3 different distributions.

Which one does it look like ?

Is this picture ever displayed anywhere



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