installation in pepperment

Hi guys,

The question is: what are the ways of installing softs and games in pepperment(other then software manager).
Like i used “editor by pixlr” i tried to open an image in it but it asked for java installer i tried to install that from there official site but couldn’t.
So what are the ways for installing softs and games from net.

Also there ain’t any games in the software manager,i just wanted to run some games on linux.
so should i get from net or can i update the software manager or have to put games in software manager manualy.

Also are all games for windows and linux different or can some games playable on both OS and for searching games for linux should i write it as"games for linux" or “games for ubuntu” i.e have to write for main distros or simply for linux.

Thanks

Go here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11987.msg96523#msg96523
and do stages 4,5 and 7

Windows software will NOT run in Linux … including games.

There are plenty of games for Linux, but something tells me your 700MB of RAM, 8GB of disk space, and possibly other hardware is going to be severely limiting.

Downloading software directly from the internet is a bad Windows habit you’ll need to break … 99% of the software you’ll ever require will be available through your package managers (Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager), the other 1% you’ll have tyo ask about when you know what you’re after.

Steam is your best bet for Linux games, there are hundreds on there now, with more added every week.

There should be some basic ones in Software Manager (like Solitaire, lol)

Yeah i’ve tried to find steam and desura in software manager and in synaptic package manager but couldn’t find either of them and that was my question that softs like these (e.g steam,desura etc) which we cant find in any of the manager, so where and how to get these with the good possible way if you say downloading them from net is a bad idea.
thanks

…they are in the package manager ???

If you open a terminal and enter the following, what comes up (after entering password):

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install steam

Yup, steam is in the multiverse repo … so should be available “out of the box”.

By writing the command “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install steam” shows:

Admin@Admin-OptiPlex-GX270 ~ $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install steam
[sudo] password for Admin:
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Sources
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en
Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease

Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease

Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease

Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg
Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
Err http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports Release.gpg
Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
Reading package lists… Done
W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-backports/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/Release.gpg Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-backports/Release.gpg Unable to connect to pk.archive.ubuntu.com:http:

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package steam
Admin@Admin-OptiPlex-GX270 ~ $

The “http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com” servers appear to be down … you’ll have to select another server.

go to:-

menu > Preferences > Software & Updates

Click the large button at the right of “Download from:” and select “Other” … then choose another server.

another option would be to manually edit your sources.list file … let me know if you need instructions to do this, please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and when a gedit window opens, post the contents back here.

If you open a terminal and enter the following, what comes up (after entering password):
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install steam

Hi,
I thought I would reopen this thread, if that is ok.
My grandson came with a game recently and I installed it on his win7 machine.
I noticed on the package it said support for PC, MAC and Linux and it was STEAM powered and remembered a recent thread about STEAM. (this one)
I used the above command and got the icon installed in the Games menu ok. and it all seems ok.
However the problem I have is will I need to purchase my own copy of Football Manager and register it to play against my grandson ?
I was thinking of logging on on my machine in his name but as we would both be using the wireless router at the same time I thought it maybe confuse the system.
Any help would be appreciated as he is too young and I am too old to understand the workings of these things :-[

I would seriously doubt if you’ll be able to log into steam with the same account at the same time.

Thanks Mark,
I rather thought that would be the case.
My next problem is if l buy my own copy can we both use the wireless router at the same time to play against each other.?
Thanks again

Yes you should be able to … I presume the game is run locally, and just a small amount of data is being sent across the web.

Thanks Mark,
I would mark this solved but …

In order to play multiplayer at the same time as your grandson, you need 2 copies, but if you didn’t want to play at the same time, you can use 1 copy via Steam Home Sharing. Within a Steam account, you can nominate a couple of other Steam accounts that can access your library, and play your games while you’re not playing them. It’s a useful feature in some cases (not in your specific example though).

There should be a big Steam sale coming up in the next couple of weeks, so may be worth waiting as the discounts on games can be substantial (90% off is not unheard of)

Thanks chemicalfan I was thinking of buying another copy so that I can play at the same time.
I will wait for a couple of weeks as you suggest and see what comes up.