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Hello everyone I'm a true newbie to the Linux community and I was wondering why is it that when I downloaded my RealPlayer10GOLD file and it appeared on the desktop as its suppose to, I double click on the icon and I get the error messege "Can't Display Location" Couldn't display "/home/nieko03/Desktop/RealPlayer10GOLD-1.bin".? What am I doing wrong here? I really like the Linux set up but I'm just a little confused :(

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Thats a binary installer, open a root terminal and just run

/home/nieko03/Desktop/RealPlayer10GOLD-1.bin

, if you get an error try

chmod +x /home/nieko03/Desktop/RealPlayer10GOLD-1.bin

then try running again.

Real Player may be available through your distros packaging system, what do you use?

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Ok thank you. I'll give it a shot and see what happends. I'm using Firefox if that's what you mean. I'm so new at this I'm still trying to figure out what everything is. And I'm using Mozilla 2.6 I know it's rather old but the system was given to me by my brother and there's a lot of stuff on here. Once I get the hang of things maybe you could assist me in updating this too!

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Good luck, you're in good hands with naraku9333!

Do you know the version of Linux you're using? Mandriva, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Red Hat perhaps? If the experts know the brand name of your version of Linux they can better assist you:-)

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When you first boot your Linux box on the boot spash screen it'll also tell you what version of Linux it is.

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Ok.. it's Linux Ubuntu 2.6.12-9-386 #1. What do I do from here? In the terminal I'm getting the error messege "No such file or directory" Man I'm so confused right now.

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easy way:

open a terminal and do this:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

paste this at the bottom of the text file:

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

save and close.

in the terminal again do:

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install realplay

This will (should) install realplayer with all firefox plugins

Hope it helps ;)

Edited by tictoc5150

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easy way:

open a terminal and do this:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

paste this at the bottom of the text file:

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

save and close.

in the terminal again do:

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install realplay

This will (should) install realplayer with all firefox plugins

Hope it helps ;)

I've typed sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list in my terminal but where do I find the text file? I'm getting there slowly but surely. But do I need permissions for this?

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I've typed sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list in my terminal but where do I find the text file? I'm getting there slowly but surely. But do I need permissions for this?

Sorry, I made some assumptions for those directions...So, a couple questions are in order

1) are you on your brothers user account or was one created for you?

2) If you are on your brothers, did he give you a password?

3) What happened when you did "sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list"?....(you should've been prompted for a password)

The "sudo" in that command is about permissions....equal to root and given the power to modify system files...(the power you most definitely need to have to make alot of important {needed} changes in Ubuntu and other Debian based distros)

The "gedit" in that command is the text editor that will open the file after the password is given.

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Hiya tictoc

I was able to get to the 3rd step you mentioned. sudo apt-get install realplay. Once I typed that in the terminal, everything seemed to be processing correctly but then I got the messege " WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!

realplay

Install these packages without verification [y/N]?

Media change: please insert the disc labeled

'Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)'

in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

My brother is in the military and when he deployed, he didn't leave and type of CD's with me. Where do I go from here?

I've got the password from him as well. But I find that when I log into a terminal I get the $ sign and not the #.

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Open sources.list again, there should be a line like

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.04 _Hoary Hedgehog_ - Release i386 (20050407)]/ hoary main restricted

. that tells apt to look for a cd, add a # at the beggining of that line to comment it out, then run tictoc's commands again.

EDIT:

As long as you have the user password your ok, sudo only elevates you to root for the command run with it ie: sudo gedit runs gedit as root. Ubuntu disables root logins by default IIRC.

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naraku9333 has you covered on what to do and following those instructions will disable the CD as a source and cause apt-get and synaptic (package manager) to retrieve anything needed for an installation from an online repository.

I just want to mention the reason for the "warning" to put your mind at ease if it bothered you.

The only reason the package cannot be authenticated is that it isn't in the Ubuntu "official" repositories...and believe me, there's alot of useful things not in the "official" repositories.

The package is safe to install. :thumbsup:

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Alright.. now do I type this in my terminal after the 3rd step you advised me about tictoc or do I do this first in the terminal, then follow your instructions? deb cdrom:[ubuntu 5.04 _Hoary Hedgehog_ - Release i386 (20050407)]/ hoary main restricted. I'm not frustrated anymore just trying to get the hang of things.

I tried it and I got this messege Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

What happend? Did I follow the steps correctly? Where do I start here? I'm really confused now.

This is what I did:

1. Opened terminal and typed sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Pasted this at the bottom of Text File : deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

3. I saved it and then closed it.

4. I opened the terminal again and typed sudo apt-get update

5. Then typed sudo apt-get install realplay

6. Whew!! Then typed deb cdrom:[ubuntu 5.04 _Hoary Hedgehog_ - Release i386 (20050407)]/ hoary main restricted

7. Then typed in deb cdrom:[ubuntu 5.04 _Hoary Hedgehog_ - Release i386 (20050407)]/ hoary main restricted

8. . that tells apt to look for a cd, add a # at the beggining of that line to comment it out, then run tictoc's commands again.

I'm adding # at the beginning of what line???

Shoot!! my head hurts now.. Walk me thru this please!! :(

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I'll try to walk you through it step by step:

1

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2

Find the line that starts

deb cdrom:

and add a # at the begining of the line.

3

run

sudo apt-get update

4

then

sudo apt-get install realplayer

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Hi naraku9333

I took my time and followed your instructions but I got this messege. W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://ftp.free.fr breezy/restricted Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.free.fr_pub_Distributions%5fLinux_plf_ubuntu_plf_dists _breezy_breezy_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I got a little lost at step 3 where you say (Run) sudo apt-get update. Am I typing this in the terminal?.. and oh yeah!

when you mentioned step 2 you said Find the line that starts deb cdrom: Well I didn't exactly locate that line but I did see free non-freedeb cdrom:[ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted

What happend?.. and is that the line you're refering to?

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you may want to try updating and installing the package again. Use these commands

sudo apt-get update

and

sudo apt-get install realplayer

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Tried that too and got this error messege: bzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;

perhaps it is corrupted? *Possible* reason follows.

bzip2: Inappropriate ioctl for device Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.

You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover

data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

Err ftp://ftp.free.fr breezy/free Packages

Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

40% [Working]

Err ftp://ftp.free.fr breezy/non-freedeb Packages

Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '

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Hiya Mychal007,

Glad to see you're hanging in there with it...Some people would be turned off enough to dump linux in favor of windows at this point but I'm pretty sure we can get you over this problem.

Could you copy and paste your entire /etc/apt/sources.list here, it kinda looks like you made an error when you pasted the new line.

One of us can correct it and you should be good to go.

Just to make sure realplayer is in the repository and works, I installed it on mine...install went fine...just gotta get your sources.list fixed.

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Hey tictoc. I'm not giving up because I figure I've gotta learn how this works sooner or later. Here goes.. from the Sources. List (etc/apt/) - gedit it reads this:

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-freedeb cdrom:[ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced

## after the final release of the distribution.

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'

## repository.

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security

## team.

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'

## repository.

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

Once you get this figured out, could you please walk me through this again? I'm patient :)

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OK, definitely see the problem now. :)

step 1) open the sources.list again

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Make the file read as follows (delete what's currently there and copy&paste, if you want):

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted


## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

#plf
deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/ubuntu/plf breezy free non-free

Save and close the file.

In the terminal:

sudo apt-get update

let it do its thing and then:

sudo apt-get install realplay

should now work. :thumbsup:

Now I want to mention that since all sources were commented out with "#" (disabled) you're probably way behind on updates...You may (*should*) want to open the update manager and take care of that....any problems post back ;)

Edited by tictoc5150

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tictoc

I did all of the above and the updates installed with no problem and I was able to locate RealPlayer in my file browser. Now how do I extract it and make it useful? And also when I go my one of my messege boards, it's telling me Additional Java Plugins Are Required To Display All The Media On This Page. How do I go about getting that?

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you can start it by typing the following command into your terminal:

realplay

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Just to add, if "sudo apt-get install realplay" went well and installed without error, it should be in the menu (Applications -> Sound & Video -> RealPlayer 10)

I usually don't use all-in-one installers but this would probably make your life a helluva lot easier and get what you need done as quick as possible.

Automatix is an automated gui install script that takes care of alot of things to make Ubuntu more functional....pretty much just selecting with point and click from a list once installed...pretty sure it takes care of java (including plugins, hence the recommendation) as well as a bunch of other things.

In a terminal:

wget http://beerorkid.com/automatix/automatix_5.8-1_i386.deb

Then:

sudo dpkg -i automatix_5.8-1_i386.deb

To run Automatix:

Automatix

This is the Ubuntu forum page for it with all info and capabilities of Automatix

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