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-best is to get help from u;re local ubuntu forum ...

-U can install with the Synaptic (System - administration - synaptic)
- or from the Aplication - Install/uninstall (the one on the bottom)
-with comands in a terminal : sudo apt-get install "program name"
- or by downloading .deb packages (the equivalent ofr an .exe in windows) and double clicking on it

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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I downloaded a Linux program from the Internet to my download directory. How can I install it?


It depends on situation.
What is your operating system?

Windows:
No easy way exists to run Linux program in windows. Use VirtualBox or VMware virtual environment, download Linux OS, install virtual Linux machine and then install your downloaded program in Linux.
VirtualBox free download (virtual environment):
Welcome to VirtualBox org

Ubuntu Linux OS free download (virtual machine):
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Your final installation set look:

Your downloaded program
Linux operating system - installed as virtual machine
Virtual environment
Windows OS
These components are installed on computer

Linux:
There exists more program packages types :
RPM package installation (Centos, RedHat, OpenSuse...)
rpm -ivh program_name.rpm

Debian package installation (Ubuntu, Debian...)
sudo dpkg -i program_name.deb
or
sudo apt get install program_name

General compressed file / installator
File extesion examples:
package_name.tgz
package_name.tar.gz:

Unpacking
tar -xvzf program_name.tgz

Installation of executable file :
./install.sh
(or another file from the package)

Jan 19, 2016 | Operating Systems

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How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files


Because of licensing issues, Ubuntu is unable to play MP3s out of the box. We’ll show you how to play MP3s and other restricted file formats in about four mouse clicks.
The philosophy behind Ubuntu is that software should be free and accessible to all. Whether MP3 and other file formats are free is unclear in many countries, so Ubuntu does not include software to read these file formats by default.
musicplayer_001.png Fortunately, it does include a package that installs the most commonly used file formats all at once, including a Flash plugin for Firefox.
Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 10.04. There are small differences for earlier versions of Ubuntu.
Play MP3 Files
Open the Ubuntu Software Center, found in the Applications menu.
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Click on View and ensure that All Software is selected.
ubuntusoftwarecenter_001.png Type “restricted extras” into the search box at the top-right. Find the Ubuntu restricted extras package and click Install.
ubuntusoftwarecenter_002.png Enter your password when prompted.
authenticate_003.png Once the install is complete, close out of Ubuntu Software Center, and you’ll be able to play MP3 files! To confirm this, we’ll open up Rhythmbox, found in the Sound & Video section of the Applications menu.
sshot116.png Our test MP3 plays with no problems!
Note: If Rhythmbox tells you that MP3 plugins are not installed, close Rhythmbox and reopen it. You should not have to install anything extra through Rhythmbox.
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Despite this extra step, playing the most common audio and video file formats – including Flash videos on the internet – is simple. All the software comes installed, you just have to teach them how to read your files.

on Jun 08, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Installation of sqldeveloper on ubuntu 12.4


First, make sure you have JDK 7 installed. Then,
  1. Install alien with the command sudo apt-get install alien. This is used to convert RPM packages
  2. Download the Oracle SQL Developer package if you have not done so already.
  3. Run alien on the RPM package: alien -d package.rpm.
  4. Install the package with the command sudo dpkg -i package.deb. If there is a message saying there is a dependency problem while installing it, you can fix it by running sudo apt-get -f install.

Feb 25, 2014 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Can I get My Computer icon in Ubuntu 11.10


There is no My computer icon in KDE.
On the task bar click the K with the Gear. Explore the Favorites menu. Make sure that the Dolphin file explorer is there. By clicking Dolphin your Home folder will open.
You can also add a widget on the desktop. Point to some empty space on the desktop. Right click the mouse button then select Add widgets. At the bottom of the screen some windows open. In the categories, look for file sytem. Choose and enter. A widget of your home will be displayed.

One advice. I think you should run the Synaptic Package. Manager to make sure you get all necessary packages for KDE. In the QuickFilter text area enter KDE. All packages that relate to KDE will be displayed. Explore to see if there is something you need that was not installed.
Select all the packages you want. Any package required for the one you selected will be chosen for installation.

Dec 14, 2012 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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How do you operate Verbiste software from Ubuntu Linux


you need the Linux version first.
http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.04/ubuntu-universe-i386/verbiste-gnome_0.1.33-3_i386.deb.html
this is a 386 package or (32bit) download and install with Software manager. It will tell you if anything is needed to install. Look for it in your menu Enjoy

Dec 06, 2012 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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How to install language packages in ubuntu server edition?


you can choose which packages you want while installing the server..

Sep 01, 2010 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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I would like to get my ipod nanos to work on my ubuntu operating system. I have just installed ubuntu on a friend's system and banshee does not recignise the ipod when I connect it.


- try using gtkpod for ubuntu, search for it and download it.

- once you got the package, open a console and type this in the command line:

sudo apt-get install gtkpod

Nov 03, 2009 | Operating Systems

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I'm new to ubuntu and I wanted to know if I could load kubuntu over ubuntu and keep all the features that come with ubuntu or will it wipe it out. I also have edubuntu loaded on it for my kids and don't...


Kbuntu will completely overwirte ubuntu. you could try though to make another partition to install it to. kbuntu is the one with the KDE inerface so it will be totally different the regualr gnome ubuntu.

Sep 12, 2009 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Ubuntu 8.04 Sound is Very Distorted HELP!!!


You need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list file
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe multiverse
Now you need to run the following command to update the source list
sudo apt-get update
Install mplayer using the following command
sudo apt-get install mplayer
if you want to open mplayer just type
gmplayer
or
You can Open from Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player
Install libdvdcss2 and w32 video codecs in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.
For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Users run the following command
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
Then, add the GPG Key using the following commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get update
For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2
For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2
Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.
Mplayer Plugin for Firefox
If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command
sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

Apr 21, 2009 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Flash Problem


Actually, ubuntu does have flash. You need to just open mozilla firefox, and then go to a site that requires flash like deezer.com or shockwave.com, then click on the yellow bar that appears on top that says "Install additional plugins", and a prompt will appear that will guide you to install flash. After the install, you can try to restart firefox and flash should be working well and good. Or you can open up synaptic package manager and enable the nonfree repository, then download the flashplugin-nonfree package.

Sep 09, 2008 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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