frustrating

Asked by hyrumm12@yahoo.com on 2006-08-27

I am a new user of Linus Ubunto. I am unable to install new programs. When I go to the Terminal I am asked for a User Password. None of the passwords that I made during the installations are in any way recognized. The flashing cursor doesn't even recognize that I am tryint to type. When I ask for permission to change the .bin file to an .exe file I am just told that the program install file cannot be found. It is a Java file and is downloaded to my desktop. Also I have been told that Ubunto has a "Command" function. I have be totally unable to find one. Can someone solve, or tell me where I can find information to solve, my problems? <email address hidden>

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2006-08-29
Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1

You should be able to use your user password. The flashing cursor not moving is actually a security feature, it stops people from guessing how long your password is. Just type in your user password (the one you use to login) and hit enter.

If you're trying to change a file name then you should be able to right click the icon and go to rename. If you're doing it via a terminal just do "mv test.bin test.exe". Make sure you're in the correct folder, you may have to type "cd Desktop" for example first. You can see a folders content by using the "ls" command.

What do you mean by a command function?

Toby Smithe (tsmithe) said : #2

Press Alt+F2 in GNOME to get to this "command function". I'm guessing you mean the "Run Application" dialogue. Remember that this isn't Windows, and to make a file executable, you can change the properties with Nautilus (ie right-click and change the permissions), or you can do "chmod +x file" in the terminal, where file is the executable. To install applications, you can use "Add/Remove", Synaptic, or "aptitude" on the console. If you use aptitude, type "sudo aptitude install" followed by the program name. To search for an application, type "apt-cache search" followed by the name. To run a Java class, perhaps you could use "java" followed by the name, but you may need to install Java support first. Search on the Ubuntu Wiki for help on doing this.

hyrumm12@yahoo.com (hyrum-m3) said : #3

Mr. Dean Sas: Thank you very much for your e-mail inre the installations. It is now safely and adequately installed and operation just right. As to "what do you mean by command", I am very familiar with the command function in Win 98, XP, etc., therefore when hearint it mentioned by various help sites for Ubunto and being unable with any of my search attempts I needed to know what was being referred TO. I am aware that terminology in the computer industry that hasn't been 100% standardized and that prompted my question. I could have asked about command line. After quite a bit of web browsing I did find that the references to "console", Terminal, were referring to what I knew as command.

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 Date: Sunday, August 27, 2006 5:47 PM
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 Subject: [Support #1622]: Re: frustrating
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Support request #1622 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1622

Comment:
You should be able to use your user password. The flashing cursor not moving is
actually a security feature, it stops people from guessing how long your
password is. Just type in your user password (the one you use to login) and hit
enter.

If you're trying to change a file name then you should be able to right click
the icon and go to rename. If you're doing it via a terminal just do "mv
test.bin test.exe". Make sure you're in the correct folder, you may have to type
"cd Desktop" for example first. You can see a folders content by using the "ls"
command.

What do you mean by a command function?

hyrumm12@yahoo.com (hyrumm12) said : #4

Mr. Toby Smithe: Thank you very much for your response to my frustration. All is well now, and the installation went ok. What I had needed was the Java support. Thanks again. <email address hidden>

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