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#1 ozi

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:24 PM

HI guy's
I have purchased an ex lease IBM Think Centre 8172 S51 3 Ghz 1gb Ram PC with a formated H/drive & installed Ubuntu 8.10 & can't seem to install the IBM drivers and get this message .

[b][/tmp/systemupdate314-2008-10-20.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /tmp/systemupdate314-2008-10-20.exe or
/tmp/systemupdate314-2008-10-20.exe.zip, and cannot find /tmp/systemupdate314-2008-10-20.exe.ZIP, period.[/b]


Any ideas :thumbsup: :flowers:
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:02 PM

You are trying to run a Windows driver update in Linux.
This will not work. Ubuntu should have loaded all the drivers
needed for your hardware.
Is there something not working?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:21 PM

You are trying to run a Windows driver update in Linux.
This will not work. Ubuntu should have loaded all the drivers
needed for your hardware.
Is there something not working?



I cant seem to be able to play Dvd's apart from that , it's working fine & I just have to get used to it .. I was amazed at how Ubuntu loaded & apart from the Dvd no problems . If I replaced my Dvd , would I have to install drivers for it ? Will my Sly soft products work [Any Dvd , Clone Dvd ] ? , Should I update my Open Office programs to 3.?

Do I need to install a firewall ? I downloaded AVG 7.5 only to find it was already installed .
Many thanks for the reply Raw .
Ozi

Edited by ozi, 06 February 2009 - 01:09 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:05 PM

I cant seem to be able to play Dvd's apart from that , it's working fine & I just have to get used to it .. I was amazed at how Ubuntu loaded & apart from the Dvd no problems . If I replaced my Dvd , would I have to install drivers for it ?

Are you saying that you can load DVD's just fine but can't play DVD movies? That's easily corrected. You need to download and install the libdvdcss2 library (note that libdvdcss2 is of debatable legality in some jusristictions such as the USA; no one is quite sure if it violates certain patents or not. Unfortunately, there is no other way to play encrypted DVDs in Linux.)

Installing libdvdcss2 on ubuntu 8.10

Will my Sly soft products work [Any Dvd , Clone Dvd ] ?

I believe that all of Slysoft's products are Windows programs. You may be able to run them under Linux using WINE, but I can't guarentee that (WINE's AnyDVD and CloneDVD pages). There are numerous programs available for Linux which do things with and to DVDs and DVD images, take a look through the Add/Remove Programs manager or the Synaptic Package manager (or Google!) to see if any catch your eye.

, Should I update my Open Office programs to 3.?

If you like.

Do I need to install a firewall ?

Perhaps. If you have a hardware firewall then likely not. Firewalls aren't my speciality so I won't go on at length about them.

I downloaded AVG 7.5 only to find it was already installed .

I wasn't aware that AVG for Linux was installed by default in 8.10. Generally speaking, Linux users don't need to run an antivirus program and most such programs available for linux are designed to catch Windows malware. If you're running a server with a lot of Windows clients connecting to it, then it's good policy to run an antivirus. I, personally, do not.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:46 PM

Along with libdvdcss you will probably need to install libdvdread and libdvdnav.
In Linux you can use K3B to copy a DVD, and burn it if you have a Dual Layer DVD burner.
K9Copy will rip just the movie portion of a DVD.
I don't suggest or recommend using wine for what you want to do.
(IMHO you should never need to use Wine...sorry Andrew) :thumbsup:

Technically you don't need an Anti-Virus for Linux. None of the AV offerings
are "real-time". They run on-demand, with the exception of ClamAV which is
aimed at mail servers and not necessary for a desktop box. Having said that, I
will add that I run BitDefender on my Linux box and if you search my older posts
you will see where I tested it against AVG and BD is better.
RootKits are more of a threat than viruses. If you want that warm squishy feeling
of security you can run rkhunter or chkrootkit once a month.

Firewall is a matter of personal choice. Ubuntu by default should not have any services
running so there is nothing to connect to. If you are connected to a router you are more secure.
Routers block all connection attempts by default. Again, if you want that warm squishy feeling
you can install a firewall.(It is not installed by default)
Ubuntu Firewall how-to:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ufw-uncomplicate...untu-hardy.html

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:21 AM

Many thanks Guy's .
Downloading libdvdcss is different from Windows & I am not sure I am savvy enough to do this :flowers: I still do not understand the terminal thing at all & am wondering Wether Linux is suitable for noob's like me :trumpet: What do these instructions mean ?

Ubuntu 8.10 (i386, amd64) [is this one ok for my IBM ? ]

Install the libdvdread3 package (no need to add third party repositories) via Synaptic or command line: [what are these ? ]

sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly [do I copy & paste into Terminal window ? ]

Then open a terminal window and execute: [push my enter button ? ]

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh [now I asume this part is like XP ? ]

Sorry guy's for being a pain .
Ozi

Ok found Synaptic Package Mgr ,but can not find [libdvdcss2 ] to install .. I copied & pasted to search but still can not find any thing like libdvdcss . :thumbsup:
Ozi

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

In order to be able to install it, you need to enable a certain third party software repository.

Software repositories are storehouses of installers for a particular version of Linux. By default, Ubuntu only will connect to 'official' repositories, but you can add new ones if you trust them (the one I mention later is trustworthy.)

To add a new repostory:

1. Open up a command line window.
2. Copy & Paste the following onto the command line:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
3. Press the Enter key. There should be some activity and messages. Wait for them to stop (it shouldn't be too long.)
4. Now copy and paste the following onto the command line:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
5. Press Enter, you will be prompted to confirm. Press the letter Y and then Enter. Wait for all the activity to finish.
6. That's it! you've enabled the Medibuntu repository!

To install libdvdcss2:

1. Still at the command line, copy & paste the following:
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
2. Press the Enter key.
3. It will process some information and then ask you to confirm. Type the letter Y and press Enter.
4. Wait for all the activity to finish (this will take longer than adding a repository because you're downloading and installing the programs.

Libdvdcss2 is now installed!

Now, you can optionally install the w32codecs package. This package will enable you to play proprietary media files like Windows Media, RealMedia, and Apple Quicktime. To do so:

1. At the command line, enter the following:
sudo apt-get install w32codecs
2. Press the Enter key.
3. It will process some information and then ask you to confirm. Type the letter Y and press Enter.
4. Wait for all the activity to finish.

That's it! you're done. You can now close the command line window.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 07 February 2009 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Andrew , just what I need . :cool: :) This will keep me busy , I know all this info is available on the web ,I find most of the info to involved for me to understand & these instructions are perfect for me .
Many thanks :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

I know all this info is available on the web

Hey! Just like here! :thumbsup:

I find most of the info to involved for me to understand & these instructions are perfect for me .

Glad to hear it, I hope others find it useful as well!

Many thanks :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: :cool:
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More than happy to help. Now, about the matter of my bill...Posted Image :)

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 07 February 2009 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:51 PM

More than happy to help. Now, about the matter of my bill...Posted Image :cool:
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Hey, I still have not got it working yet :) :) Tell me is the Command line in Terminal or Synapac search box ???? :) B)
Ozi

Ok Terminal is the go , I am learning . :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:

Ok all loaded , but still not reading my ISO Dvd's

Ok rebooted & new u/dates added & all up & running .
Thanks Amazing & the check is in the mail .

Ozi

Edited by ozi, 08 February 2009 - 03:05 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:15 PM

the check is in the mail .

I only accept wire transfers drawn from Nigerian banks. :thumbsup:

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 08 February 2009 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:27 PM

One last question , I checked package & Floppy drive S/ware is ticked , but floppy not working . No big thing but I like things to work .. I left a Disc in the floppy & Pc would not boot untill I removed it , so Pc noes it is there .

Ozi

Ok worked it out for myself :thumbsup: all up & working & don't even know how I did it .

Cheers Ozi

Edited by ozi, 09 February 2009 - 12:47 AM.





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