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I am running Debian, and have loaded up LXDE from terminal. I can get into it using GDM. The problem is that I feel it does not have the fundamental ...
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    LXDE Missing Software


    I am running Debian, and have loaded up LXDE from terminal. I can get into it using GDM. The problem is that I feel it does not have the fundamental software. I did get Iceweasel up, as it was missing a browser, that much I knew. However, after downloading, a zip file for example, there is nothing assigned to it to open. The list is blank. Is there some fundamental software I should know about?

    I'm new to Debian, starting with the bare minimum and apt-get everything.

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    Mind you, I've not used straight Debian in a long time but you might get things going by just doing as su:
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    apt-get update
    apt-get install synaptic
    That should install the synaptic package manager if it isn't already installed and you can go from there. Open with:
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    synaptic
    Hope this helps.
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    Oh, thank you, Dan.

    You're more into Mint?

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    Make sure to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file to include any repos that you're looking for.
    Just for example adding this to your sources.list file:
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    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main
    Would let you install Flash.
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    I think I have them as apt, not sure. I'll look into that..

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    I run LXDE on AntiX core install with Debian testing repositories. PCManFM is siamesed into LXDE on a Debian LXDE install.

    For extraction on right click in pcmanfm. Install xarchiver or file-roller

    Code:
    harry@bikertest3:~$ apt-cache policy xarchiver
    xarchiver:
      Installed: 1:0.5.2+20090319+dfsg-4
      Candidate: 1:0.5.2+20090319+dfsg-4
      Version table:
     *** 1:0.5.2+20090319+dfsg-4 0
            500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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