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  1. #1

    Totally new to Ubuntu.. need a lot of help...thanks so much!!!~

    Hi, I just start using Ubuntu like 2 days ago and I have no experience using Linux
    My first question is how to execute a program.
    I was trying to download eclipse
    but then I have no idea where the files are store...
    also how to execute them...
    I am really interested in learning linux... feel free to explain extra info.
    Thanks a lot!!~

    Lawrence =)

  2. #2
    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome to the forums.
    Here is a link that explains how to install eclipse on Ubuntu.
    Check this link for general info on getting started with Linux.
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  3. #3
    Thanks.... =)

    Appreciate it!!~

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    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    This is a basic description of how to use synaptic package manager to install programs. How to Install Software in Linux - Using the Synaptic Package Manager
    Synaptic package manager and the ubuntu repositories will have a wide selection of programs which will work with ubuntu. Good luck and have fun.

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    Hello and welcome aboard, Lawrence!

    Just in case you should need it, the Ubuntu website has a pretty good HowTo for using Synaptic, too:

  7. #6
    A downloadable pdf manual would not hurt to have also.

    Main page - Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference
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  8. #7
    XP.. thanks guys....=P...

  9. #8
    To run a program, you can do it by two ways.

    The first way, is by double clicking on the executable.
    The second way is doing it in terminal by typing './program-name'

    If a program is not executing, right click on and click the permisions tab and toggle "Allow executing file as program'... then try again.

    In regards to your download, most browsers by default download to the 'Download' directory in your home folder ('/home/(user)/Downloads/').

  10. #9

    still got problem

    when I run command line "sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk"

    it give me this error
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/lock -open (11 resource temporarily unavailable

    E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

    Any idea how to solve this???

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