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Old 05-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default linux is a waste of time

for me its a waste, tell you the reasons now, I installed linux, ok, then i go play chess, the computers cheats man wtf the hacking chess, its not fair, he moved two pieces at once.

Seond problem, i cant watch youtube vids it requires flash, i download flash, it don't even say its supported for my linux, why give me 3 choices then of which flash to install, i tried them all and no go.

I like the speed but i hate all the things on it, you can't do shit to get things up.

just for the record, after installed linux it installed over my vista so i lost alot of stuff, people said you can edit partitions, well i did, but then when i go on linux the vista windows folder is their so wtf? i don't want that, then i i tried to install linux again and boom, it goes right over vista



i ok i double click them bothnot supported and it says

guys im pissed of now! wtf is up with this crap Ubuntu

forget this thread, its probs just me but that chess is hacking guys im telling you now
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Your not installing flash right, you need to run the script flashplayer-installer, not double click.

This can be done thru terminal, or right click > run in shell (Something like that)
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Do some research and read up on the linux forums. Don't assume it's junk just because you don't know what your doing. There is a bit of a learning curve. I've known way to many people that tried linux and thought it sucked because they didn't take the time to learn and it wasn't windows.

Like stated above, you need to install it from the terminal.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: linux is a waste of time

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Your not installing flash right, you need to run the script flashplayer-installer, not double click.

This can be done thru terminal, or right click > run in shell (Something like that)
their is no run in shell

#!/bin/sh
#
# Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.
#
# Adobe Flash Player Installer
#

PRODUCT="Adobe Flash Player"
VERSION="9"
PLATFORM="Linux"

FPVERSIONMAJ=9
FPVERSIONMIN=60
FPVERSIONREV=0

# Environment variables
PATH=.:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:$PATH
export PATH

# Get the path of this script
cwd=`dirname $0`

# Minimum glibc
MIN_GLIBCMAJOR=2
MIN_GLIBCMINOR=3


##############################
# Subroutines
##############################

# the os is not supported
exit_os () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your operating system is not supported by the"
echo " $PRODUCT installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# the architecture is not supported
exit_cpu () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your architecture, \'$1\', is not supported by the"
echo " $PRODUCT installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# glibc is older than supported
exit_glibc () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your glibc library is older than $MIN_GLIBCMAJOR.$MIN_GLIBCMINOR."
echo " Please update your glibc library."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# exit installer
exit_error () {
echo ""
echo "Exiting the $PRODUCT $VERSION installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# check glibc
check_glibc () {
ICONV=`iconv --version | sed -e '2,$d'`
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "no-iconv"
else
ICONVVER=`echo "$ICONV" | awk '{print $4}'`
GLIBCMAJOR=`echo $ICONVVER | cut -d'.' -f1`
GLIBCMINOR=`echo $ICONVVER | cut -d'.' -f2`
if [ \( $GLIBCMAJOR -ge $MIN_GLIBCMAJOR \) -a \( $GLIBCMINOR -ge $MIN_GLIBCMINOR \) ]; then
echo "valid-glibc"
else
echo "invalid-glibc"
fi
fi
}

# check entered directory
check_browser_dir () {
CHECKDIR="$1"
# blank?
if [ -z "$CHECKDIR" ]; then
echo "blank"
exit
fi
# is a directory?
if [ -d "$CHECKDIR" ]; then
# is writable?
if [ -w "$CHECKDIR" ]; then
# contains plugins and components dirs?
if [ -d "$CHECKDIR/plugins" -a -d "$CHECKDIR/components" ]; then
# could be Mozilla or Netscape
if [ ! -w "$CHECKDIR/plugins" ]; then
echo "invalid-plugins-not-writable"
return
else
echo "valid"
return
fi
elif [ -d "$CHECKDIR/plugins" ]; then
if [ ! -w "$CHECKDIR/plugins" ]; then
echo "invalid-plugins-not-writable"
return
fi
# is Opera or Netscape Communicator?
OPERABIN=`find $CHECKDIR -type f -name "opera" -print`
if [ -f "$OPERABIN" ]; then
echo "valid-opera"
return
elif [ -f "$CHECKDIR/netscape-communicator" ]; then
echo "valid-communicator"
return
fi
fi
else
echo "invalid-not-writable"
return
fi
else
echo "invalid-not-directory"
return
fi
echo "invalid"
}

# fix dir if necessary
fix_dir () {
FIXDIR="$1"
FIRSTCHAR=`expr "$FIXDIR" : '\(.\).*'`
if [ "$FIRSTCHAR" != '/' ]; then
currentdir=`pwd`
echo "$currentdir/$FIXDIR"
else
echo "$1"
fi
}

# warn libflashplayer.so is a symbolic link
warn_symbolic_link () {
echo ""
echo "WARNING: The $PRODUCT binary is a symbolic link."
echo " The installer will replace this symbolic link with the actual binary."
echo ""
}

# compare versions
compare_versions () {
BIN="$1"
MYFPVERSIONSTR=`strings "$1" | grep -e "^Shockwave Flash [.\d+]*" | sed -e "s/Shockwave Flash //g"`
MYFPVERSION=`echo "$MYFPVERSIONSTR" | awk '{print $1}'`
MYFPVERSIONMAJ=`echo "$MYFPVERSION" | cut -d'.' -f1`
MYFPVERSIONMIN=`echo "$MYFPVERSION" | cut -d'.' -f2`
MYFPVERSIONREV=`echo "$MYFPVERSIONSTR" | awk '{print $2}' | sed -e "s/^r//g"`
# check major version
if [ \( $MYFPVERSIONMAJ -lt $FPVERSIONMAJ \) ]; then
echo "version-older"
elif [ \( $MYFPVERSIONMAJ -gt $FPVERSIONMAJ \) ]; then
echo "version-newer"
elif [ \( $MYFPVERSIONMAJ -eq $FPVERSIONMAJ \) ]; then
# check minor version # check given dir if valid
DIRSTATUS=`check_browser_dir "$dir"`

case $DIRSTATUS in
blank)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: Please do not enter a blank installation path."
echo ""
get_browser_dir
;;
invalid)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path."
echo ""
get_browser_dir
;;
invalid-not-writable)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: $dir is not writable."
echo ""
get_browser_dir
;;
invalid-plugins-not-writable)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: $dir/plugins is not writable."
echo ""
get_browser_dir
;;
invalid-not-directory)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: $dir is not a directory."
echo ""
get_browser_dir
;;
valid)
BROWSERDIR="$dir"
check_plugins_dir "$dir/plugins"
;;
valid-opera)
OPERA=0
BROWSERDIR="$dir"
check_plugins_dir "$dir/plugins"
;;
valid-communicator)
echo ""
echo "WARNING: You have entered the installation path to Netscape Communicator."
echo " Netscape Communicator is not officially supported."
echo ""
NETSCAPE=1
BROWSERDIR="$dir"
check_plugins_dir "$dir/plugins"
;;
invalid-opera)
echo ""
echo "ERROR: The version of the Opera browser is invalid."
echo ""
exit 1
;;
esac
}
if [ $ROOTINSTALL -eq 1 ]; then
get_browser_dir
else
HOMEDIR=`(cd ; pwd)`
COUNT=0
STATUSCOUNT=0
ERRORCOUNT=0
# Mozilla user directory
if [ -d "$HOMEDIR/.mozilla" ]; then
MOZILLA=1
MOZILLADIR="$HOMEDIR/.mozilla"
COUNT=`expr $COUNT + 1`
if [ ! -w "$HOMEDIR/.mozilla" ]; then
MOZILLA_NOT_W=1
MOZILLASTATUS="invalid"
ERRORCOUNT=`expr $ERRORCOUNT + 1`
elif [ \( -d "$HOMEDIR/.mozilla/plugins" \) -a \( ! -w "$HOMEDIR/.mozilla/plugins" \) ]; then
MOZILLAPLUGIN_NOT_W=1
MOZILLASTATUS="invalid"
ERRORCOUNT=`expr $ERRORCOUNT + 1`
else
STATUSCOUNT=`expr $STATUSCOUNT + 1`
fi
fi
# Netscape user directory
if [ -d "$HOMEDIR/.netscape" ]; then
NETSCAPE=1
NETSCAPEDIR="$HOMEDIR/.netscape"
COUNT=`expr $COUNT + 1`
if [ ! -w "$HOMEDIR/.netscape" ]; then
NETSCAPE_NOT_W=1
NETSCAPESTATUS="invalid"
ERRORCOUNT=`expr $ERRORCOUNT + 1`
elif [ \( -d "$HOMEDIR/.netscape/plugins" \) -a \( ! -w "$HOMEDIR/.netscape/plugins" \) ]; then
NETSCAPEPLUGIN_NOT_W=1
NETSCAPESTATUS="invalid"

# Final messages.

# check MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH
if [ ! -z "$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH" ]; then
echo ""
echo "WARNING: You have the MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable set."
echo " Either unset this environment variable or set the path in this"
echo " environment variable to the path you are installing the plug-in."
echo ""
fi

# check OPERA_PLUGIN_PATH
if [ ! -z "$OPERA_PLUGIN_PATH" ]; then
echo ""
echo "WARNING: You have the OPERA_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable set."
echo " Either unset this environment variable or append the path"
echo " you are installing the plug-in to this variable."
echo ""
fi

echo ""
echo ""
echo "Please log out of this session and log in for the changes to take effect."
echo ""

echo ""
echo "The $PRODUCT installation is complete."
echo ""

Quote:
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Do some research and read up on the linux forums. Don't assume it's junk just because you don't know what your doing. There is a bit of a learning curve. I've known way to many people that tried linux and thought it sucked because they didn't take the time to learn and it wasn't windows.

Like stated above, you need to install it from the terminal.


Like how?

And just for the record, people said, its easy and better, and i choose the most easiest of all linux possible, but well, i just proved them wrong when its not.

how are people ment to know this? do some research? thats why i asked here, got some fuckin briains you plonker and their is no terminal to right click it clever clogs
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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quick google search (less than 30 seconds):
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-...r-for-firefox/

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/fla...#install-linux
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: linux is a waste of time

Im not the owner of the system rights in firefox so i cant copy paste, now you see why im frustrated

i run into problems that maybe small to others but big to me
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
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Looks like i'm not installing Ubuntu then...
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: linux is a waste of time

Oh LAWD... I don't even want to go into how wrong the OP is.

Installing flash on linux is a fucking breeze. Google is your friend.

tar.gz files installation is different from .exe installation in windows, it is a package zipped. .gz is the file extension, just like .zip

Just,

cd into your directory,
Code:
tar xfvz filename
then
Code:
./configure
make
make install
Don't be a loser and lie about how bad linux is.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:12 PM   #9
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HAHHAHAHAHHA
I actually was pretty sure that this thread was coming.

All your problems are related to YOU not knowing what to do. Kind of like someone would use windows, try to mess with the registry and screw everything up and then complain that windows is the worst OS ever since it doesn't work at all.

It takes some time to learn, but like I said in the other thread:
once you learn how to properly use linux it will be a great os.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #10
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Haha yeah I have reasons for not using linux, but hot damn!

I used linux for one month a while ago, I was able to do all my routines, youtube, internet, music, printer, word processing, hell i even was able to play some of my games (older ones though)

If not for games, I'd be on linux right now.
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