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Lash540

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Everytime I start and shutdown the Xubuntu netbook, it get a message that says clean blocks XXXXXX/XXXXXX.

What does it mean?
 


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atanere

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Everytime I start and shutdown the Xubuntu netbook, it get a message that says clean blocks XXXXXX/XXXXXX.

What does it mean?
I'm not sure, but it looks like it may be an output from "fsck" the filesystem checker. Depending on your system you could see LOTS of information scrolling by during startup and shutdown, but sometimes it is masked so you see little or none.
 
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atanere

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I tried this and no dice, the version of chromium has to be on par with what Google chrome has out currently and it can't do that with a 32 bit client anymore since all the app's and extensions are meant for the 64 bit version now because of Chromes lack of support for 32 bit clients.

P.S. -
So for whatever reason now that Chromium has been re-installed through the software manager I was able to install the extension I wanted without issue. :D

I also installed Code Blocks IDE to practice my programming. :D

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I've looked through the menus and I can only find a few things...

Software, Software & Updates, and Software Updater. It doesn't look like there is a package manager or anything else installed. Software seems to be the one that mostly resembles something like what you mentioned. It has a few tabs...

All
Installed
Updates

and a Search box with a bunch of featured applications shown on the front page of this app. Ex. Maps, Teeworlds, Artha, Virtual Box, Tux Paint, Clementine, Notes, Geany, etc...

I am assuming this is Xubuntu's Software installer.

Ok so now to add to my question, I've surfed online and found software that works for any linux distro however it requires me to manually install it myself. Can you explain a bit more about the different file types associated with linux and how each one differs?

Ex. . deb, .tzr , etc

Doom the Rouge Like is a perfect example of this type of install. I need all this other software, how would I go about getting it to be able to install Doom RL?

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No, it doesn't look like it comes pre-installed on this distro. I will pick it up though.

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I am not a programmer though I wouldn't know how to do any of that in the least and have never found any good guide explaining how all this works. Lol.

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Is there a book you read that helped you learn about all this Linux stuff?

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I am noticing I am having a lot of issues with Xubuntu, it doesn't seem to be working 100% properly.

Ex. I try to deleted unwanted software, Gnome Mines ( something for the example ), from the software manager it has and it just never removes said software. If I try to scroll down to see other software I have installed or just to see the rest of the page, I am also met with the inability to move around. I don't know what is causing this in the least but other than that it seems ok.

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I am doing the same and it seems like they've come along way since I've last used their software. So I am fairly happy with the firefox broswer at this point.

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I've tried out this browser before. It was ok, but I don't think I was able to figure out how to implement any form of adblock worth having.


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So, after I posted I googled the SSD question in the hopes maybe I might get lucky and find something. Apparently as long as I am not using a swap partition , it doesn't negatively affect the SSD. Why I would run Linux without a Swap is another question entirely. So I am just going to keep the SSD out of the little netbook and leave in 1TB 5400 RPM Cavier Blue WD drive. I will probably donate the SSD , a SAMSUNG 250 GB 850 PRO, to a friend of mine since he has some pretty old hardware and this SSD would really kick things up for him.
OK, seems like most of the issues seemed to self-correct, right? The Software Manager should show you thousands of programs that are available. If you keep having difficulty accessing it, I will burn a copy of Xubuntu and run it so maybe I can see what's wrong. But scrolling through the "All" category won't be much fun if you find them all there.

One of the install methods I forgot to mention was using apt-get from the command line. That may be the easy way for you to get the programs needed for DoomRL. You would open a terminal, and type a command (without quotes) like, "sudo apt-get install SDK" and hit Enter, then type your root password (which you will not see, not even **** characters) and hit Enter again. The sudo part of the command is needed to give you permission to install software. If that command fails, you may need "sdk" instead of "SDK" because Linux is picky about that, but the DoomRL webpage names it with capital letters. Do the same thing for each of the packages they say you need and make sure they all seem to download and install okay. Hint: use the "up arrow" in the terminal to repeat the last command, so then you can backspace and just replace the package name without retyping "sudo apt-get install" every time.

With apt-get you can get gdebi, like this: sudo apt-get install gdebi and then you'll be ready to download and install .deb files. You asked about other filetypes... don't use .rpm as those are for Red Hat based systems, like Fedora and CentOS. Your Xubuntu uses .deb which is Debian based. A .tar file is called a "tarball" and it is just a bunch of files that are put together... you would have to "untar" it to break it down and use it. Tarballs are often "zipped" afterwards to compress the filesize, most often with gzip. So with those you might see a .tar.gz file extension. You would need to both unzip and untar it to use, but you can do both operations with a single command. You don't run into these as much anymore so I don't want to go overboard on them, except to say that you often find source code in a tarball. I don't think you'll need to compile from source to get your DoomRL packages, but you'll know soon.

I'm not really all that smart with Linux myself. I have read some books, and I took a class a long time ago. But mostly I have just been an average user and I learn as I go (and then I forget again). Every time I have to unpack a tarball, I have to Google the directions to remember! You are only at the beginning of the journey, so you'll be fine if you stick with it. One of the best things you can learn is how to phrase your questions to Google... most of the answers are already there.

Cheers!
 
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Lash540

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OK, seems like most of the issues seemed to self-correct, right? The Software Manager should show you thousands of programs that are available. If you keep having difficulty accessing it, I will burn a copy of Xubuntu and run it so maybe I can see what's wrong. But scrolling through the "All" category won't be much fun if you find them all there.

One of the install methods I forgot to mention was using apt-get from the command line. That may be the easy way for you to get the programs needed for DoomRL. You would open a terminal, and type a command (without quotes) like, "sudo apt-get install SDK" and hit Enter, then type your root password (which you will not see, not even **** characters) and hit Enter again. The sudo part of the command is needed to give you permission to install software. If that command fails, you may need "sdk" instead of "SDK" because Linux is picky about that, but the DoomRL webpage names it with capital letters. Do the same thing for each of the packages they say you need and make sure they all seem to download and install okay. Hint: use the "up arrow" in the terminal to repeat the last command, so then you can backspace and just replace the package name without retyping "sudo apt-get install" every time.

With apt-get you can get gdebi, like this: sudo apt-get install gdebi and then you'll be ready to download and install .deb files. You asked about other filetypes... don't use .rpm as those are for Red Hat based systems, like Fedora and CentOS. Your Xubuntu uses .deb which is Debian based. A .tar file is called a "tarball" and it is just a bunch of files that are put together... you would have to "untar" it to break it down and use it. Tarballs are often "zipped" afterwards to compress the filesize, most often with gzip. So with those you might see a .tar.gz file extension. You would need to both unzip and untar it to use, but you can do both operations with a single command. You don't run into these as much anymore so I don't want to go overboard on them, except to say that you often find source code in a tarball. I don't think you'll need to compile from source to get your DoomRL packages, but you'll know soon.

I'm not really all that smart with Linux myself. I have read some books, and I took a class a long time ago. But mostly I have just been an average user and I learn as I go (and then I forget again). Every time I have to unpack a tarball, I have to Google the directions to remember! You are only at the beginning of the journey, so you'll be fine if you stick with it. One of the best things you can learn is how to phrase your questions to Google... most of the answers are already there.

Cheers!
I will try the apt-get commands for my DoomRL and update you later tomorrow after work. ( Crossing Fingers )

Thanks for all the help you've give me. I really appreciate it. Again it's rare to find people willing to help others.
 
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atanere

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Writing now from an Xubuntu 64-bit live DVD... may be slightly different from 32-bit, but not much I hope.

So, on your "Software" app, did you scroll down to find the "Categories" below the "Editor's Picks" and "Audio Applications"? As you open each category, then on the left you can choose "All" or one of several sub-categories to help narrow your search for new programs to install. This is a pretty nice method, although it does seem to me that there should be more programs included. Oh well, it is what it is.

On your DoomRL quest, I have discovered that you need to know more. Just using "sudo apt-get install SDL" is not going to work because SDL is not the correct name. And you'll be installing "libraries" rather than full applications. DoomRL is the application, and I see that you will download it as a tar.gz file. When you get that file, you can actually just double-click on it and it will open in a program that will let you extract all the files. They will all be inside of a single folder after you extract them. Sometimes its important where you put the folder, sometimes not. Inside the folder is a file without an extension called, doomrl -- and it is an executable file. After you get the SDL stuff installed, all you probably have to do is open a terminal inside this folder and type ./doomrl (enter) to launch the game. So this game is coming to you as a pre-made "binary" and you don't have to compile from source.

But, let me put you to work with Google too. Try searching for "install SDL in Linux" or something like that. I am hopeful that the mixer and image pieces will install with the main library, but I'm not sure. You'll probable need to search a bit for the smpeg and libpng things too, but I think you can find these. When you find the correct library names, then you will use apt-get to install them. The newest SDL that I saw on a quick search was 2.0, but if you find any info on what is best for DoomRL, go with those instructions. I don't think you will have to compile anything from source for these libraries either.

Remember... I'm not a programmer or a gamer. You can probably find and follow the instructions to get the game running as good or better than me. And you may find excellent help and advice from the folks on the DoomRL forums or in their Wiki.

Cheers!
 
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