Author Topic: "add on" for Kubuntu please  (Read 2223 times)


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"add on" for Kubuntu please
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:53:16 pm »
I installed Linux MCE at my computer with an ATI X800 card
my first attempt wa wrong because I suposed I must choose high video quality,
I tried with low, and it worked.

But, when I tried to use Kubuntu, I did not find synaptic and apt get.

I wanted to install Envy to proceed to install ATI propietary drivers.

It would be a solution to add Envy to the distro for Nvidia and ATI propietary drivers to install. it is open source but allows to install propietary drivers over the internet.

But this post is to ask that MCE can make a installation script for Kubuntu installations, then it would be as a program, an update or something similar, call it as you want, having at any TV or PC best of both words, a complete and upgradable Linux distribution, and a media center.

Or to incorporate the distribution synaptic for uograding the distribution and add some software.

As there are no languages but english, it would be useful some tool to keep Kubuntu with language settings, mine is spanish, and, till there are no spanish version, Pluto (MCE frontend) with english.

It would be a good idea too, to put in a database all the Pluto commands, in order to a quick translation, even with glossaries that exists to make this kind of translations, and video subtitles for the video speech until that subtitles would be translated to each language.

Obviously for the main propose it is a great distribution, but I think it would be better, if it becomes too a great multimedia "program" "enviroment" or any name you want to give it for Kubuntu distributions to add.

Thanks for all


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Re: "add on" for Kubuntu please
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 01:24:42 am »
The install programs are "suppressed" by design. Its very possible to essentially trash the system trying to install a new program or upgrade. I destroyed an installation trying to upgrade mysql. You can add the back manually. Open a console and "apt-get install adept" and you will have acces to powerful tools. To further put the install at risk you change the sources to the default sources from "custom". Be very careful once you have done this to check all the details before you install anything.