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Title: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 05:27:27 PM
As you can probably tell, I'm new to Linux. I love it but I'm really confused about installing 3rd party programs. I have been around PCs since DOS 1.0. I had Vic 20s & C-64s before that.
Okay, sorry I digress. I hate WIN 8 but WIN 7 was okay & I have dual boot on this laptop but now WIN 7 is having problems but that's another topic. We have 4 laptops & I have Linux Lite on 3. But I'm not grasping how to get something as easy as iTunes on the laptop to work. Also last night I tried to install Java but not even sure where to go to & enable it.
I did use forum & this info:

Hello!

Yes, the procedure listed in the manual was the one I followed. That procedure didn't work, so I did what I do WHENEVER *ANYTHING* stumps me: I started Googling. I found THIS URL:

http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=231503

The procedure spelled out at that URL did the trick. Oracle's Java check (JRE 7 Update 51, the latest one) now passes...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 10:26:40 PM by N4RPS, Reason: Updated post to reflect solution to stated problem...

But when it said to
Create a symbolic link to the libnpjp2.so file in the browser plugins directory
Go to the plugins sub-directory under the Firefox installation directory
cd <Firefox installation directory>/plugins
Create plugins directory if it does not exist.
Create the symbolic link
ln -s <Java installation directory>/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

I was lost.
So I guess what I need is a little more hand holding as I go through the installations.
I still can't print from my laptop but that's for another day also.
So I have downloaded both iTunes & Java but can use either.
Can someone tell, is there an easy fix.
TNX, Jim
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: OldGuy on August 19, 2015, 07:26:37 PM
ITunes and Linux don't work very well together.  I have read where some folks get it to run under WINE but I had zero luck.  Linux has decent music managers; however, if you're trying to manage Apple hardware (iPhones, iPods, etc.) you're facing a challenge.  I keep Win 7 running for this exact reason.  Why do you require Java? 

Here's a synopsis I found on Google:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/414737/how-do-i-install-itunes-on-ubuntu
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 07:41:25 PM
To 5150Jim,

You're off to a bumpy start.  Let's try to smooth that out.

1) You can install the Java web applet via Lite Software Menu->System->Lite Software.

2) When in Lite Software, also consider installing Clementine (Music Player) and gtkpod (iDevices Manager) instead of iTunes.

3) What is the make and model of your printer?  Is your laptop the only computer that you cannot print with?  How did you try to connect to the printer?  Wirelessly, via a network connection, via a USB cable?
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: Jerry on August 19, 2015, 08:05:38 PM
Read 'Status of Supported Hardware' - http://www.gtkpod.org/wiki/Home here first before proceeding to see if your device is supported in gtkpod.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 08:56:21 PM
ITunes and Linux don't work very well together.  I have read where some folks get it to run under WINE but I had zero luck.  Linux has decent music managers; however, if you're trying to manage Apple hardware (iPhones, iPods, etc.) you're facing a challenge.  I keep Win 7 running for this exact reason.  Why do you require Java? 

Here's a synopsis I found on Google:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/414737/how-do-i-install-itunes-on-ubuntu
I had a web training to do last night (Cisco WeEx Meeting) for a company that I work for part time & I clicked the link they email me & it said:
 Java Not Enabled
   
This WebEx recording cannot be played because Java is not enabled in your Web browser or you don't have JVM installed.
- To enable Java: refer to your browser's online Help
- To install JVM: access <www.sun.com> to download
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 09:08:07 PM
To 5150Jim,

You're off to a bumpy start.  Let's try to smooth that out.

1) You can install the Java web applet via Lite Software Menu->System->Lite Software.

2) When in Lite Software, also consider installing Clementine (Music Player) and gtkpod (iDevices Manager) instead of iTunes.

3) What is the make and model of your printer?  Is your laptop the only computer that you cannot print with?  How did you try to connect to the printer?  Wirelessly, via a network connection, via a USB cable?

Okay, still not very smooth. So I'm doing one thing at a time & tried Java by Menu->System->Lite Software
and got an error.

Updating sources has failed.

Refer to /var/log/lite-software.log

for more information.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 09:15:32 PM
Try this.  Open up a terminal (Menu->Accessories->Terminal).  Copy and paste in the following two lines, one at a time.

Code: [Select]
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Then try opening Lite Software again.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 09:43:07 PM
To 5150Jim,

You're off to a bumpy start.  Let's try to smooth that out.

1) You can install the Java web applet via Lite Software Menu->System->Lite Software.

2) When in Lite Software, also consider installing Clementine (Music Player) and gtkpod (iDevices Manager) instead of iTunes.

3) What is the make and model of your printer?  Is your laptop the only computer that you cannot print with?  How did you try to connect to the printer?  Wirelessly, via a network connection, via a USB cable?

I'm not going to worry about my daughter's ipod right now because it says on the gtkpod site.

 iOS devices up to and including iOS4
    CANNOT be written to unless a binary-only blob is used

As for my printer:
Canon MG5422
I have 1 of the 4 laptop that prints. That would be the WIN 8 & it's wireless. I even tried to install the drivers with the USB cable on the others but none will print with the cable or wireless.

I have even tried to install it on this laptop I'm typing on by going through the terminal to no avail.
OH wait... It does print under the WIN 7 partition, or at least it did. Because I can get anything to work in WIN 7 right now. 
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 09:47:19 PM
Try this.  Open up a terminal (Menu->Accessories->Terminal).  Copy and paste in the following two lines, one at a time.

Code: [Select]
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Then try opening Lite Software again.
I got an error

Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 63F7D4AFF6D61D45
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3BDAAC08614C4B38
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: paul1149 on August 19, 2015, 09:54:57 PM
I was pleased a couple of weeks ago when my HP printer was immediately picked up by LL and was ready for use. Then this morning it suddenly wouldn't print. I found I had to go into Printers and Enable it, for some reason. Not sure why that happened, but I'm just mentioning the possibility.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 09:59:13 PM
Looks like your installs of java and Opera are causing this.  You can go to Software & Updates (Menu->All->Software & Updates) .  Choose the Other Software tab and uncheck the items referring to launchpad.net/java and the one referring to Opera.

OR

You could uninstall them by trying:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge opera
sudo apt-get purge java

Then re-try what was mentioned before.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 10:14:05 PM
And this looks like a good resource on your printer.  When they mention Synaptic Package Manager, you get to that in Linux Lite by going to Menu->System->Install/Remove Software.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/12/canon-driver-scangear-mp-ubuntu-14-04/
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 10:25:37 PM
Looks like your installs of java and Opera are causing this.  You can go to Software & Updates (Menu->All->Software & Updates) .  Choose the Other Software tab and uncheck the items referring to launchpad.net/java and the one referring to Opera.

OR

You could uninstall them by trying:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge opera
sudo apt-get purge java

Then re-try what was mentioned before.

Opera was removed but not Java

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  opera*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 139 not upgraded.
After this operation, 42.7 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 118221 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing opera (12.16.1860) ...
Purging configuration files for opera (12.16.1860) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.46ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
crazyjim@crazyjim-Inspiron-N5050:~$ sudo apt-get purge java
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package java
crazyjim@crazyjim-Inspiron-N5050:~$
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 10:31:06 PM
Deselect the software source that refers to the launchpad ppa for java.  Then try what was mentioned before with Lite Software.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 10:46:07 PM
Deselect the software source that refers to the launchpad ppa for java.  Then try what was mentioned before with Lite Software.
It is deselected. Maybe I need to reboot?
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 19, 2015, 10:47:52 PM
After reboot, run Install Updates (Menu->Favorites->Install Updates), then try opening Lite Software.
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 11:32:53 PM
Try this.  Open up a terminal (Menu->Accessories->Terminal).  Copy and paste in the following two lines, one at a time.

Code: [Select]
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Then try opening Lite Software again.

Okay I rebooted & tried again.
Still got an error

W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3BDAAC08614C4B38
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 19, 2015, 11:49:36 PM
After reboot, run Install Updates (Menu->Favorites->Install Updates), then try opening Lite Software.
Install Updates running!!!
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: torreydale on August 20, 2015, 08:35:16 AM
To remove the GPG public key error:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3BDAAC08614C4B38
sudo apt-get update

AND

If you installed java using the aforementioned link http://forum.pcmech.com/threads/installing-java-in-linux-lite.231503/, you need to uninstall it using:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-installer
sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-set-default
sudo apt-get update

Then try installing Java via Lite Software.

Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: 5150Jim on August 21, 2015, 12:17:04 AM
To remove the GPG public key error:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3BDAAC08614C4B38
sudo apt-get update

AND

If you installed java using the aforementioned link http://forum.pcmech.com/threads/installing-java-in-linux-lite.231503/, you need to uninstall it using:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-installer
sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-set-default
sudo apt-get update

Then try installing Java via Lite Software.
WOW!!! everything went smooth. I even installed Java via Lite Software like you said. Then I went back and installed  Dropbox, Music Player, Video Editing Software, VirtualBox & Webcam Software.
Thank you.
Now I just need to get my printer working.

I'm looking into this from a comment that was earlier in the topic.

And this looks like a good resource on your printer.  When they mention Synaptic Package Manager, you get to that in Linux Lite by going to Menu->System->Install/Remove Software.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/12/canon-driver-scangear-mp-ubuntu-14-04/
Title: Re: I need help installing some 3rd party programs
Post by: N4RPS on October 16, 2015, 03:58:01 AM
Hello!

As for my printer:
Canon MG5422

Sadly, Canon printers are NOT supported well under Linux, but I DID find this, which may help you:

https://sites.google.com/site/ericstringer/home/canon-mg5422-linux-setup (https://sites.google.com/site/ericstringer/home/canon-mg5422-linux-setup)

73 DE N4RPS
Rob