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1. How do I install the Flash Player Plug-in (Macromedia Flash) for Mozilla Firefox?
2. How do I install a PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
3. How do I install the P2P aMule client?
4. How do I install a P2P Gnutella Client (LimeWire)?
5. How do I install a download manager (Downloader for X)?
6. How do I install a FTP Client (gFTP)?
7. How do I install the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client?
8. How do I install a newsreader (Pan)?
9. How do I install a RSS/RDF/Atom newsreader (Liferea)?
10. How do I install a WYSIWYG web authoring aystem (Nvu)?
11. How do I install a ADSL/PPPoE Client (RP-PPPoE)?
1.

How do I install the Flash Player Plug-in (Macromedia Flash) for Mozilla Firefox?

  1. Make sure the multiverse repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the flashplayer-mozilla package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    World Wide Web (multiverse) > flashplayer-mozilla

  3. The plug-in will be available the next time you start Firefox.

2.

How do I install a PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?

  1. Make sure the multiverse repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the acroread and mozilla-acroread packages with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Text (multiverse) > acroread
    Text (multiverse) > mozilla-acroread

  3. To open Adobe Acrobat, choose Applications->Graphics->Acrobat Reader

  4. The plug-in will be available the next time you start Firefox.

3.

How do I install the P2P aMule client?

  1. Make sure the universe repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the amule package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Miscellaneous - Graphical (universe) > amule

  3. To open aMule, choose Applications->Internet->aMule

4.

How do I install a P2P Gnutella Client (LimeWire)?

  1. Make sure the Java Runtime Environment is installed. (See How to Install the Java Runtime Environment.)

  2. At the command line, issue the following commands:

    wget -c http://frankandjacq.com/ubuntuguide/LimeWireSoftOther.zip
    sudo unzip -u LimeWireSoftOther.zip -d /opt/ 
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/LimeWire/ 
    								

  3. Create a new shell script in the /usr/bin directory.

    sudo gedit /usr/bin/runLime.sh

    A blank file called runLime.sh opens in gedit.

  4. Add the following lines to the file

    cd /opt/LimeWire/
    ./runLime.sh

  5. Save the file and close gedit. For an example of the file, see sample/runLime.sh_limewire.

  6. Make the new file executable.

    sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/runLime.sh

  7. Start a new desktop configuration file in the /usr/share/applications directory.

    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/LimeWire.desktop

    A blank file called LimeWire.desktop opens in gedit.

  8. Insert the following lines into the new file:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=LimeWire
    Comment=LimeWire
    Exec=runLime.sh
    Icon=/opt/LimeWire/LimeWire.ico
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Network;

  9. Save the file and close gedit. For an example of the file, see sample/LimeWire.desktop_limewire.

  10. To start LimeWire, choose Applications->Internet->LimeWire

5.

How do I install a download manager (Downloader for X)?

  1. Make sure the universe repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the d4x package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Networking (universe) > d4x

  3. To start Downloader for X, choose Applications->Internet->Downloader for X

6.

How do I install a FTP Client (gFTP)?

  1. Make sure the universe repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the gftp package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Networking (universe) > gftp

  3. To start gFTP, choose Applications->Internet->gFTP

7.

How do I install the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client?

  1. Install the mozilla-thunderbird package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Email > mozilla-thunderbird

  2. To start Thunderbird, choose Applications->Internet->Thunderbird Mail Client.

8.

How do I install a newsreader (Pan)?

  1. Install the pan package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Newsgroup > pan

  2. To open Pan Newsreader, choose Applications->Internet->Pan Newsreader.

9.

How do I install a RSS/RDF/Atom newsreader (Liferea)?

  1. Make sure the universe repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the liferea package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    GNOME Desktop Environment (universe) > liferea

  3. To open Liferea Feed Reader, choose Applications->Internet->Liferea Feed Reader.

10.

How do I install a WYSIWYG web authoring aystem (Nvu)?

  1. Make sure the universe repository is enabled. (See How do I add Universe and Multiverse?)

  2. Install the nvu package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    World Wide Web (universe) > nvu

  3. To start Nvu, choose Applications->Office->Nvu.

11.

How do I install a ADSL/PPPoE Client (RP-PPPoE)?

  1. wget -c http://frankandjacq.com/ubuntuguide/rp-pppoe-3.5.tar.gz
    sudo tar zxvf rp-pppoe-3.5.tar.gz -C /opt/ 
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/rp-pppoe-3.5/
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/RP-PPPoE.desktop

  2. Insert the following lines into the new file

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=RP-PPPoE
    Comment=RP-PPPoE
    Exec=gksudo /opt/rp-pppoe-3.5/go-gui
    Icon=
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;System;

  3. Save the edited file (sample/RP-PPPoE.desktop_rp-pppoe)

  4. Applications->System Tools->RP-PPPoE

 
 
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