How to install software on Linux Mint

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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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b1+ wrote:Is this tutorial posting information I can use with "Sarah"?
Yes, it's all the same.
I use and pay a yearly membership to a game site it is called Pogo and I would like to play the games on that site but I can't update the scripts needed to run the games.
I just tried that site, it said
"Your Adobe Flash Player is out of date
No need to panic, you just need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to play this game. Please visit Adobe.com to update your version now."
My current version: 11.2.202.644, which, according to Adobe, is also the latest version:
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

So I dunno what you could do to use 'pogo', but there are a lot of similar sites.
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Flemur wrote:My current version: 11.2.202.644, which, according to Adobe, is also the latest version
Hi!

Linux Mint installs the package "adobe-flashplugin" by default. It may be necessary to replace it with the "flashplugin-installer" package (v. 11.2.202.644):
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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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Hello!

When we select for install an application/ program using Software Manager, and checked synaptic package manager, but it does not appear on my machine ie Testdisk (showing installed on this machine), what should we consider?

Thank You!

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Testdisk is built into GParted's data recovery area now.
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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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HalIo,
I'm new in this forum and new with ubuntu/Mint (18).
I just got this message:

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The repository 'cdrom://Linux Mint 18 _Sarah_ - Release amd64 20160628 xenial Release' does not have a Release file.Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.Fehlschlag beim Holen von cdrom://Linux Mint 18 _Sarah_ - Release amd64 20160628/dists/xenial/contrib/binary-amd64/Packages  Bitte verwenden Sie apt-cdrom, um APT diese CD-ROM bekannt zu machen. apt-get update kann nicht dazu verwendet werden, neue CD-ROMs hinzuzufügen.Einige Indexdateien konnten nicht heruntergeladen werden. Sie wurden ignoriert oder alte an ihrer Stelle benutzt.
What to do?
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Open the update manager and uncheck the CDROM as a means of installing software from it.
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Thanks!
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I have been using ubunto for the past 2 years now. I want to try this Linux Mint. I love having linux over my desktop because its fast and the lag is minimize. Thanks for this detailed software installation method. I am new to this forum and would love to learn mo a lot about linux. So bye for now and will reformat my PC and install Linux mint! Thank a lot!
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Hey kudos to sharing this post! Thanks alot. :) :)
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Hey
In the original post, the link in Section 2.2, in the sentence

Usually you will find a .deb package for Ubuntu; those will work with Linux Mint (you can find the Ubuntu release on which your Linux Mint release is based here, in the "Package base" column, or ask on the forums for help on this).

is broken.
It redirects to https://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php
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Thank you. Fixed :) Replaced the link with https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php.
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xenopeek,

Thank you for the article on "How to install software on Linux Mint."

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xenopeek wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:22 am
I wrote a new topic Differences between Update Manager, Synaptic, and `apt-get upgrade` for that.
This topic refers to Synaptic no longer being applicable to Linux Mint. I don't understand because it seems to work on Cinnamon 18.3.
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Davent wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:24 am
This topic refers to Synaptic no longer being applicable to Linux Mint. I don't understand because it seems to work on Cinnamon 18.3.
Synaptic can be used on Mint 18.3 to install and uninstall packages, but not to do upgrades.
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I'm still new and noob in here. I was surprised to see so many questions are there that I could actually answer. :D

Well, I'll cut the story short. Since you are new, I'd recommend using SOFTWARE MANAGER.
other options is FLATPAK and there are many other ways too but you should stick to these.

Follow the below given link to know how to install softwares from Flatpak

viewtopic.php?t=229637

If you are wondering, you downloaded some exe file and want to install it by double clicking it. This double click doesn't work with linux.

However, you can still install exe files via playonlinux/wine. I was attempting the same when I first installed linux but soon realised that every alternate is already present in linux world for your .exe format.
so, use alternate apps.
Still if you have to install some windows program, avoid using playonlinux as it sometimes makes system unstable.
Use virtualbox, install a windows OS inside it and use it as an alternative window inside your linux to install and execute your windows programs.
you have to first enable Virtual Machine in your BIOS settings when you boot up and only then your Virtualbox installation will proceed.
How to install VirtualBox? Follow the link given below:

https://www.pcsteps.com/184-install-vir ... nt-ubuntu/

You can install it from software manager too. That would be easier, one click install.

How to install windows 10 on virtualbox? Link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kh_Y3xg890


Hope it helps.

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Nice topic! Very detailed! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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Okay, so I added a PPA... now how do I find out what was installed from it and what is that program named?
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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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Hello, Pearsimmon.
Pearsimmon wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:24 am
Okay, so I added a PPA... now how do I find out what was installed from it and what is that program named?
Adding a PPA to the list of available repositories does not install any software automatically.
First you have to refresh the list of available software, e.g. by executing the terminal command apt update or e.g. by clicking [Refresh] in Synpatic package manager.
Next you have to select an application, which is offered by the newly added PPA, for installation and install it.
In this case you should know what you have installed, shouldn't you?

And usually it works the other way round:
You want to install an application. This application is only available from a specific PPA. This is why you add the PPA and then installa the desired software.
Normally you do not add a random PPA, just to find out what might be in it.

So which PPA did you add to your system? And why? Which application do you want to update, for which only this unnamed PPA offers the newer version?

In case the PPA, which you added, offers newer versions for software packages, which had already been installed from the official software repositories, in this case the newer software packages should be offered by Update Manager as available updates.
Again, you may have to click [Refresh] in Update Manager in order to make it refresh the list of available software packages first.

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Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

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I have added "ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-4" since I want newer version of "ffmpeg" than the outdated one from Software Manager.
It contains several packages. I chose "ffmpeg" and it installed all dependencies automatically. Can I safely ignore the rest of the PPA's contents?

On a side note, why are many programs so outdated in the official manager anyway? I often had to resort to Flatpak versions just to have top functionality, but in the case of "ffmpeg" I had to add a new PPA (manager's version very outdated).

Then there is this program "FreeTube"... I can't find any PPAs, only Github source code. Is it possible to automate Github software updating or do I have to manually compile each time a new release comes out?
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