Install VLC (offline) in Ubuntu 12.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 9, 2013
*Note: This guide is only for Ubuntu 12.04 . But you can try it on other machines. But don't blame me...
VLC is one of the best media players out there - both as a client and as a streaming server. But due to its long list of dependencies, it's difficult to install it manuallly . Worse is the case when you have to install it on a machine without internet. Hope the VideoLan team will prepare a single VLC package which can be installed directly without bothering for dependencies. But as of now, it's only a hope...
In the following guide, I will show you how to make this possible. However you will need one computer connected to internet on which you will download the files and then transfer them to your offline computer. Follow these steps:
Download this script on Internet-connected system .Save it in a new folder (say VLC).Make the script executable.Run it from terminal. (this will download vlc deb package andall other dependency packages. ~26.5 mb).Now copy this (VLC) folder to
Install packages offline
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 24, 2012
I have downloaded a package with .tar.gz extension
now I need to install the package.
Of course apt-get install won work directly as it can't locate the package.
Should i put the package in a certain directory before executing the command ?, Or what should i do?
offline update package lists in Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 27, 2008
how to update the packages index offline
running this command will update my software lists
map network drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 20, 2012
On Windows if you want to add a network drive permanently, you just go to 'My Computer - Map Network Drive' and search. On Ubuntu I can only mount each time I log on. However this does not give media access unless I go through the files. Is there a way around this?
Map Network Drive Function For Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 8, 2011
Hi LQ members,
I like to know if I can have the map network drive function that is in window in ubuntu.I have 2 ubuntu system in my local network workgroup.I like to map the harddisk that is in my "Dell" system to the other "Oem" system so that I can access it when the "Dell" system is shut down.May I know how should I go about doing it in ubuntu so that the "map network drive" function is available on both the system or on either system.
Automatically Map Network Folder with VPN Connection at Startup
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 27, 2013
I followed the steps in the following wiki to map my network drive:
When finished, I tested the fstab entry by issuing: "sudo mount -a". The network drive mounts just fine.
But, the problem is that the network connection does not reconnect when I restart the computer.
Also, when I run "sudo mount -a", I get the following error:
mount error(16): Device or resource busy
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
Does anyone know what might be going wrong?
The one thing I was thinking is that maybe the fstab command is running before the VPN program (openVPN) establishes a connection with the remote server, so fstab tries to mount, but can't find the network folder because the connection hasn't been set up yet. I'm not really sure how to check this or if this is even the issue.
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Thanks in advance - Bob.
Map network drives on Gnu/Linux Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2010
I have browsed the web to see if there are any details on this. There are some posts but they seem to be older than Ubuntu all of them!
I would therefore like to hear if there is a way to obtain the "good old" MS "map network drive" functionality.
I would like it to be a pure Gnu/Linux solution that doesn't require Samba (if possible). My home setup is 2 Ubuntu 9.10 machines, 1 Ubuntu 9.10 Media PC and a Gnu/Linux-driven Popcorn Hour A-110 Media Tank.
My hope would be to have the 2 laptops ending up with two nice icons on the desktop that links directly to a folder on the PH-A110 and the Media PC.
I am at present able to go to Network and I see all the machines on my network. Reason why I am not happy with clicking and navigating is PURELY because it is less user-friendly.
Unity: Where is the Map Network Drive application?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 8, 2011
In gnome, in the Places menu, there was an app which helped to connect to a network share. (Like samba e.g.).
I can't find it with Unity, I used keywords like "Network", "Share", "Map", etc.
Has it gotten a new name?
how to update ubuntu 9.10 offline
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 9, 2010
i've installed ubuntu 9.10 in my computer. and update is available in update manager. but the download size 250mb. (it's too large since my internet was volume based )
my friend have unlimited internet. can i download the update in his PC and copy it to my PC ?
Install software offline/from DVD in Fedora 15
location: linux.com - date: June 3, 2011
Currently i am using Fedora 15. My question is - how do i build repository in fedora using fedora installation DVD and later on i can install the software from that repository ? :ohmy:
second issue is - my friend don't have internet connection. so, how do i install the software like - VLC, amarok, and other players offline ? i have downloaded software from RPMFusion, but i am unable to install them. during the installation process, it shows error like - "Can't install src.rpm". there is any other resources where i can get the rpm files so that i can download them and send to my friend and he can install it without any internet connection ? :woohoo:
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