To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Synaptic Package Manager):
In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick search field to find packages:
Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer0.10* means all packages that start with gstreamer0.10):
There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like.
To select a package for installation, click on the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:
If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking on Mark:
After you've selected the desired packages, click on the Apply button:
Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply:
The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:
After all packages have been installed, click on Close:
You can leave the Synaptic Package Manager afterwards.
7 Flash Player
We've just installed the Adobe Flash Player 10 in the previous chapter (from Debian-Multimedia). If you type about:plugins in the Firefox/Iceweasel address bar, you should now see it enabled.
8 TrueType Fonts
To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a
word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows
9 Google Earth
In chapter 6, we have installed the package googleearth-package which
is a utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth.
This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.
Open a terminal (System > Terminal) and become root:
Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:
Package: googleearth Version: 126.96.36.1997+0.6.0-1 Section: non-free/science Priority: optional Maintainer: <root@mepis1> Architecture: amd64 Depends:
ttf-dejavu | ttf-bitstream-vera | msttcorefonts, lsb-core, libqtcore4,
libgl1-mesa-glx, ia32-libs (>= 20110609), lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1),
lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), lib32z1 (>= 1:1.1.4), libc6-i386 (>=
2.0), libc6-i386 (>= 2.1.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.2), libc6-i386
(>= 2.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.3.2), libc6-i386 (>= 2.4) ,
ia32-libs-gtk Suggests: nvidia-glx-ia32 Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer Package built with googleearth-package. dpkg-deb: Paket Â»googleearthÂ« wird in Â»./googleearth_188.8.131.527+0.6.0-1_amd64.debÂ« gebaut. Success! You can now install the package with e.g. sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb [root@mepis1 ctest]#
If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory: