Adding Proprietary stuff from Adept

Hawkwind hawkwind at
Sun Sep 24 18:36:35 BST 2006

On 9/24/06, Steven Pasternak <stevenp500 at> wrote:
> Hi! I am new to Kubuntu but not linux (mandrake & redhat for 3 yrs.),
> and I can't seem to get proprietary stuff (opera, extra xine codecs,
> etc.) to work from adept without installing a bunch of stuff for ubuntu
> (synaptic, the 'software properties' thing, etc.). It see it under adept
> when I check off the 'unsupported' and 'proprietary' boxes, but the
> selection is gray and can't be checked. What do I do? Thanks!
> -Steven

Have you enabled all of your repos such as multiverse, universe and those
things ?  Opera has its own repo that I get the latest packages from.

deb etch non-free

Add that to your /etc/apt/sources.list file then do sudo apt-get update &&
sudo apt-get install opera from a terminal and you should get Opera.

Here is info on enabling all your repos: The packages in Kubuntu are divided
into various sections. See

Hopefully that should get you going.  I don't use any GUI package managers
as I find the package manager from CLI just simply works best.

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With kind regards,

Cliff Wade (Hawkwind)
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