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Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Fri Feb 26 17:21:32 GMT 2010

On Friday 26 February 2010 04:21:36 am Varun Jindal wrote:
> Thank you for the reply, Mr. Alan. let me re-explain my issues:
> 1. I installed Kubuntu 9.10 (F:\) in Windows CP (C:\) as application.
> However, I cannot launch Kubuntu from inside XP. I've to reboot PC & then
> start Kubuntu. Please let me know how to launch Kubuntu from within Windows
> XP.
> 2. Playing Media files (mp3/mp4/vob), I could not play by opening Dolphin
> and clicking on the picture of the disk.   (Because picture of the disk
> DOESN'T appear. Only names of the Windows Drives (D:\, F:\, etc.) appear.
> Single clicking opens the drive). So, let me know the alternatives tp play
> mp3, & how to mount a drive.
> 3. I found out there are no games in Kubuntu. So, I downloaded some
> packeage from Internet, unzipped it. There were so many games' folders.
> Opened a folder only to find C++ files; I Got Confused!! So, Please let me
> know how to install games from that folder..
> thank you once again for welcoming me to the world of joY, called Kubuntu.
> Varun
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> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Alan Dacey Sr. 
<grokit at ajinfosearch.com>wrote:
> > On Thursday 25 February 2010 11:21:45 pm Varun Jindal wrote:
> > > thank you. I liked the open source OS. Its as brilliant as the Windows

Kubuntu is not a program.  It is an operating system.  It does not launch 
inside of windows (except for a 'trial' version), you do not want it to 
either.  What you want to do is like launching windows while using a Mac.  
Reboot your machine into either windows or Kubuntu.

The media files will not play because the proper codecs are not installed due 
to too many lawyers in the world.  You can get them from the Medibuntu 
repositories.  Go to this link and follow the directions: 
There may be other codecs you need but they are available in your package 

I told you how to mount a drive through Dolphin in the previous email.  If you 
want to learn how to mount it automatically, it will require a little effort 
for you to know some basics about how a linux operating system works and a 
couple of commands.  It will not all be a point and click kind of thing.  You 
will need to type commands into a console (Start-->Run-->cmd in windows) 
because that is the only way I know how to do it.  Are you wiling to learn?

You want to look in your package manager for games.  Trust me, there are a lot 
of them.  What is game package did you get on the net?  Send me the URL and I 
will take a look.


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the support of a cause we believe to be just."
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