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Linux newbie needs to install other software (wireless / WICD)

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 09:21:59AM -0800, Neil wrote:
> I have Simply Mepsis on my machine but the wireless is not working. I was hoping WICD would help but so far have only just downloaded it to a folder on my machine. No setup.exe. Ha ha ha.?
> So, in the command window, how do I install this beast??

Mepis is Debian-based, so:

to look for a package based on name or keyword, try:

aptitude search WORDS

to look at a specific package's details:

aptitude show PACKAGE

to download and install a package:

sudo aptitude install PACKAGE

to refresh your system's knowledge of available packages:

sudo aptitude update

to try to bring every package on your system up to current

sudo aptitude upgrade


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