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Old 02-03-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Question Where is the start button


I have purchased a Eee PC which has the Linux application and I want to use it as part of a wireless network to put in results for our Little Athletics Centre. With our other PC you just go to the "My computer" button to find the file host but this computer doesn't seem to have one. Not too sure where to start. If someone could tell me that would be great.
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Stu

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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Please specify which distro of linux u have installed

redhat or suse or debian etc..
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
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What about the "Network" icon? I assume you haven't installed a different distro on it.

Maybe the quickstart flash video might help: http://eeepc.asus.com/global/qg-linux.html

I don't own a eeepc. I assume it has a samba client running. Did you configure networking, e.g. the wpa-psk pass-phrase?

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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I have purchased a Eee PC which has the Linux application and I want to use it as part of a wireless network to put in results for our Little Athletics Centre. With our other PC you just go to the "My computer" button to find the file host but this computer doesn't seem to have one. Not too sure where to start. If someone could tell me that would be great.
Thanks
Stu
Stu,

My ASUS EeePC 1000 netbook computer came preinstalled with Xandros, a "simplified" variant of the Debian distribution of the Linux operating system. It was also preinstalled with about 40 software applications.

After login with username and password, my EeePC displays [the "K User Desktop" with] the following tabs across the top of the screen: Internet, Work, Learn, Play, Settings, Favorites.

Clicking on Work, the tabs remain across the top of the screen, and the following application icons appear below: Accessories, PDF Reader, Mail, File Manager, World Clock, Dictionary, Notes, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Documents, Math, Draw, Freemind.

Clicking on File Manager brings up a "File Manager" window on the main screen. Along the left side of this window is a list of "All Folders":
-- My Eee PC
-- My Home
---- Bluetooth Exchange Folder
---- D: < a 2 GB "thumb flash drive" on a USB port >
---- My Documents
------ test.folder < a folder I created >
------ Trash
------ YoStore < Internet storage provided by ASUS >
-- Printers
-- Windows Network < unfortunately, I have no wireless
-- NFS Network network at present >

At the top of the File Manager window are drop-down menus -- File, Edit, View, Go, Bookmarks, Window, Tools, Help.

This seems like a good place to start.

Good luck,

GregJ

ps: other helpers:

Under Help: About File Manager, it says "File Manager 4.0 (using KDE 3.4.2) File Manager lets you display and navigate throught he folders and files on your local file system and remote file systems. Copyright (C) 2001-2007 Xandros Corporation http://www.xandros.com"

My EeePC has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 20 GB SSD (Solid State Disc), backlit 1024x600 active matrix TFT LCD color display, touchpad with 2 buttons, 3 USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 MMC/SD card slot, 15-pin D-sub VGA port, 1/8" microphone jack, 1/8" stereo headphone jack, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n LAN and Bluetooth connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera, array microphone, stereo speakers. The 1 GB RAM can be replaced with a 2 GB RAM.

You have to enter CTRL-ALT-T to get a command line.

gj
 
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