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Old 12-10-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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apps not working on DSL


None of the apps will work on DSL. Example Firefox or notepad will not open. FF says input/output error. it is a compaq presario laptop with win xp sp3 in case that is important. I am not sure if the windows reference is important at all?

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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You are able to connect in to internet thru windows, but not linux?
If that is the caseyou need to include:
make and model of laptop
Distro or os
Anything that you feel is relevant for someone to help you.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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You are able to connect in to internet thru windows, but not linux?
If that is the case you need to include:
make and model of laptop
Distro or os
Anything that you feel is relevant for someone to help you.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:36 AM   #4
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I think, DSL should mean DamnSmallLinux. How you launch it? Have you installed it on hdd, or use live system?
How have you installed Firefox? And what is notepad? I never ever heard about such program in linux.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #5
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Do you try to run Windows apps on your DSL? Linux is not Windows, you can't use your Windows apps on Linux, at least if you want not to fiddle with wine.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #6
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Yes Damn Small Linux.
Live CD.
Laptop compaq presario 2100 with xp sp3
It is not internet I want
but when I click DSL menu options/apps/editors/notepad nothing happens
Also click DSL menu options/run command nothing happens?
Are they window option and if so why do they show in the DSL menu options.
Thanks for the feedback
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And what is notepad? I never ever heard about such program in linux.
when I click DSL menu options i see /apps/editors/notepad
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How have you installed Firefox
it is installed under windows and there is an FF icon on the DSL screen. Does it have to be installed again in Linux DSL?
I am very new, so please excuse my mistakes
Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2010, 07:53 AM   #7
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I think, DSL should mean DamnSmallLinux. How you launch it? Have you installed it on hdd, or use live system?
DamnSmallLinux live CD
 
Old 12-10-2010, 08:06 AM   #8
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Hello wildoscar and welcome to LQ,
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...it is installed under windows and there is an FF icon on the DSL screen. Does it have to be installed again in Linux DSL?...
As far as I know DSL comes with firefox.

Can you open a terminal? if so, please post the output of
Code:
uname -a
and please the output of
Code:
whereis firefox
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:20 AM   #9
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Hello wildoscar and welcome to LQ,As far as I know DSL comes with firefox.
Thanks for the welcom and FF being with DSL explains the icon!

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Can you open a terminal? if so, please post the output of
Code:
uname -a
and please the output of
Code:
whereis firefox
Markus
not sure what you mean by terminal. i can open what looks like a command environment with Ctrl/Alt/F1

Is that where I enter [code]uname -a and where do i get the code
 
Old 12-10-2010, 08:25 AM   #10
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Yes, a terminal looks like the dosshell in Windows. You use it in the same way.

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Old 12-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #11
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... or better not, the command CTRL/ALT/F1 pushes you out of X.

Try to find the programm "xterm" or "konsole" or terminal or so in the programmenu.

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Old 12-10-2010, 08:33 AM   #12
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Not to bust your bubble but theres a couple issues

1) DSL is a dead and obsolete distro

2) DSL does not and cannot have Flash support

3) the apps are limited and old

So, after playing with DSL you may want to look at more recent small distros
like Puppy, Tinycore, Slitaz, Browserlinux, ArchBang, etc
just a suggestion

about DSL though, there should be a menu option in the right-click DSL menu for "shell", root shell, etc is a terminal
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:01 AM   #13
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... or better not, the command CTRL/ALT/F1 pushes you out of X.

Try to find the programm "xterm" or "konsole" or terminal or so in the programmenu.

Markus
i can see term with a small icon of a pc but nothing happens when i click on it. nothing happens when i click on any thing in the menu such as games etc. i can open files and see the floppy mentioned but when i click on it it will not list files. I need what is on that floppy and cannot open/acccess through windows hence my trying this
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #14
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Hello,

as linus72 wrote, DSL is old, I think it isn't worth to search for a failure. Try another Live-CD, Knoppix is known to work very well as a Live-CD http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/

Markus
 
Old 12-10-2010, 03:46 PM   #15
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i find that each time i boot it different apps work. sometimes i cannot open the control panel, sometimes email prog won't open. maybe it is the computer it is old. Is browser linux available in live cd format?
 
  


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