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Old 05-26-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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downloading and installing...


Hey to be honest i suck at the whole computer thing anyways but linux is alot different to the usual windows that i'm used to... i want to download java but i have no idea what "the terminal" is lol so could i get abit of help downloading and installing things... once i know how to do this most basic of things i should be ok lol... thanks everyone
 
Old 05-26-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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it would help if you told us what distro you are using, in Ubuntu, you would have to enable the universe repos in synaptic and install java from there
 
Old 05-26-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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it would help if you told us what distro you are using, in Ubuntu, you would have to enable the universe repos in synaptic and install java from there
ok... dont laugh at me or out lol but what's a distro? actually... i dont need to know what it is just how i would find out what one i have so i can help people tell me what to do lol... write back mate thanks
 
Old 05-26-2008, 09:40 PM   #4
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okies people... does it help that i can tell you that my laptop is one of the ASUS Eee PC series thingy? and it's the default one... hahaha how do i get the the terminal or whatever to install things? SO CONFUSED thanks so much for any help given or even those of you who have read this and post "i cant help sos mate" or whatever... but plz dont just read this and laugh at me lol... peace all

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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if it's on the eee pc, then the 'terminal' is the program called 'Konsole'. your distibution, or distro, is Xandros. i am not sure how to install java in Xandros since it is a paid distribution it should be ready to install in the repositories, just follow any help on how to install software in Xandros.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 10:04 PM   #6
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if it's on the eee pc, then the 'terminal' is the program called 'Konsole'. your distibution, or distro, is Xandros. i am not sure how to install java in Xandros since it is a paid distribution it should be ready to install in the repositories, just follow any help on how to install software in Xandros.
ok thank you... do you know where i would find "Konsole"? its not on the desktop... if ya dont know... thanks for all ya help mate ur a legend for telling me that! i'll find the help for java in Xandros by either asking people or it'll be a FAQ on the java site maybe hahaha thanks for ya help... if you dont know where i'll find Konsole... could anyone else tell me where it is?
 
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Hi,

You could use the 'help' and other information provided by the vendor. HaHa!

Really, you do have all the information available to you via the 'Eee'. Spoon Off!

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Old 05-26-2008, 10:24 PM   #8
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Hi,

You could use the 'help' and other information provided by the vendor. HaHa!

Really, you do have all the information available to you via the 'E'. Spoon Off!
erm... the "E"? lol why am i so stupid? what's the e? wb mate please i wanna understand and be able to do this myself next time round hahaha
 
Old 05-26-2008, 10:49 PM   #9
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ok thanks everybody for all your help i have a question, however, and it's about the "directory path name" at the terminal... would i simply type... cd/usr/java/ to install java or what? please assist because i am so close now i can actually feel it hahahaha thanks all
 
Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 PM   #10
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ok thanks everybody for all your help i have a question, however, and it's about the "directory path name" at the terminal... would i simply type... cd/usr/java/ to install java or what? please assist because i am so close now i can actually feel it hahahaha thanks all
you would use your package manager to install stuff. google eepc package manager might yield some hints
 
Old 05-27-2008, 03:01 AM   #11
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okies... i have the package thingy hahaha but how would i get java onto the package thing? shud i re-download it? probably be best thing to do no? if am wrong please correct me lolz and if im just bein a complete linux moron just say hahahaha
 
Old 05-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #12
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okies... i have the package thingy hahaha but how would i get java onto the package thing? shud i re-download it? probably be best thing to do no? if am wrong please correct me lolz and if im just bein a complete linux moron just say hahahaha
You download and install it through the package manager. It would be easier to understand you if you have better grammer
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:46 AM   #13
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Asus Eee Terminal

To start the terminal on the Asus Eee, hold down Ctrl + Alt + T at the same time.

To start the package programme from the terminal type SU and enter your password.

Next type the word Synaptic.

Updating software is done from the Settings Menu item
To get there from any other application, click on the HOME icon , bottom left of the Easy Screen (the default one). The icon looks like a house

For information on how to setup a normal KDE desktop type "Asus Eee advanced desktop" into a Google or Yahoo search, (top right of the browser window. There are plenty of advice pages/forums to choose from.

I hope this helps,

Tony
 
  


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