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Old 11-16-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Emulation/wireless WiFi


OK I have never used any type or embodiment of Unix or Linux. So I decided to start with the easiest, "Kubuntu".

I have three questions.

First: I have wireless Internet (WiFi) 2.5Ghz 802.11g.
When I tried the easy wireless connect option that kubuntu had it found my wireless hub but it failed to connect. If anybody could give some troubleshooting ideas why I can't connect to my hub that would be great.
P.S. When ever I try to go to some programs like the "easy wireless connect" it says I may not have permissions, and it says to run it from subo or sobu, something like that.


Second: Is there anyway to emulate ".exe" files to be usable for Linux.


Three: Is their an easy way to explorer what you have on your hard drives with kubuntu. When I use the all in one explorer type thingy it only lets me go to my root folder??
I can't see any of the subdirectories one my hard drive or go to any of my music one my second one.

Any help would be appreciated
Thank you
 
Old 11-16-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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P.S. When ever I try to go to some programs like the "easy wireless connect" it says I may not have permissions, and it says to run it from subo or sobu, something like that.
It requires administrator privileges. You can give it those priveleges by using kdesu, which behind the scenes uses 'sudo'. For example,
Code:
kdesu programname
When you see the dialog, just enter your password.

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Second: Is there anyway to emulate ".exe" files to be usable for Linux.
Yes, with Wine. Wine comes with Kubuntu as far as I know. Just run 'wine <windowsprogram.exe>' and if it has everything it needs to run, it should work. Depending on the Windows program, this may or may not work.
 
  


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