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Mrsgrizlbr 08-10-2012 05:02 PM

How do i Use absolute
 
My husband and i are running absolute on our computer because we cant get any other linux to run on it. we cannot figure out how to do anything with it. I want to install vlc media player or mplayer and wine (or any other window emu) we need help! How do we install packages on this system? and how do i tell what version we're using? all we know is it is based on slackware and can use the packages from that version of slack on it. no clue how to install. we also need firefox as chromium keeps crashing and it is really starting to annoy us.
~thanks in advance, Mr & Mrs Grizlbr~

unSpawn 08-10-2012 07:16 PM

Welcome to LQ, hope you like it here.
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Originally Posted by Mrsgrizlbr (Post 4751238)
our computer

What's the exact brand and type?


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we cant get any other linux to run on it.

Have you tried to install any other distribution?
Would you like to try another distribution?


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Originally Posted by Mrsgrizlbr (Post 4751238)
we cannot figure out how to do anything with it.

Yeah, it's based on slackware ;-p


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Originally Posted by Mrsgrizlbr (Post 4751238)
How do we install packages on this system?

See docs like http://www.absolutelinux.org/getting_started/#mm ?


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Originally Posted by Mrsgrizlbr (Post 4751238)
how do i tell what version we're using?

Probably 'cat /etc/*release'?..


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we also need firefox as chromium keeps crashing

Firefox is available from the Absolute repository in the CD2 folder.


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