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billowen43 03-30-2008 11:40 AM

I cannot load full screen mode onto my eeepc 701.... I have
 
I follow the steps and get to 'reload' .....'advanced-desktop-eeepc' does not show up so I 'search' for it..... it does not allow for installation....??? I'm trying to get full screen mode...

tredegar 03-30-2008 12:37 PM

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I follow the steps
I am guessing that you are following the steps here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:getkde
Note: you must an internet connection that is working.
You must have added this line
Code:

http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos  p701  main  etch
to your repositories
If you have done this (to check: open the file /etc/apt/sources.list and read it, it should include the tuxfamily repository, listed in full above), you can also do the install from the command line:

sudo apt-get install advanced-desktop-eeepc


If you can't get "The easy Way" to work (and the instructions are very simple), then scroll down a bit and follow the instructions for "The Wizard Way"

billowen43 03-31-2008 09:16 AM

I cannot get full screen on Linux
 
does not allow .....
E: couldnt find advanced-desktop-eeepc ....???

billowen43 03-31-2008 09:45 AM

I cannot load full....
 
I get to 'advanced-desktop-eeepc' and get the message that this
program could not be found.....

I've tried 'wizard' and 'manual' modes but get nowhere....

I got to some sort of download for kde items.... 58 downloads but no
directions..... afraid to proceed.....

craigevil 03-31-2008 11:33 AM

Simplest way is to use the pimpmyeee.sh it adds the necessary sources to your sources.list. Or the Tweakeee app. Either one is pretty safe and work.

tredegar 03-31-2008 12:25 PM

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I got to some sort of download for kde items.... 58 downloads but no
directions..... afraid to proceed.....
Don't be afraid. That's the whole point (well, one of them) with the Eee! You can restore it to as-new-from-factory by pressing F9 at bootup (See the manual, and the Wiki)

So, if you really mess something up, it just takes one reboot and you are back to where you started (though you will loose personal data, and customisation tweaks).

So feel free to experiment, and just "try things out". You cannot permanently "break" the Eee by messing with the software, you can always restore it, either with the F9 trick, or if you have seriously messed up your SSD partitions, you can restore from the DVD it came with (if you have a USB DVD drive), or from a 2GB USB memory stick if you can borrow a windows computer to copy the DVD restore program to the memory stick.

Remember, that with linux, especially when using the command line, if "nothing happens" when you issue a command, then that means it worked :)

If you get a string of error messages, then, it probably did not work, but the error messages will tell you why it did not work, and probably what you need to do to make it work. Linux is very different from windows in this respect :)

If you have had 58 downloads, maybe you have already managed to install KDE.

When you go to Settings ... Instant Shutdown, do you see a new button on the left called "Full Desktop"? If so, you have KDE installed, and you should click it.

billowen43 04-01-2008 08:27 AM

trying to install KDE..
 
no 'full screen' in instant shutdown.... I'll try whatever comes up- ie,
loading or experimenting. Thanks much for the info re rebooting. Will proceed without fear.
....
starting over without much hope for success but with tenacity!


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