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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Linpus Linux Lite Acer Aspire One Desktop Failure (Looks like a zebra)


Hi

Like the title says my desktop looks like a zebra (black and white horizontal stripes) with what looks like dead pixels in, but they are not dead as i am posting this from the same laptop and it looks fine. When i try to open a file after searching through the search bar, it says "nautilus file manager is not running". How do i get it running and is there a way to fix my desktop without reloading Linux onto my laptop?

Chris

PS: Screenshot: http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/x...reenshot-1.png
 
Old 03-10-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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Code:
<unhelpful comment>
Don't zebras have vertical stripes?
</unhelpful comment>
Okay, hit control+alt+backspace, and if that doesn't help, attach a copy of
Code:
 /var/log/messages
 
Old 03-10-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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You can try running
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nautilus
from a terminal window. What happens?

You know, several acer laptops that I have purchased for friends came with Linpus and it always made me think that it was an Acer joke. I have no idea if it is any good, but from the weirdness you are experiencing I would install a different Linux distrobution such as OpenSUSE, Mint or Ubuntu. Itīs up to you to continue battling with a crippled OS.

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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You can try running
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nautilus
from a terminal window. What happens?

You know, several acer laptops that I have purchased for friends came with Linpus and it always made me think that it was an Acer joke. I have no idea if it is any good, but from the weirdness you are experiencing I would install a different Linux distrobution such as OpenSUSE, Mint or Ubuntu. Itīs up to you to continue battling with a crippled OS.
Already tried to run that, nothing
 
Old 03-10-2010, 11:06 AM   #5
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And the other suggestion?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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ok weirdly it says permission denied when i enter /var/log/messages
 
Old 03-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/x...creenshot1.png

i don't get this, found a way into the files, but now says the executable file doesn't exist :S
 
Old 03-10-2010, 03:08 PM   #8
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You need to sudo cat, or sudo cp /var/log/messages
 
Old 03-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #9
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Like the forum says, im a real noob, what does this mean? http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/x...creenshot2.png
 
Old 03-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #10
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Sorry, my mistake there. Cat 'concatenates' files, in this context it will write them to the screen; you pass the filename as an arg.

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:53 AM   #11
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Forgive the double post;
Where you've opened nautilus above- nautilus is a file viewer, like the view you're viewing the nautilus directory with.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:20 PM   #12
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Forgive the double post;
Where you've opened nautilus above- nautilus is a file viewer, like the view you're viewing the nautilus directory with.
Ok so if nautilus isn't running, what file viewer am i using to view it? So Confusing. I would just re-install the OS but i can't find the disc, will have another look but

EDIT: Found the disc, how do i put it on a pen to boot from? I don't wanna have to install the disc on another system to do it though.

Last edited by cgurrell; 03-11-2010 at 12:23 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:54 PM   #13
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Why, what was in that error file? Lets try and fix the thing first
 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:55 PM   #14
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Error file? there wasn't one, it just said what it said in the screenshot, is there a way to get an error code?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #15
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I think I may have the same problem, but only next week will I get the Netbook in my hands. I will then try to solve this problem and post the solution (if any) here.
 
  


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