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Old 08-10-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
Cheetham
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Opening/loading .exe files Acer Aspire one


I am a COMPLETE novice where LINUX is concerned (having only ever used Windows) & have had no luck finding a solution in the forums.

I bought a Acer Aspire One A110-Ab Netbook, Linpus Linux Lite version, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 8GB NAND Flash

Just for openers, I don't understand how you "open" (?) "load" (?).EXE files or make them happen.I have been using Windows all my life & to remember you just CLICK on a .exe file and it just 'happens'

Specifically, I am in Turkey and had to purchase a dongle from a Turkish phone company to access the Internet. When I insert the dongle, it shows the relevant .EXE file but when I click on it, nothing happens. No-one here knows LINUX.

I just one to talk to someone who has the same ACER as me and who can guide me through with GREATED simplicity (really idiot instructions would be fine).

I would be very grateful.

Aged simpleton in Turkey
 
Old 08-10-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Linux is not windows. In this operating system you don't have .exe .dll files. If you want to use M$ Win apps try to install wine which is a window$ emulator. In the site there are a lot of information on how to install it. If you have a prob open a new thread and we will help you!!!
 
Old 08-11-2010, 02:25 AM   #3
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There's a hole in my bucket

[QUOTE=gasdim;4061725]Linux is not windows. In this operating system you don't have .exe .dll files. If you want to use M$ Win apps try to install wine which is a window$ emulator. In the site there are a lot of information on how to install it. If you have a prob open a new thread and we will help you!!![/QUOTE

Dear Helpful person - I can't instal WINE because I can't get my Acer Netbook to connect to the Internet, because the dongle (Turk Telephone Co), I bought here only show me an "EXE" (Windows command)file. I am using another netbook to speak to you (Windows based) which happily accepts the dongle & thus connection to the Internet.

My only other idea is to go to a restuarant here and connect the Acer to THEIR internet connection (without the need for the dongle & where I may be abe to download WINE.

Thanks so far -
 
Old 08-11-2010, 02:37 AM   #4
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As is said, there is .exe file in Linux. I assume that the exe file you see is the installer for the dongle and hence wine is not the solution for you. What you will need to know is, if your distribution detects the dongle. I suppose that the dongle is USB.
Connect it to your linux netbook and open the terminal (command line interface where you can type commands) and then type > lsusb -v and let us know the results.

I know this is going to be tough, but I do not use your distribution, so we need to know if it actually detects the hardware.
Also tell us how do you connect to internet using the dongle on windows? Do you need to use user and password to connect? I mean to ask, is it kind of dial up connection?
 
Old 08-11-2010, 02:46 AM   #5
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In principle, you can't use Windows (a.k.a. '.exe' files) in Linux. It would be like using PSP games on a Gamecube, so you understand.

There's Wine, that can be used to open *some* Windows programs on Linux, but that will not apply to your USB connection Kit software for sure, so you can directly put that into the wastebin if you don't plan to install Windows on your machine (that would certainly be an alternative if you own a Windows license and you are not interested in learning Linux).

If you really want to use Linux, then there are several steps involved. First you need to find whether your connection hardware is compatible with Linux. Google might help on that if your ISP won't help. In most cases, there's a way to make it work but you might need to update a few things first and do some manual work. Then, once it works, you will need to correctly configure your connection. How difficult will that be will depend on your Linux distribution, it's defaults settings and your ISP requirements.

So, the first thing you will need to decide is if you are going to keep Linux or if you prefer to reformat the machine and install your beloved Windows into it.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 05:35 AM   #6
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dongle USB on Acer netbook

Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
As is said, there is .exe file in Linux. I assume that the exe file you see is the installer for the dongle and hence wine is not the solution for you. What you will need to know is, if your distribution detects the dongle. I suppose that the dongle is USB.
Connect it to your linux netbook and open the terminal (command line interface where you can type commands) and then type > lsusb -v and let us know the results.

I know this is going to be tough, but I do not use your distribution, so we need to know if it actually detects the hardware.
Also tell us how do you connect to internet using the dongle on windows? Do you need to use user and password to connect? I mean to ask, is it kind of dial up connection?
I hope I'm in the right place to speak to you, Chaitanya. I did what you said and this is what I got back:

Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 1
bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0004 1x 4 bytes
bInterval 12
can't get hub descriptor: Operation not permitted
can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
[user@localhost ~]$

YOU ASKED: ...tell us how do you connect to internet using the dongle on windows? Do you need to use user and password to connect? I mean to ask, is it kind of dial up connection?

On the Windows netbook, I do need to use a PASSWORD to connect.

Last edited by Cheetham; 08-12-2010 at 05:39 AM. Reason: I left out information
 
  


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