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Old 08-31-2008, 02:25 AM   #1
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Some questions from a brand new newbie please.

I just bought a EeePC 901 and would appreciate some help in using it.
1: Can I reduce all the ikons on the desk tops to lists as in Windows Explorer and combine them all into one list?
2: I downloaded Password Dragon which I unzipped into File Manager\My Docs but all I see is heaps of files. Is there a file equivalent to the .exe file to install it and make it run?

Some help and advice would be ver7 much appreciated.


Old 08-31-2008, 04:35 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about your first question, but executable files on Linux are in the 'elf' format, and for most programs the main exec is usually the name of the program without any extension. You can double check what type of file you have by running the command 'file nameoffile' in a terminal.

But according to the Password Dragon website, what you have there is a Java application, which is a different beast altogether. So you first need to make sure you have a Java runtime environment installed, and then the file you'll want to run probably has a .jar extension. The download page says there's a 'readme.html' file that should give you instructions on how to set it up and use it.

(And that's good advice in general: whenever you see a README file, do it.)
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Much help and advice for the eee series is available here:
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Welcome to Linux Questions !

If you did not find this
(customize icons eee) then look here

I guess, it is possible to create a new small
icon with a slightly different name, and when
you are sure it works, remove the big one.

Password Dragon : first find a way to open a
terminal window. Then please do command :
'cd passworddragon/' and next :
'java -jar passworddragon.jar'

Of course the Java runtime is to be installed
before any "Java commands" will work.

Later, you can create a script and an "Icon"
to start up Password Dragon.

Good Luck.

Last edited by knudfl; 09-01-2008 at 06:28 AM.



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