Originally Posted by Tadaen
as i said im running zenwalk, i worked following that approach, tho i just now read your reply. i manualy changed permissions on the check.sh file and at that point it stopped with permission denied and started telling me it needs a console. as im newb beyond belief took me a bit to sort out, im assuming that bash shell and console are different things, although at the moment im running the netpkg and updating my system, i also plan to look through the lists and what not to see if i can find another terminal program. debating dropping kde in here if only temporarily. it is XFCE currently
on a side note i do like the setup of zenwalk so far. even if i do need to add a few programs that it may be lacking, for me it beats getting a distro that has 8 or 9 versions of wordpad
zenwalk and XFCE eh? Nope, not used either.
My kit can handle kde even though some say it's bloated - maybe, maybe not. All that "horses for courses" crap.
As for bash and console, well I can't explain the exact difference. Though console/konsole/terminal are the same (stuff thats a bastardised word but spelled with a K, usually means it's provided by KDE). Though bash is the specific type of shell i.e. B
ell. There are a number of different types of shell that can be used, it's just a case of installing/trying them and see if you like something specific. Most distro's tend to use bash as the default.
8 or 9 different versions of wordpad? Hum? I'm inclined to think that it's closer that wordpad is an MS copy of an earlier Unix text editor. Though again, theres quite a few, different distros provide different ones as default. A lot just go straight with VI/VIM. Some of them are cleverer than others, e.g. emacs can do a shit load of different things and can be "enhanced". It has different commands from, say VI.
If your GUI interface has graphical root login enabled, then one of the basic ones will probably do as it's similar to using a word processor.
You have "hit the nail on the head" though, theres a fair amount of duplication amongst similar apps - though some of the abilities/facilities offered by similar apps can vary quite considerably. Hell, it's linux. It's all about choice. Try different ones and go with the one that you like - or if you have the appropriate ability/skills, write your own.
XFCE is considered "light weight", not because of ability, but because it manages to produce a usable GUI with a minimum of facilities/resources. Other stuff, you have to add yourself.
Some say it's a benefit that theres lots of the duplication, others think of it as a bit of a curse. Choice, excellent, but it can create a certain amount of inoperability between some things.
Anyhow, even zenwalk will have a terminal app, so if the permissions thing is sorted, then just open a terminal, and move to the directory where you have the .sh file, e.g.
hit enter, and the prompt should change slightly, from
tadaen@tadaenspc:~$ cd /home/tadaen/Desktop
or whatever you have your system set to for username and domain etc.
Then you should just do
whichever you find works and the check.sh you mentioned should "fire up".