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Old 05-19-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
shalricol
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Urgent


Hey there, am very new in Linux. I am running a cyber cafe and have switched from using the Windows to Linux Freespire. My problem now is that i have tried installing Cyber cafe timer in vain coz i do not know the teams to use. I have tried copying the software on the desktop and now able to extract the README and the setup. Please if there is someone out there who can assist i will dearly appreciate.

Thank you.
Richard
 
Old 05-19-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Firstly, please use descriptive thread titles in future (ones that describe the problem you're having). Secondly, don't use "urgent" in thread titles as it won't help you to get help any quicker.

What exactly does the README file tell you to do? Do you have problems understanding the instructions, or is something not working correctly? You need to provide more information if you want help.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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are you trying to run a setup.exe under linux?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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wow, this seems to be very urgent.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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Maybe it was so urgent that if he didn't get a response by 1:10 his computer would crash permanently...

Forrest
 
Old 05-19-2008, 09:24 PM   #6
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Here is a linux software package for managing kiosks. It is source code, however. I haven't find anything easier to install yet, sorry. I will keep looking.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=42127

Here are the installation directions for ubuntu. Since Freespire is also debian-based, I would think the installation should be similar.
http://openkiosk.wiki.sourceforge.net/installation

Here are some more possibilities:
http://nixbit.com/cat/system/monitoring/os-cafe/
http://nixbit.com/cat//utilities/direqcafe/
http://nixbit.com/cat/internet/nttp-(www)/zybacafe/

Last edited by ehawk; 05-19-2008 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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The thing is, i dont know how to even extract the software from the source,but i can get to the root. Please help me know how to start once i when i get to terminal programme console.the steps to tale will be highly appreciated.

i aslo tried the links provided by ehawk but the reply was the links dont exsist/

plz assist me.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
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hey shalricol,

what exactly are you trying to do? i don't know the software you are talking about. is this linux or windows software. what format did it come tar.gz, tar.bz2 or rpm? there are usually no setup files in source packages...

vadkutya

p.s.: if you are talking about this http://www.nettimesoftware.com/...this is no linux software. most probably you cannot run this software on linux.

Last edited by vadkutya; 05-20-2008 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 02:43 PM   #9
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well ok open the terminal then when it comes up type
Code:
cd /path/to/file 

tar ./name_of_file.tar.gz

cd ./name_of_outputted_folder

./configure

make

make install
***be sure to customize where needed***
 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:24 PM   #10
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If you are tying to install the tar.gz file for the KDE client from this source:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...kage_id=117437

The steps are

1. open up a terminal
2. use the change directory command to get to wherever the .tar.gz file is
cd /directory/subdirectory
3. become root using the su or sudo command
4. unzip the .tar.gz file using the gunzip command
gunzip file.tar.gz
this will leave a .tar file
5. uncompress the .tar file using the tar command
tar -xvf file.tar
This should uncompress all of the files in the .tar file and put them in a new directory where you are located.
6. Enter the new subdirectory using the cd command
cd new_subdirectory
7. Read the INSTALL file that normally comes with such software using your favorite editor
gedit INSTALL
8. Normally the install process for source code is
./configure
make
make install

If you are able to use the ubuntu commands (apt-get and such), it might be easier, because that way you will be able to update the software more easily.
http://openkiosk.wiki.sourceforge.net/installation

Last edited by ehawk; 05-20-2008 at 06:25 PM.
 
  


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