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Old 07-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Introducing myself - Linpus Linux Lite


Hello all, My name is Giovanni, I'm 36 years old and I'm writing from Rome, Italy. Today I have received a present: an ACER Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite installed. I managed to navigate through the pre-installed applications, connect it to wireless home LAN etc... but since I am a complete Linux newbie (this is the first time I have ever used a machine with Linux on, having always used Windows and Mac OS so far) I think I need some sort of tutorial that covers at least the most basic operations. For example: installing new software!
I was downloading an AntiVirus when, on the download page I found out that I was supposed to execute the installation using command lines on the Teminal: that's fine by me but I can't just blindly type the lines they were providing, I have to learn at least the basic commands so I can recognize them. Also, the same download page mentioned the necessity of creating a new User in order to install the software, and this is another thing I couldn't figure out how to do. So I went to Linpus' website and much to my surprise they didn't have an online or downloadable documentation for Linux Lite.... only for another O.S. that they call Media Center
So any help in finding this documentation/tutorial is welcome!!!

Greetings from Italy

Giovanni

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Just so you know, Linux doesn't require anti-virus (or defragmention). Those are problems unique to Windows systems only...

In most Linux distributions (aka distros) you use a system called a package manager to install new software. In fact the main difference between most distros is the package manager or package format they use. Wikipedia tells me Linpus Linux is based on Fedora which I know uses the rpm (Redhat Package Manager) system. After checking the Limpus website I find that your right and they don't seem to have any documentation (yet...) so I'm gonna direct you to some general info by Redhat about their package system (http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...rpm-using.html). I'd be more then willing to explain it myself, but I haven't touched it in years...

Seeing as your device came with it pre-installed I'd assume they'd provide a graphical front-end for you to use which should make things much easier. Check its menu's or interface for anything that may talk about adding or installing programs and software. Also if you received any papers or manuals I'd suggest reading them through also. Good luck and remember even gurus start out as newbies!
 
Old 07-16-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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Thank you for you reply! I will do as you suggest and check the site you wrote about. Yes the S.O. is pre installed and comes with a graphic interface, I am going to study it in the next few days as well as the manual even if it looks more like a simple "quick guide"..
Anyway thanks again I'll surely write again soon

Giovanni
 
Old 09-21-2008, 01:45 PM   #5
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Entering commands in Linpus Lite terminal

I checked out the Redhat link, but it talked only about using rpm, whatever that is. The only thing I know about RPM is that it appears in the file name of Skype and Picasa that I downloaded from their web sites. In the terminal I was able to get Picasa open by typing in usr/bin/picasa, I also was able to get the advanced menu on my desktop with xfce-setting-show. That's the extent of my code knowledge.

While trying to find out how to have my Aspire One upload photos from my camera someone told be to put in these codes:

% cd ~/Pictures
% sudo gphoto2 --auto-detect -P
% sudo chown user:user IMG*

After typing in the first line, I got this error message:

bash: fg; %: no such job

I have really no clue to what I'm doing, so do I ignore the error code and continue to enter the next two lines or is there something wrong in the first line, like spaces where there shouldn't be, etc.

Last edited by Chazzmor; 09-21-2008 at 01:54 PM. Reason: needed to add more info
 
Old 09-24-2008, 05:16 AM   #6
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Don't put the % symbols in. Sometimes people also put a $ or another symbol at the start to show that its a command to be typed in a terminal, but you should always take them out. Though if its a # later on in the command leave it in as those are for comments.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 05:50 AM   #7
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Welcome to Linux.

The Linux documentation project has some guides on basic command line usage. Bash is the most common variant: http://tldp.org/guides.html There might be other things on this site that might be useful.

RPM is the underlying system that installs and removes software. You might have a pre-installed application that provide a GUI for the command line based RPM system. One that Fedora is using is called "Yumex". See if you have that. Fedora puts theirs in the System-Administration part of the menu. You might have a different one.
Actually, you might try to see if you have "yum" installed (just run "yum" from the command line). Yum (without the "ex" ending) is another RPM based command line package manager. In my view easier to use than plain RPM. If you have yum, search the fedora website (fedora.org) for an article on how to use it. Its a while ago I used, don't remember the command line syntax any more.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 10:44 AM   #8
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hi ....
i am ritam...
just switched from xp to ubuntu..
feels awesome....
linux is kool
 
Old 09-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aknot View Post
Hello all, My name is Giovanni, I'm 36 years old and I'm writing from Rome, Italy. Today I have received a present: an ACER Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite installed. I managed to navigate through the pre-installed applications, connect it to wireless home LAN etc... but since I am a complete Linux newbie (this is the first time I have ever used a machine with Linux on, having always used Windows and Mac OS so far) I think I need some sort of tutorial that covers at least the most basic operations. For example: installing new software!
There is an Aspire One forum you may wish to investigate.
Good luck with your new laptop and Linux.

EDIT: Fell for the post to a 2 month old thread again.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 09-24-2008 at 09:56 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #10
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