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Old 09-07-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Icons do not appear anymore.


I have a 4g Eee pc preloaded with Xandos

I was using synaptic and uninstalled a few things and then the desktop just went black and the little power button icon didn't work when I went to turn it off.

I had to restore the factory settings.

This has happen over 3 times now.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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What did you uninstalled ?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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What did you uninstalled ?
All the preloaded games and a few others, I can try it again.

I was trying to install a program off a 2G USB drive (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ership-753187/), after dealing with it for the past 3 days, I got it to start the install but then I didn't have enough space.

I thought I saw on the PC that I still had 1.3G left.

I don't understand how I am going to install updates if I cannot even use a 22meg program.

Another question I have is about those updates and more space. Am I going to be able to run anything off of a SD card or a USB drive?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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In a terminal type
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df -h
to see the free space.

You can use the SD card or a USB drive to store your private files, doc, mp3,movies...
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
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In a terminal type
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df -h
to see the free space.

You can use the SD card or a USB drive to store your private files, doc, mp3,movies...
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 479M 42M 413M 10% /
/dev/sda1 3.3G 2.4G 838M 75% /.ro
/dev/sda2 479M 42M 413M 10% /.rw
none 479M 42M 413M 10% /
tmpfs 503M 12K 503M 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 128M 24K 128M 1% /tmp
/dev/sda1 3.3G 2.4G 838M 75% /ro


Well I'm concerned with is if I download something to a USB drive or SD card, am I going to have the same problems again?

And what do I do about updates on this 4G Eee PC?

Edit: For some reason it put everything closer together, sorry.

Edit2: What I don't get is that everything on there has over 100M, maybe I need to use a different folder?

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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I need everyone to know too, that this is going to be for tuning a car, so I need files to be saved when I go tuning. This of course is raising my questions.

I cannot be at the track and not be able to log my runs and tunes.

My idea is just plug in a USB drive (like I already have) or SD Card and be able to save my tunes/runs on that. Then be able to put/use them on different PCs?

All my PCs have this ECMLink software.

My ending goal is to have all 3 PCs connecting to a network drive that I can share these files with.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #7
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Well I'm going to try again.

Will do one at a time and see what happens.

Edit: Should I be marking them as removal or complete removal?

So using synaptic, I uninstall all the things under "Games and Amusement", so far so good.

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My idea is just plug in a USB drive (like I already have) or SD Card and be able to save my tunes/runs on that. Then be able to put/use them on different PCs?
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Edit: Should I be marking them as removal or complete removal?
complete removal will also delete the conf files etc
 
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If your computer causes trouble again and you want to try something new:

It is possible to install a minimal Debian on a 2GB SD card or flash drive, if your computer can boot from that. It's the same procedure as a normal HDD install, you just have to keep an eye on the space that is left on that disk, and the whole drive will be used for that. I managed to install Debian on a 2GB SD card with Xfce and compiz and I had about 400MB left.

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Old 09-07-2009, 05:33 PM   #10
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If your computer causes trouble again and you want to try something new:

It is possible to install a minimal Debian on a 2GB SD card or flash drive, if your computer can boot from that. It's the same procedure as a normal HDD install, you just have to keep an eye on the space that is left on that disk, and the whole drive will be used for that. I managed to install Debian on a 2GB SD card with Xfce and compiz and I had about 400MB left.

I should be able to do the same with... say a 16gb or 32gb one correct?

Or if I keep having problems with this Linux I can always use a different Linux correct? And then just use the SD card or USB drive for files and whatever.

Well I got the program to install but now I cannot use it, lol.

And I know the box was check to put it on the desktop, so I'm lost again
 
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This is what happen

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...187/page3.html
 
Old 09-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #13
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I should be able to do the same with... say a 16gb or 32gb one correct?

Or if I keep having problems with this Linux I can always use a different Linux correct? And then just use the SD card or USB drive for files and whatever.

Well I got the program to install but now I cannot use it, lol.

And I know the box was check to put it on the desktop, so I'm lost again
Correct, but note again your computer must be capable of booting from it, in case you want to try an install on a mobile storage.

You can always use different distributions (kind of the suppliers of [Free Software] operating systems). Just be careful with sensitive data that you may have on your computer. A beginner-friendly Linux distribution is http://www.ubuntu.com/

I can't help you on your icon problem, maybe if you say what kind of program you installed (a windows *.exe?).
 
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Correct, but note again your computer must be capable of booting from it, in case you want to try an install on a mobile storage.

You can always use different distributions (kind of the suppliers of [Free Software] operating systems). Just be careful with sensitive data that you may have on your computer. A beginner-friendly Linux distribution is http://www.ubuntu.com/

I can't help you on your icon problem, maybe if you say what kind of program you installed (a windows *.exe?).
I switched to Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix, all is fixed.

Edit: I wanted to add that I also dual booted Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop 64 with my XP 64.

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If everything is working now, you should...

Have fun and enjoy Free Software!
 
  


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