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Old 08-14-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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How to install gnuchess and xboard on a "Assus Eee PC 2G Surf"

Can anyone provide me with clear step by step exact commands to install gnuchess and xboard on a "Assus Eee PC 2G Surf"? First I downloaded the 2 tar files from their websites but then there is a lot to do that I can't without help. First how to compile the source files? (i tried but it failed) and do I have to really?. Then after that there are probably a lot of libraries missing on my system... How do I install them? I couldn't even found a way to see where the synaptic manager is on this simple Ubuntu version preinstalled on Assus. The only thing I figured it out on my own was to open a terminal console as root. I tried to install with "apt-get install ..." but it just gave me an error saying cannot find package ... OF COURSE... Can anyone show me the way (step by step comands)? :-)
Old 08-14-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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Can anyone show me the way (step by step comands)?
Probably somebody can - not me though - until then:

AFAIK this computer comes preinstalled with XANDROS linux - is that true?
If this is so:
check out their website on what they use for software-management (installing updates, installing new software...) how it is operated and what software you can download.
They have some kind of graphical tool for it.

I've read that it is possible to use the software-repositories of other distributions (Ubuntu/Debian) - but this is not trivial.
If you really have XANDROS installed you are a bit limited and tied to them and don't have all the choices a "normal" distribution has to offer.
But there are ways to install a "real" distribution instead - if you desire and are willing to.
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You'll find lots of very useful eee-specific information here : and here


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