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Old 02-16-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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my situation


hello

i don't know much about linux... my friends use it so im also trying to use it. i got the slackware 10.1 disc and installed it with no problems! my computer (compaq notebook 100) is bad/slow and i also prefer a minimal system with no good looking or anything like that, so i installed only the first disc with no kde or gnome, and im using... xfce or whatever as my windows_something, my internet conection is working! i used ping and i got a reply.

now to get started i will need a file browser, i remember that when my friends in the past installed slackware in this computer they installed "xfe" which is very good because it is simple and does everything! i don't know where i can get and how to install it, could anyone guide me?
please remember:
1- i have no internet browser installed, i can use microsoft windows to get the file and then with slackware linux go to the place where the file is to install
2- i know NOTHING about how to install it

after this i want to install mozilla firefox, where should i install it? i mean, in what folder/where? and xfe? thanks

thank you for your time
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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xfe requires fox, and neither are available as tgz's from
http://www.linuxpackages.net for 10.1 yet ... I don't know
whether fox requires MORE stuff to be installed prior to
xfe ... I'd suggest trying mc in an xterm ;)


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Old 02-16-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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From your past posts, it seems you really should apply yourself to reading some documentation. Expecting to be spoon-fed is antisocial and wasting other people's time. Please be considerate!

A good starting place is the Linux wiki on this site; you should also look at the Slackware handbook if you want to continue using that distro:
http://www.slackware.org/book/

Best wishes,

Samsara

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Old 02-17-2005, 07:08 AM   #4
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samsara: what do my other posts have to do with this?

Tinkster: thanks, so i see that it would be hard to install xfe... what can i do? is there any other good and small file browser? thanks
 
Old 02-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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It's not really hard, it's just a bit more effort than doing
an "installpkg xfe-<blurb>.tgz" .... I don't have fox installed,
so can't tell you what it needs, it may be just the two things
you need to compile from source...


Cheers,
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:58 PM   #6
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this might be of use....

Rox

it's a great and easy file manager...and very light running.

once you download it, install it
as root on slackware with:

installpkg <packagename>.tgz
 
Old 02-17-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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but thats a window manager, i just want a file browser

by the way, my other question about where to install software
after this i want to install mozilla firefox, where should i install it? i mean, in what folder/where? and xfe? thanks

thanks for your time

Last edited by thing0; 02-17-2005 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 04:11 PM   #8
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I was recommended to install new programs in /usr/local/bin
 
Old 02-18-2005, 04:22 AM   #9
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okay i will install them there! thanks!!

what abou how to install xfe, could anyone help me?

thank you
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:22 PM   #10
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How about you download the source, read the instructions
and get started, and when you get stuck come back and
ask? :) After all it's about Linux-Questions, not "Can you
do it for me?" ...


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