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Old 09-01-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
Looneydude
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Nautilus file manager is not working...


Just bought a Acer aspire one on linux and have no idea how too work it.

My problem is that to connect the net book to the internet i need the mac address (i think) as it doesnt connect to my security protected network.

When i go to run ifconfig to find the address it says the following:
Could not open folder /sbin.
The nautilus file manager is not running.
It also wont let me open any other programmes.

Does anybody know how to fix this?

Cheers
Kurt
 
Old 09-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Depends what flavor of Linux it came with, from what i know the Acer Aspire One comes with Linpus Linux with a basic interface, might be a bit hard to play with the system, though it is based on Fedora Core 8 Gnome desktop, it might be locked down so people don't break it easily.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linpus_Linux

What do you have as a desktop environment? and what do you have access to?

You might wanna consider even reloading something like the ubuntu netbook remix onto it via usb, much better solution.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
 
Old 09-01-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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/sbin is a protected folder, you are not suppose to use it without root privileges. About network share, you can try installing the konqueror file manager. Use the version 3.5 if you use FedoraCore8/Linpus-fc8, 4.0 was not quite stable.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 07:27 AM   #4
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Not quite sure if im getting the terminology right but my destkop environment is the following:

4 sections: entertainment, work e.t.c.
Each with other buttons such as browser, writer, media centre e.t.c

Ill try reloading ubuntu thought to see if that helps.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Not, by desktop environement, we mean KDE, Gnome, *box or someting like that. Those software are called Desktop environement. You use Gnome as nautilus is the gnome file manager. KDE use dolphin an formally Konqueror.
 
  


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