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Old 11-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Some Icons and programs just flash when clicked

Running Puppy 4.1.1 retro from live DVD, the md5sum was OK for the download

The calc,calendar,edit and drives icons just briefly flash what looks like an opening screen for a split second when clicked. I can get to the entries in calc, except for one, by going thru the Menu listing. The drive icon problem has the Puppy Drive Mounter probing box going off after apparently searching for drives but I think maybe I misunderstand what is happening as Barry K just changed it a little bit.

The Gimp program which is installed as a Pet Package also fails to open, just the same kind of flash. Other icons in various folders also just flash when I want to open them by clicking. This has happened in Puppy 4.0 when I tried to open e-mail.

I feel that I am missing something obvious, any help appreciated. Thanks
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Try opening a terminal and starting the programs from the command line. You might get some meaningful error messages that way.

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Old 11-12-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve. I will try to do what you suggest but I have very primitive CLI skills and am not really sure how to do that. I will just have to learn. Appreciate your attention.


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