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Anybody using OpenOffice 2.04 (Linux) under Xandros?

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by BillW50, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  2. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "BillW50" <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote in message
    news:hj7o0j$mbn$1@news.eternal-september.org...

    > If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    > installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    > changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>


    Do we need to know why you think otherwise?

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  3. S. Fishpaste

    S. Fishpaste Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    > If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    > installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    > changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>


    Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D
     
  4. watnne@googlemail.com

    watnne@googlemail.com Flightless Bird

    Maybe you are wrong?

    On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500, "S. Fishpaste"
    <SDA@Deer-in-the-headlights.ca.invalid> wrote:

    >On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>

    >
    >Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D



    HELP! I CAN'T STOP TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERS UNDER WINDOWS!
     
  5. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:slrnhlp2pv.on1.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    S. Fishpaste typed on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500:
    > On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly.
    >> <sigh>

    >
    > Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D


    That may be, but installing them is a different matter. :-(

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  6. S. Fishpaste

    S. Fishpaste Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:28:26 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    > In news:slrnhlp2pv.on1.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    > S. Fishpaste typed on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500:
    >> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >>> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >>> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >>> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly.
    >>> <sigh>

    >>
    >> Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D

    >
    > That may be, but installing them is a different matter. :-(


    Care to elaborate on what you've actually tried? Sorry if you
    mentioned it earlier on; I just started following.

    Sometimes and I have done this in the past; Upstream's versions are
    newer then the distro in use. Downloading and installing from the
    Upstream source tree sometimes is desired. First have you downloaded
    the dict files from OOo and installed them or just tried with your
    distribution files?
     
  7. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    S. Fishpaste wrote on Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:46:58 -0500:
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:28:26 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >> In news:slrnhlp2pv.on1.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    >> S. Fishpaste typed on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500:
    >>> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >>>> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >>>> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >>>> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly.
    >>>> <sigh>
    >>> Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D

    >> That may be, but installing them is a different matter. :-(

    >
    > Care to elaborate on what you've actually tried? Sorry if you
    > mentioned it earlier on; I just started following.
    >
    > Sometimes and I have done this in the past; Upstream's versions are
    > newer then the distro in use. Downloading and installing from the
    > Upstream source tree sometimes is desired. First have you downloaded
    > the dict files from OOo and installed them or just tried with your
    > distribution files?


    I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    I get the following error message.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Checksumming...
    Extracting ...
    /home/user/My Documents/OO Install/setup: line 246: rpm2cpio: command
    not found
    cpio: premature end of archive
    find: usr: No such file or directory
    basename: missing operand
    Try `basename --help' for more information.
    /dev/pts/0
    Error: Failed to extract the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) files. (exit
    code 7)

    Press <ENTER> to continue...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I tried downloading it again on a Windows XP machine running IE7. But
    the server doesn't like IE7. As it is slow and spotty. Trying again with
    Firefox and that is downloading fine so far. So I'll try installing it
    again.

    I also noticed that this Linux machine (which I just freshly
    reinstalled) only downloads at half of the speed of my Windows machines.
    Nor is Linux very good in the multimedia department. I see a big
    difference in performance on the machines that I run both Windows and Linux.

    Now I am getting:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    Try `basename --help' for more information.
    dirname: extra operand `Documents/OO'
    Try `dirname --help' for more information.
    basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    Try `basename --help' for more information.


    Press <ENTER> to continue...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  8. felmon

    felmon Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 wrote:

    > I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    > I get the following error message.


    I don't think Xandros uses the rpm package system.

    I think xandros uses deb packages. check if you have synaptic or apt-get
    installed; they will do the deed for you.

    at this point I prefer the deb stuff precisely because of apt-get (which
    is command-line).

    Felmon
     
  9. felmon

    felmon Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 wrote:


    >
    > I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    > I get the following error message.
    >


    I should add, you don't need apt-get, etc. if there is a deb package for
    OpenOffice then download the deb package. there are simple instructions
    for installing deb packages if you ask here or google on your own.

    Felmon
     
  10. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    felmon wrote on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:21:28 -0600:
    > On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 wrote:
    >
    >> I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    >> I get the following error message.

    >
    > I should add, you don't need apt-get, etc. if there is a deb package for
    > OpenOffice then download the deb package. there are simple instructions
    > for installing deb packages if you ask here or google on your own.


    Okay now downloading the deb version of OpenOffice. Site still doesn't
    like IE7 for downloading. While Firefox is still working okay with it.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  11. M.I.5¾

    M.I.5¾ Flightless Bird

    "Don Phillipson" <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> wrote in message
    news:hj7piv$6hp$1@theodyn.ncf.ca...
    > "BillW50" <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote in message
    > news:hj7o0j$mbn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>

    >
    > Do we need to know why you think otherwise?
    >


    Well, he spelt 'spelled' wrong for a start.
     
  12. felmon

    felmon Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:31:01 +0000, M.I.5Ÿ wrote:

    > Well, he spelt 'spelled' wrong for a start.


    simply a difference between British and American English. nothing 'right'
    or 'wrong' here and thorough inconsequential unless the author is trying
    to conform to the one standard or the other.

    Felmon
     
  13. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    BillW50 wrote:
    > felmon wrote on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:21:28 -0600:
    >> On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 wrote:
    >>
    >>> I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    >>> I get the following error message.

    >>
    >> I should add, you don't need apt-get, etc. if there is a deb package
    >> for OpenOffice then download the deb package. there are simple
    >> instructions for installing deb packages if you ask here or google on
    >> your own.

    >
    > Okay now downloading the deb version of OpenOffice. Site still doesn't
    > like IE7 for downloading. While Firefox is still working okay with it.


    Same thing.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    dirname: extra operand `Documents/OO/update'
    Try `dirname --help' for more information.


    Press <ENTER> to continue...

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The readme states:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There is a wide variety of Linux distributions, and even within the same
    distribution there may be different installation options (KDE vs Gnome,
    etc.). Some distributions ship with their own ‘native’ version of
    OpenOffice.org, which may have different features from this Community
    OpenOffice.org. Sometimes you can install the Community OpenOffice.org
    alongside the ‘native’ version. However, it’s usually safer to remove
    the ‘native’ version before installing this Community version. Consult
    the documentation for your distribution for details of how to do this.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There is no documentation for this distro, except for the user's manual
    that covers only brief comments about the pre-installed software. There
    is a add/remove application. But it is only for add/remove applications
    that you install from their server. And removing pre-installed software
    is not allowed. Pretty sad, eh?

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  14. S. Fishpaste

    S. Fishpaste Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    > S. Fishpaste wrote on Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:46:58 -0500:
    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:28:26 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >>> In news:slrnhlp2pv.on1.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    >>> S. Fishpaste typed on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500:
    >>>> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >>>>> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >>>>> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >>>>> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly.
    >>>>> <sigh>
    >>>> Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D
    >>> That may be, but installing them is a different matter. :-(

    >>
    >> Care to elaborate on what you've actually tried? Sorry if you
    >> mentioned it earlier on; I just started following.
    >>
    >> Sometimes and I have done this in the past; Upstream's versions are
    >> newer then the distro in use. Downloading and installing from the
    >> Upstream source tree sometimes is desired. First have you downloaded
    >> the dict files from OOo and installed them or just tried with your
    >> distribution files?

    >
    > I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install it,
    > I get the following error message.


    You're not filling in the details old chap. For what distro and what
    version of the distro? Have you ensured that the version you're trying
    to install is actually compatible with the distro you're using? Where
    did you get the rpm binary from?

    Many so-called consumer distros (and I imagine that's what you're
    using since it appears to be RPM based) don't like one upgrading
    binaries from outside their source tree. So please fill in the
    details. If it's Xandros that you're picking a piss poor distro.
    Better to stick to the well engineered ones like GNU/Debian or the
    many Debian derrivatives like Ubuntu.

    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Checksumming...
    > Extracting ...
    > /home/user/My Documents/OO Install/setup: line 246: rpm2cpio: command
    > not found
    > cpio: premature end of archive
    > find: usr: No such file or directory
    > basename: missing operand
    > Try `basename --help' for more information.
    > /dev/pts/0
    > Error: Failed to extract the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) files. (exit
    > code 7)
    >
    > Press <ENTER> to continue...
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    > I tried downloading it again on a Windows XP machine running IE7. But
    > the server doesn't like IE7. As it is slow and spotty. Trying again with
    > Firefox and that is downloading fine so far. So I'll try installing it
    > again.


    Well I doubt it's a problem with the download.

    > I also noticed that this Linux machine (which I just freshly
    > reinstalled) only downloads at half of the speed of my Windows machines.
    > Nor is Linux very good in the multimedia department. I see a big
    > difference in performance on the machines that I run both Windows and Linux.


    Well that could be the result of many things. Can't trouble shoot that
    without knowing considerably more.

    In terms of multimedia, out of the box it can be daunting as a lot of
    distros don't package things in a great way for multimedia. But really
    try using a modern distro like Ubuntu. Many pros use Linux in the film
    business and it's used quite a bit in the 3D development world. Linux
    tends to be used in high performance fields, not so much with consumer
    end users.

    > Now I am getting:
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    > Try `basename --help' for more information.
    > dirname: extra operand `Documents/OO'
    > Try `dirname --help' for more information.
    > basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    > Try `basename --help' for more information.
    >
    >
    > Press <ENTER> to continue...
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Well help fill in the details we're missing, and I'll try to help.
    What version of kernel are you using?
     
  15. AJL

    AJL Flightless Bird

    BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:

    >If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>


    The spell checker works fine on OpenOffice 2.04 on my Xandros powered
    2G Surf. However I have reinstalled from the F9 option. I have never
    used the DVD for recovery though I doubt that would make a difference
    in the spell checker problem. Sorry for the delay I just got around to
    checking it last night.

    Right now I'm trying this Windows Agent newsreader using Wine on a new
    Ubuntu 9.10 installation. If you get this it worked... ;)
     
  16. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    AJL wrote on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:41:42 -0700:
    > BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:
    >
    >> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD. Nothing
    >> changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled correctly. <sigh>

    >
    > The spell checker works fine on OpenOffice 2.04 on my Xandros powered
    > 2G Surf. However I have reinstalled from the F9 option. I have never
    > used the DVD for recovery though I doubt that would make a difference
    > in the spell checker problem. Sorry for the delay I just got around to
    > checking it last night.
    >
    > Right now I'm trying this Windows Agent newsreader using Wine on a new
    > Ubuntu 9.10 installation. If you get this it worked... ;)


    Well that is good to hear. Was Open Office pre-installed on the 2G Surf,
    or did you get it from the Asus server? I found an Open Office update
    through Add/Remove, but I don't see any changes whatsoever. Even the
    version number is the same.

    I am using the same DVD recovery disc all of the time. Maybe that is the
    problem. I have other recovery disc, so maybe I should try one of those.
    I could swap out this 4G SSD too. But all I have for spares are 8G and
    16G SSD. Kind of overkill for Xandros.

    I also have 2GB of RAM and Xandros can only see 1GB. I wouldn't think
    that would screw up the spell checker. But I guess you never know until
    you put less in the machine.

    Good luck with Ubuntu 9.10. Hopefully you can find all of the drivers.
    For me, the WiFi and the webcam is the hardest to get working. Although
    there is no application that uses the webcam except Skype under Xandros
    anyway. So I guess no real loss there. Although lots of applications
    uses it under Windows.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  17. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    BillW50 wrote on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:34:26 -0600:
    > I also have 2GB of RAM and Xandros can only see 1GB. I wouldn't think
    > that would screw up the spell checker. But I guess you never know until
    > you put less in the machine.


    Just popped in 256MB of RAM real quick. No difference. Just applications
    seem to open a tad slower. But that is about it. I'll try a 16G SSD and
    a new recovery disc next and see what happens.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  18. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:slrnhm0mno.9km.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    S. Fishpaste typed on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:25:44 -0500:
    > On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:53:52 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops wrote:
    >> S. Fishpaste wrote on Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:46:58 -0500:
    >>> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:28:26 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops
    >>> wrote:
    >>>> In news:slrnhlp2pv.on1.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    >>>> S. Fishpaste typed on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:39 -0500:
    >>>>> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:11:56 -0600, BillW50 in comp.sys.laptops
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>> If so, does your spell checker work? I thought maybe my Linux
    >>>>>> installation was corrupt, so I did a reinstall from the DVD.
    >>>>>> Nothing changed at all. It claims everything I type is spelled
    >>>>>> correctly. <sigh>
    >>>>> Well one can download dict files from OOo you know. ;-D
    >>>> That may be, but installing them is a different matter. :-(
    >>>
    >>> Care to elaborate on what you've actually tried? Sorry if you
    >>> mentioned it earlier on; I just started following.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes and I have done this in the past; Upstream's versions are
    >>> newer then the distro in use. Downloading and installing from the
    >>> Upstream source tree sometimes is desired. First have you downloaded
    >>> the dict files from OOo and installed them or just tried with your
    >>> distribution files?

    >>
    >> I downloaded OpenOffice 3.1.1 for Linux RPM and when I go to install
    >> it,
    >> I get the following error message.

    >
    > You're not filling in the details old chap. For what distro and what
    > version of the distro? Have you ensured that the version you're trying
    > to install is actually compatible with the distro you're using? Where
    > did you get the rpm binary from?
    >
    > Many so-called consumer distros (and I imagine that's what you're
    > using since it appears to be RPM based) don't like one upgrading
    > binaries from outside their source tree. So please fill in the
    > details. If it's Xandros that you're picking a piss poor distro.
    > Better to stick to the well engineered ones like GNU/Debian or the
    > many Debian derrivatives like Ubuntu.
    >
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> Checksumming...
    >> Extracting ...
    >> /home/user/My Documents/OO Install/setup: line 246: rpm2cpio: command
    >> not found
    >> cpio: premature end of archive
    >> find: usr: No such file or directory
    >> basename: missing operand
    >> Try `basename --help' for more information.
    >> /dev/pts/0
    >> Error: Failed to extract the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) files.
    >> (exit code 7)
    >>
    >> Press <ENTER> to continue...
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
    >> I tried downloading it again on a Windows XP machine running IE7. But
    >> the server doesn't like IE7. As it is slow and spotty. Trying again
    >> with Firefox and that is downloading fine so far. So I'll try
    >> installing it again.

    >
    > Well I doubt it's a problem with the download.
    >
    >> I also noticed that this Linux machine (which I just freshly
    >> reinstalled) only downloads at half of the speed of my Windows
    >> machines. Nor is Linux very good in the multimedia department. I see
    >> a big
    >> difference in performance on the machines that I run both Windows
    >> and Linux.

    >
    > Well that could be the result of many things. Can't trouble shoot that
    > without knowing considerably more.
    >
    > In terms of multimedia, out of the box it can be daunting as a lot of
    > distros don't package things in a great way for multimedia. But really
    > try using a modern distro like Ubuntu. Many pros use Linux in the film
    > business and it's used quite a bit in the 3D development world. Linux
    > tends to be used in high performance fields, not so much with consumer
    > end users.
    >
    >> Now I am getting:
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    >> Try `basename --help' for more information.
    >> dirname: extra operand `Documents/OO'
    >> Try `dirname --help' for more information.
    >> basename: extra operand `Install/update'
    >> Try `basename --help' for more information.
    >>
    >>
    >> Press <ENTER> to continue...
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    >
    > Well help fill in the details we're missing, and I'll try to help.
    > What version of kernel are you using?


    It is running Xandros Linux and EeePC 1.01 desktop on top of KDE. You
    can see the KDE version only by hacking the OS to use the KDE desktop.
    Mine has been reinstalled so I can't see it without hacking it. Maybe
    AJL knows. He is running the same version on his Surf.

    The newest version of EeePC desktop is 1.05 I believe. And the newer
    ones adds drive letters to Linux drives. I guess Windows users can't
    find the drives without drive letters. Not something that I need. So I
    have avoided upgrading the desktop.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  19. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:hjq7vt$g2i$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    BillW50 typed onWed, 27 Jan 2010 14:33:54 -0600 :
    > In news:slrnhm0mno.9km.SDA@laptop.sweetpig.dyndns.org,
    > S. Fishpaste typed on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:25:44 -0500:
    > It is running Xandros Linux and EeePC 1.01 desktop on top of KDE. You
    > can see the KDE version only by hacking the OS to use the KDE desktop.
    > Mine has been reinstalled so I can't see it without hacking it. Maybe
    > AJL knows. He is running the same version on his Surf.
    >
    > The newest version of EeePC desktop is 1.05 I believe. And the newer
    > ones adds drive letters to Linux drives. I guess Windows users can't
    > find the drives without drive letters. Not something that I need. So I
    > have avoided upgrading the desktop.


    On installing it on another SSD, it says the following during the
    install:

    ISOLinux 3.11 2005-09-02 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin

    Does that mean anything to you? Is that the Linux kernel version? And
    who is this Peter Anvin guy? Is he taking charge of the kernel for Linus
    Torvalds?

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  20. the wharf rat

    the wharf rat Flightless Bird

    In article <hjqac8$7qt$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
    BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:
    >
    >Does that mean anything to you? Is that the Linux kernel version? And


    It's just the bootloader.
     

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