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    Xandros and...


    Three questions

    First question

    How do you download a standalone application such as filezilla on a xandros system and get the graphic user interface.
    By the way, the laptop is an eeepc

    Second question

    What application do you use for html coding on a linux system without tears. The xandros system has openoffice, it lets you create an html file but you cannot view it as a web page.


    Third question

    How do you get a gui for scribus? after the download or so to say how do you decompress a tar file?

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    Welcome to the forums, Bennad!

    1) Check this HowTo for adding applications

    2) I like Bluefish for Gnome, or Quanta Plus for KDE

    3) This HowTo covers several different ways to install software under Linux. Whenever possible, it's generally best to use your default package management utilities to install software rather than install from source.

    Let us know how it turns out for you.
    oz

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    Thx a lot for your feedback. I shall check the links, understand the instructions and get back to you.

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    All efforts failed

    I don't know why I can' edit my earlier posting on the same subject but the facts are as follows:

    -by doing ctrl+alt+t I got to this interface>/home/user

    Upon doing "sudo bash," with enter on the keyboard here is the message

    There is no file or repository of any type

    Again,

    nano/etc/sources.list
    comes with the same reply

    Not to mention

    apt-get update that gives

    err http://update.eeepc.asus.... temporary file error

    The command
    mkdir/home/username/src


    was of no help


    Just as


    tar-zxvf<anyfile name that I put>


    or

    tar-jxvf<anyfile name that I put>


    Thx for your attention.

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    nano/etc/sources.list comes with the same reply

    Not to mention

    apt-get update that gives

    err http://update.eeepc.asus.... temporary file error

    The command
    mkdir/home/username/src


    was of no help


    Just as


    tar-zxvf<anyfile name that I put>

    or

    tar-jxvf<anyfile name that I put>
    Some errors that I see right off hand are in your commands that you posted above:

    Code:
    nano /etc/sources.list
    
    mkdir /home/username/src
    
    tar -zxvf <anyfile name that I put> 
    
    tar -jxvf <anyfile name that I put>
    It appears that you failed to use a space between each command and the path to the file, or the command options.
    Last edited by oz; 10-15-2008 at 05:36 PM. Reason: fixed tar commands
    oz

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    With mkdir /home/username/src
    I get this

    mkdir cannot create the directory'/home/src/': permission not granted

    Cd /home/username/src
    gives

    bash: cd/home/username/src comes with

    There is no file or folder

    Is command gives simply

    Command not found

    Both

    tar -jxvf<anyfile name>
    tar -zxvf<anyfile name>

    produced
    bash: syntax error, near unexpected token 'newline'


    Thx a lot for your attention and further hints

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennad View Post
    With mkdir /home/username/src
    I get this

    mkdir cannot create the directory'/home/src/': permission not granted

    Cd /home/username/src
    gives

    bash: cd/home/username/src comes with

    There is no file or folder

    Is command gives simply

    Command not found

    Both

    tar -jxvf<anyfile name>
    tar -zxvf<anyfile name>

    produced
    bash: syntax error, near unexpected token 'newline'


    Thx a lot for your attention and further hints
    I'm still seeing errors in some of your commands as you have posted them above. You can check out the following website to get a better grasp of working with individual commands and using the command line under Linux:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.
    oz

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