Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Ok, i know im really stupid and dumm, but im sooo new at linux and i dont know anything on this OS..... first of all here is how my ¨desktop¨ ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6

    which linux, newbi


    Ok, i know im really stupid and dumm, but im sooo new at linux and i dont know anything on this OS..... first of all here is how my ¨desktop¨ looks like

    img66.imageshack.us/img66/3070/snapshot1f.png

    next thing.... how to see which linux OS i have. i know for some debian, ubuntu, red hat :]] i dont know more. how to check which is mine?

    next thing is connected to previous one... can i install WineHQ on that OS, and can i install some games for Windows with winehq on my lap top... i would like to install, for example, World of Warcraft.

    I really never used Linux. This is my very first time. Please answer !!
    Regards from Srkki

  2. #2
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    4,651
    You're using Xandros, which is based on Debian 4.

    Installing Wine on Asus Eee

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    reed, man, thank you soo much. Finally i found my version :]]
    thanks one more time!

  4. #4
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    4,651
    This might be helpful.

    Eee PC Tips: A crash course in Linux

  5. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    damn.... now when i try to install wine with command

    sudo apt-get install wine
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libpurple0: Depends: pidgin-data (< 1:2.3.1-z) but 1:2.5.7-1asus160 is to be installed
    pidgin: Depends: pidgin-data (< 1:2.3.1-z) but 1:2.5.7-1asus160 is to be installed
    wine: Depends: wine-bin (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: wine-utils (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-alsa (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or
    libwine-oss (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or
    libwine-esd (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or
    libwine-jack (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or
    libwine-nas (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-gl (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-print (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-sane (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-cms (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-gphoto2 (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwine-ldap (= 1.0.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    W: Couldn't stat source package list non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_stable_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_stable_non-US_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_stable_non-US_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).


    i get this :[[[[[[[[[[[
    can i somehow rollback update??

  6. #6
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    4,651
    Unfortunately, Xandros uses pretty old software and some custom packages. It makes messing with the system difficult.

    You may be able to find a solution on the web, but if you're interested in making changes to the system, I recommend installing a more up to date linux distro.

    Eeebuntu and Easy Peasy are popular.

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    damn. windows is soo easier to work with :P

  8. #8
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    i installed wine 0.9.50 through terminal with one command and .deb file

  9. #9
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    4,651
    Glad you got it working. Where did you find the deb?

    damn. windows is soo easier to work with :P
    I actually think linux is waaay easier. I used windows for over 20 years and linux just shy of two, and I can do more in linux than I ever could in windows. But, linux doesn't work to maintain backwards compatibility the way windows does. It's a fast moving world. When you're using software that's 3+ years old like what Xandros uses, or when you have custom libraries like Xandros, you lose some compatibility.

    In linux, software uses shared libraries that perform common tasks. You have to have the necessary libraries to run the program. In windows, software is bundled with the libraries a piece of software needs. The upside of that is self-contained executables, the downside is that you have multiple libraries that might all basically do the same thing, loading into memory, which is less efficient.

  10. #10
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    Quote Originally Posted by Srkki View Post
    damn. windows is soo easier to work with :P
    lol... I was trying out Window 7 just last week and it was totally killing me. I happily dumped it and am now back to Linux, but I think different things work for different people.

    Best of luck with whatever you decide to use!
    oz

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •