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bill

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Minibook questions
« on: January 02, 2009, 08:02:14 PM »
Hi

I have a CNM minibook. It is running v70.

I have successfully connected this machine to a couple of networks and for what it is I think it is a nice little unit.

I have a fre questions to throw open to the forum


1) I  have to manually connect to the wifi using the wifi tool. Is this the way it should be done or can the unit auto connect when I launch Bon Echo. I have set up the preferred networks already.

2) I have noticed the machine does tend to freeze if i go back to the Desktop. I can click on the application icons (nothing happens). I cannot click on the small icons of the current running programs.

3) is there any way of getting the file manager to display root / and all the sub directories - I have installed Midnight Commander and firefly addon for the browser already.

4) Any updates of streaming flash - i'd love to be able to access the BBC site and play iplayer.

5) Is there a linux player that this machine can use to play .rm files?

6) I would like to back up the whole system as it stands. can you advise me how to do this please.

7) I would like advice on how to customise themes

8) I have downloaded Samba so I am going to try to network this to my Mac , advice welcome

9) I will also be trying to print from this minibook too - to a windows shared printer or maybe just plugging it into my Epson. again advice welcome

10) Had to round it up to ten questions. - what is the zzz button for ?



I love this little machine - it is better than carrying round my 17" Powermac just to do emails/browsing and typing. It is pretty fast for what it is and weighs next to nothing!!! Battery life is not to bad.

This forum is a great place for all the cumulative information regarding this machine in its many brands.
Good work all :D

Thanks Bill

Leven2e

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zzz
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 08:14:23 PM »
what is the zzz button for ?

Press Fn down together with zzz,and the display switches off.Not real sleep mode though..
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 10:14:05 PM by Leven2e »
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bill

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 09:30:11 AM »
Cheers Leven2e

peterb

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 03:30:12 PM »
I have a cnm book too - it came with v47 installed and worked pretty well once I had run the updater.  Yesterday I loaded the V70 kernel and found that the the e mailer wouldn't download from my POP server - it connected and authenticated OK but would get anything.  IMAP was fine.

So I did a complete system re-install, and then upgraded to V70 again.  E mail works fine, but the browser doesn't!  Apart from the icon which has changed from the natty little fox eating IE to the dull surfboardwer - when I start it I get

Applicationencounters error and the app shuts down.  Any ideas?

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 09:10:27 PM »
Hi,

I think V70 adds support for a couple of 3G modems - I installed it and had problems, so I've stuck with V66 and everything works fine (including my 3G modem).

So, unless you need anything that V70 offers, don't bother with it.

Mark

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 04:37:18 PM »
Hi Guys
New to the forum and to Linux ;D
I have just got a CNM minibook which is a nice unit, however i have a couple of other questions

1 can you change the default download directory to a usb device or SD card?

2 is it possible to get the pdf viewer to open web based pdf,s. when asked for the application it only shows the fbr reader

machine is running v70 somthing

thanks in advance

Mark

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Opening web based PDF files
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 11:28:52 PM »
Hi,I think it's possible to open web-based pdf with some tweaking in the Bon Echo.My problem is that I am not sure,where I can locate the pdf reader's executable file in the /bin/
It must be one of these 3:
/bin/pdf2dsc
/bin/pdfps or
/bin/pdfopt .
If someone could me lead in the right direction I would be very grateful!
please help,Leven2e

Update: I think,I have found it : /bin/epdfview  :)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 11:41:47 PM by Leven2e »
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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 10:31:48 AM »
Hi,I think it's possible to open web-based pdf with some tweaking in the Bon Echo.My problem is that I am not sure,where I can locate the pdf reader's executable file in the /bin/
It must be one of these 3:
/bin/pdf2dsc
/bin/pdfps or
/bin/pdfopt .
If someone could me lead in the right direction I would be very grateful!
please help,Leven2e

Update: I think,I have found it : /bin/epdfview  :)
Leven2e, epdfview is it, how do we set firefox to open them?
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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 11:02:41 AM »
On second thought,we don't really need it,since it has to be downloaded first anyway.Just like in windows. And it does not really matter if it opens in Bon Echo,or PDFviewer anyway.
This is the method I followed,but this way the files go to the temporary folder,it didn't open after downloading :-)

(1.) Open Bon Echo and type "about:config" (no quotes) in the address window,
and click enter.
(2.) Right click on the window and choose <New>, then <String> from the pop-up
menu that appears.
(3.) In the first pop-up box, enter: "network.protocol-handler.app.pdf" (no
quotes, and it might just be easier to cut 'n paste this into the box).
(4.) In the next pop-up box enter the path to PDFViewer (e.g.
"/bin/epdfview").
(5.) Now, click in the main window again but choose <New> <Boolean>
(6.) In the first pop-up box, enter: "network.protocol-handler.external.pdf"
(7.) In the second pop-up select <True>.

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 12:19:05 PM »
I added a mimetype for pdf which means that PDFs are now downloaded and automatically opened in epdf.


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mimetype
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2009, 01:24:24 PM »
how did you do that and where?
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jon_Onet

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 04:24:47 PM »
In root/.mozilla/firefox/b78drmnx.default/

Create a backup of mimeTypes.rdf

Edit mimeTypes.rdf

Content as follows:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
         xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetypes">
    <NC:MIME-types RDF:resource="urn:mimetypes:root"/>
  </RDF:Description>
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:application/pdf"
                   NC:fileExtensions="pdf"
                   NC:description=""
                   NC:value="application/pdf"
                   NC:editable="true">
    <NC:handlerProp RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:handler:application/pdf"/>
  </RDF:Description>
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:handler:application/pdf"
                   NC:alwaysAsk="false"
                   NC:saveToDisk="false"
                   NC:useSystemDefault="false"
                   NC:handleInternal="false">
    <NC:externalApplication RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:externalApplication:application/pdf"/>
  </RDF:Description>
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:externalApplication:application/pdf"
                   NC:path="/bin/epdfview"
                   NC:prettyName="epdfviewer" />
  <RDF:Seq RDF:about="urn:mimetypes:root">
    <RDF:li RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:application/pdf"/>
  </RDF:Seq>
</RDF:RDF>

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 05:59:18 PM »
thanks for that info guys I will give it a try

best Mark

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Re: Minibook questions
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 01:18:59 PM »
Way back in january 2009 Bill asked:

3) is there any way of getting the file manager to display root / and all the sub directories - I have installed Midnight Commander and firefly addon for the browser already.

I found a note from  another forum that solves this problem and thought it would be useful to highlight it here as well.

Open a terminal session (Xterm) and change directory to Extend_1.

$ cd \Extend\Extend_1
$ ln -s / all     <= spaces between -s / all are important.
$

this creates a symbolic link on Extend_1 called all that points to the root of the filesystem / from which all directories and devices are linked.

Now if you run the filemanager and navigate to Extend_1, you should see a directory called all with a littel arrow at the top left. This is the symbolic link to the base of the file sytem. You can then browse to any folder in the filesystem.

The link survives a reboot.

Thanks to davefai from the other lll forum for this. very useful!

Cheers Paul