Author Topic: Messy  (Read 7195 times)

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Messy
« on: August 20, 2009, 09:13:39 AM »
well.

My first post.  I've had now my Cnm Notebook for about 4 months and all is well !. I do get what I paid for. The question is, Why is the thing so messy. Icons go all over the place. An interesting thing is I spent all day putting on some stuff then just could not see them.. Until I found that they were there only you had to go down the screen. But why were they not in the blank spaces, Messy.

Pete

jimux

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
Re: Messy
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 10:34:22 AM »
And why is the location of icons irrational?  Xterm on internet tab, software installer in games.

Leven2e

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 524
Re: Messy
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 02:48:55 PM »
you may change the locations of the icons,rearrange them the way you'd like to.
 a bit of searching revealed ,here: http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,123.msg712.html#msg712
« Last Edit: August 20, 2009, 02:51:16 PM by Leven2e »
The Hun.

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 05:09:40 PM »
hi.

Thanks Leven2.

I'll take a look at that... BUT. You say "go into share" . were, how.

Pete

Leven2e

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 524
Re: Messy
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 07:06:06 PM »
Not me,Garry did.
The Hun.

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 07:35:38 PM »
HI.

But you thank him.. I take it you did not try it then....  Can you or anyone tell me what editor we should be using to do all this stuff in. Think best move on. I did say I had no problems with my CnM BOOK. Well I do have a problem.. I've just tried the Video Online, it loads in but when I load a vid to play it just shuts down. Am I missing a "patch".

Pete

utd_grant

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
  • This is not me (sorry to disappoint !)
Re: Messy
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 09:49:23 AM »
To poke about in the command line and edit stuff, load up Xterm and Nedit. They're available from the Little Linux Laptop site.

For VOL, I find you have to mark a file as a Favourite, then go into Favourites to play it, otherwise it craps out in the way you describe.
Elonex ONEt: user since Xmas 2008.
OS Version: ELX-V07 + extras
Ubuntu: user since May 2008.
Windows:  user/programmer since the dawn of time. :)
Linux Level: working towards 'Intermediate'.

jimux

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
Re: Messy
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 12:15:23 PM »
Alternatively load xterm and Midnight Commander.  Then use F4 from MC to edit files.  The advantage is that you view/edit from within the file manager so is much quicker.

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 07:11:50 PM »
Hi

Now we are cooking with gas. Yes the VOL is now a runner. thanks.  Now to play with xterm. What is now needed is some basic comands to get me going. I would like to sort out the Icons, I take it they are sorted in xterm....

What about a radio..

Pete

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 07:14:18 PM »
hi Again.

Is this thread in the right section !!! could admin sort it please.. ta.

Pete

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 09:48:42 PM »
Hi

Well that's the IP-RADIO sorted.  All it needs now is UK stations. Come on now this bit really is screaming to be sorted. Only need radio 2 and sport. Not too much to ask!..or is it.

Pete

utd_grant

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
  • This is not me (sorry to disappoint !)
Re: Messy
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 01:13:31 AM »
This thread is your friend.

1. Surf to shoutcast.com to find the stations.
2. Edit /share/ipradio/data/setup.data to set the default stations.
3. ?????
4. Profit !!!
Elonex ONEt: user since Xmas 2008.
OS Version: ELX-V07 + extras
Ubuntu: user since May 2008.
Windows:  user/programmer since the dawn of time. :)
Linux Level: working towards 'Intermediate'.

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 08:12:26 PM »
Right, OK..

Getting up to speed. First thanks "utd_grant" a shining light ...

Edit is the problem. I can now see what I need to do but not how to do it.  I've got Xterm and Nedit.  I entered "edit /share/..... in Xterm, it says cannot do edit. I've entered the same in Nedit and sits looking at me....

Show some light its surly not the dark arts....

Pete
« Last Edit: August 22, 2009, 08:14:44 PM by PeteMRU »

jimux

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
Re: Messy
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 08:31:03 PM »
Forget Nedit!  Open an xterm session and type mc [enter] to start Midnight Commnder.  Wait until you get a twin panel file manager and then use cursor keys to highlight the file.  F3 to view, F4 to edit. 

PeteMRU

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: Messy
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 08:46:08 PM »
OK ..

Stand down.  I think I have sorted it...

Pete