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cazo
post Apr 8 2009, 01:33 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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I was given a second hand CnM Minibook (no instructions) with a Linux OS. I've never used Linux before, but had no problem with Xip Word or Xip Table etc. Trying to familiarise myself with the system, I downloaded some free games, but cannot use them. The files appear, but when I try to open them nothing happens. The file extensions are .tgz. I've searched this forum and others and they all seem to say that you need to type various commands in a terminal - I've no idea what this means - I've been unable to find anywhere to type any kind of command, or anywhere to login as root user. I don't have to login when I switch on - it goes straight to the equivalent of windows desktop.

Am I being completely dense?

Any help appreciated - even if it's to tell me I'm stupid!
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michaelk
post Apr 9 2009, 04:49 PM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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Does not help. You can try pressing the CTRL-DEL- Backspace keys to see if that kills the GUI.
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