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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #180 on: January 08, 2015, 05:14:57 pm »
OK, the 30 day trial is an exe .. so is Windows only software.
You do realise that Linux doesn't run Windows software don't you ?
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #181 on: January 08, 2015, 05:19:06 pm »
What I'm trying to figure out is....

Does this software have to be installed locally .. or is it an online service ?

If it's an online service that you access through your browser it doesn't matter what OS you're running .. problem is, there website isn't too clear on this (or even at first glance what the software actually does) and the "trial" link is broken so I can't find out ::)

OK, the 30 day trial is an exe .. so is Windows only software.
You do realise that Linux doesn't run Windows software don't you ?
Yeah their site used to be far better than this! :(
I bought previous versions of software that I own outright and with the web application licence to create and run the online database. It looks like now they are only offering an online version.
Let me just go check it a bit more in case I've got something wrong here.
But basically it's like an ever expandable version of Access... but able to make tables (and all data exportable) for every aspect of every section to have as a searchable database and so one that I can make up and load up online too. Then individuals can then add in their own data and I can just add on updates and improvements etc without corrupting any of the data. So it seems good! BRB :)

Thanks for the welcomes to Pep :) Appreciated and Thank you! :D

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2015, 05:21:26 pm »
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working with Dos yonks ago helped as it wasn't so unusual for me to have a dos (like) box.

All of this could have been done through GUI tools .. I only use command line instructions on the forum because they're more concise, easier to type, leave no room for "interpretation", provides useful output , and can be copy/pasted, .. so when working in a text format (as on a forum) the command line makes more sense.

Linux doesn't need to be about the command line .. but it's there, it's uber-powerful, and if/when it's the best tool for the job.......
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #183 on: January 08, 2015, 05:21:38 pm »
Yes I know you need Linux to run Linux and Win to run Win!  :D
Still think there is or was a Linux version... I know the s.ware I have can run on a linux server though but that maybe a very different thing !
I'd chosen Win software as I'd always (& was at the time) only running Win software and had fully expected to be up and running with this in later 07 !! :(

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #184 on: January 08, 2015, 05:24:21 pm »
Not sure that I know what GUI is really. I have read and rewritten all commands as it's on another pc ... :) But yeah it makes sense for sure! And a job v well done! :)

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #185 on: January 08, 2015, 05:29:30 pm »
Humm still trying to resolve the dbl arrow tools ... where is the glide pad settings please?

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #186 on: January 08, 2015, 05:35:56 pm »
Glide pad setting ?

do you mean to make the touchpad less sensitive ?

If so
menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center > Keyboard & Pointer (tab)

then the sliders under "pointer Options"

Is that what you mean ?
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #187 on: January 08, 2015, 05:40:58 pm »
OK Alpha Five ! :) But it still comes under the alphasoftware.com !?
I think they must have a new setup but it is very confusing! :(

A you tube quick (ish) run down here :

https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaSoftwareInc
http://www.alphafivedatabase.com/access/
http://www.alphafivedatabase.com/access/whychooseAlpha.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Five_%28database%29

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #188 on: January 08, 2015, 05:51:39 pm »
It looks to me like it's a locally installed application that builds web apps that will  then be hosted online.

The built apps can be hosted on a Linux or Windows web server (and then accessed through ANY OS as they're browser based), but the local application for creating the web apps is *probably* Windows only.

So you'd probably need Windows to use this software .. but once the apps you create are hosted, you can use those apps in Linux too

did that make sense ?



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Not sure that I know what GUI is really

GUI = GRAPHICAL User Interface

So what I meant was - We used commands to install the software in Peppermint, but we could just as easily have chosen and installed it through the Software Manager in a "point and click" manner.
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #189 on: January 08, 2015, 05:58:04 pm »
Yep that all sounds fine. Just been wondering about if it may have been possible to use the Linux version of it but that no longer looks like its available (or maybe I'm recalling it wrong it was years ago and a lot has happened since then!) But yeah OK! :)

Re Arrow control .. there must be a glide pad control somewhere ... and I'm assuming that I can check the glide pad controller there to ensure that it is set up correctly?
Any ideas ? :D

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #190 on: January 08, 2015, 06:02:37 pm »
Glide pad setting ?

do you mean to make the touchpad less sensitive ?

If so
menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center > Keyboard & Pointer (tab)

then the sliders under "pointer Options"

Is that what you mean ?
Yes where I meant thank you ! :D But more to confirm that the left button is the prime click button but all it has is a left hand option ... so I'm assuming then that the left button will be to select and confirm .... and so hence why then won't the arrow work?
Humm I guess I'll have to try get a mouse on this to try it! :)

OK thanks for the GUI (ach ought to have known that!) Blame the cold again! ;) thanks. :)
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #191 on: January 08, 2015, 06:10:24 pm »
What I'm trying to say is that though we did a lot with the command line, it wasn't NECESSARY to do it that way .. it's just easier on a forum.

Think of it like this .. if I were to explain how to copy "text.file" from "Directory1" to "Directory2" .. doing it in a GUI manner I'd have to type

Go to
menu > File Manger

When file manager opens, in the left hand column select "Home", look for a foldr called "Directory1" and double click it .. inside you'll find a file called "text.file", right-click it and select "Copy".
In the left hand column click "Home" agaain .. look for a folder called "Directory2" and double click it .. right click on an empty place in the folder and select "Paste"

or I can just say...

Open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
cp -v ~/Directory1/text.file ~/Directory2/text.file

Which do you think was easier, left less room for "interpretation", and could be copy/pasted ;)

Linux has a reputation for being very "command line" .. this isn't true, it has graphical tools for pretty much everything, but it also has a VERY powerful command line which is easier to use on a text based medium such as a forum.



Yeah, try it with a mouse .. if you still have problems let me know
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #192 on: January 08, 2015, 06:18:37 pm »
Yeah No it's fine I did get that. :) Really I did ! :D

But I was happy that way it was just fine. Nice to know that it could be done another way. But yes I agree that in a forum it saves lots of potential 'look and clicking' (by me) and maybe mistakes, so totally agree the command line prompt commands was a much safer and easier option.

Now I have a new question ...
Was just opening up Dropbox ... and it says "In order to use Dropbox, you must d/l the proprietary daemon. Note : python-gpgme is not installed, we will not be able to verify binary signatures'
Now this is NOT urgent but what will I need to do to run this....

Thank you so much for all your help and everyone's input into this it is very much appreciated! :D

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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #193 on: January 08, 2015, 06:35:12 pm »
Hmm .. that's new .. must be a new version of dropbox.

Lets do this tthe GUI way .. just for the experience

Go to
menu > System Tools > Software Manager

When that opens (and sometimes it takes a while) .. in the search box (top right) enter:-
python-gpgme

You should see underneath two items reeturned

python-gpgme
python-gpgme-dbg

double-click the:-

python-gpgme

item

then when the window chages to an explanation of what the app is .. click the "Install" button.

Wait till it says it's installed .. then close the Software Manager.

Now what happens if you click "Dropbox" in the menu ?



Personally I prefer Synaptic Package Manager to the Software Manager for GUI software management.. it's quicker and more powerful, but you 'generally' need to know what you're looking for.
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Re: Received netbook with Ppmt on !
« Reply #194 on: January 08, 2015, 06:44:01 pm »
All done :)

(Had to enter the password)
It's now moaning about the "proprietary daemon" :)
So I assume that's in the same location ? :)