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Offline Misalf

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2016, 06:28:02 AM »
Hmm, I just tried  nautilus --force-desktop  but can't get wbar to be displayed on top.
Same thing with  pcmanfm --desktop .

As I said I'm using iDesk. Needs manual editing of config files for each icon and has no right-click menu, but doesn't interfere with the root window or apps like wbar as those do mentioned above.

I haven't tried ROX-Filer's desktop feature in combination with wbar.
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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2016, 08:26:03 AM »
I don't know if this OS is right for me, I just chose it so I would have a "custom" "stable" and "fast" linux platform
for smooth browsing and gaming, if I go through the trouble and get it setup the way I need it to be I still don't
know if it will be capable of my meeting my needs so before I waste everyone's time here at the forums would you be able to tell me if tiny core is able to run low end games?
the dependencies I would need are

libgtk2.0-dev
libglu1-mesa-dev
libsdl1.2-dev
libglade2-dev
gettext zlib1g-dev
libosmesa6-dev
intltool libagg-dev
libasound2-dev

Offline Misalf

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2016, 08:43:46 AM »
Those look good:
gtk2.tcz (2.24.25)
glu.tcz (9.0.0)
SDL.tcz (1.2.14)
SDL2.tcz (2.0.0)
libglade.tcz (2.6.4)
gettext.tcz (0.19.2)
zlib_base-dev.tcz (1.2.8 )
intltool.tcz (0.51.0)

By seaching for "mesa" via Apps broser's Tags option, it seems
mesa is provided by  glu.tcz ,  libGL.tcz  and  libEGL.tcz .
Installing  Xorg-7.7-3d.tcz  and  xf86-video-<YOUR_GRAPHICS_CHIP>.tcz should be enough.

libasound.tcz (1.1.0) might need update in your case.
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Offline Rich

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2016, 08:47:05 AM »
Hi leon8200
You might also want to take the time to check this out:
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html
It's a fast and easy read and well worth your time.

Offline Misalf

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2016, 09:02:44 AM »
By the way, I'm currently on 7.x where the intel graphics driver is broken for 3D (in my case). However, on 5.x & 6.x I used to play AoE2, Diablo2 and Quake2 through WINE, and Doom (Zandronum), zSNES and Minecraft natively. Also several other SDL games. So it's possible in general.
Tiny Core is no anti-gaming platform. Even if it is not TC's goal, you can make it a gaming station. As usual though, a nvidia card and it's proprietary drivers are probably preferable regarding 3D.
I couldn't get the Freespace SCP client to compile, but IIRC that was a perl version incompatibility.
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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2016, 09:48:57 AM »
thanx for the help, I tried to get desmume "a nintendo ds emulator" to run, it opened but when I tried to load a rom it failed saying it could not load it, maybe a permission issue? I tried running it in the terminal "sudo + the file path' and the terminal could not find the path, my emulator is on another HDD so maybe a HDD permission issue? I dont know anything about tiny core  :-\

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2016, 10:10:50 AM »
Hi leon8200
You might also want to take the time to check this out:
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html
It's a fast and easy read and well worth your time.

I don't think this OS is for me I dont have hours to sit and read and play with it, Ive already dedicated over 2 month's of my time trying to learn linux and got nowhere but a headache, I just don't have any patience left for it, I have always spent a few hours reading and playing with linux trying to get it to do the things I want it to do before I ask for help at a forum, but I just can't think anymore, my brain just shuts down when I try to read and learn, I'll have to check that out some other time, I'll bookmark it, thanx

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2016, 07:15:11 PM »
I don't know how to get "any" desktop installed, can someone please provide me with explicit instructions on what I need to do in order for tiny core plus to do the following

1 drag files to and from the desktop
2 place application shortcuts on the desktop
3 HAVE A DESKTOP!!!

please anyone???

Offline Misalf

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Re: how do I get XFCE desktop and thunar file manager installed
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2016, 09:08:54 PM »
There are file managers that have a desktop feature (f.e. pcmanfm, rox, nautilus) where you can drag things around. You would certainly have to configure it to play nicely with Tiny Core though.
For simple icons I'm using iDesk.
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