Archive for the ‘Asus Eee’ Category

Cardbox on the Eee: 4 – what doesn’t work

December 18, 2007

You have installed Cardbox on Wine on the Asus Eee, and you have set things up so that you can start Cardbox.

This means that you can create your own databases, edit and search them, and access databases on Cardbox servers on the Internet (or on a local LAN server).

Despite this, not everything works. The problems come from the partial nature of Wine’s implementation of some Windows functions.

We would welcome your help with this. Would downloading or installing additional software make a difference? Are there changes to the configuration that will make Cardbox work better?

We are giving away the Cardbox Home Edition licence on the Asus Eee because we want every Eee user to have the benefit and enjoyment of having Cardbox available. Help us to make this happen!

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Cardbox on the Eee: 3 – starting Cardbox

December 18, 2007

When you have installed Cardbox on Wine,  there seems to be no easy way of finding the program so that you can actually use it. Here are some suggestions; but if anyone has a better way of integrating a Cardbox launch into the Linux user interface, please let me know! CrossOver Linux does it perfectly, and whatever CrossOver can do, Wine should be able to do too.

You can type a command to start Cardbox, or you can put a Cardbox icon on the Eee desktop so that you can start Cardbox with a single mouse click.

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Cardbox on the Eee: 2 – installing Cardbox on Wine

December 17, 2007

These instructions assume that you have already installed Wine. Although we talk about the Eee and use screenshots from the Eee, the installation should work the same way on most systems with Wine.

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Cardbox on the Eee: 1 – installing Wine

December 14, 2007

The Asus Eee is a very small, very cheap laptop that runs Linux. It makes a good testbed for software strategies involving cheap mass-computing devices such as the One Laptop Per Child.

Cardbox is a Windows program, and Linux is not Windows. Wine is meant to let Windows programs run on Linux: can it bridge this gap?

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