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Old 20-12-2013, 00:05   #1
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OpenCPN, Asus eee PC, Crunchbang Linux

Hi,

A friend gave me a couple of fairly old Asus eee PC's. One of them has Windows XP and is running an early version of OpenCPN very successfully. The second has Crunchbang Linux as the operating system and I would like to keep it.

Question, can I put OpenCPN on the Crunchbang Linux unit? If so, which version of OpenCPN and, where do I download it from?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old 20-12-2013, 07:03   #2
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Re: OpenCPN, Asus eee PC, Crunchbang Linux

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Crunchbang is Debian. Follow the instructions on the download page. If it's Crunchbang 11, it's Wheezy, if older, most likely Squeeze.

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Re: OpenCPN, Asus eee PC, Crunchbang Linux

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Hi,

A friend gave me a couple of fairly old Asus eee PC's. One of them has Windows XP and is running an early version of OpenCPN very successfully. The second has Crunchbang Linux as the operating system and I would like to keep it.

Question, can I put OpenCPN on the Crunchbang Linux unit? If so, which version of OpenCPN and, where do I download it from?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
How old? I have a pair of eee 701's - the first ones with the 7" screens and a 4 GB solid-state drive. I also have one of the newer eee's with a 10" screen.

I mainly run Linux on all of them. I now have crunchbang on one of the older ones and it runs well. As nohal explained, it's easy to install OpenCpn on crunchbang.

Have you tried Navigatrix? This is a "marine" oriented distro with OpenCpn and a slew of other marine apps already installed and configured. It runs nicely on the eee's.

I have Navigatrix plus some charts installed onto an 8 GB SDHC card. This means that I can make any laptop or netbook a nav PC by just booting onto that card.
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