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Old 07. Feb 2010, 06:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Same reason, I could not get the jar file to work on Windows, and so discarded it . How do you make it work on Windows. If you tell me that, maybe I can try it sometime on Puppy Linux.
Just download the Windows version, it uses an installer.

Looks like I'm going to have to try Ubuntu next (or a variant of it), there's tutorials about it everywhere, including how to install JDownloader.
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I would also like to remotely control the system from my Windows 7 64-bit machine.

System Specs:
1.7 ghz
1 gb RAM
40 gb hard drive
With those specs, you don't necessary need a lightweight Linux, about 99% of all Linux can run on those specs no problem. As for remotely controlling the system from your Windows 7 64-bit machine, I don't know much about remote controls but keep googling, keep keep googling... like Anupam said, something about VNC.

Happy Ubuntu-ing.
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So far, I've decided to go with NoMachine NX (which is claims to be secure and light on my internet connection).
The problem is, I can't seem to connect. It may have something to do with the router, but my dad manages that and he's busy most of the time now.

Also, I went back to school, so I'm not going to have enough time at weekdays.
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I have found that most internet connection problems on Linux distros can be narrowed down to misconfiguration of the DNS resolver. Check your networking setup and make sure that you have a valid IP, the gateway address is your router and that your DNS points to either your router or valid IP's like those for OpenDNS.

For controlling your Linux box, I always recommend a multi-shot approach. I install and configure vncserver (included on most modern distros) and use either TightVNC or UltraVNC clients on the PC. There are a few gotchas when installing and activating GUI access, but this tut does a good job of explaining what needs to be done. http://www.skullbox.net/vncserver.php

I also install Webmin (http://webmin.com) which will give you an excellent and easy to understand web based server management utility. Webmin is indispensable for less experienced admins or people who hate working on the command line.

NoMachine NX is a pretty rock solid system. The free version they are offering are a great deal as this is normally a commercial pay-to-play software suite. Without NoMachine, you will find yourself configuring SSH to port forward your XServer and then adding cygwin with full x support to your pc. HUH??? WTH?? That's what Nomachine does behind the scenes, and for free, it is a steal.
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I have found that most internet connection problems on Linux distros can be narrowed down to misconfiguration of the DNS resolver. Check your networking setup and make sure that you have a valid IP, the gateway address is your router and that your DNS points to either your router or valid IP's like those for OpenDNS.

For controlling your Linux box, I always recommend a multi-shot approach. I install and configure vncserver (included on most modern distros) and use either TightVNC or UltraVNC clients on the PC. There are a few gotchas when installing and activating GUI access, but this tut does a good job of explaining what needs to be done. http://www.skullbox.net/vncserver.php

I also install Webmin (http://webmin.com) which will give you an excellent and easy to understand web based server management utility. Webmin is indispensable for less experienced admins or people who hate working on the command line.

NoMachine NX is a pretty rock solid system. The free version they are offering are a great deal as this is normally a commercial pay-to-play software suite. Without NoMachine, you will find yourself configuring SSH to port forward your XServer and then adding cygwin with full x support to your pc. HUH??? WTH?? That's what Nomachine does behind the scenes, and for free, it is a steal.
Ya, that's why I tried NoMachineNX. I just had a real busy weekend, and probably won't have the time or will to continue this until my spring break in March.
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