Hi there, jjmac
good grief ... theres a few more there than iv'e looked at (grin), I have been experimenting with Ubuntu lately though
My first exposure to Linux was Mandrake 9.0 - shortlived, as I didn't take to it somehow. Next on the list was SuSE - loved it and have stuck with it ever since, moving from 8.2 through 9.0 to my current 9.2. Somewhere along the line thought it would be fun to try Fedora so installed FC2 and really liked it (a "free" version of SuSE to my mind). Only removed it recently to make room for Ubuntu (like you, from the LXF disc). Love Ubuntu - clean and mean. Don't feel quite ready for the full-blown Debian yet but, again, have the LXF copy waiting for when I feel brave enough. Installed Mandriva last weekend from the LXF Special. Still getting to grips with it, but more impressed second time around !
(I'd better not discuss W****** 98 and W****** XP here: sensitive topic and don't want to upset others who may be reading this !! Suffice to say I have fairly catholic tastes and will not get drawn into the "operating system bashing" so prevalent on a lot of the forums.)
A curious thing occures
Right, getting a bit out of my depth here. I know nothing about programming and not a great deal about libraries (those horrible things which appear in error messages when I'm trying to install something!!). And I've not heard of filerunner, much less Tk.
Have you had anything similar like that happening
Can't say that I have, but then I'm not too sure what you're describing. Do you mean that in your main woody based system, you go to filerunner, click on one of the listed files (ie "select" it), then go to a terminal and click the middle button, and the terminal displays the full pathname of the file you selected? But if you do the same in, say, Ubuntu, the terminal window instead displays the selected file's name, size, date and time?
The file manager I use in Ubuntu (libc6 v2.3.2 - er, just checked that last night!) is plain old Nautilus. If I do what I think you're describing above, when I go into a terminal window and click the middle mouse button, nothing happens at all.
Sorry if I've misunderstood you here. Even after two years, I'm still in the Linux kindergarten !!