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Old 02-22-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
fawzi105
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new linux user need help


i am a new in using linux { 15 days ago }
i use suse 10.0 and Ubuntu 7.10 each on a hard disk
1.the funny thing that suse refuse to read the hard of Ubuntu

2.where is the .exe of the prog. means which icon i shall click
3.how can i use the megaupload.com
4.how can i install and uninstall a prog., and how can i choose its location
on the hard
5.how can u download .flv
6.where is the help of these systems
7.where is the cash of the firefox,
the suse installed witf firefox 1....., i install firefox 2....
now i have 2 firefox and 2sd frefuse to install any plugins
8.what is the difference () .deb add .rpm
i have many many Qs and these are just i begining
thanks alot

 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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need help...yeah, we all need help...wait...you mean the other type of help

If you are more descriptive in your question, you will get better responses ...it's in the guidelines for LQ....


I'm sure if you google some of your questions, Google will happily give you a response. Most of your questions can be answered with a little research on your part. Not that we wouldn't be happy to help...we just like a little initive.

I will give you a few quick bits of wisdom:

find out what the terminal or shell is...its like DOS if you have ever used it.

learn man....even try man man to get your started.

Look up the "linux documentation project" that has some great resources
pick one distrobution and learn that well. I will not tell you which one to use....its your choice
 
Old 02-23-2008, 04:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by fawzi105 View Post
i am a new in using linux { 15 days ago }
i use suse 10.0 and Ubuntu 7.10 each on a hard disk
1.the funny thing that suse refuse to read the hard of Ubuntu
Yes, that is funny. I'd guess that you've done something wrong. Although, maybe you just installed Ubuntu after SuSE.
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2.where is the .exe of the prog. means which icon i shall click
The .exe doesn't exist. Forget about the old world, you are in a new one. And I don't understand the inference that a .exe controls the icon in some way.
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3.how can i use the megaupload.com
Not a clue....what is it? Would I even want to use it under Linux? My guess from the general flow of these questions is that a Linux user wouldn't even want to use it.
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4.how can i install and uninstall a prog., and how can i choose its location on the hard
a) use the package manager to install and uninstall
b) (Roughly) You can't. You shouldn't, unless you wanted to break it (or you were compiling your own software). Why did you want to?
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5.how can u download .flv
Well I suppose I could download a .flv in the same way that I download anything else. But I have no idea why I'd want to download a .flv because I use Linux.
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6.where is the help of these systems
on the command line, 'man'. Individual gui's and distros have their own arrangements for help concerning kde, gnome,... Look out for lifebelt icons or similar.
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7.where is the cash of the firefox,
Firefox is free. It is unneccessary to pay any cash.
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the suse installed witf firefox 1....., i install firefox 2....
now i have 2 firefox and 2sd frefuse to install any plugins
Did you use the package manager to install it, or did you do something wrong?
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8.what is the difference () .deb add .rpm
They are different. They do a similar thing, though. And you are probably not interested.
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i have many many Qs and these are just i begining
thanks alot
Oddly, I was starting to worry about that. Would it be an awful imposition to ask you to ask questions that make sense in a Linux context? Maybe even use a search engine or read something before you post?
 
Old 02-23-2008, 07:46 AM   #4
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Cache (not cash)

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Firefox is free. It is unneccessary to pay any cash.
Joking? Or didn't recognize the obvious spelling error?

To get to the firefox cache, first you need to find your home directory, then you need to find your firefox profile directory:

If you are using a GUI file browser, such as Konqueror, there will be a shortcut icon (a picture of a folder with a tiny house on it) to get to your home directory.

In a terminal (or in Konqueror if you prefer to use this method) you can use ~/ to specify your home directory.

In Konqueror you can select view/ShowHiddenFiles to see the subdirectories that begin with . (but only in the main panel. They don't show in the directory tree, which really annoys me). That could get you all the way the cache by GUI clicking rather than typing.

To find the firefox profile, look in ~/.mozilla/firefox and find a directory whose name ends with .default
Open that directory and open the Cache directory inside it.

Last edited by johnsfine; 02-23-2008 at 07:47 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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you can use the package manager to search for keywords and find application packages that satisfy your needs. Suse uses YAST as its package manager. To do the same in Ubuntu, use the application called synaptic.

This may answer some of your other questions:

http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/windowstolinux.shtml

For Documentation:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support
http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation (opensuse)
http://www.linuxmanpages.com/

.deb files are the package format used by debian-based linux distribution package managers, such as that in Ubuntu.
.rpm files are those used by rpm-based distributions (redhat package manager), like fedora, mandriva, suse and PCLinuxOS.

Last edited by ehawk; 02-23-2008 at 08:09 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 08:36 PM   #6
fawzi105
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first of all thanks a lot to all of u
to know , my native lang is not english
i use windows since 1996 till now
the windows operating system is running into my veins beside my blood,so to change this OS means to me like channing my whole blood.
also, there is something i knew from windows : the windows like a blind man leading another blind man, and all these years i decide not to be a blind,by learning
to learn windows is more simple than drinking water,( if u ask a baby one year old about any thing in the windows he will give u an answer as simple as u ask him).
all what i saw about windows is written to the blinds ... to those who did not know
all what i saw about linux is written to those who see ..... to those who know
did u think that i did not read ......
a simple equation : i read about windows ....i understand
i read about linux ...... i did not understand ..... so the problem either belong to the writer or to the linux itself.
simply i asked a Qs......i did not know ..... is the first step to know .....
Some of u gave me a help ...... thanks
Others give me a clear , sharp answer to one thing i notice a long time ago ......why all people use windows?
simply..... windows deals with people ....very normal people.... who only need simple click.....simple applications....simple results
linux only deals with genuses.... and we are not of this category...
thanks................

special thanks to ehawk , your links were very helpful to me ,
it is the first document deal with beginners, a simple word not codes...codes..codes like other documents.
the second thing i find from these pages that I'm a normal person has a normal Qs. my Qs. are all as other beginner Qs.
 
  


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