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Old 03-31-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy HOW TO OPEN UP A TERMINAL WINDOW?...any help will do..PLEASE!


i'm trying to open up a terminal Window in which i can type in commands.

I'm using a Linux based DVR(camera system) and i am trying to install a new program on there.

The version is Linux 2.4.31(If that helps)

ANY HELP WILL BE MUCH APPREICIATED!

Thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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What model? I'd check your documentation. Sometimes the only way is to network the box and use SSH...
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
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Ctl-Alt-F1 through F6. F7 to return to GUI.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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brainiac,
Ctrl-Alt-F1 after the system boots up or before Linux starts to load?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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On normal linux PC's it's after the system is completely up.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Ok, thanks for your help. Shall try it this evening. If it works awsome, if not..I'll be back.

Appreiciate all your time.
Dan
 
Old 04-01-2006, 06:56 PM   #7
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hey guys...I tried using CTRL-ALT-F1 thru F6. But nothing really happened. I did manage getting to a command prompt though. I pressed "c" to get into a command prompt.

Any command i type in here, i get a error saying "unrecognized Command".
If i type in "terminal" i get text that reads "console". But nothing after that..

On the top of the screen it says GNU GRUB Version 0.96
Any ideas how i could bring up a terminal window or any special commands??
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:09 PM   #8
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Grub is a linux boot loader. This is not linux, it means that the machine hasn't even booted yet. You should first choose to boot an OS from the menu it prompts, or let it time out to boot the default.

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Old 04-04-2006, 12:32 AM   #9
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thanks shade..

Any idea how i would find out the version of the Linux i am using?
I Need to open a terminal window and edit/add some commands. I tried using Ctrl-alt-F1 thru F6.

Any other way to bring up a terminal window??
Thanks,
Dan
 
Old 04-04-2006, 11:08 AM   #10
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If you installed from a CD, it should be on the CD. That assumes you didn't make the CD yourself.

 
Old 04-04-2006, 11:45 AM   #11
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uname -a

is the command that could give you all the details of your os like your kernel version etc...
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:06 PM   #12
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That may work but not always. Here is mine:

Code:
root@smoker / # uname -a
Linux smoker 2.6.14-gentoo-r5 #2 PREEMPT Tue Dec 27 04:46:01 CST 2005 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
root@smoker / #
If I used vanilla sources, Gentoo wouldn't be in there at all. It's worth a try though.

 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:27 PM   #13
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Iht..Thanks guys.. Thanks for your replies. Shall try that..

Dan
 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:47 PM   #14
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Its going to be difficult for dhyaan to type in the command uname since he/she can not get to a console terminal window.

When linux boots up do you see a nice GUI looking login prompt or a black screen with
just a line that says login? If you see a nice GUI then discribe what you see. The major GUIs are KDE and Gnome. There might be a monitor looking icon on the desktop tray this should open up a terminal window. Of course you can navigate via the menus to find any thing that looks like xterm. This will open up a terminal windows.

Instead of ctrl-alt-f1 try ctrl-alt-back_arrow to drop you from x windows back to console mode.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 02:09 AM   #15
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michaelk..thanks for your post bud. Appreciate every bit of it!

Well..Basically, My system is a Video Survielance running on Linux. So as i power it on, it comes up with the
USER NAME AND PASSWORD PROMPT WITH A GUI. There is no desktop tray that i can find. It loads up all the camera menu's and camera configuration tabs. I did not install the Linux on this, so i have no clue what version this is.

I dont have the system in front of me right now, but shall try using CTRL-ALT-BACK_ARROW.

Shall let u know what happens. I also looked around in the menu's for xterm but all i have control over is the camera configuration.

Shall keep you posted!
Thanks again.
Dan
 
  


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