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saiinch 03-16-2006 10:37 AM

Command line/ command prompt
 
Hello everyone,
Please help me i want to know where to find the command line/prompter, to install programs and drivers for my system

Regards

reddazz 03-16-2006 10:44 AM

If you log into text mode, you are already in the command line interface. If you log into KDE, GNOME or any other window manager, you need to search for apps such as konsole, gnome-terminal or xterm from your menu.

muha 03-16-2006 10:53 AM

saiinch: what are you trying to install? Note that most things you'll need are already installed or come in packet-managers.

crAckZ 03-16-2006 11:18 AM

try package manager first as sugguested.
if in kde, click the star "start" button -->run command --->type in the word "konsole" (minus the "")

it is also probly in the file listing

saiinch 03-16-2006 01:28 PM

thanks for ur quick replies i tried what u guyz suggested me, but still i am unable to install my modem and sound card i've got the drivers for both of the devices i am trying to install smartlink modem and soundmax digital audio sound card but cannot do it yet kindly help me in this

timmeke 03-17-2006 02:29 AM

Are you logged in as root? If you aren't, open the command line (terminal window) as suggested, then type
su
and enter the root password when asked.
After that, you should be able to install pretty much anything you want.

If you still get errors, please post the error messages.


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