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Old 07-29-2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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Directories Question


When I installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 before and I whent into the console I could see the Desktop folder and 4 dif other ones. But when i reinstall linux (After Format of drive) I cant find my Desktop folder or any folders that were there before when i installed it.. All thats in my user folder is Documents and one other folder and thats it. Is there a way to get my Desktop folder back? If so please helllllp. thanks
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:50 AM   #2
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well , i suppose all those other folders were created during some installations.
you can try creating something on the desktop like a link or some other file to see if the desktop folder will appear.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 04:02 AM   #3
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Go into console and do "ls". Post what you get back. I get Desktop, Documents, Mail, and tmp. You should get the same.

Oh, are you logging in as root or just a regular console?

 
Old 07-29-2003, 04:36 AM   #4
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Hey, Thanks for responding guys. The dir's that are in my folder when i start up the console are 'Documents,Evolution,tmp'. those are the only ones. and even if I type

'cd ..'
a couple of times (where the boot,usr,and 16 dif folders are listed) and not the Desktop.

How do i know if Im logged into the root user? I only created one user when i did install . and if im not logged in as that how do i log in as root user? Thanks for your help guys
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:07 AM   #5
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Question one of these

This is a regular user:
[dale@localhost dale]$

This is root:
Password:
[root@localhost dale]#

Note the first little bit. That tells who you are logged in as. Also when you are done don't just click the 'X' to close the window, type in "exit". If you have something running it will tell you.

What Desktop do you use, KDE, Gnome etc?

Got to go. I think a bad cloud is coming and my UPS is dead.

Later
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:31 PM   #6
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Yes I use Knome Desktop, And in my terminal it says dustin@localhost dustin. Is there a way to log into the root user? If so please help . thanks
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:52 PM   #7
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Click on control center and look for terminals. There should be one that says 'Super User Mode' or something similiar. You will know because it will ask for a password if you put one in during install.
Be carefull in there. It will make changes without any questions.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:04 AM   #8
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... 'cd ..' a couple of times (where the boot,usr,and 16 dif folders are listed) and not the Desktop.

How do i know if Im logged into the root user? I only created one user when i did install . and if im not logged in as that how do i log in as root user? Thanks for your help guys
type whoami at the console -> tells you who you are (root / user).
type who -> tells you everybody logged in right now
type pwd -> prints working directory
type cd / and you ar at the root of your directory structure.
Watch your prompt (it's normally your path).
HTH

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