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Old 08-29-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
bobo333
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how do I access my user files from the root?


I need to install new drivers for my grafic card on SUSE linux 10.0 AMD64.I figured out I need to use the command init 3 and log in as root user. The update will not install using any of the terminal windows within Gnome.
Now, while I am in the root how do I retrive the file I need to install which is located in in my user directory (/home or something like that...sorry I don`t have that computer in front of me)???

Thanks
 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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did you ever used the tab key in a terminal? it complete or suggest you filenames and commands.

so if you type

Code:
ls /home
and press tab, you can see the list of the users's homes...

when you have selected the home, you can continue like that until you find the file
 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thanks. I am veeeerry new of Linux and I know basically nothing about it. I see you are located in Italy. I am italian although now I reside in US. Grazie mille per la dritta.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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bobo333 try taking a look at this website. http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz It is a very good tutorial on how to get started with linux. It may help you on you day to day task.
 
  


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