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OK, so I installed Mandrake Linux on my Win 2k machine today. This is the first time I have ever used Linux before and so far, its not bad. I will have to get used to it! Anyways, I was on the Linksys website and tried to use their Java Chat tech support and it said I didn't have Java, so I go to sun's website and download Java for Linux (not RPM linux) and follow their instructions on how to install it through the terminal. Well, I got it installed ok, but noticed that the path it installed to is my desktop. So now, I have a protected folder on my desktop. I then found out that Java is included in Konqueror, so I didn't need the newly installed program - just Linksys's website didn't pick it up for some reason. So, how can I uninstall this program and get the folder off my desktop?
you can also look at the man pages by typing man <command> in the terminal. for example the man page for the rm command is displayed when you type man rm. you can do this for any command you need help with.
OK, I tried it this morning and nothing happened. Here is what I typed:
[name@localhost name]$ su
[root@localhost name]# cd /home/name/desktop
bash: cd: /home/name/desktop: No such file or directory
[root@localhost name]# cd
[root@localhost root]# cd /home/name/Desktop
[root@localhost Desktop]# ls
Home.desktop j2re1.4.2_04/ Trash/ Welcome.desktop
[root@localhost Desktop]# rm -rf j2rel.4.2_04
I went to the desktop and the folder is still there with it's contents and subfolders
[root@localhost home]# ls j2re1.4.2_04 -l
ls: j2re1.4.2_04: No such file or directory
[root@localhost home]# ls /j2re1.4.2_04 -l
ls: /j2re1.4.2_04: No such file or directory
[root@localhost home]# cd /home/name/Desktop/j2re1.4.2_04
[root@localhost j2re1.4.2_04]# ls
bin/ COPYRIGHT LICENSE README
CHANGES javaws/ man/ THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt
ControlPanel.html lib/ plugin/ Welcome.html
[root@localhost j2re1.4.2_04]# ls CHANGES -l
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1098 Feb 24 10:46 CHANGES
OK, so I had a little problems getting the permissions settings on the folder, but one of the files inside the folder that I can't delete has the above permissions.
hehe, I new it was a permissions problem, but I couldn't figure out how to fix it. I found the permissions tab in the properties by right clicking the folder, but I couldn't change anything from there. Apparently I am not given the administrator privilages when I log on at startup. If there any way to fix it so I don't have to chmod stuff every time I want to delete it?