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Old 06-02-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
jamie2k8
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how do i enter command prompts


im having trouble installing software on mandriva i have read various tutorials and they all go on about entering codes and stuff but i dont have a clue where to enter them .... can any one help ?
 
Old 06-02-2008, 01:11 AM   #2
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If you have a GUI, you can run something called a 'shell' (see if there are any strange icons suggesting that). If yo uhave a GUI but can't locate the icon or menu item to start a shell, press [ctl][alt][F1] to get Virtual Console #1. Log in there and type your stuff. If you type 'exit' after all the other stuff, you should be dumped back into the GUI; otherwise press [alt][F7] to switch back to the GUI. Don't leave anyone logged in on the virtual console when you're not using it, especially not 'root'.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Also look for "Terminal" or "Konsole" in your menus.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 03:34 AM   #4
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Try
right click (desktop) -> terminal (or Konsole)
 
  


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