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Old 08-31-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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how do i get into the command line?


I am sorry about asking this question, but i cannot find/get into the command line for installing flash player 7. This is the first thing i am trying to install.

I am using mandrake 10.0
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:32 PM   #2
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if it's KDE, go here:

K menu -> System -> Terminals -> Konsole
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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well, try ctrl-alt-F1 to go to your first text base console and you can login there to get a real console
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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You can select different console's by selecting between ctrl+alt+F1 to F6, ctrl+alt+F7 returns you yo Kde/gnome whatever
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:52 PM   #5
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thnx for that i have figured that stuff out, but how do i naviagte to a file now. Everytime i try i get bash: /....... no such file or directory.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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...And you probably already know this, but just in case...

Many (most) things you have to actually install as the root user. Enter "su" on the command line to change to root user; you'll be prompted for the root password. Or in one of the alternate consoles you can log in as root. But be careful--if you're tired or distracted, wait till another time. If you're logged in as root, it's too easy to destroy a lot of things you didn't mean to, or to lock yourself out of your own system. It's happened to me and just about everybody at one time or another, I imagine.

But if you pay attention and think about what you're doing it'll be fine. Just don't operate as root any longer than you have to. That's the safest.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:57 PM   #7
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I think you should look at LQ wiki for some info about linux commands and other stuff about linux...
Then you should be able to find your files and view/edit them!
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:03 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by browncow
thnx for that i have figured that stuff out, but how do i naviagte to a file now. Everytime i try i get bash: /....... no such file or directory.
what are you typing?

cd /home/junior/ is correct,
cd /home/junior is not unless there is a file names that in that directory.

remember, when you open a console as a user, it starts in your home directory. so do a ls for a directory listing, navigate to the directory by doing
cd directoryname

and then run the file in there, if it's in another directory in the directory you just went into you cd again to that.

the quickest way to do it if you know where the file is is to do it like this

cd /home/directory1/directory2/

you may also run files from anywhere as long as you know where they are

rpm -ivh /home/directory1/directory2/filename.rpm

note to run rpm you most likely need to run it as root.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:41 PM   #9
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file:/home/renee/Desktop/pictures/install_flash_player_7_linux

this is where install file is for the flash viewer i am trying to installl.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:43 PM   #10
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Simply,

cd /home/renee/Desktop/pictures/install_flash_player_7_linux
(if file is in install_flash_player_7_linux directory)
./install_flash_player_7_linux (./'file name')

That must work!
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:50 PM   #11
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I now downloaded the file and looked at it. File name must be flashplayer-installer
So when you go to install_flash... directory, you have to type
Code:
./flashplayer-installer
Then script must ask you questions, if you want to install flash player on mozilla you have to enter mozilla's directory which is default '/usr/lib/mozilla'

Then continue with the setup..

Hope this helps...

berkay
 
Old 08-31-2004, 03:06 PM   #12
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I have tried what you have suggested and still no go, i checked my spelling and captilization, and still nothing. This is what i have been trying.

cd/home/renee/Desktop/flash./flashplayer-installer

Is that wonrg? I have been putting that in the konsole
 
Old 08-31-2004, 03:28 PM   #13
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There's a space between cd and the directory you want to change to.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:03 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone for your help. It is very much appreaciated, and you have helped me along my way to understand, alhought i am sure i will have many more quesionts posted.

I got it working, Thanks Again

Happy linux user
 
  


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