$ cd /dev
adsp loop0 sequencer2 tty23 tty49 vcs1
agpgart loop-control sg0 tty24 tty5 vcs2
audio lp0 sg1 tty25 tty50 vcs3
autofs MAKEDEV shm tty26 tty51 vcs4
block mapper snapshot tty27 tty52 vcs5
bsg mcelog snd tty28 tty53 vcs6
btrfs-control mem sndstat tty29 tty54 vcs7
bus mixer sr0 tty3 tty55 vcsa
Snip stands for me not posting the whole readout from the command above and just showing what is relevant to make my point.
/dev stands for device folder/directory in root which is the "/" before dev and holds everything.
cd stands for change directory (or folder, which ever trips your trigger)
ls stands for list and show me what is inside of the /dev folder directory.
So. I am showing that my dvdrom on this ancient IBM T23 which plays movies is listed in my
Distro as /dev/srO. There is no /dev/dvd in my distro.
Linux kernels and distros and software have to fit all computers and do not come
pre-installed . Kinda like difference between a stock off the lot car and a Nascar stock
car. Linux being the Nascar stock car.
Your car will drive coming off the lot just like the Nascar stock car.
It will just not be as tuned or tweaked.
I am not a programmer or script kiddie or hacker.
I am just a GED educated motorcycle rider with a computer.
Use Windows if it makes you comfy. Use Linux if feeling adventurous and
like anything new that you learn. Nobody can take that away from you
because what new things you learn are yours.
Attitude counts for a lot when learning something new.
Click on my user name to see what I am all about to see that am the genuine
Learning Tex-Mex was tough for me. Glad I did though.
Learning Linux was tough for me also. I am also glad about that.
No one can take away from me what I know.
I may talk baby talk when it comes to explaining Gnu/linux compared
with other members here. But I get around OK in whatever Linux distro
I am using (except for KDE Desktops and rpm based distros. I ain't perfect).
Happy Trailz, Rok