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Old 09-16-2011, 02:59 PM   #151
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Try running this:

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wget -c "http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxmint/stable/11/linuxmint-11-gnome-cd-nocodecs-32bit.iso"
It should try to continue where the original download finished.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 06:02 PM   #152
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I didn't know you could do that so I deleted what had been downloaded. It was in the Downloads folder.

I was just on the phone with my internet provider and they found some problems, fixed them, and my system seems to be working better. Retrying the download from scratch may now work. I'll try it.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #153
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It seems there are more problems with my internet provider. We are working on them.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:25 PM   #154
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My terminal prompt is appending things. Right now it has "plugins" at the end of it. Is that a problem? How fix?
 
Old 09-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #155
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My terminal prompt is appending things. Right now it has "plugins" at the end of it.
I have no clue at all what you mean.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #156
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I have no clue at all what you mean.
I believe this means that the terminal commands are confined to a particular subdirectory, such as Downloads or plugins. Do you specify this by a cd command? How would you specify a return to general use?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #157
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Code:
wim@aa0:~$ cd downloads/
Do you mean the prompt in above versus the prompt in below?
Code:
wim@aa0:~/downloads$
That indeed indicates the working directory. You can go back to your home directory using the command cd ~

Code:
wim@aa0:~/downloads$ cd ~
wim@aa0:~$
You can go one directory up with cd .. (cee dee dot dot); in the given example it will have the same effect as I was just one directory down.

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Always make sure that you know where you are when executing a command; specially when using sudo

Code:
wim@aa0:/$
One wrong command if the prompt contains the / in the beginning and you risk to destroy your system (e.g. /etc, /usr/lib)

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:52 PM   #158
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This may be trivial, but at my stage in the game everything could be critical, so let me say that when I type in xterm the character ~, it appears high in the space, rather than in the middle as I was expecting. I don't want to use the command "cd ~" until I know it's safe, given this point of information.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #159
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You can just type "cd", it will have the same effect.
 
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I believe this means that the terminal commands are confined to a particular subdirectory, such as Downloads or plugins. Do you specify this by a cd command? How would you specify a return to general use?
There is no such thing as "general use". You are always in some directory. It's usually your home directory (often abbreviated as "~") by default.

Also, you're not "confined" to that directory, it just means that relative paths will be considered relative to that directory.

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when I type in xterm the character ~, it appears high in the space, rather than in the middle as I was expecting.
What is "the space"?

After a minute, I thought that maybe you mean that the character "~" appears near the top of the line of text. Is this right? If so, then it's OK. It's just your font.

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I don't want to use the command "cd ~" until I know it's safe, given this point of information.
I don't understand, do you think that "cd ~" will permanently change something?

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Old 09-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #161
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I don't understand, do you think that "cd ~" will permanently change something?
My thinking is that there may be some problem, totally unknown to my beginner's mind, with recognition by the xterm of the character. To me, a high tild is not the same as a medium high tild, until I get either assurance it is the same or sufficient assurance that it probably is the same before I am going to issue the command. I have a certain amount of assurance it is the same, but I just thought that I would delay things until I could arrive at sufficient assurance given a healthy amount of respect for the possibility that my certain amount of assurance is not sufficient assurance. Am I being over-wrought here? Could be. Apologies. If you are confident the character is really a tild, that's good enough for me and I will proceed with it.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 05:50 PM   #162
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Can I open another xterm and operate with it without interfering with the one I already have working on something? Is there a limit to the number of terminals I can have working at one time?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 05:54 PM   #163
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My thinking is that there may be some problem, totally unknown to my beginner's mind, with recognition by the xterm of the character. To me, a high tild is not the same as a medium high tild, until I get either assurance it is the same or sufficient assurance that it probably is the same before I am going to issue the command. I have a certain amount of assurance it is the same, but I just thought that I would delay things until I could arrive at sufficient assurance given a healthy amount of respect for the possibility that my certain amount of assurance is not sufficient assurance. Am I being over-wrought here? Could be. Apologies. If you are confident the character is really a tild, that's good enough for me and I will proceed with it.
As I said, there is only one tilde. Some fonts have it in the middle, some on top.

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Can I open another xterm and operate with it without interfering with the one I already have working on something?
Yes.

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Is there a limit to the number of terminals I can have working at one time?
No.
 
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:07 PM   #164
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Thanks, to MTK358, for those clarifications.

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Old 09-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #165
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John VV said in another thread:


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linpuslight is the worst os there is
you are ,by far, better off installing linux mint lxde ( the light netbook version)
and removing linpus light from the computer

Here is a question for MTK358:

Is the Mint version I am in the process of downloading manually by the command:

wget -c "http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxmint/stable/11/linuxmint-11-gnome-cd-nocodecs-32bit.iso"

the lxde version? If not, can I start over and manually download the lxde version instead? And what do you think of the version I am downloading if it is not lxde--will it run safely on my 8 GB computer?
 
  


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