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(1) Ok for starters i'm a total linux newbie. after a few weeks of tring I still can't get my monitor rez. to change it's stuck at vga/640x480 which total bites! When i run Xconfigurator it get a mouse error and boots me out. when i run xf86Config it get all the way to the end and I'm not sure what file to write it to. If I use the default it says Fatial error xserver0 is allready running it says to remove a lock i can't seem to find.
(2) Is there a differance between Root Directory and /root???
(3) Why is it if i'm in say like /root i do cd /ect and I'm looking for a file it shows up with the ls command but if I try to advance to that command it says command not found??
2) no. the root directory is / while /root is the home directory of "root"... the guy who owns the system. yeah? bit dumb really but it's too late now!
3) advance? erm.. well because you can only run commands that are in your path, or address them specifically (i.e ./programname to run somethign in your current directory). but then there is nothign in /etc/ that should be executable anyway
1) if your monitor is stuck at 640X480 are you sure you specified the right monitor/video card ? You probably are setting somthing a little off if you can't load you default XF86Config file, double check your hardware.
2) yes the root directory is /, as opposed to /root - this is true to any filesystem I've ever seen, when ever it refeers you to the root Directory, that is the base dir, for example, your Windows root directory would be C:\
3)to run a command or open a file you need to type out the full pathname to the file, if you are trying to access modules.conf in your /etc dir and you type #modules.conf it will say bash:modules.conf not found, you would have to type #/etc/modules.conf
really useful too all us newbies,, i HAD similar difficulties,, my solution: got a more widely supported video card, but, different strokes for different folks, right?
This thread should go in a top ten list,, thanks to all