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Old 11-29-2009, 12:56 PM   #31
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Hi I'm brand new to Linux and have this very problem

But I don't even know how to get to 'terminal' on my Acer Aspire One

I don't mind entering code if that's what it takes to fix it but all I can get to is the outer layer of applications on the computer, no idea how to get at Linux itself or a command prompt

can anyone help me with this?

thanks!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 10:59 PM   #32
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Try <alt><F2> and type xterm. Can't verify as I'm not behind a Linux box.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 05:59 AM   #33
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thank you!

That gets me to a command prompt all right! Now for the code puzzle!
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #34
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ok one last nervous newbie bit -


in

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

is there a space before the dash in -rf, and again before the squiggle, or not?

and thanks again
 
Old 11-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #35
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rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking
rm -rf

ok I've worked out that there are spaces, by copy typing it

wish me luck

oops I STILL don't know enough; when I've typed it in, what then? press enter? click 'run'?

help again!
 
Old 11-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #36
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oh my ignorance!

I blithely assumed what i got from Alt/F2 and then xterm was ok, but is it? it looks like this

[user@localhost] $

is that ok?

Last edited by MacLochlainn; 11-30-2009 at 11:54 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:09 AM   #37
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Hurrah hurrah

It worked. I checked somewhere else about the typing conventions, then put in the command and bob's your uncle.

Sadly the free wireless connection I was exploiting is now down but you can't have everything!

Thank you all again
 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:28 AM   #38
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my daughters acer aspire one has loast wireless connection and won't open network centre I tried the rm -rf~/ .gconf/ssytem/networking and it said permission denied, what can I do?
 
Old 03-24-2011, 04:42 AM   #39
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Angry

ive got exactly the same problem,please help
 
Old 03-24-2011, 04:44 AM   #40
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could you give me step by step instructions.steve.
 
  


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