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Old 08-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
toothpick
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Hi gang, absolute newbie here. Just started working with a live disk of Ubuntu 9.04. When I attempt to enter anything into the command window, I get the following message, "Nautilus can't handle this type of location."
Any suggestions? I am completely unable to enter any text commands, file names, anything. Sorry if this is the wrong place for this post. Tried the search feature before posting this.

Again, complete rookie here, please make any responses as detailed as possible. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by toothpick; 08-19-2009 at 08:07 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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Hi gang, absolute newbie here. Just started working with a live disk of Ubuntu 9.04. When I attempt to enter anything into the command window, I get the following message, "Nautilus can't handle this type of location."
Any suggestions? I am completely unable to enter any text commands, file names, anything. Sorry if this is the wrong place for this post. Tried the search feature before posting this.

Again, complete rookie here, please make any responses as detailed as possible. Thanks in advance.
By "command window" are you talking about the terminal or gnome-run? Can you give examples of what you're trying to do? I could help if I knew what you were trying to do.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Hi Pegwole, thanks for the reply. I'm new enough that I'm not sure what it's called. It's the large text window on the Ubuntu desktop. All I've tried to do so far is the mkdir command and the touch command, (first exercise in the textbook for the linux course I'm taking this fall) One of these books which seems to assume a basic familiarity with the operating system. Now is when you tell me I'm doing something stupid like typing the commands in the wrong text box. Guess I'll survive the embarassment. By the way, I'm next door in Ohio.

Thanks again for the help.

Never mind, got it.

Last edited by toothpick; 08-19-2009 at 09:40 PM. Reason: Grew a brain.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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Please have a look at the "Menu" :

> Programs > > System Tools > Terminal

The 'Terminal' ( 'gnome-terminal' )
is the best tool for commands.
.....
.....

I have never entered a command in Nautilus,
and never found a command line tool in it.
.....
 
Old 08-21-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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Yup, found that Knudfl, thanks.
 
  


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