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I'm very new to Linux, only installing Suse 10.1 2 days ago after being completely and utterly fed up with Windows XP apps bringing down the OS.
Whilst I am a "newbie" (hate the term) to Linux, I have extensive experience with MS OS's for the past 10 years, being in the technical support field from windows 3.01 through to Windows XP.
I have my OS up and running without any major problems. But I do have the following problems which I am really struggling finding the answers to:
(1) Configuring and getting my Linux OS to recognise my OnStream DI30 30Gb IDE DAT drive. After a good look around I've "learnt" it may be best to emulate the drive as a SCSI device?
(2) Downloading my photo's and stuff from my Motorola V3x via Bluetooth. Totally stuck there chaps and chapess's, I've managed to install KBluetooth D 0.99, and the latest KMobiletools, but the pairing wizard just hangs when scanning my phone for services.
(3) I'm sure this one is quite simple, how the heck do other members of my household view my shared folders, ie. my MP3's, docs etc? They are using Win98 SE, and XP Pro.
(4) Lastly, is there anyway to recover an accidentally closed terminal window? For istance, I used a terminal window to unrar some backups, but accidentally closed the window... (moral... don't mess with Linux whilst drinking beer!)
for (3), you need to install and configure samba. i don't really understand (4) - if you need a terminal, open one. if by "recover" you mean the commands you were using (?) sometimes those are in a "buffer" that you can recall with the up-arrow key. you can also check your ~/.bash_history file (~/ means in your home directory, and the . means hidden, if you didn't know that). gl, welcome to linux, it sounds like you'll get along pretty well.
It looks like you are running the command as a normal user and for some reason it is trying to acess root's home directory (/root), which is a privileged system directory. This is not going to work.
If you're using Konstruct to compilr KDE (which it looks like), then I suggest doing what I usually do and setting the target directory to something like /usr/local/kde-<version> and then giving my user permission to write into that directory (search for a tutorial on Unix permissions).
OK, so you're doing it as root then. Well closing the console window shouldn't have hurt anything, but can you check the permissions on /root/kde3.5.4/bin (do ls -ld /root/kde3.5.4/bin). If the directory doesn't exist you might need to create it.
It's still not a particularly good idea to put a KDE install in root's home directory since no one will be able to access it unless you compromise the permission scheme!
Well obviously I haven't a clue what I'm doing, just thought it would be a good idea to update to the latest stable KDE, part of my mad idea to try and get bluetooth working so I can get pics from my phone... Method in my madness I assure you
The idea of installing as root came from advice from another forum when installing apps... ./configure, make, then su to make install.. one of the problems with Linux is so much conflicting advice
If you installed suse 10.1 there is absolutely no need to install anything bluetooth related...every thing is there already and it'S calle kbluetoothd and it works flawlessly with my motorola phone..you need to set it up in Yast...