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Old 12-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
Candykitten
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Newbie looking for help for my GF


Hiya Everyone,
I am looking for help for my GF, for this is her first time taking Linux in college. She has been trying so hard but has got stuck on these final questions. I was wondering if you guys/gals might be able to help. Thanks in advance.

1. The /root directory contains files for the root user. There are two files that start with the letter i that are located in the /root directory. What are the names of these two files?

2. In the /sbin directory there is an executable file that allows you to check the configuration of your system. What is the name of that file and how do you execute the file?

3. Add two uses (Pedro and Susan) from the command line interface. Set their passwords to their names.

4. Which command is used to show a list or snapshot of the running processes?

5. List the command that shows the processes that are running in order of CPU time the process is using.

6. Start Firefox and then use the appropriate command to kill the process called Firefox.

7. List the steps to view which processes are running using the GUI.

8. What is the command to change the number of days between password changes?
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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No one is going to do your homework for you.

You can install a Linux version and learn for yourself.
Also here is some info.

http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 12-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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It sounds as though your girlfriend is doing some form of course involving the use of linux. I imagine the answers to these questions will be covered in the course material.

A number of those questions are ambiguously phrased, or system specific, that are impossible for anybody to help you without further information.

This is why one should study the course material..

I think you will find LQ members to be less than helpful when it comes to doing other peoples homework for them.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feed back. I've never taking linux and have no desire to either but I know she's been hitting the books and figured i would take a shot in the dark. I didn't come to this forum for people to do her homework, I did a google search and found this site simple because it states ask linux questions. Apparently i was wrong about the site, I guess its for the guru type people more then it is for people just starting out. I will relay the links provided and hope it helps. If not I will hire a tutor to help her. Thanks anyways.....
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #5
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1. The /root directory contains files for the root user. There are two files that start with the letter i that are located in the /root directory. What are the names of these two files?
I assume someone taking a linux course, Would at least have a liveCD to be able to work in ... Solution to this questions is: Open the root folder and look for anything starting with I.

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3. Add two uses (Pedro and Susan) from the command line interface. Set their passwords to their names.
I got a link for this one: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Linux+add+user+from+command+line

You see where this is headed. No one wants to do their homework, without having to worry about someone else's. Alas, There is a glimmer of hope!! 80% of these are basic questions, There are literally THOUSANDS of pages online describing in perfect detail how to do them. 20% have the answer written IN the question. I hope you (and the girlfriend) get these figured out ... They aren't super difficult and I am sure that you can figure them out ... and will be all the happier for it. Best of luck
 
Old 12-02-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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Thanks Hevithan, I appreciate it. I will relay everything i can to help her. Just from I've seen her go through and the books she reads it looks pretty tough. I will give her the links and everything you provided. Thanks again.
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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I am curious that she is unable to google linux forums herself, nor post on said forums herself, and that she requires some with a professed lack of interest in learning anything about linux, to ask questions for her.

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I did a google search
Bullocks, google turned up useful results on half of those exact questions.
 
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for the feed back. I've never taking linux and have no desire to either but I know she's been hitting the books and figured i would take a shot in the dark. I didn't come to this forum for people to do her homework, I did a google search and found this site simple because it states ask linux questions. Apparently i was wrong about the site, I guess its for the guru type people more then it is for people just starting out. I will relay the links provided and hope it helps. If not I will hire a tutor to help her. Thanks anyways.....
I'm sorry, but you posted (verbatim) homework questions...if that's not coming here to get people to do her homework, I'm not sure what would qualify. And Google turns up answers for all of those questions very easily, too.

This IS a forum for new folks to come and learn, but there is a big difference between "Here is a list of homework questions, answer them", and "I got this homework question, and tried this command, which I think will work. I got this result, which isn't right...why did this happen, and what's the right way to do it?" One shows no effort, the other does.
 
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