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Old 11-17-2003, 09:47 PM   #1
honet
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Angry Newbie question! How to run a file ??


Today I have installed Mandrake 9.2 on my PC.

And I am so pleased! Linux looks great!

So I have gone to get ATI drivers for my video card. On ATI's site are the instructions:


Before you start, please read these installation tips.

If you are not sure which version of XFree86 you have installed, please download and run Check.sh from a command line to find out.


So I download Check.sh into the Documents folder. Double clicking it does nothing!

I can open the command line Konsole (is that the right one?) cd Documents gets me there. Ls shows the file Check.sh, now what?

Don't laugh too hard. Thanks!
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Try typing:

./Check.sh (that's dot-slash-Check.sh)

in the directory with the file and see if that works. Depending on what the permissions on the file are, you may have to be root (su)
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:59 PM   #3
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You can open a "terminal" in your desktop and do
this. Also called an "xterm" This can be used
for all your command line commands. Get to know
it, you'll like it. It will look like a darker
box in a monitor-like frame. HTH.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:05 AM   #4
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well, the *.sh files are basically "scripts", you can run 'em with the "./*"command "*" = filename
 
  


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