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Old 08-18-2009, 01:46 PM   #121
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the larger the number the bigger the file right?
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where can i go to learn these commands?
in a terminal type:
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man du
man sort
man head
man whatever command you want to learn
I had a file where I put commands I like, or find (on LQ), or use allot or ....
with the explanation what they do, so I could search the file if I need something.

And the more you use the command line, the more you learn the commands.

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #122
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As repo said, you can read about the commands themselves in the man pages, as we call them. They are manuals that can be read at any given time. Those commands can be combined in creative ways, so the output of the first one is processed to give a different result. In the chain previously presented, du list the files indicating their size, "sort" sorts the list in reverse order and using a numerical mode, and head show the first members of the list previously produced. That will take time to learn, but if you are truly interested, you might find interesting the "Advanced bash scripting guide", just google for it, it's not difficult to find.

Regardless of its name, it's suitable for beginners as well. If you decide to read it and practice a bit, feel feel to open new threads to ask questions related to bash scripting when you need it.

There's also tldp.org, where you can find lots of guides, howtos and tutorials about other specifics aspect of Linux.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #123
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As repo said, you can read about the commands themselves in the man pages, as we call them. They are manuals that can be read at any given time. Those commands can be combined in creative ways, so the output of the first one is processed to give a different result. In the chain previously presented, du list the files indicating their size, "sort" sorts the list in reverse order and using a numerical mode, and head show the first members of the list previously produced. That will take time to learn, but if you are truly interested, you might find interesting the "Advanced bash scripting guide", just google for it, it's not difficult to find.

Regardless of its name, it's suitable for beginners as well. If you decide to read it and practice a bit, feel feel to open new threads to ask questions related to bash scripting when you need it.

There's also tldp.org, where you can find lots of guides, howtos and tutorials about other specifics aspect of Linux.
this laptop comes with a web cam. is there a command on that list that will tell me how to use it? i search yast and didnt see anything
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:03 PM   #124
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I would suggest to start a new thread for this problem.
Give as much info as possible
which computer, distribution, what you want.
Make sure the title reflects the problem, like
howto use web cam in suse
 
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I would suggest to start a new thread for this problem.
Give as much info as possible
which computer, distribution, what you want.
Make sure the title reflects the problem, like
howto use web cam in suse


ok im doing that right now.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:06 PM   #126
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Thank you very very very much for taking the time to work with me!!! You all have helped me soooooooo much!!!!!


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Old 08-18-2009, 02:08 PM   #127
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Webcams are a mystery to me. But I think that if it's supported by linux then it should work as long as your IM program has adequate support. I am not much into irc or IM at all. I suggest opening a new thread for each new problem, no one will know that you are asking about a webcam here, and this thread has mostly outlived its original purpose.

Open a new one with a title that resembles your problem, for example "hp netbook webcam", or something that describes the actual problem. That way anyone that's looking at the list of recent posts will see the new thread and people who know about the issue will be able to help. No one is going to dig into this old thread, but the two or three persons that are already looking at it.

You can open as many threads are you need, as long as you don't double post the same problem again and again.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:35 PM   #128
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Oh, you can mark this thread solved if you want
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #129
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You have an SD card reader on your HP2133. Read the manual and check if it can be used as an extension of your hard disk. I have an Acer Aspire One and if I'm not mistaken, it can be used for that purpose.

I will read up on it when I get home.
Ok, I did check and it's a dedicated slot for this purpose, not the normal card reader. And it only extends 'My Files', not the whole HD.

Some more reading on the internet shows that it looks reasonable easy to replace the current SSD with a bigger one. Cost involved that you might not be able to afford now. But you can look at that if you really have to.

And last, I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix last night on my Aspire One. The full install takes 2GB. There are some compatibility issues between UNR and the 2133. It is up to you to decide if you can live with them. You can download UNR, install it on a memory stick and boot from the memory stick to test drive.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:31 PM   #130
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Ok, I did check and it's a dedicated slot for this purpose, not the normal card reader. And it only extends 'My Files', not the whole HD.

Some more reading on the internet shows that it looks reasonable easy to replace the current SSD with a bigger one. Cost involved that you might not be able to afford now. But you can look at that if you really have to.

And last, I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix last night on my Aspire One. The full install takes 2GB. There are some compatibility issues between UNR and the 2133. It is up to you to decide if you can live with them. You can download UNR, install it on a memory stick and boot from the memory stick to test drive.
Thank you!

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