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Old 07-09-2003, 06:29 PM   #1
shabene
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prey help!


well i'm even getting confused on the forum, but.

i really want to get on with linux, i have mandrake 9.1 installed but as yet cant get on the net with it. aparently i need to edit a file in /ect/... but am denied permission, so what do i do?

as i said, prey help me avoid the horrors of ms!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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How do you expect someone to help you if you do not give information about your problem?

How're you trying to connect to the internet? dhcp? adsl perhaps?

All the files (or almost) in /etc needs root.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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no no, all i want is to edit a file, my home work says the driver is installed, i just need to adjust the settings.

so how do i edit /etc/...
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:31 PM   #4
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Ummm ... please re-read the rules...

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Cheers,
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:32 PM   #5
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the best way to get root permission is type:

su

in a terminal (console).

then your root password.
you can use vi or a similar program to edit the file. (you can also start a gui program by typing the command as well)

if you don't understand this you need to search for some basics tutorial. (www.linux.org has one). the commands (especially in vi) can be non-intuitive at first.

... uh oh, it's homework?

Last edited by bardinjw; 07-09-2003 at 07:34 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:32 PM   #6
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cheers bud?

am i such a weapon?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:36 PM   #7
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aah, i got ya, so its back to the command line, is that the usual way on linux? if it is tis ok as i was a happy dos user, but do you know where i can find a basic command reference?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:43 PM   #8
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what i mean is what are the equ of the dos commands, how do i move like cd, delete like del..... is there a list i can print so i can get started and get off this xp stuff i'm on.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 09:38 PM   #9
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http://www.ctssn.com/linux/lesson3.html
Maybe this might help. Or go to www.google.com/linux and enter "commands", lots of references.
 
  


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