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Old 09-06-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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some question to ask...


i just setup the ubuntu 7.04 and runing it through the vmware workstation. It is my first experience with linux so the questions may look stupid.

1) What is sudo bash? After typing, my terminal become root@felix-desktop:~# does it mean that i perform any command with a root access?

2) when type dir in terminal, and it gave me Desktop Examples VMwareTools-6.0.0-45731.tar.gz vmware-tools-distrib Ok, i want to access the desktop folder by typing cd /desktop but it returns with bash: cd: /desktop: No such file or directory How come?

3) does .rpm same the meaning as .zip?

4) i followed exactly the steps at http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-t...tu-58113.shtml
but then why i still cant launch the 3D cube?


Thanks...
 
Old 09-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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1. Yes but be careful
2. /desktop means its in the / directory which it is not, you would go cd /home/<user>/Desktop
3.rpm is a package format, its basically like .msi, .zip is a compressed archive
 
Old 09-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by swgiant View Post
i just setup the ubuntu 7.04 and runing it through the vmware workstation. It is my first experience with linux so the questions may look stupid.
"Remember children, there are no stupid questions, only stupid people."
--- Mr Garret, Southpark

Don't worry, we were all there once. Someone else tolerated us which is why we'll help you.
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1) What is sudo bash? After typing, my terminal become root@felix-desktop:~# does it mean that i perform any command with a root access?
That's right... "bash" is the name of the commandline shell ubuntu uses by default. That "#" sign means you are running as root (though the "root@" part should be a clue). That "~" means that the current working directory is the home directory.

Google for "bash tutorial" or try the lessons at http://ualug.ece.auckland.ac.nz/resources.htm to learn more.
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2) when type dir in terminal, and it gave me Desktop Examples VMwareTools-6.0.0-45731.tar.gz vmware-tools-distrib Ok, i want to access the desktop folder by typing cd /desktop but it returns with bash: cd: /desktop: No such file or directory How come?
Bash is case sensitive. Try cd Desktop ... also, the command to list the content of a directory is actually "ls" not "dir".[/quote]
3) does .rpm same the meaning as .zip? [/quote]No.

rpm = redhat package manager ... it is a different kind of archive from zip and not much good for Ubuntu which usese the debian package manager. If you are looking for software for Ubuntu, try using synaptic. (system > administration > synaptic)
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4) i followed exactly the steps at http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-t...tu-58113.shtml
but then why i still cant launch the 3D cube?
Don't know... probably the steps are out of date for Ubuntu. Try the ubuntu faq and try not to fly before you can walk.

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~corwin/HBCLUG-links.html
 
Old 09-06-2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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thanks... now i have a clear picture in my mind now..
 
  


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