Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Originally posted by Mara 2: www.nvidia.com, get the right drivers for your distro and version (2 files).
Mara, my problem with the nVIDIA drivers is this:
I downloaded these files: NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.mdk90up.i586.rpm (since my distro is Mandrake 9.0)
According to the README file which nVIDIA has about installation, 1st step is to type rpm -Uvh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.mdk90up.i586.rpm
this is the prob:
$ rpm -Uvh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.mdk90up.i586.rpm
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Please help me out, i don't know what's the cause of this, I'm dubious if i downloaded the right files, maybe this might help you, I have an AMD athlon XP 1600+ processcor. Also, the nVIDIA README says this: Before installing from rpm, make sure that you have downloaded the
NVIDIA_kernel rpm appropriate for your kernel
how can i check which kernel do i have? and if they are different, what can i do?
Believe me, i'm a newbie, what does it mean to be root and how? Quake installation is telling me that there is no write permissions, and when i try to give permission, its telling me that i'm not the owner and won't give the permission. Help.
It means you're not root. To find out which user you're run
If it's not 'root', type
then enter root password when asked (you specified it during installation, it's administrator's password) and when it's done you can change the permissions.
How to run a program?
When it's in the same dir you're in:
(you can type a part of it and then press <tab>, it will be compileted if possible, the same below)
When it's not in your PATH (to see your PATH use: 'echo $PATH'):
When it's not in the dir you're in and not in your PATH type something like: