Starting a command line interpreter when using Gnome Desktop: 3 different ways???
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Describe three different ways to start a command line interpreter when using the Gnome desktop of openSUSE Linux.
Now surely if it were a textbook question, the answer (or the information to work out the answer) would be in the textbook. Whether it is from a textbook or is homework, you will get the most from the question by figuring it out for yourself. Either way, you are in a lot of trouble if you are studying IT, yet can't even find your way around a simple GUI.
That said, I will give you a big clue to what my answer would be (though it may not be correct) - there are (at least) three ways in which you can launch an application in Gnome which are virtually identical to three ways you can launch an application in MS-Windows.
A clue but not the answer to the golden nugget; Virtual Terminal via the keyboard actions. You should be able to get the rest.
I wouldn't have said that switching to a virtual terminal would be classed as starting a command line interpreter, as it is already running - that said, thinking back to all the rubbish homework questions I have been set in my life, it could well be exactly the answer his 'textbook' ;-) is asking for.
Anyway, if he still hasn't found three ways, then I will put him out of his misery. But he has to find a way to see it. Here's my answers (which might well be wrong) :
From the applications menu (like start menu in Windows)
Pressing alt+f2 to bring up the application launcher and enter 'gnome-terminal' or 'xterm'(like start and run, in Windows)
Entering the same into an already running terminal (I don't recall if this works in cmd.exe in Windows)
Using a desktop icon (which may or may not need to be created first, it's a while since I used OpenSUSE) - same should work with a Windows desktop icon
Using a file manager such as nautilus to navigate to the location of gnome-terminal (/usr/bin/gnome-terminal) and double click it (as you might do with Windows Explorer)