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ram007 09-21-2004 03:23 PM

just dumb I guess!
 
I have a few studip questions...

I'm fresh out of the womb on this linux thing and don't know anything about it.

1. How do you access the command line? Is it the same thing as the terminal?
2. Do you have to build everything that you install and then re-configure the kernal?
3. How do you navigate to the right folder to run an installer file?
4. How do you know which folder is the right folder?
5. Is there anyone out there, or am I just waisting my time here?

Tinkster 09-21-2004 03:32 PM

Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

Quote:

1. How do you access the command line? Is it the same thing as the terminal?
Yes. Or a full-screen console, Press Ctrl-Alt-F<X>


Quote:

2. Do you have to build everything that you install and then re-configure the kernal?
No, usually not.

Quote:

5. Is there anyone out there, or am I just waisting my time here?
If you were paying us about 50 bucks an hour
you might be entitled to snide remarks.


I have separated your question from the
other thread since they're unrelated, and
thread hijacking is a no-no.


Cheers,
Tink

ram007 09-21-2004 03:43 PM

affero?
 
What is an affero?

ram007 09-21-2004 03:47 PM

navigation
 
So how then do I type in the command to run an installer file

For instance... I've downloaded and unzipped the "flashplayer-installer"

I is in a folder named "installs", which is in a folder named "ram", which is in a folder named "home", which is in my "/" folder.

how do I type in the command so that Fedora knows where to look for the file "flashplayer-installer"?

XavierP 09-21-2004 03:49 PM

http://www.affero.net/ndqt.html (Finegan the moderator is on Affero's tour page)
http://svcs.affero.net/help.php?help...-help.tpl#none

Should give you an idea.

XavierP 09-21-2004 03:52 PM

If you look in my signature, you will see a link to my bookmarks. Follow it, I have bookmarked a number of sites with the basic info you need (especially the link to RUTE). Without trying to seem patronising, you should read up on some commands and how to use Linux. We have all gone through the "it's installed, now what" phase and reading up on Linux is an invaluable way to spend your time.

Boby 09-21-2004 04:03 PM

Re: navigation
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ram007
So how then do I type in the command to run an installer file
For instance... I've downloaded and unzipped the "flashplayer-installer"
I is in a folder named "installs", which is in a folder named "ram", which is in a folder named "home", which is in my "/" folder.
how do I type in the command so that Fedora knows where to look for the file "flashplayer-installer"?

OK, so you have this:
/home/ram/installs/flashplayer-installer/
am I wright?
To install the flash-player-plugin you have to be root to make the changes system wide:
su
Password:


Then to install you type:
Code:

/home/ram/installs/flashplayer-installer/flashplayer-installer
or
Code:

cd /home/ram/installs/flashplayer-installer/
./flashplayer-installer

TIP: use "./filename" when you want to run a file or command from the current folder.

When you will be prompted to introduce path to mozilla, type /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/ or whatever your path is.


Boby

comprookie2000 09-21-2004 04:05 PM

Re: navigation
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ram007
So how then do I type in the command to run an installer file

For instance... I've downloaded and unzipped the "flashplayer-installer"

I is in a folder named "installs", which is in a folder named "ram", which is in a folder named "home", which is in my "/" folder.

how do I type in the command so that Fedora knows where to look for the file "flashplayer-installer"?

Next look at the readme or install file,and follow their directions and/or cd to the new file that was created and ./flashplayer-installer or read this; http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...ShockwaveFlash

ram007 09-21-2004 04:36 PM

Ok!
 
Ok,

I appreciate your help. I found exactly what I needed at the site you pointed me to.

I think the affero went thru. It said it was succesful.


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