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Old 09-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-21-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

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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>


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

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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

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Old 09-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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affero?

What is an affero?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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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"?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:49 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:52 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:03 PM   #7
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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

Last edited by Boby; 09-21-2004 at 05:05 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:05 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:36 PM   #9
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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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