Originally posted by Miss1337
I have been using Windows for my entire computer history(bar a few editing commands editing an irc server) and therefore I don't know any major linux commands. I only installed this yesterday and got a run down on a few commands but nothing major.
I know I sound like a total dweeb and not 1337 at all, but please if you can help I would be much appricated,
No problem, welcome aboard.
Unless you really want to learn bash (and by all means do), go ahead and do your admin work in "mc" until you get the hang of it.
Fire up a terminal (should be located on your taskbar), also known as a shell. If you can't find it, hit <Control><Alt><F2> to get into an unused tty. Hit <Control><Alt><F7> to get back into Kde (or Gnome).
Login as yourself, "su" to root (type in "su", then your root password) and then type in "mc". This starts up "Midnight Commander" which is more or less a "Norton Commander" clone.
Now navigate your way to your new .rpm file and hit enter with it hi-lited.
This brings up the install and upgrade options. Pick install, hit <Control><O> (ohhh, not zero) to hide mc.
If it gripes at you, try the upgrade option.
Or you can do it by executing the proper rpm command (as root) in the same directory as where your rpm file resides.:
"rpm -i gtkBitchX-1.0c18-2.i386.rpm"
The easy way would be to type in:
"rpm -i gtkB" and then hit TAB (if it beeps at you, hit TAB again. Try it). Hint: try the up and down arrows as well when you are in a shell (terminal).
And of course you can always get more information on a command by entering:
"man <command>" in a terminal. e.g., "man rpm".