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Old 02-11-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
Anathema25476
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Silly question


Here's the deal. I have ALTLinux master 2.2 (orange). XFree86 is out of date and cannot support my graphics card. I need to update XFree86. Now to do this, I need to add some stuff to mt /etc/apt/sources.list file. I have no GUI! All I have is the shell or console thing. Now considering that I cannot connect to the X server to edit it using kword or anything. How can I edit this file from the console? My only other OS is Windows so I cannot access my Linux partition. I hope someone can help.

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Old 02-11-2004, 02:28 AM   #2
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use an editor like, pico, vi, jove, emacs, elvis, nano or a dozen other editors already likely to be on your system.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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use an editor like, pico, vi, jove, emacs, elvis, nano or a dozen other editors already likely to be on your system.
Yeah but how do I open any of those? Every time I type emacs or any of the others I just get told no such command. I know this distro has emacs. I'm really stuck here and need total little kid explanations 'cause I'm a
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:06 AM   #4
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May be $PATH related. Try browsing around your bin dirs (/usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, etc.) to see if it's there. You may then just need to reference the prog by it's absolute path (i.e /usr/bin/vi). To resolve this permanently, add the dir to your PATH variable like this --> "PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde3/bin"
 
  


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