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Old 10-05-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
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Accessing a command prompt

I tried to get to a command prompt with red hat 9 to figure out why I can't see my windows pc or the shared printer. The first thing I need to do I think is to ping my windows pc and see if it is at least visible. I am using dhcp off of my dsl modem for both computers. I know the IP addresses of both machines. I did install the samba-client. I looked in help to see how I could get to a command prompt and was not sure when the directions refered to "right click on any panel". Does anyone have simpleton directions to get to a command prompt? As well, can I ping, tracert, telnet , etc from the command prompt? I feel lost without it. Other than that, It installed fine, I got it to use my dsl modem which is shared with the windows pc and configured the email client for my pop3 mail. It all looks similar and different at the same time. I am not really interested in file shares on my windows pc, but would like to be able to use the laserjet printer on both OS's Thank you.
Old 10-06-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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Re: Accessing a command prompt

Originally posted by rsxsr
Does anyone have simpleton directions to get to a command prompt? As well, can I ping, tracert, telnet , etc from the command prompt?
If you're using KDE, there's a Konsole icon soewhere on your panel, or the menu. Worst comes to worst, click on the K button select Run and type xterm there.

In Linux ping is still called ping, tracert is called traceroute, and telnel is still telnet.
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depending on what desktop you are using, it should be called something like Konsole (KDE) or terminal (gnome), or maybe gnome terminal, etc.

you can also press ctrl+alt+F2 (and usually at least F3-F6) and get to a login prompt, where you can just log in w/user name and pw and use the terminal there. to get back to GUI, alt+F7.
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Sorry for not responding. I misplaced the link to the website. I just came across the email that someone had answered my post. My mistake. After placing the post I stumbled across how to get to a command prompt, which is called a terminal session in Gnome. It seems there is some configuration I need to edit in order to print to a windows shared printer. As well, I am using Checkpoint secure client on my windows machine and that was keeping me from even pinging the computer from the linux machine. Thanks for the response and sorry if I posted in the wrong area.


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