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Old 03-16-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Command line/ command prompt

Hello everyone,
Please help me i want to know where to find the command line/prompter, to install programs and drivers for my system

Old 03-16-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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If you log into text mode, you are already in the command line interface. If you log into KDE, GNOME or any other window manager, you need to search for apps such as konsole, gnome-terminal or xterm from your menu.
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saiinch: what are you trying to install? Note that most things you'll need are already installed or come in packet-managers.
Old 03-16-2006, 12:18 PM   #4
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try package manager first as sugguested.
if in kde, click the star "start" button -->run command --->type in the word "konsole" (minus the "")

it is also probly in the file listing
Old 03-16-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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thanks for ur quick replies i tried what u guyz suggested me, but still i am unable to install my modem and sound card i've got the drivers for both of the devices i am trying to install smartlink modem and soundmax digital audio sound card but cannot do it yet kindly help me in this
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Are you logged in as root? If you aren't, open the command line (terminal window) as suggested, then type
and enter the root password when asked.
After that, you should be able to install pretty much anything you want.

If you still get errors, please post the error messages.


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