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Old 04-11-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Create New Folder in KDE for Website

I tried to create a new Folder for my website in /var and KDE gave me the error message that I was not authorized?

I am the only user and need to get my website moved from an IIS machine to this one with Apache2 as the web server.

I can find no way to exit the Desktop, and get to the command line, without Shutting Down and then when I boot it automatically goes to the Debian GNOME Desktop Manager.

So, how am I supposed to be able to work with my website if I can't even create the folder I need to put it in?

And, how do I exit from the KDE Desktop without having to Shut Down?

Where did Apache get put? I couldn't find it in the Directory.

How could I remove/uninstall the Desktops and the Desktop Manager? Maybe that would be the approach to take at this point.
Old 04-11-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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To add a directory, you must be the superuser
su -c 'mkdir /var/dirname' will do it.

I've not used Debian yet (still downloading ISOs) but you should be able to logout then switch Window Managers.

whereis httpd to find Apache (likely /usr/sbin/)

Last edited by eternallySecure; 04-11-2005 at 04:12 PM.
Old 04-11-2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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Unable to exit Desktop Manager

I must have made a BIG mistake when I allowed the Desktop Environment to be loaded. Because now I can not exit from it to a command line to do anything people are telling me to do.

I tried to use the Terminal Services but they are crippled when opened in the GNOME or KDE Desktops.

How do I exit from this "Catch 22" Desktop Manager situation?
Old 04-11-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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you may open a console and type
to get a root login.
Also, when you are in graphical mode, Alt+CTR+Fx where x=1,2,3,4,5,6 are login consoles, in most distros
You get back to graphical with Alt+F7 or Alt+Ctrl+f7 (in most distros)

If you want to boot in text mode change as root in the file /etc/inittab the bold number in a line you'll find:
# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
#   0 = halt
#   1 = single user mode
#   2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
#   4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
#   5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
In most distros 3 is the text mode and 5 the graphical (in slack 4 is the graphical).

You seem like a newbie to me and I thought I could provide you some extra info to start with.
Hope it helps


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