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Old 07-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Downloading Files, Commands, KDE Desktop

I am like a baby when it comes to operating this system. I don't know anything about using commands, I don't understand the features of the KDE desktop and alot of times when I download something I can't find it. I am really used to running Windows & it seems like Greek to me. I have a printer I want to try to hook up & speakers & a webcam & I don't have a clue. Is there any kind of "quick" learn to using this system? I'm not a programmer so things have to be in simple English (for a simple mind) I've looked at the Ubuntu & Kubuntu guides & they don't seem to help. Evidently I have a Kubuntu 7.04 I'm getting so frustrated, I'm thinking about scraping the whole OS & downloading Windows (but I can't afford it) My friend who built it for me said, "it's easier to use than Windows" but I don't see how. Is there any help for me?
Thanks for any help I can get.
Old 07-20-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Well, this site is actually a good place to start. If you are more specific with the problems you are having, I'm sure there are a ton of people here that would help.
Old 07-20-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Were here to help but do one thing at a time. Posting info about system, Distro, Version, Kernel version, Gui interface and Version is a start. The following commands for info like:
/sbin/lspci -v ( for a list of hardware on system )
/sbin/lsmod ( List loaded modules )
/sbin/fdisk -l ( list harddrives seen and partitions on them )
uname -r ( kernel version that is running )

These files contain configuration and posting their contents for specfic questions help.
/etc/fstab ( list of partitions that are mounted and where )
/etc/modprobe.conf ( list of modules that may load here, This will not list all )
/etc/X11/xorg.conf ( config for X server, Mouse, Monitor, Video Res and more )

Many commands and files have docs on the install already. using the man command list options.
man fdisk
man ls
man fstab

Using the search tool here helps alot on many items and some may even be distro specific. Going to is another great source of search info.

It will take time but ask lots of questions, be as specific as possible, Do lots of searches, and just do random reading in the forum.

What app you using for downloading. Usually there is a properties or preferences options that can show where things go. Usually many default right to the users home directory.




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