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Old 06-04-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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Linux file structure

1. I have installed Mandrake 10.0 and while I was doing some update, I did something wrong, - probably downloaded manually some media source files that was meant for Mandrake 10.1. I forgot what I did and which source file that was.
2. But the system works fine, I could connect to Internet, open files and use most of the applications (may be some application which I have not tried yet may not work due to that problem).
3. I wanted to check if everything is correctly installed, and in the appropriate folder. How do I check this. And wanted to learn the file structure and basic stuffs in Linux - if particular - only maintenance of the computer.

Any body here can suggest me useful links. (Because when I tried searching for basic tutorials, I was lost in the jungle. Thanks.

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Old 06-04-2005, 11:53 PM   #2
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hi go_sooner.

1) your question is too vague - what exactly is not working, or what tells you there was an update error? there are thousands of files in a standard distro, so you'd have to narrow down what you're looking for...

3) if you're interested in the Linux file structure, check out the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy:
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Old 06-05-2005, 01:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies:

Yep, I know I am not giving you the details as myself dont know what did I do. Thanks for giving me quick feedback. I will read through the links that you have supplied soon.

Okay timebeing I will tell you two problems I am facing:

1) I have noticed that when I enter in the URL, it gives me,

ERROR: Can't open include/header.html Logged in as sooner
(here links for Home Status View Config Password Management are given)
ERROR: Can't open help/welcome.html ERROR: Can't open include/footer.html

what is that error? and how to access my mac which is also in the same network. I could access my /home directory in Linux system from my Mac but was not able to see my Mac system from Linux. How do I do that?

2) Some of the websites that I visit has music files that can be played online through realplayer or windows media player. And when I clicked open those files and chose reaplayer to play these files, it was giving error - Methods missing. But I have installed Reaplayer and have tested it and its working fine. I suspect its not installed in the right directory where these online player settings are searching for.

I wish someone had these problems themselves and have configured them correctly. Please give me directions to solve these problems.



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