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Old 02-14-2008, 09:38 AM   #1
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hello fellows i know its been long since i visited here...
but am a college goer and have my own problems and tension and due to ack of time .... cant keep in touch sorry !!!
now i have newly installed mandriva one.... which uses kde 3.5 ..
looks great...and works very much fine
but i need to know how do i understand LINUX.. its commands.... is there any book which is available...or any tutorial ???
wat i really mean is that how do i get to learn the konsole/terminal...
understand wat the errors.??? do i need to start learning kernel,shells ??

THANks in advance for.....

and guys how do i setup gmail account in chat client a.k.a kopete

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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in your help files kde help there is the unix section. those are your unix any used book store for couple dollars linux books are everywhere. also at any library for free. all the linux books have the unix comands in them.
if the unix commands are not there you need to install them from your disk. it is under documents.
Old 02-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Please use better thread titles in future, i.e. ones that describe your question/problem.

You might like to have a look at

Instructions for Kopete can be found here.
Old 02-14-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Here's the official mandriva documentation page:

From the starter's guide:

here's and intro to the command line. And here's some nice summary documentation on the command line:

That should get you started but it's a pretty vast subject that you only start to master with continued use. Just jump in and start exploring; the more you use the command line the more you learn and retain.
Old 03-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
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thanks a bunch..... never disappoints me....
i am the guy who isnt showing much of activity.... apologize for that again as taken over by college.....


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