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Old 08-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
Damian.Star
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New to Linux, Hardware and Networking issues


Hiyas,

I'm very new to Linux, only installing Suse 10.1 2 days ago after being completely and utterly fed up with Windows XP apps bringing down the OS.

Whilst I am a "newbie" (hate the term) to Linux, I have extensive experience with MS OS's for the past 10 years, being in the technical support field from windows 3.01 through to Windows XP.

I have my OS up and running without any major problems. But I do have the following problems which I am really struggling finding the answers to:

(1) Configuring and getting my Linux OS to recognise my OnStream DI30 30Gb IDE DAT drive. After a good look around I've "learnt" it may be best to emulate the drive as a SCSI device?
(2) Downloading my photo's and stuff from my Motorola V3x via Bluetooth. Totally stuck there chaps and chapess's, I've managed to install KBluetooth D 0.99, and the latest KMobiletools, but the pairing wizard just hangs when scanning my phone for services.
(3) I'm sure this one is quite simple, how the heck do other members of my household view my shared folders, ie. my MP3's, docs etc? They are using Win98 SE, and XP Pro.
(4) Lastly, is there anyway to recover an accidentally closed terminal window? For istance, I used a terminal window to unrar some backups, but accidentally closed the window... (moral... don't mess with Linux whilst drinking beer!)

Many thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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for (3), you need to install and configure samba. i don't really understand (4) - if you need a terminal, open one. if by "recover" you mean the commands you were using (?) sometimes those are in a "buffer" that you can recall with the up-arrow key. you can also check your ~/.bash_history file (~/ means in your home directory, and the . means hidden, if you didn't know that). gl, welcome to linux, it sounds like you'll get along pretty well.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Networking is working great.

My probs with the console are a little more complicated I fear

I was installing, or rather compiling an application, ie. ./configure, but whilst that was in process I accidentally closed the window! Doh!

Lager and Linux certainly don't mix!!
 
Old 08-20-2006, 04:04 PM   #4
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you can just run ./configure again, it won't hurt anything.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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Wink

lol will give it a bash
 
Old 08-20-2006, 04:42 PM   #6
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I think it's goosed, keep getting error 2?

mkdir: `/root/kde3.5.4/bin': Permission denied
make[7]: *** [install] Error 1
make[7]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.3.6/qmake'
make[6]: *** [qmake-install] Error 2
make[6]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.3.6'
make[5]: *** [install] Error 2
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.3.6'
make[4]: *** [install-work/qt-x11-free-3.3.6/Makefile] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free'
make[3]: *** [dep-../../libs/qt-x11-free] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/libs/arts'
make[2]: *** [dep-../../libs/arts] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/kde/kdelibs'
make[1]: *** [dep-../../kde/kdelibs] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/damianstar/bin/konstruct/kde/kdebase'
make: *** [dep-../../kde/kdebase] Error 2
 
Old 08-20-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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mkdir: `/root/kde3.5.4/bin': Permission denied

Something is wrong here. It has nothing to do with /root. It schuldn't even try mkdir in /root. What command line options you used with configure?
 
Old 08-20-2006, 05:24 PM   #8
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It looks like you are running the command as a normal user and for some reason it is trying to acess root's home directory (/root), which is a privileged system directory. This is not going to work.

If you're using Konstruct to compilr KDE (which it looks like), then I suggest doing what I usually do and setting the target directory to something like /usr/local/kde-<version> and then giving my user permission to write into that directory (search for a tutorial on Unix permissions).
 
Old 08-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #9
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I su, then cd meta/kde;make install

Please remember this worked until I accidentally closed the konsole window
 
Old 08-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #10
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OK, so you're doing it as root then. Well closing the console window shouldn't have hurt anything, but can you check the permissions on /root/kde3.5.4/bin (do ls -ld /root/kde3.5.4/bin). If the directory doesn't exist you might need to create it.

It's still not a particularly good idea to put a KDE install in root's home directory since no one will be able to access it unless you compromise the permission scheme!
 
Old 08-20-2006, 05:54 PM   #11
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Well obviously I haven't a clue what I'm doing, just thought it would be a good idea to update to the latest stable KDE, part of my mad idea to try and get bluetooth working so I can get pics from my phone... Method in my madness I assure you

The idea of installing as root came from advice from another forum when installing apps... ./configure, make, then su to make install.. one of the problems with Linux is so much conflicting advice

damianstar:/home/damianstar # ls -ld /root/kde3.5.4/bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 208 2006-08-20 19:01 /root/kde3.5.4/bin

Last edited by Damian.Star; 08-20-2006 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 06:02 PM   #12
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The idea of installing as root came from advice from another forum when installing apps... ./configure, make, then su to make install.. one of the problems with Linux is so much conflicting advice.
It's not conflicting, really. Of course you need to install as root. This does not mean you should install to /root!
 
Old 08-20-2006, 06:02 PM   #13
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If you installed suse 10.1 there is absolutely no need to install anything bluetooth related...every thing is there already and it'S calle kbluetoothd and it works flawlessly with my motorola phone..you need to set it up in Yast...
 
Old 08-20-2006, 06:04 PM   #14
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...as for samba (SMB) if you chose your packages during install everything is there already also...you just need to export your shares in fstab
 
Old 08-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #15
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SteelJ, Would you please be so kind as to give me an idiots guide to getting my pics off my phone, my daughters birthday so I'm very keen to get the pics off obviously.

Many thanks.
 
  


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