Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Nga
Distribution: FREEBSD 5.1
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry Newbie question! How to run a file ??

Today I have installed Mandrake 9.2 on my PC.

And I am so pleased! Linux looks great!

So I have gone to get ATI drivers for my video card. On ATI's site are the instructions:

Before you start, please read these installation tips.

If you are not sure which version of XFree86 you have installed, please download and run from a command line to find out.

So I download into the Documents folder. Double clicking it does nothing!

I can open the command line Konsole (is that the right one?) cd Documents gets me there. Ls shows the file, now what?

Don't laugh too hard. Thanks!
Old 11-17-2003, 11:08 PM   #2
a slacker
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
Try typing:

./ (that's

in the directory with the file and see if that works. Depending on what the permissions on the file are, you may have to be root (su)
Old 11-17-2003, 11:59 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
You can open a "terminal" in your desktop and do
this. Also called an "xterm" This can be used
for all your command line commands. Get to know
it, you'll like it. It will look like a darker
box in a monitor-like frame. HTH.
Old 11-18-2003, 05:05 AM   #4
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
well, the *.sh files are basically "scripts", you can run 'em with the "./*"command "*" = filename


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie question re: file locations cartwright Mandriva 3 11-20-2005 07:00 PM
writing to file newbie question misterjingo Linux - Newbie 3 09-26-2005 03:59 PM
Run Level 3 Font Size Question (NEWBIE) NoZlmAn72 Linux - Newbie 3 03-17-2005 02:45 PM
stupid question about xine run file degraffenried13 Linux - General 3 01-11-2004 07:42 PM
newbie file backup question samiam Linux - General 2 11-14-2001 03:14 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration