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Old 12-01-2001, 07:20 AM   #1
RJL
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Unhappy Type what?...and where ?


OK, ever met a newbie? Here he is

In so many threads, I read, "type this" and "change that"and I don't have a clue what you're all talkin' about

Coming from a windows background, as most of you i guess, I'm totally not used to Linux. I do understand however, that the Mandrake version I'm using, is just using a graphical way, of making Linux easier to configure for "idiots" like me

Could someone tell me what to start, if i have to type something? Like changing a setting as #ipchains -L or so? WHERE do i do that? Startup a "shell" from the terminal menu? And which one?

Sorry for all these newbie questions.. .. maybe there's a site with a ten page manual of the Linux basics...?

Thanks !
 
Old 12-01-2001, 12:15 PM   #2
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Ahhh, don't put yerself down so much! Everyone started at the beginning at some point right? In fact there is a place with full documentation right here called: The Linux Document Project It'll have enough info to read for a lifetime or maybe half a lifetime. The 'console' or 'command prompt' is the place where everyone is talking about typing in commands and editing thier files. Mandrake is a great distro to start with. It just doesn't make use of the console as much as others. Just open and eterm or Xterm or konsole and you'll be at the bash prompt. Look around by 'cd' changing directories or 'ls' listing the contents of a directory...Later on you can decide whther or not you want to start mandrake in console or the GUI at boot up. Just have fun with it I say...
 
Old 12-01-2001, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch taz.devil,

This will help a lot. I'll definately will have some more questions in the future, and with this kind of help, I'll be back here

( in the mean time I really would like to see if someone could help me out with my firewall probs posted in the "network area" )
I hope I didn't violate any rules by mentioning this ..!

Thnx!
 
Old 12-01-2001, 10:17 PM   #4
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Glad that i could help some. I'm not sure about the terms of posting exactly. I probably should. I don't think pointing out another thread is too wrong. That way they can go to find it and reply without you having to re-post or double-post hehehe...
 
  


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