LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
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!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
jmcdonald21
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: CT
Distribution: MandrakeLinux 10.1
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
umm... command prompt? The world is coming to an end


Alright, I've been winging it with this whole mandrake linux thing for almost two months now. I am trying my best to figure everything out, but I cam into the game with little skill to begin with. I used to use XP, but decided to switch because I wanted to learn to program and heard this was the way to go. I have been having several problems heres a list if anyone cares: no sound on certain applications, random crashing of applications, firefox keeps telling me my profile is in use and I have to make a new one and wind up loosing all my prefs, tons of random plug-ins are missing for my programs, can't get into my bios or boot menu anymore with f12. Thats just some. I have only managed to successfully install flash player plug-in because it had a step-by-step install doc. I can't use the command prompt worth beans. The Konsole that is. I got a book from a friend at work called Using linux. It's larger than the bible, and it just confuses me. If anyone can help on the topics above, or point me to a good place to learn the command prompt stuff thats geared toward computer inept, please feel free to help. Thanks
 
Old 02-08-2005, 08:00 PM   #2
Peacedog
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
This should help with the cli.

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/index.html

good luck.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:49 PM   #3
detpenguin
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: lost in the midwest...
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,098

Rep: Reputation: 54
this is a pretty newbie friendly online book..helped me tons with stuff:

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/
 
Old 02-09-2005, 03:37 AM   #4
jmcdonald21
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: CT
Distribution: MandrakeLinux 10.1
Posts: 27

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks guys! Those sites are helping quite a bit. I've been reading for about 4 hours straight. I am linuxed out for the night! Thanks again for the links.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:44 PM   #5
shengchieh
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Distribution: #! Korora
Posts: 472

Rep: Reputation: 30
Read all the docs on my webpage,

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links

Have fun!

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:49 PM   #6
Sepero
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 734
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 32
www.google.com/linux
 
Old 02-10-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
dockpunk
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: slackware 12
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
most likely firefox keeps asking you to create a new profile because you already have an instance of it running. if you need a new window open do it from firefoxs file menu, not the program menu in your window manager.
if you list the specific apps that you're getting no sound on you can probably get some help, there is usually an option to select which sound driver it uses and it may be set to one thats not actually in use.
switching to linux may be a little intimidating at first but you will appreciate the control and stability in the long run and mandrake is a pretty newbie friendly distro to start with. it takes time to adjust but be patient and you'll find yourself catching on pretty quick.
 
  


Reply


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
The days of the classical "NERD" programmer... are coming to an end. perry General 7 09-22-2005 12:36 PM
Key stroke/command to shut down x and go into the command prompt screen? Fear58 Linux - General 1 07-14-2004 08:14 PM
how do i get away from the END prompt!? versaulis Linux - Software 3 02-09-2004 10:56 PM
Linux Economics 101, Why M$'s time is coming to an end. scorpatron General 31 12-05-2003 08:23 AM
End of the World -- Funny! trickykid General 3 11-15-2003 01:23 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 AM.

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