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anant 11-29-2006 06:42 AM

where is command prompt ?
 
Hi,
i couldn't locate the command prompt option in fedora core 6.
I installed xen with this but i cant see any option to start xen aswell...
please help me out
thanks

Lenard 11-29-2006 06:57 AM

Command prompt????? That is a Microsoft term, if you really mean the virtual console you have 6 (Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6) normally or you can also use an xterm session.

bigrigdriver 11-29-2006 08:07 AM

As Lenard says, ctrl+alt+F1 through ctrl+alt+F6 will get you a virtual terminal to enter commands; ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to your GUI login.

There should also be an icon on the system tray, a monitor screen with a scallop shell imposed, to get to an xterm to enter commsnds. You can have several of those open at any time, if you wish.

matthewg42 11-29-2006 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
As Lenard says, ctrl+alt+F1 through ctrl+alt+F6 will get you a virtual terminal to enter commands; ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to your GUI login.

There should also be an icon on the system tray, a monitor screen with a scallop shell imposed, to get to an xterm to enter commsnds. You can have several of those open at any time, if you wish.

Once you're at a virtual console, it's just alt-f1, alt-f2, etc to switch between them (you don't need to the control any more). Usually alt-f7 is set to switch back to graphical mode, although this is not set in stone - if alt-f7 doesn't switch back to the graphical mode just try other f-keys.

There are many "terminal emulator" programs which run in a window in your graphical environment. xterm is ubiquitous, but others which are commonly found include gnome-terminal (when you have the gnome desktop environment installed), konsole (when you jave KDE installed), Eterm and aterm. There are more out the, I'm sure. Look through your appliction launcher menus for anything with "terminal" in the name.

anant 11-29-2006 09:13 AM

HI
thanks to all for the reply,
i found the virtual console but when i log in one message keeps on coming, it is as follows:
ABC@localhost]$ printK: 56 messages suppressed
4gb seg fixup, process beagled-helper (pid 3368),cs:ip 73:0811cb2a
print K: 64 messages suppressed ............and so on

Do you know what all is it about, how can i get rid of it and also i am not sure about the desktop environment like if its gnome , kde etc . Is there any way to find out which desktop environment is it. I dont knw becuase i have nt installed the fedore core 6 .
thanks

masonm 11-29-2006 09:33 AM

Ok, this is getting a little bizarre. Why don't you simply spell out exactly what it is you are trying to do, what problems you are having, and exactly what sort of errors you're seeing and then maybe someone can steer you in the right direction.

matthewg42 11-29-2006 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anant
HI
thanks to all for the reply,
i found the virtual console but when i log in one message keeps on coming, it is as follows:
ABC@localhost]$ printK: 56 messages suppressed
4gb seg fixup, process beagled-helper (pid 3368),cs:ip 73:0811cb2a
print K: 64 messages suppressed ............and so on

Do you know what all is it about, how can i get rid of it and also i am not sure about the desktop environment like if its gnome , kde etc . Is there any way to find out which desktop environment is it. I dont knw becuase i have nt installed the fedore core 6 .
thanks

The printk's are kernel log messages. The kernel must bet set to sent output to one of your virtual consoles. Just use a different one (e..g press alt-f3 and use that one). I'm not sure where the setting is which tells the kernel where to send these messages.

anant 11-29-2006 11:03 AM

wel at the moment i am using VMWARE but now i want to switch over to xen as it gives better performance. so i have installed fedora core 6 wid xen and now i dont know anything else about it. like how to install different OS over xen and den wether i could install windows xp on it. from current situation i think my system is paravirtualised so do i have limitation to install only linux based OS or i can install wondows based aswell....and as u suggested to try console using F3 or any other. I tried that, those print k messages r still annoying me.
thanks


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