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Old 04-08-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
zgumby85
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VERY NEW to linux plz help me


Hi i just recently switched to linux and i really love it. The only problem i have is usually installing programs. I'm using kubuntu and i have been trying to install snes9x since last night. i saved the file to my desktop and im running konsole to try to get it. however my shell will not let me change to the desktop directory. i type in cd /desktop and it says that the directory doesnt exist when obviously wen i do dir its there. is it because i did a su and switched to a root and need to get out of it? if it is can someone explain how to get out of a root. btw every time my konsole pops up (zach@ubuntu:~$) is there im assuming thats the root. i really need help guys and i just have a very limited understanding of linux (obviously) so plz help and in ways i can understand lol. thanx for the help.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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There most likely is not a /desktop directory. (The / in front means the shell will expect the desktop directory to be at the top of the filesystem. If the desktop directory is a subdirectory of the current one, just type it without the /.
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is it because i did a su and switched to a root and need to get out of it? if it is can someone explain how to get out of a root. btw every time my konsole pops up (zach@ubuntu:~$) is there im assuming thats the root.
By default in Kubuntu, you can't use su because there is not root pasword by default. However, the root session will last only until you type 'exit' or close the Konsole.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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Case sensitivity, Desktop can be different from desktop (which differs from some other operating systems). I imagine that is the problem, along with no preceeding /
 
Old 04-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Indeed, if you put /Desktop, the shell asume that your pointing to a folder that is actually in the main root folder and that's not correct

Supposing that you have an account named zgumby85, then, to enter the desktop in console, you will have to type
Code:
cd /home/zgumby85/Desktop
Also, as pete123 mentioned above, the shell is Case sensitive, this means that "Desktop" is not the same as "desktop"


Reegards


Bye

Last edited by Acron_0248; 04-08-2006 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:15 PM   #5
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Bash (default shell in konsole) defaults to your home dir usually, so

Code:
cd Desktop
would work.

Last edited by pete123; 04-08-2006 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 09:42 PM   #6
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What is snes9x? How are you trying to install it.

Try
Code:
apt-cache search snes9x
to see if it can be installed using apt-get.

You will probably need to enable the universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. There are instructions on the Ubuntu website for how to do this.

Alternatively, try the Adept package manager (Under System in the K-Menu).

I hope this helps
--Ian

Last edited by IBall; 04-08-2006 at 09:44 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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thanx so much for your help you guys have been a tremoundous help. it was case sensitive and thats why i could not get into it. i finally did get it installed thanx to a debian package i found
 
  


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