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Old 07-17-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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where do things install to?

hello, im new at linux still and i dont know where everything is installed to. Im using suse9.2 i believe. I installed xchat and it created a shortcut in the "start" menu. However, when i choose a different account, its not there. I tried creating it, but i dont know where is the icon? I really hate having no icons for my shortcuts. Also, how do i temporarily be root inside KONSOLE? I hate having to switch to root account every time i install something. Also, when i try to ./configure something, it says that X is missing. What does that mean? I hope someone can help me with this. Thx.
Old 07-17-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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sudo before a command will give you temporary root access... like sudo ./configure, also you should be able to just drag the files from the application menu to the desktop to link to them! gl
Old 07-17-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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i also get
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
what does that mean?
also, how do you get to the previous folder in konsole? (sort of like cd.. in dos but it doesnt work in konsole.)
Old 07-18-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
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Originally posted by invinciblegod
also, how do you get to the previous folder in konsole? (sort of like cd.. in dos but it doesnt work in konsole.)
I'm not sure about the X includes, but "cd .." (without quotes) works in Konsole. The space is important.


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