Mandrake 10.1 Help for a newbie
Yep. I'm very new at this linux thing. I'm a windows 98 FE kid who recently flattened to move to Mandrake 10.1. I was told that this is a fairly good flavor and I would enjoy how it just plain worked. I installed it, and when I boot and log-in, I'm stuck at the CLI. I know a bit of CL commands from using MS-DOS. Could anyone help me with things like sound configuration, and getting to the GUI?
Re: Mandrake 10.1 Help for a newbie
to start K.D.E from Terminal (like MS-DOS) just type
Originally Posted by miotch
BTW some good things in Terminal you should know
Getting root access - "su -"
Directory files - "ls '/directory' " if you want to see for example hidden files you add -a and if the folder is mnt it will be like this "ls -a '/mnt'"
To see file sizes N=number : "du --max-depth=N '/directory/directory/.../directory'"
to open a *.run file type : "./filename" in that folder
make sure it's case sensitive casue in that case Filename is not = filename cause of diffrent F,f.
You can recomplete the name by writing *, for i.e : "./Filenam*" if there's only 1 file who starts with Filenam... it will be activated :]
to install rpm file, type "rpm -i filename.rpm"
to open a text file and to edit it in terminal type "vi filename"
after you log in to that text editor press I to edit, then if you want to quit without saving changes type ESC then ":q!" without the " " offcourse.
if you want to save changes type ESC then ":x!".
those should be enough for now, have fun good luck.