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    i suck at linux need help


    i need to learn how to get into a file called /etc/x11 but when i do cd /etc/x11 it says its not a directory, im sure the answer is going to be obvious and im going to feel unbelliveably stupid after finding out what it is

    anyway


    any help is appreicated



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    Code:
    cat /etc/x11
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    Re: i suck at linux need help

    Quote Originally Posted by RoboChrist
    i need to learn how to get into a file called /etc/x11 but when i do cd /etc/x11 it says its not a directory, im sure the answer is going to be obvious and im going to feel unbelliveably stupid after finding out what it is

    Mike
    What are you trying to do? There *isn't* a file named /etc/X11, rather there's a *directory* named it, (note the capital X). Are you wanting to configure your windowing environment? If that's the case the file you want is either

    Code:
    /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
    or

    Code:
    /etc/X11/Xorg.conf
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    /etc/x11 is a file named x11 located in the /etc dir. therefore
    Code:
    $cd /etc
    $ls
    will show many things including x11. The cat command will display a text file.
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    yeah well
    Code:
    ls x11
    won't show the contents of x11.
    Code:
    cat /etc/x11
    will
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    There *isn't* a file named /etc/X11, rather there's a *directory* name it,
    oops! Sorry, I didn't realize it was a capitalization issue, I thought it was a cd into a file issue
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    Yups. Linux is case sensitive. the directory is /etc/X11 and not /etc/x11

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