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    MLdonkey and KMLdonkey configuration


    I am a total, utter and complete linux noob - basically my windows crashed (stupid software as it is) so I installed Linux Mint 5 instead. My situation is that I'm getting along fine with the software, but I'm having trouble with ceratin aspects, which is why I'm posting in this forum. I used the Synaptic Package Manager to install MLdonkey and KMLdonkey. Great. Now my problem is setting them up. I've read all sorts of guides - but most of them rely on some basic knowledge of the program, such as having your terminal in root, which I have no idea how to do. Could someone give me a guide to setting this up in complete layman's terms - simple words, the whole bundle - so that I can finally get this thing up and running.

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    FYI this is the Suse Linux form not the Mint Linux form.

    Ok to become root you can always simply log into a session as root. To become temporally root open a terminal window and type
    su
    then the root password (note the password does not echo to the screen!!!)

    Note also that some systems (notable Ubuntu and derived distros) use sudo

    With sudo you type

    sudo then the command you want to run as root

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle3333 View Post
    I've read all sorts of guides - but most of them rely on some basic knowledge of the program, such as having your terminal in root, which I have no idea how to do.
    Welcome to the forums!

    If you would like some quick and easy lessons on using the terminal and command line under Linux, check out these two links:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.

    UNIX / Linux Tutorial for Beginners

    Hope you have fun with Linux.
    oz

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    ozar,
    Thanks for the links - they are always useful.

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