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grepico

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008, 07:29:18 pm »
DVD install

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2008, 07:31:19 pm »

grepico

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2008, 07:35:06 pm »
That command gives me a "Man page error"

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2008, 07:41:12 pm »
That command gives me a "Man page error"


Are you saying the cp command gives you that error?

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2008, 07:46:32 pm »
Are you saying the cp command gives you that error?

I type this in the Run Command box:
#sudo cp /root/via-archives/boot.tgz /usr/pluto/diskless/install/via/boot.tgz

And I get a page that says this:

KDE Man Viewer Error
No man page matching to sudo cp /root/via-archives/boot.tgz /usr/pluto/diskless/install/via/boot.tgz found.

Check that you have not mistyped the name of the page that you want. Be careful that you must take care about upper case and lower case characters!
If everything looks correct, then perhaps you need to set a better search path for man pages, be it by the environment variable MANPATH or a matching file in the directory /etc .

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 07:49:52 pm »
Are you saying the cp command gives you that error?

I type this in the Run Command box:
#sudo cp /root/via-archives/boot.tgz /usr/pluto/diskless/install/via/boot.tgz

And I get a page that says this:

KDE Man Viewer Error
No man page matching to sudo cp /root/via-archives/boot.tgz /usr/pluto/diskless/install/via/boot.tgz found.

Check that you have not mistyped the name of the page that you want. Be careful that you must take care about upper case and lower case characters!
If everything looks correct, then perhaps you need to set a better search path for man pages, be it by the environment variable MANPATH or a matching file in the directory /etc .

Open up a terminal window, or Ctrl-Alt-F2 to log in to another session...  don't use the Run command box

grepico

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2008, 07:58:23 pm »
Open up a terminal window, or Ctrl-Alt-F2 to log in to another session...  don't use the Run command box

OK, I gotcha now.  Two questions:

What's the command to create a new folder?

How do I get out of the terminal screen and back to my desktop?

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 08:02:10 pm »
Open up a terminal window, or Ctrl-Alt-F2 to log in to another session...  don't use the Run command box

OK, I gotcha now.  Two questions:

What's the command to create a new folder?

How do I get out of the terminal screen and back to my desktop?

To make a new folder:

mkdir

Get back to your desktop:

Ctrl-Alt-F7 or F8 (can't remember)


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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008, 08:08:05 pm »
That worked!

rrambo, thank you so much for your help and patience.  I'm obviously completely new to Linux and it means a lot to get help with newbie stuff.

Thanks again

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2008, 08:09:49 pm »
That worked!

rrambo, thank you so much for your help and patience.  I'm obviously completely new to Linux and it means a lot to get help with newbie stuff.

Thanks again

No problem...  let us know how it works out...

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2008, 08:18:54 pm »
Where can I get a list of available commands?

I'm trying to delete a file and I can't seem to figure it out.

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2008, 08:23:58 pm »
Where can I get a list of available commands?

I'm trying to delete a file and I can't seem to figure it out.

straight up linux....  just google for linux commands...

to delete a file:

rm

use with caution

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2008, 08:24:39 pm »
Super, thx.

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2008, 10:51:32 am »
Doesn't the Fiire come pre-installed?

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Re: Just venting general frustration.
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2008, 04:25:15 pm »
Doesn't the Fiire come pre-installed?


Yes, but apparently his shipped with a bad hard drive.