Author Topic: Totally new to Linux, Need some help!  (Read 3870 times)

STEPTHO

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Totally new to Linux, Need some help!
« on: November 19, 2008, 04:17:25 PM »
Guys and Gals,

Forgive my ignorance but this is the first Linux machine I have owned. I have bought the Elonexonet Ibelieve the operating system is a cut down version of Linux. I have downloaded a number of Linux Tutorials to get me started and to understand how it works, but I have a problem. How do you get to the command line? I have used "Ctrl + Alt + F1" told to me by my son, and this looks good but their is no prompt. Can you get a command line prompt on this machine and if so how? I'll be grateful for any pointers and help to get me started, I'm not a complete novice in IT only at Linux.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Steve.

Leven2e

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Re: Totally new to Linux, Need some help!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 10:00:35 PM »
download the XTErm from http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com/software.htm 
Or from here: http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/downloads.htm
Both of the pages have additional softwares to download
Have a good time.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2008, 10:05:01 PM by Leven2e »
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STEPTHO

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Re: Totally new to Linux, Need some help!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 12:06:07 AM »
Leven2e,

Cheers for that, I've got it, downloaded and installed and seems to be working fine, now I can start on the lessons I've downloaded.

I no doubt will be back with more questions but for now.  Thanks!

Steve

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Re: Totally new to Linux, Need some help!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 01:18:27 AM »
You are welcome. Where did u download the lessons from? I should learn too if it's not too difficult :)
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STEPTHO

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Re: Totally new to Linux, Need some help!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 09:32:40 AM »
Leven2e

Got the lessons from this addy

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/teaching/unix/unixintro.htm

You may find its a little below you as I am a "first timer" on linux but there does seem to be a good grounding for newbies in the "Dos" like commands.  Hopefully I am going to start my self education today (if I get time) or this week end.

Thanks again for your help, hope this helps you or some other newbies.

Steve