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Old 01-17-2003, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I installed Mandrake Linux 9.0 on my second hard drive. I have gone throught the whole process of teaching my windowsxp to boot to it, and now the linux n00b in me surfaces. During the install I had to go with a generic video driver as the ati one will not handle the Radeon 9000pro card that I have. It yealed no picture. Well turns out Ati is trying to get some drivers for linux going. On there site they have a .sh you are supposed to run to get information. I tried to run in, but I am having no luck. I tried from the file manager, and nothing happened. Then I tried to use the terminal, and it said it could not find the file. WTF I copied the location of the file from the file manager. It says file not a55 cause I am looking at it! I even tried to log in as root, this did not help either. Maybee I am just not computer savy enough to use linux. I mean I can't even get a video card driver loaded. I guess I have been using win too long.

Could someone give me an example of how to run a program from the command line so I can compare?

The document I am trying to run was downloaded to the Documents folder could that be a problem?

I have tried to research the problem but I have more questions when I am done that I had when I started!@!

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Ok, first off, dont give up! It takes a while to learn the in's and out's of a new OS.

Ok, to run the .sh file do this.

go to a terminal and CD to the directory where you have the file at, and type SU then input your root password. Then type chmod +x (filename)

Then type ./(filename) and it should run the executable.

Thats it, in this case the .sh file is a shell script, just FYI.

Have fun, and dont let it get to you. we are here to help.
\"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I\'m not sure about the former.\"- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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