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Old 06-18-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Ok, I installed Ubuntu and I needed to install the MP3 stream in order to make i well work. I got the file

gstreamer-0.8-mad

Now, I it says that the .deb is not recognised or supported. But, you can install it via the Terminal. In other words, I have set the file in home/desktop and I need to change the Terminal's directory.

Well, I know in DOS, it is CD as in Change Directory, but Linux, it is not.

So, how can I change the directory?
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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'cd' is change directory in *nix as well.

If you need to install the file through the terminal (so I assume you know the command), just do:

<command> /home/<your username>/Desktop
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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well, that's basically what I do:

cd /home/lhuser/desktop

and all it does is:

"cd" No such file or directory.
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Capital D for Desktop.

And to find stuff easier, use Tab (autocomplete)

So if you do like

/ho (Press tab now), it will automatically make it /home/

Now if you continue typing

/home/lh (Press tab now), it will automatically make it /home/lhuser

Now you can do the command 'ls' to view the contents of the folder.

And to go the the desktop, continue the cd command to /home/lhuser/D (press tab now) to complete it to Desktop. Unless, of course, you have another file in your home directory that starts with D, in which case if you press tab twice, it will print out all the possible outcomes.
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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Ok, I did a typo in the second try and since Linux is Case Sensitive, I had to use D. Okay, now I am in. Thanks!
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That's what I said in the post above.

If you have any other questions about commands, feel free to ask.
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