Problems I encountered as a Linux newbe:
- Q: How do you burn the Ubuntu iso on windows xp???
A: Download Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. Install, pull up command from Windows Resource Kit in the Program menu and type: cdburn.exe yourfilename.iso.
Q: How do you access windows files after installing Ubuntu to hard drive? The Manual says: Open System->Administration->Disks..., but "Disks" wasn't in the menu!
A: Try this.
Q: How do I compile HelloWorld.cpp (file is on my desktop)? A:
std::cout << "Hello, world!" << std::endl; return 0;
/Desktop$ g++ hello.cpp -o hello
- Q: How do I make a link on my desktop to open a shell?
A: Applications>Accessories> click and drag "Terminal" onto desktop
- Q: How do I change the shell's working directory on opening (so I don't have to type cd ....)
A: Right mouse click on terminal icon > Properties > Launcher > edit Command to read "gnome-terminal --working-directory=Desktop"
Q: How come when I open FileBrowser and search for g++ it doesn't find it? (I've tinkered with every search option I could find.) P.S. g++ is at user/bin. A: ?
Q: How com every time I edit this page I get a note at the top that reads: "Thank you for your changes. Your attention to detail is appreciated. Status of sending notification mails: [en] DanielHolbach2, JonathanRiddell, LaunchpadSpecificationNotifier, nixternal, Maicon5, AndrewMitchell: Mail sent OK " A: ?
- Q: What is the keyboard shortcut for copy and Paste? ctrl+v doesn't work. A: ?
- Q: Why don't my python programs run, they worked fine in Windows.
A: Add "#! /usr/bin/python" to the beginning of the file and make sure it's executable - Right click > Proprties > Permissions. Also, IDLE is available from the Add/Remove menu.