Need some assitance using the "Terminal"
Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Need some assitance using the "Terminal"
started by: blobinator11
Posted by blobinator11 on Jan. 11 2008,20:39Just to start off, I want to notify everyone I have never used Linux before. Ok, I made my Live CD, booted DSL... and looked around a little bit. I installed Flash and Firebird using the menu (Apps... Net... got the bandwith?). And looked around a little bit more. Then, I got interested in installing AIM. I apoligize if this is the wrong forum, but as far as I know Fluxbox is a terminal. Here's the instructions from installing AIM. I have no idea how to log in as root, don't know how the "cd /" command is typed, and have a couple of other questions. My overall goal is just to get AIM running. Oh,. and another question. Do all of my downloads get saved to my C:\ drive? Or do they get written to the disk? Do they just get deleted?
Thank you for any help you may have.
Posted by lucky13 on Jan. 11 2008,20:44DSL comes with an AIM client called nAIM. It's in your menu. Fluxbox isn't a terminal, it's a window manager. You don't need to -- and shouldn't -- log in as root. Most of the rest of your questions are answered in the document that opens in dillo browser when you start DSL. It explains how to save any settings you want to keep, etc.
Posted by blobinator11 on Jan. 11 2008,20:44The instructions state the following:
"Installation Instructions for TGZ (all other OS)
1. Log in as root
2. cd /
3. Download AIM onto your system
4. On the command line, type gunzip command as shown in the example: gunzip -c -aim1.5.286.tgz | tar xvf-, where 1.5.286 represents the AIM version and release numbers.
5. To run AIM, login as a regular user and type "/usr/loca/bin/aim" on the command line.
Almost all of that is confusing to me, and the version is 1.5.286
Posted by blobinator11 on Jan. 11 2008,20:44
I'll check all of that, thank you!
Posted by blobinator11 on Jan. 11 2008,20:51I opened nAIM and when I type /connect myscreenname it prompts me for my password, and I enter it. After that, it still displays I am offline and doesn't seem to do anything. Should I incase my screen-name in quotes when I type it following /connect? What did I do wrong?
Posted by lucky13 on Jan. 11 2008,21:51Hmm, nobody replied when I said I had a similar problem getting it to connect in a thread in apps (iirc). Try connecting like this and see if it still hangs:
/connect yourscreenname login.oscar.aol.com:5190
EDIT: I hadn't been able to connect via naim since I posted the question last weekend (iirc), but I was able to just now. I was also able to use pidgin/gaim the whole while so I don't know what's going on.
If you want to use gaim, you can get that via MyDSL. It's in the GTK2 section.