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= How to open a console =
 
= How to open a console =
 
Typically when reporting a problem in IRC, your helpers will ask you to open a console. A console is a text-based window that you can use to give commands for your computer to execute. You can open a console by typing ALT_F2. An input box opens. Type
 
Typically when reporting a problem in IRC, your helpers will ask you to open a console. A console is a text-based window that you can use to give commands for your computer to execute. You can open a console by typing ALT_F2. An input box opens. Type
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  konsole
And a console will open.
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And a console will open. If this does not work, you may not have it installed. In this case, type ALT_F2 and call
 
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xterm
== Explanation ==
 
Typing ALT_F2 under Linux opens a window for a command to be executed. konsole is the KDE program for a console. If this does not exist, xterm will be executed which is not so powerful, but good enough for a console.
 

Revision as of 18:11, 13 August 2008

So you are new to KDE or just want to see if there are some tricks you could use? Here is your introduction.

When you first start KDE, it can look differently depending on your KDE version, and distribution type. As an example, here is a screenshot from a SUSE Linux 11 installation using KDE:

How to get help

Join the irc channel #kde in freenode.

How to open a console

Typically when reporting a problem in IRC, your helpers will ask you to open a console. A console is a text-based window that you can use to give commands for your computer to execute. You can open a console by typing ALT_F2. An input box opens. Type

konsole

And a console will open. If this does not work, you may not have it installed. In this case, type ALT_F2 and call

xterm

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