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  1. #1
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    !Help!

    Hello All:

    I am a new user to Ubuntu Server.

    I can't seem to get it up and running. When I check wd it shows my home directory. But when I call up sudo ls it comes up private. And yes, I know my password.

    Is there a GUI that I can somehow access to get my ball rolling?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: !Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Underrated_Orange View Post
    Hello All:

    I am a new user to Ubuntu Server.

    I can't seem to get it up and running. When I check wd it shows my home directory. But when I call up sudo ls it comes up private. And yes, I know my password.

    Is there a GUI that I can somehow access to get my ball rolling?

    Thanks in advance

    What's "wd"?
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    Re: !Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by lfaraone View Post
    What's "wd"?
    Working Directory, one would assume from context. (pwd = print working directory). When logged in normally, he sees "/home/whatever" but "sudo ls" does not apparently list the contents of his home directory...

    "comes up private" is the more ambiguous part to me... Comes up "/home/private"? Comes up "/private/"? Doesn't show anything and reports that something is "private"?

    Can you (Underrated_Orange, not lfaraone) copy and paste exactly what you see from a "sudo ls" into the forum?
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    Re: !Help!

    Thanks for the replies. I decided to go a different route. I can't remember exactly what was displayed but the fix was to use su and a command. Thanks again.

    Happy Monday!

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