Re: How to access installation Directory
Edit: Sorry Lars, got the wrong name
To do what cortman suggests:
Open the Home folder; if you are logged in to Ubuntu, that is usually the third Icon down the list on the left Click on the Icon.
If you are logged in to Gnome Classic it will be the first entry in the Places Menu list, put the cursor on it and release the Mouse button on that.
A Window will open, probably called ' < Home', but may be < home Username.
Click on the '<' and it will change to a square symbol and home Home.
If it does not, and give you a screen showing bin, boot, dev, cdrom, etc, etc. then click on it again until it does.
That is what is called your Root Folder and is shown in the top global menu bar as ' /--File Browser'.
'/' is the symbol for 'Root'
Top right there will be two arrow symbols, Back and Forward, a Magnifying glass and the word 'Search'. Click on the glass symbol and enter the name of the file you want to find, in the Search Text box that opens.
Then click on the glass at the end of the box. Now you wait, and it may be a long wait.
Eventually it will either show no matches found, or Icons for all the instances it has found.
Right-Clickon the one you want and select 'Properties' in the drop down menu,
That will give you the details and where it is to be found ie Its Path.
eg I searched for "nvidia-config" and it showed: "Location: /home/alan/Downloads/nvidia-270/...
Chao!, bogan. It is not as difficult as it seems, but alcohol is likely to make it look easier than it actually is.
Last edited by bogan; February 4th, 2012 at 02:11 PM.
Reason: I read his getting drunk message, name corrected
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!