*liveVoyager 12.04 User Guide - General Notes

General Notes

  • liveVoyager allows the user to use both applications through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) menu or from a command line interface (CLI). In liveVoyager the command line interface is called Terminal, which you can run by:

    Main Menu → Accessories → Terminal Emulator

  • Commands Legenda:

    Red text within a light-gray area with dashed border, is the text to put inside the Terminal without "Command:"

    The path to reach the application launcher, has following look:

    Menu → Submenu → Launcher

  • Many changes to the operating system can be made only by a user with administrative privileges. 'sudo' elevates temporarily a user's privileges to the Administrator (for example when installing applications or when performed some changes to the system). Example:

    sudo bash

  • 'Gksudo' should be used instead of 'sudo' when you want to run a graphical application through the dialog box "Run Application". Example:

    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

  • The "man" command can be used to find the manual for a command. For example, "man sudo" will display the manual page for the "sudo" command:

    man sudo

  • While "apt-get" and "aptitude" are fast ways to install programs/packages, you can also use Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Center (USC), graphical methods to install apps and packages. Most (but not all) apps/packages available with apt-get, will be available from Synaptic and USC. In this guide, when you see:

    sudo apt-get install package

    You can look for the same package in Synaptic, and USC and install it from there.
  • Many instructions use the "nano" text editor (which is always available in Linux). However, it is often easier to use the text editor "leafpad" in liveVoyager.
  • "Applications" or "Menu" are refferred to what in Windows is the Start button.
  • If you are using a 64-bit version, change all "i386" with "amd64"

How to know which liveVoyager version is in use

Run the Terminal and paste this command in it:

lsb_release -a

How to know which Linux kernel is in use

uname -r

Why this guide?

*This Guide for the GNU/Linux operating system iveVoyager was created to provide a simple and effective documentation about this distribution.
liveVoyager is a GNU/Linux distribution for all users, therefore require reliable, and easy to use documentation.
It's a simple and practical work, with a clean user interface in accordance with the typical liveVoyager simple look, without a scientific language for computer experts, but with content that will lead to a satisfying and enjoyable use of a Linux operating system.
This guide was born, to give all users a reference point for their computing needs.