in ubuntu 8.04.1 while in Terminal i can't change directory with cd

Asked by bdd4 on 2008-09-19

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Am Using: ubuntu 8.04.1
My hardware: intel d975xbx2 motherboard
                      Core2 Duo E6600, 2.4GHz
                      2GB ram
                      320GB sata HD
                      nvidia video driver

Problems:

  1. I have no sound at all. I checked the intel web site and it says they do not support linux for my d975xbx2
  motherboard. What do I do here ? I have been trying to install a suggested fix for the sound problem:

  /home/bdd4/Desktop/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24_2.6.24-21.32.tar.gz

  2. Nothing hapens when I assert cd or CD while in Terminal.
       A. I select APPLICATIONS, ACCESORIES, TERMINAL. The display then shows bdd4@bdd4-desktop:~$:
       B. When I type any of the following commands nothing happens: cd, cd home, cd /, ~, cd~, cd ~, cd /home/doc,
       and when I assert cd /directory A/directory B/directory C etc
       C. If I assert CD \ then > appears. If I enter cd or cd \ I am returned to bdd4@bdd4
       D. If I type cd /home I go to home$. if I try to get to the next directory below bdd4 I am returned to
       bdd4@bdd4-desktop~$

Help please. Thanks in advance

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ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 19 14:36:57 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal 2.22.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-386 i686

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2008-09-19
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2008-09-20
bdd4 (bdd4) said : #1
Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #2

Please file separate bugs for your sound issue and your gnome-terminal issue, thanks.

2A That's right

2B The following all move to the user's home directory, which is where you're starting, so of course nothing changes:
cd
cd ~
This should return an error:
cd~
This should simply tell you your home directory is a directory:
~
This should change the last character before $ from ~ to /:
cd /
This should only work if you have a directory named home inside the current directory:
cd home
This should only work if /home/doc exists:
cd /home/doc
2C A \ means it'll continue on the next line.

2D cd /home/bdd4 is the same as cd ~ which is why the directory shown for your location is ~

Is this the behaviour you're experiencing? If not, please copy and paste what happens in your terminal when running these commands.

bdd4 (bdd4) said : #3

Thx for your reply.
I'll send a separate report for my sound problem.
Here is my problem cad cd or CD restated:
I open Terminal (Applications, Accessories, Terminal) which then displays
bdd4@bdd4-desktop:~$
From there, how do I get to (change directory to) "asc" which is in the path :
desktop/root ?/home/bdd4/wine/drive_c/Program Files/LTC/Swcadiii/asc ?

thx in advance

-----Original Message-----
>From: Mackenzie Morgan <email address hidden>
>Sent: Sep 19, 2008 6:46 PM
>To: <email address hidden>
>Subject: [Bug 272309] Re: in ubuntu 8.04.1 while in Terminal i can't change directory with cd
>
>Please file separate bugs for your sound issue and your gnome-terminal
>issue, thanks.
>
>2A That's right
>
>2B The following all move to the user's home directory, which is where you're starting, so of course nothing changes:
>cd
>cd ~
>This should return an error:
>cd~
>This should simply tell you your home directory is a directory:
>~
>This should change the last character before $ from ~ to /:
>cd /
>This should only work if you have a directory named home inside the current directory:
>cd home
>This should only work if /home/doc exists:
>cd /home/doc
>2C A \ means it'll continue on the next line.
>
>2D cd /home/bdd4 is the same as cd ~ which is why the directory shown
>for your location is ~
>
>
>Is this the behaviour you're experiencing? If not, please copy and paste what happens in your terminal when running these commands.
>
>** Changed in: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
>--
>in ubuntu 8.04.1 while in Terminal i can't change directory with cd
>https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/272309
>You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>of the bug.

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #4

Somehow replies have been not going to the bug...
Tested "cd Desktop" instead of "cd desktop"

This isn't a bug. It's user error.

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #5

As I said, preface spaces with \ and use capital letters where necessary. I don't know how to read this:
desktop/root ?/home/bdd4/wine/drive_c/Program Files/LTC/Swcadiii/asc ?
I'm *guessing* those are two different paths you want. The first, it should be a capital D in Desktop. In the second, simply put the whole path in quotes like this:
cd "/home/bdd4/wine/drive_c/Program Files/LTC/Swcadiii/asc"
or put a \ before the space.
cd /home/bdd4/wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/LTC/Swcadiii/asc

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #6

So try both of those, and it should work.

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