linux

When I minimize windows they disappear? or There are no applications in my toolbar.

gnome-panel needs to be restarted. In a terminal window, type:

pkill gnome-panel

If your toolbar doesn't restart, type:

ps -ef | grep gnome-panel

In the second column, there is a number. This is the process id (pid).
In the terminal window, type:

kill -9 

This should restart the toolbar.

How do I view files on my USB storage media?

On Linux:

Mounting USB Storage Media

1. At the terminal prompt, type:

mount /mnt/usb

2. Then you can access the files by going into that directory:

cd /mnt/usb

3. You can list the files in that directory:

ls

Unmounting USB Storage Media

1. At the terminal prompt, type:

cd

so you can move out of the /mnt/usb directory. You cannot unmount a directory while you are in it.

2. Umount the directory: