yes, correct directory, I just double checked, and seen the .htaccess files in the terminal window..
server1:/srv/www/web1/web # cd admin
server1:/srv/www/web1/web/admin # ls
case .htaccess index.html language links modules
still can not see it , but I hear the suse is not the best so i'm taking a system developers input and changing versions what do you think would be the best version to use? for a few personal web sites and personal mail setup?