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I'm new to linux

Post by shedt » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:15 pm

I want to make a post that i can use as a refrence for myself, to update what I have learned. I will just edit it each time I learn somthing, or if I find some useful information that maybe someone else would find helpful.

I copied my good clean installation of gentoox to a backup folder on F:
This has helped me many times, it takes much less time to just copy the files over from f: into e: when something breaks.

Switching fromKDE to xfce:
to switch from one to the other type
tokde or toxfce
to fix your sound do
magic fix alsa && magic

the magic fix alsa removes the entry that says alsa has been installed, the second magic the reinstalls it.
I installed the new boot loader, at frist because it seems to fix USB problems, like the xpad not working leaving me to hard-boot and mess stuff up:

Shallax- Hehee, someone needs to read old news archives! You need to update Gentoox loader to fix the usb issues (i.e. sporadic xpad functionality).
and i hoped I could use it to install to f: but that did not work.

http://gentoox.shallax.com/modules.php? ... le&sid=287
Shallax- A new version of Gentoox Loader is here, the main fix relates to LBA48. I would be extremely grateful if someone with a drive bigger than 137GB would install this new bootloader and try installing Gentoox Pro to F: (not Native or E and let me know if it works. You can download the BIOS from here.

I wanted to change the mouse button-

you should be able to do
xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"
put it in a script that get's run when xfree starts I think .xinitrc is the one you need
chro- As for the "hidden" .vncstart or .xinitrc files, these are configuration files. By the "unwritten rule standard," any file beginning with a . (period) will be considered hidden. It will not show up in a normal directory listing or file manager, unless otherwise told to. ex: "ls -la" will do a directory list in detailed format and show all the files in the directory, including hidden, devices and symbolic link locations.

These files are created by individual applications and contain nothing more then preferences. The .xinitrc contains a list of commands the X server will do after it starts. You can put all the programs you want to open by default in there and it'll auto launch them when you start X. Another use will have her own .xinitrc, hence why it's in your home directory.
Trogdor- To get help on emerge, just typeCode:
$ man emerge
where ``$ '' (sans quotes) is the shell prompt. ``man'' is the manual reader.
Trogdor- For information about Gentoo, PC parent of Gentoox, go to http://www.gentoo.org/. There are some very good tutorials at http://www.linux.org/ and http://www.tldp.org/.

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Post by shedt » Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:34 am

I knew I would come back to read this :)

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