Okay, tnx for the input! I've fixed the "windows-resizing"- and the "XMMS-skins"-problem.
XMMS was easy; mkdir Skins
and al little cp
Figuring the "windows-resizing" out
went kind of strange:
I use "sawfish" with framestyle "gradient" as windowmanager. When going over the "sawfish-configurator"-screens for the Xth time, I noticed a dropdownmenu in "bindings" where I could select "border". The following screen showed which mousebuttons should
have resized the window.
("finally", I thought)
However, it said I'd have to use my 1st button to resize and the 2nd to move. For some reason this worked th other way around on my windows. Whatever...it works now: just click with my middle-mouse on the titlebar and drag it into the desired direction!
I'd like to add that I find it particularly userUN
friendly and misleading to put a resizing-icon on the horizontal borders only, instead of both dimensions! (I can't imagine why they
proved easy to; I just modprobe
(Advanced Power Management) ..and tested it with a halt
-command. Satisfied, I added it to my modules-file.
Since I use Gnome as desktop, I'd like to also have the "shutdown"-option in the "logout"-dialog. Now, the "logout-dialog-help" says:
..the Halt and Reboot choices will only be shown if you have permission to execute the commands /usr/bin/reboot or poweroff.
BUT they don't exist! (e.g. not in that dir anyway) Do they refer to the two "similar" files in /sbin/
How can I fix this in a secure way? Should I make those files readable/executable for my users? :0 Or should I make 2 "dummies" in /usr/bin
which refer to the originals in /sbin/
?? ...OR should I grant all users privilege to use gshutdown
(is this the component used by the logout-dialog?)
Then there is the "malfunctioning" DVDplayer
.. In this example I have a regular data-disk (Debianinstall or something else) in my player, then I type:
as root: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /dvdrom
Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
mount: wrong fstype, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom,
or too many mounted file systems
This seems strange, because my ZIP-drive is on that hd!? So, I also had a look in /dev/
and yes; the cdrom
is pointing towards hdd4: cdrom -> /dev/hdd4
Is this indeed the problem and if so; how can I fix this?
(I used the "Drive Mount Applet 126.96.36.199", by John Ellis, in Gnome several times for mounting a CDROM.. Can this have caused the problem? It shouldn't be able to write things to my devices, or should it?)
Hope this provides you with more detailed info on my problems..