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Old 09-03-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
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A couple of Linux newbie questions


#How do i use a wallpaper in Fluxbox?
#How do i remove pointless "services" from autostarting, like for
example cups, why should i have it loaded when i don't even have a
printer?
#Where do i get and how do i install a nice CPU, net activity et.c.
monitor like for example:
http://www.fluxbox.org/zoom.php?shot...a_fluxbox5.jpg
#How do i place and use icons on the fluxbox desktop?
I dont mind switching to XFCE, OpenBox et.c. as long as it's easy to
install OR someone helps me (thx to the guy at LQ.org that showed me
the Fluxbox RPM ).
The only important thing is that the WM
isnt slow and buggy like KDE and Gnome (hate them).
#XMS can't play mp3s in Fedora Core, is there a good mediaplayer that
is easy to install? (my brain melted while trying to install mplayer)
#Is there a easy way to install these libs:
http://www.frustum.org/3d/required.php
I really want to start developing for Linux; im comfortable with C++ but
my Knowledge *m_linux_libs_knowledge = NULL;

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Old 09-03-2004, 08:43 AM   #2
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I can answer one of your questions.

To disable certain services run ntsysv from the command line. This will bring up the services panel.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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For the background;http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbo...l/chap-bg.html
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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The monitoring utility running in the screenshot you posted is gkrellm: http://web.wt.net/~billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:18 AM   #5
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I don't use Fedora, but here is how to install a version of XMMS that will play mp3: http://www.linuxforum.com/linux-mp3.php Getting mp3 support is a common issue, so there are probably lots of posts here about it also.
 
  


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