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Old 01-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Question A couple of quickies...


1) I would quite like do a bit of boot-sequence optimisation, i.e. removing instructions to search for hardware I don't have, and possibly preset some network settings too. Any tips on how to do that?

2) I'm trying to install a more recent version of Macromedia Flash... but during installation I'm requested to enter my Mozilla Fx binrary/program directory (not profile directory) - how do I find it when I've installed from YaST?

3) I've been told I can change some setting in KDE and have it use a different window manager than kwin - how do I do that?

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Old 01-09-2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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1) hmm? what does that mean? if you mean stopping services that you don't need, then Yast will let you configure which ones you don't want to stop. alternatively you can just delete the entries in /etc/init.d/rcX.d where X is the runlevel you use.

2) just run "rpm -ql firefox" assuming the package name IS firefox. normally it'll be /opt/firefox/ or /usr/lib/firefox.

3) no idea.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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A bit of clarification:

1) For instance, having SUSE search for a floppy disk drive as it boots is a waste of time - as my laptop doesn't have a floppy disk drive.
But thanks for the info on services - I think I'll have a look at that as well.

2) Whee! It works.. (it turned out to be "MozillaFirefox") - but having a look at the same info for Opera, it seems the vast majority of files are located in /usr/share/opera - Isn't there a way of telling precisely where the executable itself is located?

3) It might be a wild goose chase, for all I know - or maybe I misunderstood something.

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