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Old 05-17-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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Compling completed but where is the exe?


I have dl'd a scr save and extracted and compiled successfully - but as a newbie I do not where the resulting exe lives and how to get it listed as a screensaver? Any ideas - I'm using a Slax distro (BackTrack2)
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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Check the readme (or install) file that probably came with the source. It might have a "make install" option to install it for you. Also note that the .exe ending on files don't exist in Linux and resulting binaries' ending depend on what they are for.

In any case, if your software has a "make install" and that also puts it into the KDE/Gnome etc GUI, you generally don't need to know. The readme file and other docs should tell you all you need.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thank you - I have found the readme and it says

Run ${INSTALL_PREFIX}/rss-glx_install.pl, which will look at your existing
~/.xscreensaver and add any missing entries. You probably want to back that
file up as the script is only lightly tested
${INSTALL_PREFIX} is usually /usr/local/bin or /usr/lib/xscreensaver.


but I haven't got either of the paths

is there like a dir rss*.pl /s command

I remember something about grep!! but that was a long time ago (early 90s!)
 
Old 05-17-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
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The rss-glx_install.pl sounds like a perl file. Is it in the root folder of the source files you extracted?

If so you can 'cd' in there and run it with:
perl ./rss-glx_install.pl

Hope fully that installs it. I have a "/usr/share/xscreensaver" on my Fedora system, not sure where slax have put it. You could try to run "locate saver". It will list file and path of anything containing the word 'saver'.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 11:45 AM   #5
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ok I can't find it anywhere so I'm going to give up (its only a screensaver) - I'll take on openoffice later (I guess I will need to complile and 'install' so will be a good learning curve)

But here is an easy one for you guru's - I want to change to computer/host name but I cannot find the equiv. of properties of my computer? Any ideas guys?

Also the screen res is only 1024x768 - when I run xconf it says all completed but starts in blank screen with no-way out? I had to re-install again from the beginning..
 
Old 05-21-2007, 12:52 PM   #6
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With regards to the resolution:
edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The relevant sections of mine are:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       27.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0  #both depend on your monitor
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Generic Video Card"
    Driver         "nvidia"  #depends on your video card; you might have to install the driver
    Option         "UseEdidFreqs" "false"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       1
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       4
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       15
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
After the changes, restart the xserver with <ctrl><alt><backspace>

With regards to the hostname:
you can use netconfig or probably hostname (never used the latter)

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