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Old 02-09-2002, 11:52 AM   #1
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Could some enlighten me!!!!


Greetings fellow Linux users!
Brace yourself cuz i'm gonna ask some really noob questions. So please bear with me. With your cooperation i hope i would succesfully be able to dump MS from my system BTW i use RH 7.2!
Here are my queries:
1. In Gnome and KDE how do we get rid of those extra unwanted packages. Example Abiword,gnumeric,etc....Is there any MS equivalent Add/remove program utility in there. If some please guide me!
2. Does linux have an answer to Adobe Photoshop or better still is a linux version available?
3. Since i hate java enabled browsers like Mozilla and Netscape. Are there any alternative efficient browsers which could match IE?
4. Are there any tweaks/tricks i could implement in my OS, which would boost my system while using Linux?
5. Which is better Grub or Lilo as a boot loader?Why?

Well as of know these is my small list of questions......hopefully once these get answered i might pop in again with some more.

Thanks and have a nice day-
Mark
 
Old 02-09-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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1) 'gnorpm' for a gui, or just 'rpm -e Abiword' on a console.

2) try 'gimp' it's the best by a very long way.

3) how about: just don't use the java plugin???

4) well, yeah there are hundreds of things... mainly removing unwanted services via whatever control centre you like.

5) depends what 'better' means. lilo is easier and prettier and works fine.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 12:19 PM   #3
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1) 'gnorpm' for a gui, or just 'rpm -e Abiword' on a console.
Thanks for replying Chris! Ok gnorpm allows one to uninstall stuff....but there isnt any decription given, explaining what each program does. I mean i got to know what i am going to delete before hand right! Is there another GUI way of getting to know the description of a program before deleting!

Also how can one switch between Gnome and KDE.!!
 
Old 02-09-2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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rpm -qi packagename will give a description of a package

to change from kde to gnome, use switchdesk.

oh yeah next to the 'uninstall' button in gnorpm there's a 'query' button, which erm.. queries teh selected package ;-)

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Old 02-09-2002, 04:09 PM   #5
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Umm..everything seems to go fine as of know..pheeew! But one thing is really bothering me. Is the Genius netscroll+ mouse supported in Linux. If yes, could someone direct my attention to the download page!
I am desperate for those drivers
 
Old 02-09-2002, 04:12 PM   #6
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R U THERE?

what's so special about the mouse? if it's just a scroll wheel yuo're after, that's easy. you shold be able to configure it with mouseconfig, or simplay make the pointer section in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 look a bit like...

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
as you can guess it's the ZAxisMapping that deals with it..
 
Old 02-09-2002, 04:21 PM   #7
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Well I had this info in that file by default:
-----------------------------------------------
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection
-----------------------------------------------

But still i'm not able to scroll..................... Do I have to modify something in here!
 
Old 02-09-2002, 04:30 PM   #8
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well, the mouse might be using M$ intellimouse stuff, which is what IMPS/2 is for. try that.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 04:47 PM   #9
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I dont get it. My mind is playin' up. Each time i modify the above said file by changing PS/2 to IMPS/2 and then i try and save it. I get hit by "Cant save file. Discard changes" message. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarg! Help!
 
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you need to be root.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 05:11 PM   #11
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
you need to be root.
Ok logged in as root, modified and saved the file. BUT the problem still persists. I am still unable to scroll. :smash:
 
  


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