I'm new to Linux and there is something that I've been wondering about the X windows and the programs they include amoung other things.
First thing. I've been looking around to get my 5 button mouse setup, some tutorials have been saying "xorg" or "XFree86". I'm using SUSE 9.3 and I seem to have xorg. What is this piece of software doing and how does it fit in with KDE/Gnome/any other other GUI? Can I have Xfree running with SUSE? Does Gnome work only with a specific one?
Currently I have KDE installed but I prefer Gnome. However I like Kmail and a few other KDE applications. Is there a way I can install Gnome and keep/use those KDE applications I want?
When I installed Slackware it gave me a prompt to work with. By typing a windows config command let me choose which XWindows I wanted to use. Is there a way I can setup SUSE so it boots me up to a prompt and I can type "startGnome" or "startKDE". I guess if I can get the programs I want in one Xwindow I won't need to do it.
I'd really like to use fluxbox because it didn't have many applications bundled with it. But if I install that how would I get to Yast and system status/modifying type programs?
Any help would be much appreciated.
[EDIT] I knew this would happen. I always find a lot of info I need straight after I post. I've installed fluxbox and can run all my KDE programs. I can see that my mouse i behaving differently. Gotta find out which config file flux is using.