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Old 04-10-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
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KDE/runlevel/NTFS writing and so...


... Hello,

I have a few lame ;-) questions regqarding Slack 10.1 distro. And
so they are:

- first and foremost: I've chosen a KDE as an desktop environment,
how to change the default resolution/refresh rate? AFAIK there's a file
somewhere and I should edit is. Is that right?

- how to change a default runlevel? I mean so that Slack starts with
X, and I dont have to type "startx" everytime?

- I can see that NTFS is RO... is there a possibility to write on an NTFS
partition? How safe is it?

- where is the file responsible for firewall (iptables?) config in slack?

- how to make Slack see the scroll whell on my mouse (M$ IntelliMouse
Explorer)...?

Well, that's all for now...

Lacroix
 
Old 04-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: KDE/runlevel/NTFS writing and so...

Quote:
Originally posted by Lacroix
- first and foremost: I've chosen a KDE as an desktop environment,
how to change the default resolution/refresh rate? AFAIK there's a file
somewhere and I should edit is. Is that right?

- how to change a default runlevel? I mean so that Slack starts with
X, and I dont have to type "startx" everytime?

- I can see that NTFS is RO... is there a possibility to write on an NTFS
partition? How safe is it?

- where is the file responsible for firewall (iptables?) config in slack?

- how to make Slack see the scroll whell on my mouse (M$ IntelliMouse
Explorer)...?
As with many forums of this type you will find that they are mainly self-help.

1) Try finding the answers yourself.

2) Having failed in the above, then seek help.

I'm sure if you do a search in this forum for the above you will find the answers you seek.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 04-10-2005 at 06:40 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: KDE/runlevel/NTFS writing and so...

Quote:
Originally posted by Lacroix


- first and foremost: I've chosen a KDE as an desktop environment,
how to change the default resolution/refresh rate? AFAIK there's a file
somewhere and I should edit is. Is that right?
Yes, right. Take a look at the file "XF86Config-4". In debian it is under
" /etc/X11/", don't know about Slack but probably in the same/similar
location.
Quote:

- how to change a default runlevel? I mean so that Slack starts with
X, and I dont have to type "startx" everytime?
man inittab.
Quote:

- I can see that NTFS is RO... is there a possibility to write on an NTFS
partition? How safe is it?
Possible but not safe. So you can assume for now (and probably forever)
that writing to NTFS filesystems are not supported.
Quote:

- where is the file responsible for firewall (iptables?) config in slack?
There is no particular file that is a firewall. You simply fill up a script with
a bunch of iptables rules and make this script run at startup.
You don't need to manually type in iptables rules. You can use iptables
frontends like Guarddog that auto-generates this script file and run it at startup.
Quote:

- how to make Slack see the scroll whell on my mouse (M$ IntelliMouse
Explorer)...?
Same file as the one for changing the resolution. See answer to your first
question above.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 11:12 AM   #4
Lacroix
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Hello,

thanks a lot 4 help - I actually used xorgconfig for screen res and everything went fine :-)

As for NTFS writing - maybe the most reasonable way would be to create a FAT32 partition,
for use with both Win32 and Slack?

Quote:
There is no particular file that is a firewall. You simply fill up a script with
Thanks for that, I'll try it :-)

Best regards,

Lacroix
 
  


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