Im tired of <you-know-what>´s instability and want to try
It would be really great if anyone could answer some of my
questions. Here we go:
#1: Ive been programming in C++ under Win32 for some time.
I have Borland C++ Builder 5.5 and really like it.
When programming under Linux you use GCC.
#1: Is there any other C++compiler for Linux besides GCC?
#2: When i try to put a function into another source-file
GCC shows an error. I put the function-declarations
at the top of the main source-file and the function-code
in antoher source-file (wich i #include "xxxx").
My Borland Compiler accsepts this, but GCC sez
"function xxxxx() already declared"!
Doesnt GCC have a "smart"-linker?
#2: I have this book, "Linux 3D Graphics Programming"
and it explains really well how the X-window system works.
Now the Linux System-monitor show that X takes up an
enourmes 59 MB of RAM!! Ive heard of something called
"Mesa" wich is some sort of API you sue when programming
OpenGL (i have made OpenGL programs under win32).
Does you have to have X loaded if you want to use Mesa?
Where do i get Mesa?
#3: Ive noticed that Linux uses tar.gz for file-packing
(windows uses .cab, .zip, .rar etc.).
How do i extract tar.gz-files?
#4: On my Samsung hard-drive i have two partitions,
one small for the OS and one large for everything else.
This way i dont loose all of my data when re-installing
windows (i have done that ALOT of times!).
I know that Linux doesnt have C:\, D:\ etc partitions but
instead uses root, home, usr etc. folders.
When installing RH-Linux i made a large partition and set its
mount-point to /home and a small partition where i put
everything else. I made some x-diagrams for my up-coming
OpenGL 3D-engine and i stored them in the /home-folder.
Now when i re-installed RH-linux i didnt touch the
/home-partition, but all my x-diagrams got lost!
What shall i do to create a partition where i can put all the
stuff i dont want deleted, and how do i accses it
#5: When i installed RH Linux i got tho choose what packages
i wanted, i choosed 95% of them
Even though i dont need support for Python-scripts for
the time-beeing, maybe ill start programming in Python and
i dont want to re-install Linux just because of that!
I have have a brand new IBM 80GB hard-drive so file-size
isnt a problem. But when i opened the system-monitor i got
a shock!! It looked worse then windows NT!!
All these programs laying there and cluttering up
valueble RAM. Ive only got 128MB and all of it is used by all
kinds of programs like python-support and these strange
mingetty and init. In windows you can use msconfig
to change autostart and remove stuff you dont want,
is there something similar under Linux?
#6: How do i accses my windows-formated partition on my
samsung hard-drive from Linux. I can start windows, put
files on a floppy, reboot the computer,start Linux and load
the files from the floppy, but that is VERY time consuming!!
(imgaine having to transfer a 100MB video-clip! AAARGGHH!!).
Is there a way of accsesing a windows-partition from
Linux or the other way around?
Greatfull for any answers!!