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I've just now gotten to the point where I have internet/dual boot working on my computer. I have an assortment of stupid, trivial questions, which, due to their insignificant nature, don't appear on google. I appreciate any help with these small but annoying problems.
I'm using suse9.2
How do I get programs to start whenever I log onto linux? I've gotten to that screen before, but I can't find my way back.
How do I boot up in gnome instead of KDE?
What good assembly compilers are out there? I downloaded nasm, but whenever I try to run the rpm it says "%s is not a valid package." What it means, I don't know.
All I can think of right now. Thanks for any help.
Make a symlink to the program/app or whatever you want to autostart and put it in your Autostart folder. My Autostart folder happens to be hidden because it's in the .kde folder in my home directory (.folders are hidden by default) to see hidden folders open your home directory-->view-->show hidden files locate .kde look inside the folder and you should see the Autostart folder. Don't forget to re-hide your .folders when you're done. I'm not sure what the login manager looks like on Suse but look for some kind of drop-down box/menu, if you see gnome listed just select it then log in as normal, If you don't see gnome you need to install it but I think it's installed along with kde by default.
some of your questions may be resolved by poking around in the KDE Control Center. there souuld be options for sellecting display managers and/or window managers. there should also be options for starting programs at boot time, or a button on the logout confirmation that says something like "save current setup". In that case, start the programs you want to run at login, then log out with that option checked.
As far as assembly compilers, perhaps others will know. I'm a sysems admin type
i'm not an asm programmer,but i've heard that nasm is good. your problem sounds like a corrupt rpm. try downloading a source tarball(*.tar.gz or *.tar.bz2) and compiling it. if you need help compiling just shout.
*added* - i think suse has some sort of package manager that'll download and install it for you...i think, never used it before.