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Old 12-27-2004, 09:30 AM   #1
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Some newbie questions


1: How do i installl QT on slackware 10? I downloaded the tarball but got compile errors (as always, tarballs don't work 50% of the time and yes im logged in as root).

2: I love Proccesexplorer,TCPview and filemon from sysinternals.com, is there something similar on Linux?

3: How do i make the terminal half transparent? Im using the standard xterm with XFCE.

4: WinZip and WinRAR are great, is there anything similar on Linux? There is Ark but it is so sloooooow (damn KDE software).

5: Are there any tutorials on how to create your own Window Manager?

Thx // Linux
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:41 AM   #2
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Regarding point 1), you can download the qt-3.3.3 package from slackware, and install it with installpkg for example.
Regarding point 4), you have gzip and bzip2 for example
Hope that helps.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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1) What errors did you get?
2) Sorry, I don't know.
3) You will have to get some other terminal than xterm, IIRC.
4) If you are comfortable using the command line, try tar. (Your system will already have it installed)
5) Become a Linux guru and learn how to program (fluently and well) in C or C++, then you can think about writing a window manager.

HTH!
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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Re: Some newbie questions

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1: How do i installl QT on slackware 10? I downloaded the tarball but got compile errors (as always, tarballs don't work 50% of the time and yes im logged in as root).

2: I love Proccesexplorer,TCPview and filemon from sysinternals.com, is there something similar on Linux?
most of the programs listed in #2 are already in linux nativly, you just need to learn how to access that data. i am not skilled enought to tell you how, but i can say after looking at what each of those programs do i have seen linux people with far more skill them do access data at that level and then some.
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3: How do i make the terminal half transparent? Im using the standard xterm with XFCE.
use a different window manager like kde run on kdm or gnome run on gdm.

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4: WinZip and WinRAR are great, is there anything similar on Linux? There is Ark but it is so sloooooow (damn KDE software).
there is a rar for linux, google it, as for .zip files linux can do those nativly and as mentioned tar and its derivitives are far better.
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5: Are there any tutorials on how to create your own Window Manager?

Thx // Linux
there are several you will just need to google for them, or use the search engine here at LQ for custom desktop or such.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: Some newbie questions

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2: I love Proccesexplorer,TCPview and filemon from sysinternals.com, is there something similar on Linux?
I take it these are all graphical sysinfo tools? Gkrellm. But there are plenty of command line tools like 'ps', 'df', 'du', 'free', 'top', and so on.

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3: How do i make the terminal half transparent? Im using the standard xterm with XFCE.
I messed around with transparency for awhile and still use one in pek, but it's really eyecandy at the expense of your eyes. Gray-on-black terms are the easiest for me to read. Anyway - IIRC XFCE uses a wrapper on xterm - you'll need rxvt, aterm, or a number of others.

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4: WinZip and WinRAR are great, is there anything similar on Linux? There is Ark but it is so sloooooow (damn KDE software).
Again, I take it you mean specifically graphical. Because you can handle zip files, as well as numerous other archive/compression formats from the command line. Other than DE stuff, the only graphical archive tool I know of comes with a file manager called Endeavour II. If you use rox and have gxmessage, it's easy to write a simple lister/unpacker. Emelfm has an unpacking plugin. The mc file manager has a VFS for them.

For any software needs, start with http://freshmeat.net/ and http://sourceforge.net/ - and if you don't want to compile your own Slackware packages, there's http://www.linuxpackages.net/packages.php, but I prefer grabbing the source from freshmeat.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Some newbie questions

Thx for all the answers!

#1,2 and 4 have been solved (i love aterm ).

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I take it these are all graphical sysinfo tools? Gkrellm
Yes they are graphical, go to sysinternals.com and take a look. To bad most of them are Win32 only.
Gkrellm (what a name! :S ) only shows the averge load. With TCPview i get a graphical list of
TCPconncetions (wish it showed UDP connections too) which i can click on and close (i wish there was
a "block this IP" option). I don't want to make my own since ive got my hands full with my OpenGL
3D-engine. There is gnome-system-monitor for Gnome and PWM or something for KDE but they are both
slow and sometimes freeze wich is TOTALLY unacceptable for a system-manager.

Regarding writing a WM: ive searched for "coding a window manager", "writing a windows manager" et.c.
but haven't found anything. IMO the only WM/Desktop that doesn't suck is XFCE, and im not a Linux Guru but
im very comfortable with C++ (but the binary difference between pointers to class member functions and
pointers to global funtions really irretates me).
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:39 PM   #7
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Hm. I guess you're familiar with gkrellm but, just in case, you've tried configuring 'netstat' and the like as a command to launch from the 'net' button or whatever? I've got most every gkrellm button tied to a detailed command line utility.

Couldn't find any one link here I'd single out and I can't seem to find a link I've got somewhere in my 6.3 trillion bookmarks, but this might have something for #5.

http://www.rahul.net/kenton/xsites.framed.html

But maybe just studying the XFCE/X Windows source, if you understand it, would be the best tutorial. Dunno - I barely speak bash.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:47 PM   #8
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Hm. I guess you're familiar with gkrellm but, just in case, you've tried configuring 'netstat' and the like as a command to launch from the 'net' button or whatever? I've got most every gkrellm button tied to a detailed command line utility.

Couldn't find any one link here I'd single out and I can't seem to find a link I've got somewhere in my 6.3 trillion bookmarks, but this might have something for #5.

http://www.rahul.net/kenton/xsites.framed.html

But maybe just studying the XFCE/X Windows source, if you understand it, would be the best tutorial. Dunno - I barely speak bash.
The link was great: IŽll look around. Netstat is just what i was looking for with one exception: its commandline!
Sorry but all those years with Win98 and Win2k have poisend me :P . Hmmm.... does anyone know
where i can get the source for top and netstat?
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:57 PM   #9
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top is part of procps
and netstat is part of net-tools

There's also graphical versions of most things in various stages of development or abandonment.

Does it specifically have to *look* graphical? Because, as I say, once it's tied to a gkrellm button with a static invocation, it's just a gkrellm window and not a CLI tool anymore.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:12 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
top is part of procps
and netstat is part of net-tools

There's also graphical versions of most things in various stages of development or abandonment.
Can you give me some links?

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Originally posted by digiot
Does it specifically have to *look* graphical? Because, as I say, once it's tied to a gkrellm button with a static invocation, it's just a gkrellm window and not a CLI tool anymore. [/B]
What i need is a graphical list of connections (and a program for procces) that autoupdates (unlike netstat).
I need to be able to end procceses and connections by clicking with the mouse.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:21 PM   #11
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Links to graphical front ends? You can hit freshmeat and mess around with the search box. Like a netstat list of results - anything in the left with a screenshot of a graphical window might do. But I see what you mean now - looking for graphical controls to replace CLI functions. The only graphical sysadmin-type tool I use is gkrellm and that almost entirely for display, so I was missing what you were wanting.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 08:21 PM   #12
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I found a good procces manager: gPS, its very ugly
but it has no annoying QT and GTK dependencies, it has
the functionality i need and i doesn't consume more then
6MB RAM which is accseptable.

Ive tried installing a number of TCP viewers but again no
one ever realeses any binaries and i have to try to compile
the shit which often doesn't work since it can't create links.
 
  


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