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I assume you're not just looking for the usual "user's guide" kind of stuff Mandrake has on their support site then, right? Do you need more in-depth general documentation (than Mandrake's site offers), or are there specific topics you need information on? Tell us what your needs are, so that we can provide the most on-target responses.
GUI stuff doesn't depend on what distro you're using so much as it does which desktop environment/window manager(s) you use. If your using Gnome or KDE, they're going to work pretty much the same way across distros. Each distro is going to include diferent programs and GUI tools/utilities, but otherwise...
kde.org has documentation on the general workings of the KDE desktop environment, as well as instructions for individual programs included in the package on their support site. Gnome.org has similar information on their site.
Xwinman.org is a good place to start for window managers, as it has links to all of the popular ones, as well as links to related resources.
Themes.org is the place to look for goodies to customize your window managers (themes, skins, pointers, sounds, etc.).
I just have one more question, Is it possible to copy an error log file and put it in a .txt file and send it to the c: partiton from the comand prompt, and is it possible to get into dos via Linux Command promt?
Last edited by microkid88; 04-18-2002 at 05:56 PM.
Originally posted by microkid88 I just have one more question, Is it possible to copy an error log file and put it in a .txt file and send it to the c: partiton from the comand prompt
Yes. The easiest way to transfer the contents of one file to another file from the command line is to use the redirection operator ">". In your case:
cat logfile name >newfile.txt
would feed the contents of logfile name into a new (text) file called newfile.txt.
You would then mount your Windows partition, if it isn't already mounted. Assuming the Windows partition is the first partition of your first hard drive, and you have created a directory called win under /mnt:
mount -t vfat -rw -o user,umask=000 /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
Finally, copy the file to the Win partition:
cp newfile /mnt/win
That will copy the file to the root directory (C:\) of Win.
Originally posted by microkid88 is it possible to get into dos via Linux Command promt?
Natively, no. DOS is an OS in its own right; you would have to boot into it to use it.