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Old 01-12-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
konowdude
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will you please xplain this....


hello there.

i installed linux on my laptop and i find linux is huge... as far as languages and all so here it goes...

the liveCD i installed contains Knoppix, Debian and KDE.

KDE is a desktop enviroment right? So with this can i install X.org content???

what i'm tryin to achieve is install my Video card Acceleration and screensavers, and on both i come across X.org stuff. so thank you for ur time. i'm just trying to learn more and more everyday.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 09:16 PM   #2
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take the drivers from either NVIDIA or ATI (or open-source ) & install them & please use a better subject so that people will have some clue at ahat your problem is .. ohh & yes install all the stuff .
You can always deinstall later .
 
Old 01-13-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
thiagoeliasr
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Quote:
Originally Posted by konowdude
hello there.

i installed linux on my laptop and i find linux is huge... as far as languages and all so here it goes...

the liveCD i installed contains Knoppix, Debian and KDE.

KDE is a desktop enviroment right? So with this can i install X.org content???

what i'm tryin to achieve is install my Video card Acceleration and screensavers, and on both i come across X.org stuff. so thank you for ur time. i'm just trying to learn more and more everyday.
KDE is a desktop environment, but some applications need libraries from other desktops, like gnome, window maker, etc. Sometimes you'll need to install some libraries from other enviroments to install a software or something.
I don't know what video card model you have, but you can download it in the internet. (I won't explain how to install these drivers, because it will take a lot of time and linuxquestions already have a lot of topics like this.. just search and you'll find it..)

Well.. sorry for my bad english..

see ya..
 
Old 01-13-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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As you said, "Linux is huge."

Linux is also layered. It isn't one tightly-coupled unit like Windows is. For example...
  • At the center of all things is the Linux kernel, which controls the physical hardware.
  • The piece of software that runs your display (which may be on the same computer or a different one!) is XWindows or XOrg.
  • The "desktop" that you work with is created by yet another program, say KDE or Gnome or Enlightenment.
All of these pieces of software work closely together, but they are loosely-coupled to one another.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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...Linux is also layered...
Reminds me of Shrek.
 
  


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