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Old 11-11-2003, 07:44 PM   #1
Vipes
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Annoying things and some basic ?s


Got some questions for you guys. None of these are big "OMG help me with XXX" but just plain annoying. Well, maybe one question is kinda big heh.

1. Inittab cannot change runlevel. Odd enough, no matter what I set the default at (2,3,5) it always runs like 5 and starts my X Server. Anyone know why? The only way I can get away with not using my X Server is to kill it from a text based login using ctrl + alt + F1-6.

2. GAIM still has no sounds. I'm running KDE so I know about aRts. I was having a problem getting XMMS to use sounds as well. My aRts plugin wasn't listed on the config but I soon fixed it by adding artsdsp to the execute line. When I did this to GAIM, I still have no sound. Any suggestions?

3. I was getting WineX from cvs and everything was going great. Up until the configure. I got the error about needing XFree86 and Mesa devel stuff. Well, no big deal, right? I've been searching around for this stuff forever. I'm pretty sure they're on my CDs but I don't know the apt-get for them. Any help? I need WineX!

4. Another question regarding WineX is can it be used for regular non-gaming programs without needing regular Wine. I've read that people normally use Wine for one set, and WineX for games. I can do this but I'd rather avoid it.

5. I got a new GDM splash screen for the logon at themes.org. But, I have no idea where it is suppose to go. Did some searching which turned up nada.

6. When I set up my partitions, it said my /usr section was normally a big partition where most programs go but I'm seeing a lot of stuff building up under my /home partition. Especially while using Wine. Should I set the size of these 2 partitions to be equal or what? I thought most program stuff goes to /usr.

7. If I must keep regular Wine I'd like to completely remove it first and start over. I did apt-get remove wine and it removed it but there's still wine junk under my /home area. Is there something else I have to get rid of using apt-get to complete the removal or just log in as root and delete the folders?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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Hi there

For 1 you probably need to define other runlevels otherwise it'll use the default settings from 5
Depending on your distro there are many ways that runlevels are handeled. Many distros come with an application to do it graphically, except for Gentoo which has rc-update.

I have no clue about 2, sorry. All I can suggest is do what I did. Drop artsd entierly. I have no problems with sound anymore. It's very limiting by how it works.

No clue about apt-get, but you could try looking over the tree manuall using good old ls and cd (if there is such a thing, I think protage was modelled after apt-get)

Yes you can use it to run programs. Transgaming, people who make winex, actually announced a while ago a version of winex for applications, but apparently they haven't been doing much about it. They even had a website, the link to it, is somewhere inside the Wine Weekly Newsletters (www.winehq.org)
In my expirience Wine is somewhat better with applications, but not by much. Wine and winex's capabilities in both games and applications at the moment are almost the same from what I've seen.

There's a gdm.conf somewhere in /etc I beleive. I don't use a graphical logon, but I remember setitng one up for a friend. It shouldn't be hard to read it over and find where it defines the logon image. A search through the gdm documentation for 'gdm.conf' will most likely explain the settings.

I keep usr very lage (from an 80Gb HDD, home is only 3Gb and is mostly empty)
What I do is when I have programs that want to install in home, I have a directory in /usr/local/home/andrei
and in there I move the program, then make a symmlink back to /home/andrei/ for that directory.

I think you should just remove them.. no expirience with apt-get though.

Hope this helped
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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5. I got a new GDM splash screen for the logon at themes.org. But, I have no idea where it is suppose to go. Did some searching which turned up nada.
This link should help (it helped me).


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4. Another question regarding WineX is can it be used for regular non-gaming programs without needing regular Wine. I've read that people normally use Wine for one set, and WineX for games. I can do this but I'd rather avoid it.
I use Codeweavers Crossover Office for all of my wine usage, except for games, as WineX is optimized for games.

You should be able to use the wine in WineX for just about anything you need.

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6. When I set up my partitions, it said my /usr section was normally a big partition where most programs go but I'm seeing a lot of stuff building up under my /home partition. Especially while using Wine. Should I set the size of these 2 partitions to be equal or what? I thought most program stuff goes to /usr.
The stuff showing up in your /home partition are your personal config files. A lot of programs have settings that each user came adjust, and those files have to be kept somewhere. Personally, I think they need to come up with a standard of a certain location for the config files, as I also don't like all the files poping up in my home directory either.


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7. If I must keep regular Wine I'd like to completely remove it first and start over. I did apt-get remove wine and it removed it but there's still wine junk under my /home area. Is there something else I have to get rid of using apt-get to complete the removal or just log in as root and delete the folders?
See previous answer.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
Vipes
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Originally posted by teval

I have no clue about 2, sorry. All I can suggest is do what I did. Drop artsd entierly. I have no problems with sound anymore. It's very limiting by how it works.
What would I use instead of artsd?

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Originally posted by DirtDart
[B]This link should help (it helped me).
I tried typing /usr/sbin/gdmsetup in console and got no file or directory.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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Don't use anything instead of artsd.. most programs can handle their own sound without it.
I think even KDE sounds work without it...
Just modprobe the correct driver which you have to do anyway, and off you go
 
  


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