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I got asked a question this weekend, and couldn't really answer it in simple terms for the "new user" of a linux box.
Basically, he wanted to know if there was a way to see a list of EVERYTHING that has been installed on the system.
I'm not quite sure how to explain this to him as he is fairly new, and I don't normally use any proggies to tell me what I've installed and what I haven't.
Q: Is there a Proggie simple enough for a new user that will display a nice eye friendly chart of what has been installed? All the way down to libs, proggies, rpms,... etc.?
(General Linux; He's using SuSE8)
You can open up package manager, and it will show packages installed. Also, if you open up SaX2, and (I'm not there right now, so this is vague) click on the package tool, it will also show you all packages installed.
Started SaX2. Actually, tried to start it, and it probed my video, flaked my screens, then foobared my mouse.
Now I can't see the mouse cursor, when I move the mouse, it pulls up misc crap (i.e. menus, this that and the other) can't see much on the screen cuz the SAX completely screwed my settings.
Originally posted by MasterC You can open up package manager, and it will show packages installed. Also, if you open up SaX2, and (I'm not there right now, so this is vague) click on the package tool, it will also show you all packages installed.
g'day MasterC ...
That's yast2, not sax ;) ... Sax does X11-configuration...
Negative. I can kill the X, but them I'm left with a terminal screen that is 1/4 off the screen that CAN'T be adjusted via manual controls. The damnedest thing I ever saw.
So now, I can attempt yast2 and sax again, but still no joy. cant see enough to try to navigate, but without the mouse in the X it's useless anyway.
When running yast, i tried to re-configure the mouse modal, and the vga/monitor. Mouse modal reconfiged, but still no workey!
Vga/monitor reconfig ok, but it will not save it. Says Error writing config.
Nothing like a verbose statement eh?
So, if a linux genie in a can is handy, I'd like to use it cuz I gotta get this box bak up asap.
Reverts back to crap.
Actually, I got yast to finally write the config... only now it wont start X... go figure. FU*&%N monday man.
Anyway, I didn't want to screw with it much more. I could spend 1 to 5 hours trying to fix it, so I just decided to nuke the box.
As pissed off as I am it doesn't really matter one way or the other right now.