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Old 01-05-2003, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question fstab for RH 8.0 and other questions...


I just installed RH 8.0 and I have a couple of questions.

During the install I chose to install gnome as well as KDE. The defualt, as I understand, is Red Hat's 'Blue Curve'. I immedtiatley opened "Desktop Switching Tool" and chose Gnome and rebooted to find the same "Blue Curve". I then tried KDE and rebooted with the same results. How do I get rid or Blue Curve without uninstalling it? How can I get the usual default gnome or KDE desktop?

After using Knoppix I've grown accustomed to having access to my fat32 partitions (windows files). I know that I need to edit my fstab but would like to find a gui editor. Is there a gui fstab editor for RH 8.0?

I like Mozilla but after installing the shockwave pluggin I get really bad chirping sounds. It plays flash video but for some reason the sound just doesn't work correctly.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-05-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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Bluecurve is a modification of both KDE and GNOME. But when you choose KDE/Bluecurve, it's still KDE. If you don't like it, it may be hard to remove it. You need a new installation of KDE/GNOME (orginal packages).

To add a new partition to fstab, you don't need a special editor. It's quite easy. First you have to find out the name of Windows partition in Linux. You can do this using fdisk. Open a terminal, type 'su', enter root password when asked, then type 'fdisk /dev/hda' and press 'p'+enter. You'll gat a list. Find your Windows partition. Close fdisk by pressing 'q'+enter.
Then open /etc/fstab in any editor (when you're root) and add a line to it, like:
/dev/hda? /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0
Replace /dev/hda? with the right value you have from fdisk.
 
  


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