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Old 05-31-2003, 08:46 PM   #1
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tar.gz screen saver


i have mandrake 9.1 and i was woundering if anyone knew how to install a .tar.gz screen saver file
 
Old 05-31-2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

Try gunzipping and untarring (tar zxvf <file.tgz>). Or just see the contents of the tar -
tar ztvf <file.tar.gz>. you will have better idea.

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Old 05-31-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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that may help if i had anyidea what u meant by that,lol, and i have looked at the contents of it already adn there are a bunch of file as tehre should be,but i still have no idea how to untar it
 
Old 05-31-2003, 08:57 PM   #4
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run this command in the command line



tar -xzvf packagename.tar.gz


then cd into the uncompressed directory and then read the INSTALL or README file which will give the details for the installation
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mystic
that may help if i had anyidea what u meant by that,lol, and i have looked at the contents of it already adn there are a bunch of file as tehre should be,but i still have no idea how to untar it
As I said it is tar zxvf <file.tar.gz> to gunzip and untar in a single step.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:21 PM   #6
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ok i did that tar -xzvf and it made its own folder and as far as the readme, thats even more confusing it says the folowing :


* TO INSTALL:

Build it:
cd /usr/src/sys/modules/syscons/matrix
make
make install

Edit /etc/rc.conf and add

saver="matrix"

or replace the current value if one is already set.


To install it manually:
- Use 'kldstat' to get the ID of your current screen saver.
- Use 'kldunload -i <id>' to unload it; <id> is the ID that
you found in the previous step.
- Install matrix_saver: 'kldload matrix_saver.ko'
(or look for "saver" in /etc/rc.i386, and do what it does)




i dont know what that means
 
Old 06-01-2003, 12:56 AM   #7
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I guess you have the source code for the saver. It means that you have to compile and then install.

Just do what it says in the readme. Check whether you have do ./configure. Then 'make' compiles the code and 'make install' installs it.

Good luck,
Senthil
 
  


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