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Old 10-18-2006, 05:22 AM   #1
Frank Soranno
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Thinning?


New to Slack and have a few dumb questions,
1) How can i select which multimedia fires up when I insert a DVD or CD?
2) How to thin out all the extra application that I don't use, Which may have dependencies I don't know?
Thanks
 
Old 10-18-2006, 07:55 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Frank Soranno
New to Slack and have a few dumb questions,
1) How can i select which multimedia fires up when I insert a DVD or CD?
2) How to thin out all the extra application that I don't use, Which may have dependencies I don't know?
Thanks
Hi,

Welcome to Slackware! Check out 'How to ask Questions'.

I'm unsure of your question #1. What environment are you using?

As for your question about extra applications, use pkgtool to select the packages that you wish to remove.

I would also suggest that you read some good online reference. Check my sig!
 
Old 10-18-2006, 08:05 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to Slackware.

The answers depend on whether you use KDE or the command line.

Thinning packages can be done in so many ways. If you use KDE you could use the package tool in KDE on the Systems menu or you could go to the command line and enter the command pkgtool which will allow you to run through all your installed packages and remove those you no longer need.

As this is Slackware, there is no dependency checking. You should therefore exercise care when deciding what to remove.

For assigning particular file types to specific applications, I right click in KDE and set the choices in the properties field.

Hope that helps.

dkpw
 
Old 10-19-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Thanks Guy's
 
Old 10-19-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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If it says "lib___" it's a pretty good idea not to remove it. Perhaps make a note of the major packages that you want to keep (KDE, amarok, xine, whatever else for example) then research them and their dependencies.

Then start removing things one at a time writing down or otherwise making note of which ones you remove. Test if everything still works. If not, try running the application that doesn't work from a terminal. It will usually tell you: "missing dependency: _____" then find out which package contains that dependency and re-install it. As you get to know the packages and the applications better, this will become less and less of a tedious task.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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for #2.
Trial and error

Or what i did a while back: remove a presumably unused pkg, then start all my frequently used applications from a terminal and see if they still run.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 01:46 PM   #7
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When I was thinning things out from a full install, I found that looking at the original tagfiles in each directory gives a pretty good idea of what is essential (ADD), what is recommended (REC), and what is optional (OPT).
 
  


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