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"thanks for the suggestion macondo, but that didn't do the trick either. could the fact that i'm starting gnome from gdm be an issue? does gdm use it's own gnome resource file perhaps? thanks."
I don't think gdm has anything to do with it, although, i'm using xdm, but it shouldn't.
Do you mean ~/.gnomerc does not exist in your box?
What shows when you try to see it with your favorite editor?
are you using a graphical editor (gedit, kate, etc), if so, is it possible it's not showing the hidden files?
Or are you looking with a file manager and have NOT enabled the view of the hidden files?
#apt-get install mc
Just in case, as root, invoke 'mc', go down the left list with the 'down' arrow till the end, where the file names are of a lighter or different color, and look for '.gnomerc', select it, press F4 to edit, make your change, F2 to save, F10 TWICE to get out, logout/login. Report back.
i'm using the shell (xterm) to manipulate my file system and vi to edit text files.
the ".gnomerc" file did not exist before i started making changes. when i did
i got nothing on the standard output. i created the ".gnomerc" file so that it only contains your suggestion, so now when i do
on the standard output. i actually don't have an "~/.xsession" file either. i don't know how gdm knows how to load gnome/kde/icewm/etc. i've looked in "/etc/gdm" and can't find the file which tells gdm what desktop environment to load.
I seem to recall that GDM checks its session files from /etc/gdm/Sessions/. Or perhaps it was /etc/dm/Sessions/. If you haven't got either of these, you can just create the ~/.xsession file, make it a shell script, and make it executable.
How can I open a port (ssh, http) for incomming connections using guarddog?
Got this reply from a good soul on guarddog mailing list:
Click the Protocol tab then select the "local" zone.
On the right, expand "Interactive sessions". Find SSH and check (not X) the boxes to allow the local zone to provide SSH services to whatever other zones you choose.
Hey macondo! You've got good timing m' man. I just recently came back to Debian after trying out Slack for a while, and caught this thread just the other day with my freshly-burned Sarge netinst CD in-hand. :)
2. Thank you thank you thank you for the tip about firestarter. Nice.
3. Thanks also for the xchat instructions. That looks like a great program. IIRC, I've never used IRC. :) But when I do give it a try, I'll use xchat.
4. Regarding getting sound/audio working: I didn't need to do anything. I installed sndconfig and ran it, but it told me my SB Live! card wasn't supported. I quit sndconfig, opened an mp3 in gxine, and boom -- it worked. I didn't even need to add myself to the audio group as I already was in that group.
Am I using ALSA? How can I tell? "dpkg -l | grep -i alsa" gives me nothing.
If I'm using alsa, does aumix affect it? *EDIT*: yup, changing the volume in aumix does actually change the volume.
5. Eek! A default install doesn't give you modconf. 'apt-get install modconf'
6. You suggest installing "discover" and mention that it's very useful. When do you directly use discover? Or is it something the system automatically uses at boot-time? Is it used by hotplug in some way? kudzu?
7. Regarding the tips you give about fonts -- I'm not sure I get the point. I'm using icewm too, and most of time I'm just looking at xterms (which use fixed-width "10x20" ). I installed the Bitstream Vera fonts along with mozilla-firefox and mozilla-thunderbird, and they seem to work just fine right out-of-the-box with the Vera fonts. What does the tweaking you recommend get you?
Some packages I've got installed that are pretty useful:
xcolorsel (for use in selecting text-highlighting colors in nedit)