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Old 07-20-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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A couple of really really noob questions (about FC4 and some in general)

I am a real noob, so please bear with these questions.

These questions are pertaining to FC4.

1. What is the easiest way to get into command prompt?
2. Is there a graphical way of installing RPM packages?
3. How do I uninstall RPM packages that does not comes with the distribution?
4. I have some Asian laguages packages installed, how do I invoke them, say in Writer?

Other stuffs.

1. What is the main difference between RH based and Debian based distibutions? I have installed FD4 and Ubuntu 5.04 and I don't see much difference (I believe there are many).
2. By replacing DE like GNOME with WM like IceWM, would I lauch the same application faster?
3. I am a super noob and I want to access hardware setting within GUI, would WM like Ice WM allows me to do so easily?
4. Is there any online resources that you can recommend me for
- Linux command (shell command)?
- Type of file extension (what are the various types of file for? i.e. files extension for executable files and etc.)
- The various configuration files, their location and their purpose.

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-20-2005, 01:09 AM   #2
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Maybe this page might help you?
Old 07-20-2005, 01:51 AM   #3
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Generally speaking, file extensions indicate lang if code, else data format eg
.sh - shell script (usually bash shell)
.pl - perl
.py - python
.php - php (sic)

.dat - some data format (unspecified)
.csv - comma separated variable data format
.lst - list

no extension - binary executable

There are MANY others
try the 'file' cmd, which will give you a best guess explanation eg:
file ASCII text


file Bourne-Again shell script text executable

where the first line of the .sh file contains:

Note that extensions are recommended but not reqd in Unix/Linux.
For education, see these:

Heavy reading for file system layouts etc:

Basically, I'd stick with looking at 1 prog at a time and learning the config. Apps (as opposed to system cfgs) tend to be put in program specific places.

If you come back with specific qns, we'll try to help
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Thanks guys, it will take me sometime to digest those links and will get back here for you guys for more specific questions.


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