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Old 04-05-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
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A Sixpack of Miscellaneous Basic Requests


1. HOW TO DELETE PANEL LINKS

A small puzzle that I have found increasing elusive is the removal of panel links (such as OpenOffice.org applications). After uninstalling OOo, I noticed that the links were still extant, although 'dead' in the panel. I have tried to delete them, but I get the following error:

Could not remove the menu item applications:/Office/MoreOffice/ooo645template.desktop

Details: Unsupported operation

I have since reinstalled OOo in a new location. The links were repaired in the root account, where I launched the installation, but in my other account, the dead links are still there. When I try to remap them in either root, or my user account, I get the same message:

Cannot save changes to launcher

Details: Error writing file 'applications:/Office/MoreOffice/ooo645writer.desktop': Read-only file system

QUESTION:

How can I set my permissions such that I can either REMOVE and/or REMAP (find a new 'target' for) these files?

2. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE THE ICON OF THE 'RED HAT' MAIN MENU PANEL LAUNCHER?

3. HOW DO I UNINSTALL PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOT IN THE ADD/REMOVE APPLICATIONS LIST?

I get the impression that it's never safe to just 'delete' something straight up. That said, is there a standard way to uninstall apps generally?

4. WHAT IS THE DEFAULT (GENERAL) FOLDER FOR APPLICATIONS THAT ALL USERS CAN ACCESS? (ie where should I install these files by 'default' ?)

5. HOW CAN I START REDHAT LINUX 9 OUTSIDE OF X? HOW DO I GET BACK INTO X?

I would like to install the Nvidia graphics drivers for my shiny new FX 5900, however, I cannot seem to discover this apparently simple command. What do I have to do to both get out of, and back into X?

6. APPLICATION INFORMATION

Less than a week of playing with Linux, and my fu**nut brother leaves sordid traces of some Vegas brothel site in my account. Is there any type of internet file 'cleaning utility' that will wipe my history, mozilla textfield, cookies etc. all at once? Also, I have XMMS (it came with the distro), but it can't play my MP3s. I downloaded the Winamp alpha, but it is practically unusable. Any suggestions for a sleek, functional MP3 player?

Thank you, thank you very much (bows)... (applause)
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:08 AM   #2
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3: assuming you installed via an rpm....
rpm -q package-name (test if a package is installed)
rpm -qa (print a list of all installed packages)
rpm -qa | grep search-name ( search for a package )
rpm -e package-name ( erase / un-install package )

in all the above, you do not need to enter version numbers
so for package SuperFreakinCool-2.4.3-a just enter SuperFreakinCool

if you compiled from source, cd into the source directory and type 'make uninstall'

4. there are no default share folders, but you can make one...
su
[password]
mkdir /home/share
chmod 777 -R /home/share

5.
su -
[password]
init 3 (drops into command line mode)
init 5 ( return to X )


6. XMMS can play mp3's but some distro's cripple it cos there is a possible copyright isue.... goto rpmfind.net and search for xmms-mp3 find a version that matches your xmms version ( rpm -q xmms) then download it and install using the command rpm -Uvh xmms-mp3*.rpm

sorry i cant answer the others.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:11 AM   #3
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ohh, and about 1. let me guess, you are using GNOME.
ive never managed to get GNOME to work the way i like it.

i would definatly surgest you try KDE.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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ad 1.)
To my experience you have to install Open Office for every user -- not the full install, just about 20 (?) MB. When you click on the icon the first time (being normal user) it asks you whether you want done that now. I'd imagine that after your re-installation that mechanism is broken -- but I don't know how to repair that. Have a look into the OO-directory, maybe you get lucky when you start the executables there...
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:01 AM   #5
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4. Applications don't usually install to one directory as i n windows, but rather places it's files in many different directories depending on the functionality of the file.

Most programs know where to install itself so you should not have worry about where to install.
And by the way: Normal users don't install application in linux, other than local installations in their home directory.
Installation is an administrators job.

5. NVIDIA has drivers on their web page with instructions how to install.

6. Mozilla has a quite simple way of deleting history and cookies. Open up preferences and go through the categories. They are spread out in the preference windows though.

Red Hat has decided not to ship the mp3 plug-in to safeguard against any problem with lawsuite or something. You can get the mp3 plug-in on xmms own homepage I think. Install it and voila.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:09 AM   #6
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Oh, I forgot

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+driver+nvidia
 
  


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