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Old 11-06-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Redhat linux 9, Fedra Core 1, Gentoo, Debian (woody), Mandrake 9.2
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Question Couple of (should be) easy problems

hello all. I took a look around the newB section but didnt really see the answers to these questions. im sure they are there and many are itching to flame me... be gentle.
NOTE: i am a life-long...winDOZE user and seek reform! almost everything in linux is VERY foreign

1) on one computer with RedHat 9, I have GRUB. Its the ONLY OS on that system, can i remove GRUB and have it just skip past the "booting in...6 secs" screen? it seems like a person can easily make their system unbootable doing seemingly intelligent things...therefore i didnt try.

2) on the subject of installing running kde 3.1. when i get a theme from, i gunzip, untar, and goto theme manager..."install new theme" then i get the error "no .theme or .themerc file found!" something like that. im dyin because i gawk and drool at those SWEET themes. what am i doing wrong? i saw a post with a link talking about compiling the themes?

3) this may relate to Q 2. Window managers? im not very clear as to what they are or why one would want to use them...if they did how would they? IceWM, Sawfish, Enlightenment, etc.

4) does anyone have a tutorial that could teach how to compile source? I need something that starts from "sit down in computer chair > sip soda > press button on computer marked 'POWER'..." something that doesnt get technical...though i LOVE the computer world not ready for it.

I appreciate any help on any of the questions. i truly am in LOVE with what i've seen in screenshots, now i want to create the screen shots.
thanks again
Old 11-06-2003, 03:14 PM   #2
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1) Just change the timeout value to 0 in grub.conf
2) Take a look at these howto documents:
3) They are alternatives to kde and gnome. To use them just follow the install instructions most of whhc will show you how to select a window manager before you login.
4) Take a look at jeremy's Linux Answer:


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