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Old 07-21-2001, 11:39 PM   #1
Xploder
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Arrow Lots of questions..


Ahh yes finally a site that I can ask all of my questions at and not feel stupid..

So here's what I'm running:
SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional
48 MB of ram
P166
4 Gig Hard Drive
KDE

And here are my questions:
I am stuck on 256 colors (8 bit I think) and I don't know how to change it. I've looked in KDE Control Center and I haven't seen anything.

How am I supposed to extract/install .sh and .gz files? I click them and nothing happens..

Thanx Everyone..
John
 
Old 07-22-2001, 09:13 AM   #2
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you want to run sax2. from the kmenu choose suse > system > configuration > sax2.

right click on the .gz file and choose open with > archiver, in archiver choose extract and pick a folder to put it in, once it's decompressed read the install or readme file for instructions on how to install the prog.
 
Old 07-22-2001, 07:40 PM   #3
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Re: Lots of questions..

Quote:
Originally posted by Xploder
How am I supposed to extract/install .sh and .gz files? I click them and nothing happens..
Just incase you're not clear on this - .sh files are typically shell scripts that run a group of commands for you (a bit like a DOS .bat file) where as a .gz file is a compressed file, a bit like a Zip file - but .gz files can only contain a single compressed file, until Zip where you can compress lots of files into a single Zip archive. For this reason you often get .tar.gz files, which is where you use tar (Tape ARchive) to join lots of files together, then gzip to compress this single .tar file.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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