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Old 10-15-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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many questions

Hi, i would like to know:

1 - I installed both Kde and Gnome (Red hat 9.0) but i had not the possibility to choose during the installation. How can i switch to Kde? I would like to use K3b.

2 - Trying to fix the problem number one i installed k3b on my Slackware partition but i could not emulate SCSI because all the suggestions were for LILO. How can emulate SCSI with Grub?

3 - I would like to have some songs in my PC. How can i change track from .wav to .mp3?

4 - If i am root and install a program. How can i use the same if i log as user?

Thank you.
Old 10-15-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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1. start x with kdm or gdm, then when you log in you can choose which window manager.
2. don't know
3. don't know
4. as root, chmod 755 file_that/you_want/user_to_be_able_to.execute

Old 10-15-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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I can give you some help for questions 3, 4

3 - If you want to change WAV to mp3 files, you need an audio utility that can do the compression. I have only seen the Windows versions, but do a search of, etc, to find a freeware program that will do it for you. Remember that the more compression you use, the poorer the quality.

4 - chmod u+x filename When you log in as root, you can set permissions for any file, ie the program you want to run as "user"

Hope that helps.
Old 10-15-2003, 10:40 AM   #4
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1) If your using a graphical login for RH, you should see KDE in the Sessions menu when you are asked for your username and password. If you are starting from console, you need to edit your ~/.xinitrc file.

2) dunno

3) You'll have to find a program that saves .wav as .mp3 (I'd do a google or search freshmeat and sourceforge), but players may understand .wav without translation.

4) Usually if you install a program as root, normal users can run it. If they can't, find the startup binary and use chmod to give them executable privileges.

3 answers in 3 minutes. That has gotta be close to the record!

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Old 10-15-2003, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thank you all.I will try with your suggestions.
Do you think i should change my bootloader in order to fix slack SCSI problem?
Old 10-15-2003, 10:54 AM   #6
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1. At the log on screen, you will see the word 'session'. Click it and reselect the desktop - kde, gnome, etc.

don't know for the rest.

As far as it goes, why did you think that Slackware would give you less problems than Red Hat? If you hadn't installed KDE, you could have installed it through the add/remove programs system. Or if you really want a rebuild, select some different packages.
Old 10-15-2003, 11:04 AM   #7
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3- >For grub, you don't need an 'append' line like lilo. Just add the options after the kernel, like this:
kernel /vmlinuz ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi


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