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Old 07-22-2001, 09:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Some more questions =)


Deleting files

If I do a rm -r I get asked for confirmation on each single file.......how do I stop this confirmation?

Resolution

My res is too high and i can hardly read anything. How do I change this? At the moment I have Gnome running.


MySQL

Firstly does anyone know a good message board for mySQL/Linux?

If anyone has installed mySQL on linux maybe you can help me. I downloaded the standard stable binary 3.23.40 and unpacked it etc. But when I try to run mysql_install_db from the /scripts directory I get this error

"you should do a 'make install' before executing this script"

But I downloaded the binaries! I don't have to 'make' anything do I? Am I missing something fundamental here?

Cheers for any help at all.
 
Old 07-22-2001, 10:32 AM   #2
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Re: Some more questions =)

Deleting files

You need to set an alias up in your .bashrc or similar:
alias rm=`rm -f`

thus rm will be interpreted as rm -f automatically, where the f option means 'force'

Resolution

edit the erm.... /etc/X11/XF86config file. under the Screen Section you should see a list of different resolutions and modes, change the appropriate values. remember that Ctrl+alt+Plus will toggle the screen modes for you....

You can also run Xconfigurator to do it in a more graphical way, but if you go wrong there, you could easily screw up X to a much greater extent.... so back up!

SQL

You're running RH71? The RPM's for mySQL are located on the CD, just install them with gnorpm
 
Old 07-22-2001, 10:46 AM   #3
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thanks a lot but could you help me a little further, I am very new to this...

How do I run the CD now? Do I need to install support for it as I cannot see anything on my desktop....

what is gnorpm?
 
Old 07-22-2001, 01:14 PM   #4
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gnorpm - Gnome RPM manager. in Gnome, just run it in a terminal window, and the GUI will appear (assuming you've got it installed.

if it's not installed....

rpm -iv /mnt/cdrom/Redhat/RPMS/mysql-server-3.23.36-1.i386.rpm

should work, assuming the right path.

also install the other relevant rpms on that cd. (CD 2 btw).

gnorpm is no the first CD if it's not already installed, but i'd guess it already is.

the cd should be automatically mounted, if not:

mount /dev/cdrom
OR
mount /mnt/cdrom

the dev version defines the reference to the hardware, whilst the mnt defines where it should be placed. This pair is defined in the text file /etc/fstab.

There are ways to do this with the gnome managers (and kde) as well... i think you can actually right click on an rpm in a file window and there should be an install option, but i'm not sure about that.

chris
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Old 07-22-2001, 08:30 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Some more questions =)

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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
Deleting files

You need to set an alias up in your .bashrc or similar:
alias rm=`rm -f`

thus rm will be interpreted as rm -f automatically, where the f option means 'force'
I was always under the impression that this behaviour was caused by there already being an alias setup for rm that actually executed rm with a flag that makes it confirm deletes (rm -i I believe). If this is the case then you'll want to actually edit your .profile / /etc/profile / .bashrc file and remove the alias rather than create another.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 07-23-2001, 12:31 PM   #6
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*squirms*

errm... hey I can't be right all the time, if ever...! :-)

Chris
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