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Old 02-18-2002, 06:53 AM   #1
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Help me leave the windows world


Well.. first of all .. thanks to those guys who helped me with my sound problems i Slack 8

The only thing that keeps me stuck in the windows world is that i what to see DivX movies and play my favourite game Counter-Strike.

So im begging for help to leave it, i wanna make a reinstallation of Slackware 8 but now use all space on my HD, install DivX ?, install HL / CS ?

If there is someone who has the knowledge to help me out i would be whery whery happy

How would my partitions look like ? i have a 20 GB HD

/ x GB ( Primary Part )
/home x GB ( Ext Part - reiser fs ? )
/usr x GB ( Ext Part - reiser fs ? )
Swap 760 Mb ( Ext Part )

Help with Div X ?

Help With Counter - Strike ?

Why i choose Slakware is beacuse i wanna learn linux from the bottom
 
Old 02-18-2002, 07:02 AM   #2
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divx is really really easy, and MUCH faster and better than under windows. go to http://mplayerhq.hu for the best player, and links to all the divx codecs you'll need.

i doubt counter strike will work at all, it *might* go under wine, but i wouldn't count on it.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 08:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, Counter Strike is a pretty hungry pig, so even if WINE can handle it, the level of emulation necessary to run it may choke your box unless we're talking P4/AMD-XP land.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-18-2002, 09:37 PM   #4
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not enough ?

So .. a PIII450 / 384mb ram is not enough to run wine / CS ? strange ..

No ideas about my partitions ? right now there is only swap and /

How do i get colors in the terminal window, folders and links etc. ?

Last edited by Fuel; 02-18-2002 at 09:45 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 10:05 PM   #5
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to fuel, hope i'm not too late, but try ls --help, or man ls, this will tell you how to use the ls command and how to get color from the ls, as for wine, they meant that the divx player was a memory hog, and it would streach the power of wine to run it, hope this helps
 
Old 02-19-2002, 06:58 AM   #6
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actually you can get cs servers and stuff.
http://www.counter-strike.net/linux_full.html

ahh it may go under wine, but generally it's not a decent solution. i can run half life on winex well enough, but i just can't be bothered anyway

as for the partitions... what do you mean? i don't see a decent question...
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:00 PM   #7
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partitions

.. how should i size my partitions when i reinstall ( now there are just one /root and swap of course )? and who should be primary and who should be extended ?

/ root ... primary ?

/home , /usr & swap ... extended ?

sizes ?
 
Old 02-20-2002, 12:06 PM   #8
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my suggestion for your partitions under slack is the following:

[swap partition] (i generally make my swap about the same size as my ram, in your case 384 megs.)
/boot (this isn't a necessary partition unless your hdd is over 10gigs, but 50 megs should be more than enough)
/ (fill up the rest of your space with this)

the /home, /usr and other partitions aren't necessary. in fact, i try and stay away from them since i've found that having too many partitions can mess with your tables... plus i like to keep things as simple as possible.

hope this helps. :-)
 
Old 02-20-2002, 12:11 PM   #9
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If you do this, make sure you run on something like ext3 or reiser. If you keep everything running on just the / partition, should the unmentionable happen (it goes down), you could find you have a system that takes ages to fsck, and even then could have several problems.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:34 PM   #10
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well .. ive done it already

/ 1gb primary
/home 3gb extended
/usr 5gb extended
/files 10 gb extended
/swap 760mb extended
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:36 PM   #11
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how do i change the desktop env. to kde or twm ? im running gnome right now but want to try something else. ive read some posts in this forum, but non seemes to work :/
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:58 PM   #12
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well, if you wanna change WMs, then i highly suggest windowmaker. much better than any other window manager...

as far as changing it, just edit your ~/.xinitrc file and at the end of it, you should see a line like this:

exec /usr/sbin/wmaker

or at least that's what mine says. just change that to execute whatever manager you'd like.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 02:27 AM   #13
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well .. mine looks like this :

#!/bin/sh
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
fi

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap
fi

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
fi

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
xmodmap $usermodmap
fi

# Start the window manager:
exec gnome-session
 
Old 02-21-2002, 05:55 AM   #14
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yep, last line where it says: "exec gnome-session". change that to boot whatever WM you wanna use. i'd put the full path too... just to be on the safe side.
 
  


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