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Old 07-08-2004, 06:55 PM   #16
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Thanks BIACS for your willingness to help me. I did as you suggest and I tried that command;
"bdc /home/jmr0311 --auto", and I was able to see some activity like the results from the scanning. Then I decide to look in the directory where BitDefender apparently reside but this directory "/usr/bin/bd7/" doesn't exist. Oh, now that I'm here II will like to ask you something. In Linux, Is there any type of maintenance that needs to be done, as far as deleting "tmp files", "erasing cache", this kinds of stuff that from time to time bug down your systems and make them slow. Maybe disk defragment, I'm very rookie when we talk about Linux, so I need some guidance from the Gurus in this forum.

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:16 PM   #17
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You can turn on a switch to clean your /tmp directory on each boot by opening the Mandrake Control Center (the Configure your computer or drakconf from term window), click on the Boot icon, click Boot Loader and then Advanced, there will then be a button to click to clean the /tmp directory. As far as defragmentation, none of the Linux file systems really can fragment so if you used ext2, ext3, or REISERFS, you wonīt have to worry about fragmentation. If you installed on a Fat32 that youīre sharing with Windows then youīll want to periodically defragment from within Windows. Linux wonīt fragment it but it will remain a periodic maintenance within Windows. The journalized system that Linux uses I believe is what eliminates fragmentation. The last I heard about the Longhorn and new version of NTFS from Microsoft wil be using a īliteī version of SQL which will help to reduce fragmentation as Linux does now.

Others may shed more lite on routine maintenance to perform on Linux but from what I know, you really donīt have any maintenance to perform. Iīve heard of Linux boxes staying up for many months without reboots or crashes and operating very well the whole time.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 07:47 AM   #18
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Hi everyone, There is another simple question I have. As far as I understand Mandrake 10 (Power Pack) comes with Mozilla 1.7 as one of the web browser. When I click the little star in the bottom of the screen and navigate to web browsers window, the only one showing is "Konqueror". not Mozilla. I will like to know if in fact Mozilla is installed in my machine and how to get to it so I can utilize it for web surfing.

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:05 AM   #19
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in a terminal, type......... mozilla ......or.......... /usr/bin/mozilla (hit enter after either). that should open mozilla & then you'll know it's installed. also, in terminal as root you could do one of the following to find out............ find / -name mozilla (hit enter) that will show you all instances of mozilla on your computer. and........... which mozilla (hit enter) will tell you which version of mozilla is installed.

if for some reason it isn't installed, use Mandrake Control Center->install software & type mozilla in the search box, then install it. conversely, in terminal as root you could type......... urpmi mozilla (hit enter) & install it that way.

if you find out it is installed, to add a shortcut to the Kicker menu, right click on the start (or K, whichever you have) & choose the "menu editor" option. navigate to the place you want to put the shortcut in the left panel. click "add" name the shortcut, for execute put /usr/bin/mozilla, choose an icon for it, then click "save" & exit after it's done saving. if the shortcut doesn't show up after that, restart KDE & it will be there.

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:35 AM   #20
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To add to otis's comment on adding a shortcut to your 'quicklaunch' bar. Once you have Mozilla installed, you can drag a copy to your desktop (click start go to the menu item for browsers and click+hold on the icon for Mozilla, drag it to the desktop area and let go, choose copy) and then also just drag a copy down to your quicklaunch bar, the bar will auto-expand if it is full now. If you don't like the spot where it was placed, just right click and select move. As you drag it left or right in that bar the other icons will shift depending on where your placing the Mozilla icon. I like using the menu editor as otis described but it can be a little confusing at first so I wanted to let you know of the drag & drop also available.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 07:36 PM   #21
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Hi Otis and BIACS, this time I'm trying to install new themes to Mozilla 1.7. I was able to download this files;

1) " aqua-ishmozillatheme-default-1.0.tar.gz "
2) " crystal-moz15-default-1.0.tar.gz "

But I don't know what else to do. Under what directory within mozilla should I install this files. Any help guys will be very appreciative.

Javi
 
Old 07-10-2004, 04:32 PM   #22
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Sorry, I donīt use Mozilla so I donīt know where it keeps its files. What you can do if you havenīt alread is to extract the contents of those files you downloaded. Open a terminal window and change dto the directory where those files are stored and type tar -zxvf name of each file, it will extract the contents of each and should create a folder for each as well. Then you need to either browse to those directories in the command line or with the gui file manager and look for a README or INSTALL file. In the terminal window you can just type cat README (or INSTALL whichever is present) this will allow you to read the contents. They will most likely have some instructions on how to either install or where to copy the files to. You may have to become root in the terminal window in order to copy the files to the directory where they need to be, depends on which directory if that is the case. Good luck
 
  


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