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Old 09-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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Few questions setting up a fresh install for a noob

Well I followed the sticky above and did a full install of 10.1, installed dropline, and swaret etc. So I noticed it installed all these things during the upgrade/update and I was wondering where they all went? where can I find these programs, how do I get them to show in my "start menu" in dropline?

- also, how do i make it so when Im browsing a folder and click a new one it stays in the same window instead of opening a new one?

- when 10.2 comes out, how would i upgrade to it from 10.1? would i have to reinstall or something? and when dropline gnome comes out with their new version shortly after how would i upgrade that?

- i installed the nvidia drivers but how do I know they're actually in use/installed?

that's it for now, thanks!

Last edited by Dachy; 09-14-2005 at 03:56 PM.
Old 09-14-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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1) I don't understand what you mean, maybe installed packages? You can run pkgtool from console to see them.

2) I assume you're talking about GNOME, that has been discussed a lot, try to search for "turn off spatial browsing".

3) When a new version is released, there's a file called UPGRADE.TXT in it that tells you how to update from previous version.

4) You should see Nvidia logo when starting X.
Old 09-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #3
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Any chance you can tell me which menu items look like they may be missing? Most of what gets installed during the process consists of GNOME core platform and desktop libraries, and dependencies. In addition to the normal GNOME items (calculator, gedit, etc) you should at least have launchers for the items shown here:


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