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masterJ 06-30-2003 11:17 AM

New slacker questions
 
First up, love this site - dead helpful just browsing through for probs that other people can help you with, and no-one gets slammed down for not knowing stuff...

Anyways, started learning Linux with RH, but then tried Slack, and I'm really impressed with it! Even as a relative newbie, RH just sometimes seems to be doing stuff that I don't expect, and Slack doesn't. And it's got all the stuff you need, with none of the useless stuff with the other distros, so it's all one one CD - nice!

Just a couple of tiny questions, though -

1. Got WAY to used to the /sbin/service tool in Redhat, so what's the best way of starting / stopping services, and also configuring services for different runlevels etc...?

2. Really tiny question, but is there any way of getting Slack to clear the screen on logout so all the last user's info isn't left all over the top of the screen?

3. When I do use the GUI, why can I only get up to 60Hz @ 1024x768 - I know this card can to better in M$ XP, so why not in Slack? Is this a KDE thing?

4. More a general question - what's the diff between ext3 and resizerfs? No-one I've asked seems to know. I know they're both journalling file systems, but what's the pros and cons of each?

Cheers, guys...

trickykid 06-30-2003 12:22 PM

Re: New slacker questions
 
Quote:

Originally posted by masterJ
1. Got WAY to used to the /sbin/service tool in Redhat, so what's the best way of starting / stopping services, and also configuring services for different runlevels etc...?

2. Really tiny question, but is there any way of getting Slack to clear the screen on logout so all the last user's info isn't left all over the top of the screen?

3. When I do use the GUI, why can I only get up to 60Hz @ 1024x768 - I know this card can to better in M$ XP, so why not in Slack? Is this a KDE thing?

1. Usually you can enter the /etc/rc.d directory and use the scripts there to start and stop services.

Say to stop then start NFS, I could do a:

bash@host /etc/rc.d > $ ./rc.nfsd stop
bash@host /etc/rc.d > $ ./rc.nfsd start

2. Not sure, but I'm sure Redhat just created a script to take place over the exit command or logout command to clear the screen before logging out. I usually just clear myself then logout if I don't want anything to display.

3. What kind of video card are you using? And what drivers? Did you specify the correct refresh rates and such or reconfiguring your card?

4. Check out this page for in depth look at reiserfs and ext3, seemed to have some good documentation and such. http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...1/newLocation;

hexbit 06-30-2003 01:45 PM

> 2. Really tiny question, but is there any way of getting Slack to clear the screen on logout so all the last user's info isn't left all over the top of the screen?

In your home directory, create a file called ".bash_logout" .. Add the word "clear" then save .. When you logout, the screen will automatically clear ..

=)

trickykid 06-30-2003 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by hexbit
> 2. Really tiny question, but is there any way of getting Slack to clear the screen on logout so all the last user's info isn't left all over the top of the screen?

In your home directory, create a file called ".bash_logout" .. Add the word "clear" then save .. When you logout, the screen will automatically clear ..

=)

Haha.. simple enough, didn't even think about the .bash_logout file.. :D

grym 06-30-2003 11:56 PM

filesystems
 
reiser is good at handling many small files

ext3 is a good general purpose filesystem backwards compatible with ext2 and considered more stable by many

masterJ 07-01-2003 04:42 AM

Cheers for all the help, guys - this has helped me with just the little things that get annoying.

trickykid - thanks for the tips, and will be putting Slack on a different box soon anyway, so hopefully that'll sort it anyway - if not, I'll do what you suggested! Just damn 60Hz is just instant headache territory! Great link on the FS stuff to!

And thanks for the logout script idea, hexbit - it's always the simple solutions that are best!!

Cheers, guys!


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