Re: stuff i don't know
"Noah John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 1. Is there a PDF viewer included in potato? how do i tell x to
> use it to open pdfs when i double click them?
There is xpdf, among other solutions like a pdf to ps converter and
gv. Try running "apt-cache search pdf.+view"
I think the node "File Types and Programs" in the GNOME Control center
will allow you to configure what programs run for certain extensions.
> 2. I have an iMac DV SE (graph). I must use modprobe dmasound to
> get any sound. This allows xmms to play mp3s, but not cds (it loads
> and plays, but no music), nor will the utility named "CD Player"
> allow music (same as xmms). Is there a way i can set this to stay
> on, and is there a way to get my cds playing?
Apparently Apple has braindamaged their machines by not directly
connecting the CDROM to the sound card. Try using the XMMS cd-playing
plugin to play CDs. I've never tried it, but it should work.
> 3. How do I get rid of items that have been placed on the toolbar
> at the bottom of the desktop? Assuming I haven't tried anything
> (cause i can't right click and such). If all i have to do is right
> click tell me how to set a one button mouse to do that...
I believe right clicking will pop up a menu. I suggest you enable
mouse button emulation (search the archives of this list for
information on how to do it).
> 4. How do i get the games in gnome to work? Right now I have to hunt
> through the file manager... Is there a way to get them to open when i
> select them in the debain menu?
I did "apt-get install task-gnome-games", and they came up in the
"Programs->Games" submenu. I'm not sure why that doesn't work for