Re: blackbox, plus a few..
On Fri, Sep 10, 1999 at 03:58:39PM -0600, tf wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I finally got apt-get going--thanks. I can't remember,exactly, but is there a dpkg --fix --broken that I can use to insure that I
> have a "full" installation? I've got some of netscape 4.6, I think, but not enough to make it run (can run Mozilla fine under
> blackbox). The more I study dselect, the more confused I get.
There are netscatpe-smotif-46 and netscape-dmotif-46 pseudo-packages you
can install which have the depends set to install all you need.
> blackbox stuff: how do you add menu items? a background color? how changing the default video mode and color depth? (by
> hand) right now I use startx blackbox to get going...
I use entries in /etc/menu and run update-menus. It will add things to
the blackbox menu (which is in /etc/X11/blackbox/Blackbox-menu. The
appearance menu item has quite a few backgrounds available. I have
experimented a bit with customizing the background with files from
www.themes.org. The background stuff is in /usr/share/blackbox.
> an x-term is in the existing blackbox menu, but it won't accept any input. How may I get wterm going (just read a post 'bout it
> and it sounds good)
> last but not least... phewy on exim. I'm a beginner. is smail any easier to configure? Right now I have the mutt-exim-fetchmail
> combo. I visited some web document about exim and fetchmail, but lost the url. I just got the smail deb.
> once I get mail, and netscape, I'll have no more reason to borrow a computer!
smail is probably easier to configure than exim, but not as powerful. I
use smail on one of my systems and sendmail on the others.
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