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Re: stuff i don't know

"Noah John" <minotaur@hotmail.com> 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

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