Re: Couple of more questions.
Teilhard Knight wrote:
I tried to test the modem, but I have no
permission to dial, urgh!, and the system says that I should add myself to
the dialing group.
"addgroup knight dialout" as root,
then log knight out and log knight back in.
I've never played much with installing packages graphically, so don't
even understand what you're saying here. If it's a .deb file, I'd just,
at a command prompt as root, run "dpkg -i foo.deb", where foo is the
name of the package you're installing.
I didn't know how to do that and it was late, so, I will
try today. I installed the NVIDIA packages, and I did it opening the package
and entering on the install icon inside. If I did it first hand, nothing
happened, but when I selected open with the mouse, the system said I
shouldn't do that, but instead press "enter" on the install icon. Pressing
enter afterwards created a temporary file which was detected if I tried to
do it again. That's why I think I got the packages installed.
This will happen if the cdrom device/mount point is being used in any
way. For example, if you have a file manager opened and displaying the
contents of /cdrom (the usual mount point), or if you have a terminal
open and it's current directory is /cdrom.
Last thing is that my CDROM drive got stuck for a while. Couldn't open it's
contents, nor eject it by hand or by selecting "eject the device" with the
mouse. After a while, I could eject it by hand and read it.
Not enough detail provided here. Even if the system detects the devices,
they may not be mounted for use. Use "dmesg|more" and look for
references to your devices, then using that info, you can mount them.
For example, you can create a directory named "dvd", and if dmesg shows
your DVD drive to be on /dev/hdd, you can mount it with a command like
"mount /dev/hdd1 /home/knight/dvd". You can automate this process with
such packages as automounter and/or with configuration in /etc/fstab.
Why is it that on the beginning of the installation the install program
detects both my DVD and my CD-RW, but after the installation I can only work
with the drive I used to install?
Not generally; sometimes third-party packages ask you to reboot, simply
because that's easier than them trying to [re]start whatever service
they need to have running, but if you know what you're doing, you can
manually do the [re]start of the service. Also, if you're installing a
new kernel, it won't be active until after a reboot. But other than
that, pretty much there are no reboots necessary after installing software.
One doesn't have to reboot in Linux after installing something like in
Windows, does one?