Re: post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]
On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 03:25:56AM -0500, Chinook wrote:
> Chinook wrote:
> >post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]
> Whoops, spoke too soon. She is missing "hearts" that she plays with her
> uum friends*. I thought I found it as part of a package called
> "floater," but when I bring it up it only has bridge :-( Anyway, after
Linux hearts card game on Google shows two good entries at the top.
One appears to be a project started this year: the other is about 9
years old on freshmeat. Those might be a good start to look at.
> I installed it, it did not show up in a menu? I found it with the file
> browser and can double click it, but even after a restart it is not in a
> menu??? Then there is the question that if it does not include hearts
> I'll figure out how to can it (false advertising?).
Menu system not infallible: is it under Debian -> apps -> games or
entertainment? To remove a package - apt-get remove floater
> Andrew M.A. Cater: I checked the various BOINC and client boards and
> there are a lot of participants running the new BOINC on the latest
> stable Debian. There does seem to be some classic S@H people that are
> disgruntled - not something I want to get into :-)
Good - glad you can get it going :)
> >There are three little items I have not been able to resolve yet though,
> >and would appreciate any pointers:
> >1) When booting up, can the keyboard Num Lock be defaulted to On? I
> >keep forgetting to hit the Num Lock key before any digits in passwords
> >and it's an unconscious habit to use the number pad rather than the top
> >row of the character section of the keyboard.
> Yes there is a BIOS setting and BIOS turns it on, but ??? turns it off
> before one gets to the login. /etc/console-tools/config has no effect.
> I did find the mentioned numlockx package and installed it. It's a CLI
> tool, so in what script where would I employ it*?
numlockx - works under X windows : if you start it in your X session
start up scripts, then you'd have full numlock control if working in X.
[Doesn't work for command line in a virtual terminal as far as I can
see.] I still think it's probably a BIOS setting overall / a
> *OT Careful what you're thinking - this old man ain't completely brain
> dead :-)) and I have searched though obviously not enough :-(
> the file path and line number within the file, I might be able to catch
> up with you :-) I found what I thought was the file but could not see
> where to edit it.
Start with /boot/grub/menu.lst perhaps? Not sure here.
> I tried Gnome screensaver settings - blank screen works of course but
> does not reduce power (monitor power green light stays on instead of
> flashing yellow). If I set no screensaver then the screen never blanks
> - duh :-)
> The settings in /etc/console-tools/config again have no effect.
> I did notice that BIOS has APM enabled (and ACPI seems to be an
> extension of such), but in the boot config menu file APM=m (???) and
> there is a slew of settings for ACPI. Could this be part of the problem?
modprobe apm ; aptitude install apmd ? [Or similarly for acpi] ??
> >Thank you for your patience,
> >Lee C
> Twice over,
> Lee C
> PS: I also meant to ask if one could switch back and forth between
> Gnome and KDE. Rather than ask what the advantages are <b>to me</b>, I
> was thinking of seeing for myself what KDE is like :-)
If you have a boot manager (gdm/kdm) running - select under Session
All the best,
[Someone presumably used to British English, I can't imagine a non-Brit
referring to themselves as an old fart :) ]