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Astroboy589
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« on: September 24, 2008, 03:39:03 pm »

ok i got some questions to ask:
in JWM how do i change the desktop background?
how can i reduce the load of opera on my system? or is there another web brower thats lighter then opera but ain't as simple as dillo?
in vector what is the command for typical installation of tgz files? "gslapt -i /xxx/xxx/xxx/xxxx.tgz"?
i know samba can be used to share files from my laptopto my mainpc on XP, but can i access my  XP shared sholders from my laptop with samba? if so how?
if anyone can help me, thanks alot ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 04:28:38 pm »


in JWM how do i change the desktop background?
http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/config.shtml#desktops
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how can i reduce the load of opera on my system? or is there another web brower thats lighter then opera but ain't as simple as dillo?
How much RAM do you have, because Opera is probably a bit faster than Firefox and SeaMonkey so you won't get much faster, perhaps until Google Chrome for Linux comes out. You can reduce Opera's RAM usage by not having a lot of newsgroups/feed/emails/tabs open at the same time.
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in vector what is the command for typical installation of tgz files? "gslapt -i /xxx/xxx/xxx/xxxx.tgz"?
It is slapt-get (man "slapt-get") or if you have already downloaded the program then "installpkg nameofpackage"
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i know samba can be used to share files from my laptopto my mainpc on XP, but can i access my  XP shared sholders from my laptop with samba? if so how?
Yes, but I'm not a Samba expert. Someone else please!
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 05:05:56 pm »

ok i got some questions to ask:
in JWM how do i change the desktop background?

Configuration of JWM is done by editing "system.jwmrc" as su. This file is XML making it easy to edit, either by hand or programmatically.
Before restarting JWM, it is a good idea to run "jwm -p" to make sure the configuration file is free of errors. Otherwise you may end up without a root menu.

Desktops

Virtual desktops are controlled with the Desktops tag. Within this tag the following attribute is supported.

    * count
      The number of virtual desktops. The default is 4. Valid values are between 1 and 8 inclusive.

Within the Desktopstag the following tags are supported.

    * Background
      The default background for desktops. The type attribute determines the type of background and the text contained within this tag is the value. Valid types are:
          o solid
            A solid color. See Colors. This is the default.
          o gradient
            A gradient color. See Colors.
          o image
            A stretched image.
          o tile
            A tiled image.
          o command
            A command to be run for setting the background.
    * Desktop
      Desktop-specific data. The name attribute may be specified to name the desktop (the default is the desktop number). Within this tag, a Background tag may be specified for a desktop-specific background. See Background above for more information.

I found the above information at...
http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/config.shtml

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how can i reduce the load of opera on my system? or is there another web brower thats lighter then opera but ain't as simple as dillo?

There are two lighter browsers in gslapt.
hv3 (Would be my first choice)
netsurf (second)


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in vector what is the command for typical installation of tgz files? "gslapt -i /xxx/xxx/xxx/xxxx.tgz"?
installpkg /xxx/xxx/xxx/xxxx.tgz

You can get all the command line install info you can handle here.
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11.0
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 05:16:58 pm »

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i know samba can be used to share files from my laptopto my mainpc on XP, but can i access my  XP shared sholders from my laptop with samba? if so how?
Yes, but I'm not a Samba expert. Someone else please!

I assume your VL and XP client is all connected in a network. Type smbtree in console to list all the share folder inside your network.

Run this command as root to mount the share folder.......I am not sure about the username and password, as my office is join to a windows domain and it need authetication....
mount -t smbfs -o username=xxx,password=xxx //xxx/xxx /mnt/win

*//xxx/xxx = The first is the hostname or IP and the second is the share folder name

To unmount it just type umount /mnt/win as root

You can get more help and how to from the Samba official website....
http://us6.samba.org/samba/
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 05:46:27 pm »

ok i got some questions to ask:
in JWM how do i change the desktop background?

Configuration of JWM is done by editing "usr/etc/system.jwmrc" as su.

The above info just works for VL 5.9 Gold I just tried it out.
In VL 5.9 Light the file you need to edit is located at /home/usrname/.jwmrc
(This is a hidden file, so change your setting in file manager to view them)
You need to change the line that reads...

<Background>#7F7F7F<Background>
to...

<Background type="image">/usr/share/wallpapers/sunshine-after-the-rain.jpg</Background>

I just used "sunshine-after-the rain.jpg as an example. Use whatever you like, just make sure there are no typos.

Hold on...now I have a question.
When I do this myself in VL 5.9 light the picture only shows for a second then returns to the stainless steal look.
Sorry, worked in gold (as described in previous post. There must be another setting to change in light. I'll look into it.

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 06:10:16 pm »

ill try the coding thingo for the JWM thing that stretched said..

hata_ph, i got the file to mount which is totally sweet... but is there a way to make it auto mount when i log into gui? so i don't have to enter the command line everytime i log on.

ill try those browsers out..

ill take note about the package install thingo too

^_^ thanks all guys...^_^
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Astroboy589
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 06:28:05 pm »

ok i got some questions to ask:
in JWM how do i change the desktop background?

Configuration of JWM is done by editing "usr/etc/system.jwmrc" as su.

The above info just works for VL 5.9 Gold I just tried it out.
In VL 5.9 Light the file you need to edit is located at /home/usrname/.jwmrc
(This is a hidden file, so change your setting in file manager to view them)
You need to change the line that reads...

<Background>#7F7F7F<Background>
to...

<Background type="image">/usr/share/wallpapers/sunshine-after-the-rain.jpg</Background>

I just used "sunshine-after-the rain.jpg as an example. Use whatever you like, just make sure there are no typos.

Hold on...now I have a question.
When I do this myself in VL 5.9 light the picture only shows for a second then returns to the stainless steal look.
Sorry, worked in gold (as described in previous post. There must be another setting to change in light. I'll look into it.



yea i just did that, and it pops up for about 3 seconds and yea it went back to GRAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY lol
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 06:31:10 pm »

hata_ph, i got the file to mount which is totally sweet... but is there a way to make it auto mount when i log into gui? so i don't have to enter the command line everytime i log on.
You can try to add the windows share entry to fstab. You can refer to below link for some references.....I never use automount at startup before.....so you can try it out yourself....perhaps you may need to change file type cifs to smbfs

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288534

I notice there is a utility call vlsmbmnt in VL59 but I never use it.....maybe you can try that...or do VASM can mount network share file? That I never try before.....happy vectoring....Smiley

EDIT:

Just found out that is a thing call autofs...never use it before but you have a look too....
http://www.linux-consulting.com/Amd_AutoFS/autofs.html
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Auto_mount_filesystems_(AUTOFS)
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 07:32:21 pm »

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yea i just did that, and it pops up for about 3 seconds and yea it went back to GRAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY lol

OK figured it out.
Set up so you can view hidden files.
Go to /home/usrname/.config/pcmanfm

Open main with text editor

Change the line that reads...
wallpaper=/usr/share/wallpapers/VLight.jpg

to

wallpaper=/usr/share/wallpapers/alta-badia.jpg   
(or whatever picture you want in whatever file you want)



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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 07:35:25 pm »

Hey you can control it through the file manager gui as well!!!!

Open your filemanager.  Go to Edit--->Preferences
Choose the desktop tab  and you can take it from there.

Who would have though the controls for your desktop would be in your filemanager. LOL
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 03:30:33 pm »

Yep, that's an LXDE-ism that also affects jwm the way VL Light is setup.  Considering that JWM has no GUI tool for this I think this was a clever idea.
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