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    general linux questions

    what is a source and a binary? i'm trying to install XMMS and confused which to download.

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    Re: general linux questions

    hmmm source is where you can actually see the code (hack it!)and compiile it manually before you can install .. as with binary, you only install it directly ... HTH
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    Re: general linux questions

    If you can get a binary download for your distro, you should go with that route. There really isn't any noticeable performance difference on modern machines anymore. If you can't get a binary for your distro, then you really have no choice.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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    Re: general linux questions

    okay. if you are in the console mode (becuase i accidentally turned off the gui log in) how do i go back to the gui desktop for gnome?

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    Re: general linux questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tracktrix
    okay. if you are in the console mode (becuase i accidentally turned off the gui log in) how do i go back to the gui desktop for gnome?
    CTRL + F7 ... or was it F6?
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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    Re: general linux questions

    or ... startx?
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    If it wasn't started already.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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    if it wasnt your x server isnt running yet, then run it using the startx command..if it is already running, then you probably are in console mode..use ctrl + alt + f7

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    After uninstalation of linux, I formatted my disk in FAT32 format and restore the ghost image of my previous windows OS. I wonder why the GRUB loader is still on my start-up. Pls tell me how to remove this GRUB loader in the start-up. The windows cannot load because of this GRUB loader in the start-up.

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    Re: general linux questions

    did you say you formatted the whole drive or just the partition where your linux where installed?
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