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    Default a few questions...

    i installed opensuse 11 (gnome version) in addition to my previous installations of windows xp and ubuntu 7.10. i have 2 hdds though all the OS' are in one hdd itself. i appreciate help in:

    1) adding a "my computer" ikon which works in the same way as in windows xp and ubuntu 7.10.

    2) i am unable to use the full screen area ( i have a crt monitor). changing the resolution does not help.

    3) only the windows ntfs and fat32 partitions got mounted. the ubuntu partition and other ext3 partitions are not mounted. i used the 'create partition setup' during installation and was unable to mount these ext3 partitions. pl tell me how to update my /etc/fstab and other necessary files to mount the ext3 partitions.

    4) i need to export paths and add aliases for my bash shell. how do i do it? i mean like ubuntu's bash shell tells me to add it in .bashrc or to create a .bash_aliases and add there. if possible, i would prefer creating a new file wherein i can add aliases and paths.

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: a few questions...

    1) adding a "my computer" ikon which works in the same way as in windows xp and ubuntu 7.10.
    A brand new install of openSUSE does this automatically. It even did it when I installed it on top of Sabayon and kept my existing /home parition. Just put a shortcut on your desktop that points to sysinfo:/ and then name it My Computer and give it whatever icon you want. If you have trouble with that, just download this shortcut and put it on your desktop:

    http://enderandrew.com/linux/myComputer.desktop

    2) i am unable to use the full screen area ( i have a crt monitor). changing the resolution does not help.
    What kind of video card do you have? What driver are you using?

    3) only the windows ntfs and fat32 partitions got mounted. the ubuntu partition and other ext3 partitions are not mounted. i used the 'create partition setup' during installation and was unable to mount these ext3 partitions. pl tell me how to update my /etc/fstab and other necessary files to mount the ext3 partitions.
    I need to know what partitions you have before I can tell you how to edit fstab.

    4) i need to export paths and add aliases for my bash shell. how do i do it? i mean like ubuntu's bash shell tells me to add it in .bashrc or to create a .bash_aliases and add there. if possible, i would prefer creating a new file wherein i can add aliases and paths.
    That's exactly what you do, you edit your .bashrc

    It should go in /home/foo/.bashrc

    http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/sample-bashrc.html

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    Default Re: a few questions...

    the screen problem got solved. i hadn't used all the resolution options. i'll try the method you suggested about the 'my computer icon'.

    i haven't understood exactly what kind of info you need about my partitions. all i can say is that i have 2 hdds (80 & 500gb) which have:
    1) one 15gb windows installation partition (FAT32). partitions of 25gb in 1st hdd and 100gb (both NTFS) in 2nd hdd.
    2) an 8gb ubuntu partition (ext3)
    3) a 2.3gb swap(common to suse and ubuntu)
    4) a 20gb opensuse partition (ext3)
    5) a 100gb ext3 partition
    all os' are in the 80gb hdd abd i havent yet formatted 265gb of the 500gb hdd. only swap and the windows partitions are mounted. does this info help?

    instead of editing my .bashrc, can i create a new file (to add aliases and paths) in /home/foo/ that my bash shell will read? do i have to log in as root to affect these changes?

    the sleep option is not working. how to activate it?

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    Default Re: a few questions...

    during installation of opensuse 11 (gnome version) the partitions of my ubuntu didn't get mounted, but windows xp partitions got mounted. pl tell me how to modify fstab and other reqd files to mount all partitions.

    i gnome version i am unable to create a 'my computer' ikon. an application launcher pointing to sysinfo:/ is not working.

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    Default Re: a few questions...

    i suggest you first search for previous posts with the term grub in
    the subject....for, i think you will find your answer therein...

    or, if after failing that you still need help, i'd suggest you post anew
    using a subject something like:

    GRUB help--need to boot to SuSE, another Linux distro AND Windows

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    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
    A Texan in Denmark

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