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Several easy Linux Questions

Posted on 1998-04-22
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I have several, easy Linux questions. Here they are:

1.) I finally got X (the Windows GUI for Linux) to work, but the text is HUGE, and so is everything else. How can I change the size and stuff of X?
2.) How do you copy and paste using emacs?
3.) Where can I get more information on the exact installation procedure for Netscape Navigator/Communicator? I couldn't find it on netscape's page.

Sorry if these seem easy, but my instruction manual is at the bottom of my closet... :-(
Thanks.

-Mystery
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I am not familiar with emacs, but to load X with a higher resolution, do startx -- -32bpp (or -24bpp, -16bpp).  Also, you can 'scroll' through resolutions by using the Ctrl-Alt-+ key sequence.  This is enabled by default, but could have been shut off during the XFree86 config process.  This is unlikely.

Netscape has made installation of Netscape Communicator fairly easy by making the executable standalone (on the statically linked version).  Just place this in a directory located in your path and run it from an xterm or rxvt.  To have the command in your menu, you need to edit certain files relevant to your window manager.  As a window manager, I recommend AfterStep (http://www.afterstep.org/).. very NeXT-like.
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Okay, thanks.

Then how do I copy and paste with vi?

-mystery
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I am not sure about the exact mouse buttons involved, but one sure way to find out is to run vi in a xterm/rxvt and highlight text.  Then maybe click the middle mouse button to cut and use the left or right mouse button to paste.  As you can tell, this is all editor independent, so if this works, it should work with emacs as well.  I would refer you to your favorite window manager's site as this seems to be what the controlling factor is.
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Let me try those. Thanks.
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"yy" copies a line in vi and "p" will paste it at the current cursor position, in the EDIT mode, of course.
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