See also 5: Section 5: Configuration
MEPIS Linux 7.0 contains a number of powerful means of finding files or folders, both graphical and command-line.
locate firefoxwill return an extremely long list with every single file that has the word “firefox” in its name or in its path. This command is best used when the exact file name is known.
whereis firefoxwill return a much shorter list something like this:
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /etc/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/X11R6/bin/firefox /usr/bin/X11/firefox /usr/share/firefox /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gzManual page for whereis: http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/whereis1.html
which firefoxwill return just one file:
/usr/bin/firefoxManual page for which: http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/which1.html
For configuration you will probably need to discover exactly what hardware is connected to your system. Use one of the following methods.
One place to get information about your hardware is Kinfocenter. Click KMenu --> System --> KInfo Center, and you will see the list of hardware in the left-hand panel, and details in the right.
You can get more detailed information using a command-line program that comes pre-installed with MEPIS.
hwinfo > /home/username/Documents/hwlist
How To Get System Info In Linux: http://www.computerbob.com/guests/how_to_get_system_info_in_linux.php
KDE has its own screensaver program known as KScreensaver. You reach it by right-clicking the desktop, select Configure Desktop... --> Screen Saver. The settings screen is pretty clear, but the Help document has details. A set of creative screensavers can be added with Xscreensaver.
Other common choices: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Linux_software#Screen_Saver
When a program refuses to end, you can kill it in a number of ways. Here are two of the most common:
MEPIS Wiki: Killing a runaway program: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Killing_a_runaway_program
A symbolic link (also soft link or symlink) is a special kind of file that points to another file, much like a shortcut in Windows or an alias in Macintosh. A symbolic link does not contain any actual data (as a hard link does), it just points to another file somewhere in the system.
There are two ways to create a symlink: Konqueror or the command line.
ln -s TargetFile LinkNameBe sure to include path as well as file/folder names. The -s switch indicates that a symbolic link and not a hard link (that points directly to data) is being created.
Wikipedia: Symbolic link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symlink
The Seven Unix/Linux File Types: http://sblinux.org/pages/permissions01.html#filetypes
A variety of tools to help you monitor your system are available in MEPIS Linux 7.0. can be found under the KMenu --> System menu tree. For details on these tools, check the MEPIS Wiki.
Other common choices: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Linux_software#Utilities