8.7:     System

See also 5:  Section 5: Configuration

Finding files and folders

MEPIS Linux 7.0 contains a number of powerful means of finding files or folders, both graphical and command-line.



How to list your hardware

For configuration you will probably need to discover exactly what hardware is connected to your system. Use one of the following methods.

Basic list

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.

Detailed list

You can get more detailed information using a command-line program that comes pre-installed with MEPIS.

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

Killing runaway programs

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.

Wikipedia: Symbolic link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symlink
The Seven Unix/Linux File Types: http://sblinux.org/pages/permissions01.html#filetypes

System monitoring and scheduling

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