Software advice?

Richard Jenniss RichardJenniss at
Thu Aug 8 02:36:30 PDT 2002

On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 11:14:11 -0400
Gerard Beekmans <gerard at> wrote:
> On August 8, 2002 04:37 am, Richard Jenniss wrote:
> > XMMS and other multimedia players.
> > Shoutcast?
> > What about shell extensions, such as "enque in xmms" or "play in Xmms"
> > currently I use KDE, if their are other (desktop manager?) desktop managers
> > that offer this, please let me know (: Adding other shell extensions would
> > be great too
> KDE offers that by default (enque and play in xmms) if xmms was detected when 
> you installed KDE. If not you can simply add it. Start Konqueror and browse a 
> directory that contains MP3 files. Right click on a file, click on "edit file 
> type" and there you can add more things that you want to be able to do with 
> that file. Enqueing in xmms is done by adding a new entry that runs this 
> command: "xmms %F -e"
> > The Universal (cut, copy and paste) using hot keys. I use this extensively
> > in windows. I have difficulty doing this in Linux on occasion. Some
> > applications don't copy, some don't allow the hot keys. A real bummer,
> > inmho.
> True. It only works in programs that are programmed that way. Most KDE apps 
> will be able to use it, but that's never a guarantee. The universal way to 
> copy and paste in Linux (or more to the point in XFree86 environments) is 
> highlight what you want to copy, then click the middle mouse button to paste 
> it. That's how X does it, so it'll work in any X based application. KDE will 
> offer the CTRL+C CTRL+V and such known hotkeys but only for native KDE apps.
> > Printing. I'm as new as new can get to Linux  Printing. I believe you need
> > CUPS ? is CUPS a layer of sorts to interface with various printers and
> CUPS is a printing system. You tell programs to run a program from the cups 
> package (such as lpr) and it'll go through the CUPS system and to your 
> printer. Just install it, read the docs. It's all pretty straight forward as 
> long as your printer is supported.
> > programs? Do I need ghost script? I have no idea. I have a scanner as well,
> > I'm not sure where to look, or what software to use.
> Try the SANE package. As long as your scanner is supported (their website has 
> a list of supported scanners) it'll be piece-of-cake: 
> -- 
> Gerard Beekmans

Awesome thank you! I almost feel as comfortable in Linux as I _did_ in windows.
The only thing I have left to work towards is power management!

Best regads,
Richard Jenniss.

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