PauliusC;2158276 Wrote:
> Well, there's a free version of minecraft, which is accessible to
> everyone,

Ah, so there is. I'd missed that.
Well attempting to play the free version in browser works fine for me
on a copy of SLED 11 SP1 that I have installed in Virtual Box, the only
copy of SLED I currently have access to. Well I say fine, it's rather
slow to respond to input but I think that's due to the meager CPU/RAM
the virtual machine has been allocated. Everything looks OK though. No
black screen problem.
If I put aboutlugins in to Firefox it says "Java(TM) Plug-in
1.6.0_26". If I look at it in more detail:

Code:
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mike@localhost:/usr/lib/browser-plugins> ls -l java*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 2011-04-02 20:29 javaplugin.so -> /etc/alternatives/javaplugin
mike@localhost:/usr/lib/browser-plugins> ls -l /etc/alternatives/javaplugin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 58 2011-06-28 17:39 /etc/alternatives/javaplugin -> /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so
mike@localhost:/usr/lib/browser-plugins> rpm -qf /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so
java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u26-0.2.1

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I don't have access to any machines with ATI graphics cards to try
with.

PauliusC;2158276 Wrote:
>
> You're right about the back-up. I'm not used to doing it. It can be
> done by "Backup Manager Settings" application in the Tools tab?
>

I'd presume as much, but to be honest I wasn't aware that Backup
Manager thing existed until you mentioned it.

If I were you I'd just plug in an external harddisk and copy any files
you care about on to it. It needn't be any more complicated than that.
The easiest thing to do would be to navigate to /home then you can
select your entire home directory and copy that.
Note that settings/configuration are usually in hidden
files/directories. In Linux a file/directory is considered hidden if
it's name starts with a a . E.g. a file called bob is not hidden a file
called .bob is hidden. It's not done with attributes like it is in
DOS/Windows. In Nautilus there's an option on the View menu to show/hide
hidden files.

For my machine at home I mirror my home directory to an external
harddisk using rysnc about once a week. E.g. in my home directory I run

Code:
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$ rsync -av --delete --progress --exclude .cache --exclude .local/share/Trash . /media/WDPassport/linuxhome/
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rsync only copies what isn't already on the external harddisk rather.
E.g. If I had 450GB the last time I backed up and have created 10GB of
files since then, rsync only copies 10GB not 460GB.
.cache is as the name suggests, just cache so I don't bother backing it
up. .local/share/Trash is what is referred to in SLED as Wastebasket, at
least when language is set to English (UK) don't know what it's called
in other language settings.

rsync is a great tool. It works across ssh connections too so you can
use it to sync files between any two machines regardless of their
location.

PauliusC;2158276 Wrote:
>
> As for the drivers, I even asked for help in this forum and they seem
> to have installed correctly (as far as I understand). However, I can see
> in YaST, that original drivers are also still installed. Should I remove
> them?

So long as all the drivers are installed as rpm packages then in theory
at least they shouldn't conflict. But if you're not using them then
removing them shouldn't hurt. But like I said before I'd consider
putting your machine back to factory state given how much you have
apparently changed.Sometimes if you've been tinkering and changing
things and aren't 100% sure what exactly it is you've done and think
you're in a bit of a mess the easiest solution is to just blow it all
away rather than sit around spending hours trying to fix it.


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