Sunday Morning idle queries ??

William Case billlinux at
Sun Jul 6 14:16:39 UTC 2008


Just wondering about a few things:

1) I noticed a program in the latest update list called 'augeas' for
editing config files.  I have gone to their site etc.-- looks
interesting.  Has anyone have experience using it and would like to

2) I have just installed kmod-nvidia from livnia.  I have been watching
the discussion here on its effectiveness re: Xorg etc.  It seems to work
fine for me.  Now the question is: which is the best 3D application
(window manager??) to use with it?  Compiz?

3) My project for the next while is to work out how various multimedia
work.  The more I delve into the subject the more confusing it gets.
I can find lots of info on the various pieces of hardware used, but then
what?  How do various software components fit together e.g. gstreamer,
xine, Totem, ripping, burning, editing, codecs, audio (drivers), video
(drivers), etc., etc.  Info and howtos on individual pieces of software
exist, but I can't seem to find anything online or a textbook that puts
it all together in an overview.  Wikipedia, for example, is full of
stubs on this subject.

Does anyone have suggestions of where to look for some kind of summary
that offers explanations rather than just howtos?

Rome will not rise or fall based on these questions, but if you are
sitting in front of your computer right now looking for a good reason to
procrastinate over real work, give my questions a whirl.

Regards Bill;
Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.2
Evo.2.22.2, Emacs 22.2.1

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