On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 02:29:47PM +0100, Iwant Afterstep wrote: > > When you say "remove AS," do you mean "rm -r > ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep ? No, I don't think so. Here's what you did: 1. You have a system-wide copy of AS under /usr/X11R6/share/. Now, that is _probably_ just the config files. Likely under /usr/X11R6/bin/ you have an actual binary. (If you want to seewhere anything with the name "afterstep" is, at a command prompt, try this: $ find / -name afterstep -print You'll likely get some errors if you're not root, but so what?) What you need to so is use rpm to remove _that_ version of afterstep. If you use an RPM file, you can probably use the upgrade switch to RPM to make this work; you'll need to talk to someone who knows about rpm (i.e. not me) to learn more, read 'man rpm', and read the HOWTO (preferably in reverse order to my list there). If you can't find HOWTOs on your system, check out <http://www.linuxdoc.org> Your nest problem is the _other_ AS that you have installed. Again, you likely want to use rpm to remove it. One way to preserve your theme and all the rest is to make a copy of the directory structure you have before you have at it. Use $ mkdir OLDstep [<--------call this whatever you like] $ cp -ra GNUstep/* OLDstep/ Someone suggested the Linux newbie list; I also suggest you look there, and check out the Guides available from the linuxdoc site I mentioned above. Oh, and BTW, you can also sometimes use <Ctl>-<Alt>-<Fn>, where 'n' is the number of the screen you started from (try "1") to get to a console. If you're having trouble with X, and <Ctl>-<Alt>-<Bksp> doesn't work, go to the console you started from, and try hitting <Ctl>-C. Not pretty, but it's likely to work. Also, you can try flipping to some _other_ console, and killing the X process you have running. (Read more about processes and killing stuff in the _Installation and Getting Started Guide_.) Oh, and don't worry. As long as you don't work as root, it's very difficult to do any permanent damage to your system (though not to your own account!). Have fun. Remember that evveryone started out knowing nothing. Some of us (ok, just me, but anyway) still haven't learned! -- ---- Andrew Sullivan | firstname.lastname@example.org (home)| email@example.com (work) * * * What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about? --seen on a t-shirt from NPR -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt 'mail -s unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.org'. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.