hey, all. before i ask this question, i'd like to thank all of you in this community for answering my questions. it is helpful, especially when the HOWTOS don't work for me or i screwed something up. it's also fun to read posts and replies and learn, and to answer other people's questions. okay... group hug ..now that we have that out of the way. i am beginning to use linux on a more regular basis, now. i found versions of my chat clients and such. and you'll be proud to know that i am in CLI more often than X ...well... that is until my chat clients worked. now i am constantly in X, only i use CLI to get around and do stuff. 2 questions that i haven't found an answer for because i either don't know the terminology of what i am trying to do, or it just isn't out there in my sight on the net. 1)how do i set X up so that everything is displayed sharply and such? right now, my X display looks like windows loaded in safe mode with no video driver...lol... no it isn't that bad, but it's not so great. maybe the video driver is configured incorrectly? 2)i downloaded netscape, and will probably download mozilla as well to replace netscape. anyway, netscape installed fine and runs well.... but i have to launch it from CLI. i don't feel like navigating through CLI to get on the web when i know i could just place an icon or something on the desktop or in the "Start" menu. how do i do this? 3)okay, a third quesion. some commands in linux are just THERE. you are in your shell, and you type a command like PING. the OS knows where to locate that program no matter what folder you are in.... how can i make other commands do this, such as my AMSN client, i just type "AMSN" instead of navigating to the folder inside of a folder inside of a folder inside of a folder to run it? -thanks. edit: i am running Vector Linux, based on slackware, and ICEWM...if it makes a difference.