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Old 11-16-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
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KDE under Gnome


Hi all!
This is my first post on LinuxQuestions... thanks in advance for your help!

I'm using FC6/gnome.
I really like Amarok as an audio player, but under gnome it looks very weird...
The text is too large, and the window doesn't look like they should.
Is there anyway to make amarok look like a regular gnome application, or must I use a gnome-specific application if I want Linux to display it correctly?

Also, I was able to install the media support in Fedora, but Amarok doesn't find the codecs.. (I'm using the xine engine under Amarok). Is there a way to fix it?

Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:23 AM   #2
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Amarok looks regular whether in gnome or kde. Dunno what you are saying. Probably a screenshot would help.

How did you install media support? Do you imply w32codecs as well? If so go to xine engine settings(in Xine player) and point the decoder to something like '/usr/lib/win32' or '/usr/lib/codecs'.

Generally this is what a full media fedora looks like
Code:
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep xine
totem-xine.i386                          2.16.2-2.lvn6          installed       
vdr-xine.i386                            0.7.9-6.lvn6           installed       
xine.i386                                0.99.4-8.lvn6          installed       
xine-lib.i386                            1.1.2-17.fc6           installed       
xine-lib-extras.i386                     1.1.2-1.fc6            installed       
xine-skins.noarch                        1.10-1.fc              installed       
xinetd.i386                              2:2.3.14-8             installed       
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep gstreamer
gstreamer.i386                           0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer-ffmpeg.i386                    0.10.1-4.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-plugins-base.i386              0.10.9-4               installed       
gstreamer-plugins-good.i386              0.10.4-1.fc6           installed       
gstreamer-plugins-ugly.i386              0.10.4-3.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-tools.i386                     0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer08.i386                         0.8.12-8.fc6           installed       
gstreamer08-plugins.i386                 0.8.12-7.fc6           installed
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:30 AM   #3
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Oh BTW Welcome to LQ
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, shrikant!
I will check if I got all those packages installed when I get home from work, and I'll upload a screenshot as well... (maybe it's the AIGLX that comes with FC6 that causes it? I believe I installed Amarok after enabling it...)
By the way... Same goes to JuK (I think that's the name of the player).

Glad to have joined!
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:45 PM   #5
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Ok, it was my bad
I logged in to KDE and saw that the font size was abnormally large because of the super-high resolution it was set to... I customized my KDE desktop like I did in SuSE, and when it all looked good to me... surprise! under gnome it looks identical.
Should have thought about it earlier.........

I also ran those yum commands to see if I have all the media packages installed, and I was missing 4 packages.
I installed them through Smart, except vdr-xine which I couldn't find. Running "yum install vdr-xine" didn't find anything as well.

Everything seems to work, but I wonder where can I find that missing package...

Last edited by soundwave; 11-16-2006 at 01:47 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 03:37 AM   #6
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Don't worry about vdr-xine, it won't bother anything. You only need it if your using a video recorder with your linux.
 
  


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