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Old 11-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Gnome 2.x Applets for CentOS 6.3

Hi I've installed CentOS 6.3 along with the bundled Gnome (2.x). Where can I get some additional applets for Gnome? I've googled and hit all the likely suspect websites but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I have a laptop without any keyboard indicators and would like a Gnome applet that would display when the CAPS and NUM lock is on.

Any Suggestions?

Old 11-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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well when Red Hat locked down development on RHEL6
Gnome2 WAS the default
so gnome 2 will still be in use on RHEL/CentOS/SL 6 for 5 more years
despite no real gnome support

CentOS like RHEL was designed for the server with NO desktop GUI installed

now CentOS dose ADD some "extras " for the desktop use
but LAPTOP support is almost nonexistent
most laptops work mostly well -- MOSTLY ,most of the time

if the LED is not working on a laptop
They might never work .
there might not be any way of truing on / off the LED's

RHEL/CentOS/SL on laptops IS a "crap shoot"
most things will mostly work most of the time

now you CAN look in the repos
EPEL and ELrpo or rpmforge
do a yum search

see the CentOS wiki on installing third party repos
yum search gnome
see what is there

also over the years i have seen some config file hacks for some hardware
and seeing as RHEL/CentOS is a mostly manually configured OS
there might be some kernel or udev or int settings that can be set
-- off hand ? i do not know of any for a laptop .

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Would switching over to KDE be better then? I didn't see any caps/num lock indicators listed for it either. I'm only using CentOS because we use RHEL at work.

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I think this may be what you need:
You could try installing the Fedora 13 version, since that's what Red Hat 6 was based on:


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