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Old 04-09-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
cdavidson
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Problems with Gnome (Nautilus, gdmsetup, file associations)


I am running Gnome-light on Gentoo 2006.1. Everything is working great with Gnome except for 3 things.

1. Nautilus opens every folder in its own window. I realize that this is part of the Gnome "spatial" browsing deal. However is there a way to make Nautilus display a folder structure in a right pane and folder contents in a left pane?
2. Whenever I go to System --> Administration --> Login Window, it will ask me for root's password, which I input, but the login window manager never comes up. Likewise when I type "gdmsetup" from a terminal as root I get
Code:
tux ~ # gdmsetup
  Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
  Trying failed command again.  Try 2 of 5.
  Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
  Trying failed command again.  Try 3 of 5.
  Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
  Trying failed command again.  Try 4 of 5.
  Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
  Trying failed command again.  Try 5 of 5.
  Command failed 5 times, aborting.
Could not access GDM configuration file.
3. Within Nautilus, when I double click on a .pdf file it tells me
Code:
Couldn't display "/home/user/test.pdf".
however when I right-click the .pdf file and choose "open with another application" and then browse to the xpdf executable, it works fine. How can I associate .pdf to open with xpdf every time. Where are the file type associations managed from?
 
  


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