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Old 09-29-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
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Newbie question about the file manager system in Mandrake...


What is the file manager in Mandrake under KDE 3.1? Mine goes kind of slow and I want to switch to a different one, how do I change it and how do I install a different one if I get one?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:24 AM   #2
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Gnome's default is Nautilus although I don't know if that also runs in kde, try it at the shell (I'm new to nix also, so that's only a guess.)

It's Konqueror you use now, correct?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:32 AM   #3
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You can try disabling certain features in konqueror to speed it up (like previews). If you want to run Gnome's file manager (nautilus), it'll work okay as long as you have it properly installed. The problem you'll have is with stuff like drag 'n drop, for example you wouldn't be able to drag a file from Nautilus to Konqueror. If all you want is speed, try xfm. It lacks a lot of features though. You can run all three from the shell or from the run dialog.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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how or where can i get it, and how do i install it?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:53 AM   #5
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Gnome should be on your cd, if you installed Gnome you just run nautilus from a terminal window or run dialog. Xfm is probably also on your cd, try looking for it if it isn't installed already.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:22 AM   #6
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You see, that's the problem. I don't know how to find it on my cd's and I don't know anything about the run command. What do I type in the run command to find nautilus or xfm?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:51 AM   #7
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You just type "nautilus" or "xfm". It's just like a terminal, except you don't see what's going on. If they don't open, open a terminal and type them in. Then you'll see any error messages.
 
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The packages for xfm and nautilus should be on your Mandrake cd. I think it's in the /mandrake/rpms directory. Mandrake may have a gui system for installing it's packages, but I don't know what it is. You can try kpackage (run it like nautilus and xfm).
 
  


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