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Old 03-04-2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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AMSN icon in system tray, help


I recently DLed AMSN and followed the instructions on setting up the system tray icon. I followed all the instructions to the letter and have been impressed with my progress. However its now 12:30 in the morning I have the final result which is libtray.so in my [amsn]/plugins/traydock/ but i cant seem to figure out how to get it into my system tray. Google has left me without a solution so any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using KDE GUI.

Sorry for the question, this is my 4th day with linux
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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Exactly what have you done?
Have you compiled traydock (./configure && make)?
In one of the menus your should then select Minimize>KDE/Traydock (or something in that sort, not by my linux box at the moment).
Hope it can help.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:44 AM   #3
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this did kinda throw me for a loop. I did ./configure make make install for the tcl/tk that traydock is dependent on without issue. however when i try to make the traydock i get an error


checking for Tcl configuration... found /usr/local/lib/tclConfig.sh
checking for Tk configuration... found /usr/local/lib/tkConfig.sh
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for imlib-config... /usr/bin/imlib-config
checking for IMLIB - version >= 1.8.2... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -pipe -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for string.h... (cached) yes
checking for size_t... yes
checking how to build libraries... shared
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible malloc... yes
checking for memset... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: config.h is unchanged
root@box:/home/knoppix/msn/amsn-0.90/plugins/traydock# make
make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
root@box:/home/knoppix/msn/amsn-0.90/plugins/traydock# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
root@box:/home/knoppix/msn/amsn-0.90/plugins/traydock#


i'm not sure what the issue is now starting day 5 with linux, learning but slowly..

Thanks for the reply meldar hope this is what your looking for.

Last edited by BlenderGuy; 03-04-2004 at 11:47 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Okay so you have done ./configure and then a make, you are almost there, as long as there were no errors when you did the make.

Now open up amsn, on the first screen that comes up you will click on :

Tools --> Docking --> FreeDesktop this will put the tray icon in place.

Now you will do the following:

Tools --> Close Button Minimizes

Now when you click on the x in the corner it won't shutdown, but it will take amsn out of the taskbar but leave the icon in the system tray.

HTH
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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ugh how embarrassing, its always something simple that seems to trip me up, thanks for the tips HTH.




hmm, i tried to do that but i cannot click on KDE3/GNOME2. only Gnome dock. I'm using K Desktop Enviroment Release 3.1.5. any idea?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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I'm not sure why you can't click on KDE3/GNOME2, where did you untar amsn?

I usually untar it in my home directory and never had any problems or if it was untarred in /usr/local if I want everybody to have access.

If I have it in my home directory then I just make the traydock as my user.

I don't know if this will help any.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:01 PM   #7
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amsn is extracted in the home/knoppix directory runs fine just the damn traydock doesn't work. dunno it's on the back burner as it's not important just a nice little extra.
 
  


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