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Old 01-23-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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change mouse click behaviour


im running SuSE 9.1 personal, with KDE 3.2.1

when i single click icons it acts as if it were double click, to perform whatever appropriate action. how can i change this so that to execute folder/file/etc i need to dbl click not single click, which should just select the item...?

or side note:
iv been having trouble with linux, and am now back to using Suse.. my only problem with suse is that it uses kde which i dont like. how can i remove kde and install gnome for suse? someone told me that there is an option at the login manager to switch between the 2, but there is not. also, iv tried running the update and searching for 'gnome' and have selected all the results, but that doesnt work.

any tips on how to install gnome on suse i guess would be a better question

thanks for any input
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:46 PM   #2
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for the mouse part, open up a console/konsole/xterm (whatever you have handy) and do:

kpersonalizer

to change the preferences.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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said cmd not found
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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where is kde installed?

something like /opt/kde?

try <path_to_kde>/bin/kpersonalizer

like: /opt/kde/bin/kpersonalizer

its part of the base kde installation so its in there somewhere.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:00 PM   #5
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i dont know where kde is installed, i was never asked or shown the install path to it, during system install.
i did 'whereis kpersonalizer' and got no results. i did 'find / kpersonalizer' and got no results. i did 'whereis kde' and got these 3 folders:
kde: /usr/X11R6/bin/kde /usr/bin/X11/kde /usr/X11/bin/kde
i browsed to each of them with konqueror and looked for kpersonalizer but couldnt find it
:S
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:03 PM   #6
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do you have slocate installed?

try:

updatedb (this takes a min)
slocate kpersonalizer
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #7
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lol..
Code:
jordan@linux:~> updatedb
bash: updatedb: command not found
jordan@linux:~> slocate
bash: slocate: command not found
jordan@linux:~>
i know i didnt give parameter for the 2nd cmd, but i was just seeing if it would work. should this all be working with, more or less, default install?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:10 PM   #8
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depends on what you install when installing a disto. its not a required package.

well, try the kde control center and see if you can change it there if not then you'll need to find out where the root of kde is installed. try:

whereis startkde

if its say (for example) /usr/kde/bin/startkde then kpersonalizer should be in the same directory like:

/usr/kde/bin/kpersonalizer
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:19 PM   #9
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jordan@linux:~> whereis startkde
startkde: /opt/kde3/bin/startkde.theme /opt/kde3/bin/startkde /opt/kde3/bin/star tkde.update91

i looked in the /opt/kde3/bin/ folder and theres lots of files, 246, i thought it looked promising.. but no 'kpersonalizer'.

when i first was looking how to do this, i did check control center but couldnt find. but i looked again, as same place i looked earlier, under peripherals > mouse, which is only logical. and did find it, i was just looking harder i guess.

alright, good stuff. thanks for your help and time.

only if i could get gnome! lol


also... iv tried updating software with yast, but it says the latest version, which i installed, of firefox, is 0.98 or something, not 1.0. i had this problem with ubuntu also. how can i configure yast, so it will see these newer updates of software? or.. for ex, i want to install gaim, and update firefox to 1.0. can i just download the files from their sites and make, make install, etc, or whatever the process is, and it wont cause problems?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:23 PM   #10
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well, your last question varies from distro to distro. For ones with package management, the packages will not always be the latest version out. As for installing from source, the method varies there also but with Suse you'll run into problems unless you have everything you need installed.

Sorry, I can't help you with Yast ( I've never actually used it) but head over to the Suse/Novell forum on this board. I'm sure you can find your answers there.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:25 PM   #11
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ok.. ill look into those forums
again thanks for your time, cya round
 
  


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