LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2004, 02:21 AM   #1
nagromo
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Debian, Mepis
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: 15
command line configuration


I'm trying to get my system to behave better, and I have the following questions:

1) How can I apply a gnome theme from the command line? GTK doesn't load my theme until I go to the themes section, so I figured it would be best to set it manually from my x init script.

2) When I use Nautilus in fluxbox, it creates a new window titled desktop that is just like my gnome desktop. I can't close it without explicitly killing it. Is there a way to keep it from creating the "Desktop" window while still using nautilus?

2b) If not, what is a nice graphical file manager besides konqueror and nautilus?

3) What is a command-line command I can use to bring up the fluxbox menu? It could either be specific to fluxbox or simply send a right-click event to the root window. Is this possible without writing custom software?

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
Mega Man X
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Solaris, DSL
Posts: 5,339

Rep: Reputation: 64
2) When I use Nautilus in fluxbox, it creates a new window titled desktop that is just like my gnome desktop. I can't close it without explicitly killing it. Is there a way to keep it from creating the "Desktop" window while still using nautilus?

You can can call nautilus with the flag "nautilus -nodesktop" (or something similar). Doing so, the icons won't be displayed on the root window and only the file manager will pop up.


2b) If not, what is a nice graphical file manager besides konqueror and nautilus?


Nautilus is quite ok, but since you are using flux, you may want to stick with some other thing, non-gtk based stuff to speed up things. I use only MC (midnight commander), which is a command line file manager/editor. If you still want something graphical, go with emelfm (similar to MC), gentoo, etc. Here is a little list:

http://linux.tucows.com/managers_default.html


3) What is a command-line command I can use to bring up the fluxbox menu? It could either be specific to fluxbox or simply send a right-click event to the root window. Is this possible without writing custom software?


I don't think there's any. However, you can bind a key to access the RootMenu. Simply edit the file called "keys" on .fluxbox and bind a key to "RootMenu". Check those links if you are not sure how to do it:

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbo...html/c289.html

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbo...html/x348.html

Regards!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to mouse configuration from command line blastradius Slackware 1 02-23-2005 03:56 PM
Command to output file content line by line aznluvsmc Programming 2 09-12-2004 08:45 PM
51 characters only in the 1st Line of command line eggCover Linux - General 2 07-29-2004 02:28 PM
RH8: command-line system configuration utility mmachado Red Hat 2 11-06-2003 06:51 AM
Command line configuration cmoloney Linux - Newbie 3 05-16-2003 09:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration