Originally posted by mep]-[isto
thanks for the reply! sounds good to actually make sense of things finally, unfortuantly i think some of my fears are coming true lol...i looked where you mentioned and nothing was in sahre (well ther was, but what was there related in no way whatsoever to my KDE menu). It seems like mandrake has somehow altered where it all is, which wouldnt surprise me!
Wouldn't surprise me, either ... but you
could try to locate stuff using locate & grep ....
locate \.desktop | grep kde
i think tbh id be happier using a more cut down version like slackware, but im afraid that my hardware may not install as well as mandrake would do it, plus im not the best at compiling etc...so do you think would slackware be a wise choice for me? mandrake is great and all but tis too confusing to understand where things are as i think mandrake convulutes everything! lol
I've got Slack installed on a notebook, how
much more exotic can it get? ;)
Give me a list of hardware we're looking
at and I'll tell you how tirivial it will be to
install Slack :}
whats your opinion on slack? i want a nice *clean* distro, things are how KDE or gnome intended them to be etc, not hidden away elsewhere so when someone says "oh yeh your XX file is here..." and i go there and think...err, no its not! or am i barking up the wrong tree? does mandrake in fact NOT edit things like that and im just not finding them??
I'm pretty sure they do, as does RedHat ...
I mean, if you leave stuff (compiling applications
using a ./configure script) go its way it will
be in /usr/local/<....>
You'll hardly find THAT populated in
any distro ... but then again, Slack's
default installs are not there, either :}
thanks for the advice anyway, gave me much more faith in KDE! and less in mandrake lol...but id rather have the faith in KDE than mandrake :P
I though the structure was quite sensible, with
one disadvantage. You can't re-order the menu,
it's automagically sorted in alphabetical order,
which (IMHO) doesn't necessarily reflect the
way people might want to use it. I'd rather have
commonly accessed stuff close to the bottom of
the menu because I use keys more than mouse :)
But then, I don't use KDE at all ;)