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Old 07-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
Erebus Bat
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Question Gnome under FC4


Had some free time this 4th and got my hands on VMWare Workstation 5. So I decided to fire it up and mess around with Fedora Core 4.

I got it up and running with Gnome. Got Gaim and Evolution setup and Firefox working great. However when it came to listening to an MP3 someone tried to send me I ran into the XMMS /FC problem. Ok so I googled and got XMMS with MP3 up and working, this is where my problem came in. I wanted to switch so that I could open the MP3 from Evolution (it came as an attachment) so I started reading Gnome help and found the "Assigning Actions to Files" topic which mentions the File Types and Programs preference tool which I can not find anywhere in the FC4 version of Gnome.

I am a very knowledgable windows user and assume I just need to find the "regedit" tool and the corrosponding "keys". I also assume that Fedora was "helping" by changing the menus around and just need a little advice.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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ok update.

I read a little more and I think "SOME" of the Gnome preference tools are under the desktop menu. I did a little more reading and found a reference to the "Start Here" desktop icon. Well Fedora was helping again and I don't have one. So I did some googling and tried start-here:/// in my file browser and I get three icons. When I click on any of them I get "Could not display preferences:///" or whatever.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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If you have KDE installed you can run "kcontrol" or "KDE Control Center" , from there you can manage all the issues. in your problem you can do it by this

KDE Control Center->KDE Components->File Association.


I don't know if this change will cause system wide change , i.e. in GENOME .
If not , try out running GENOME Control Panel ( I don't know where do you find that !)
 
Old 07-04-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Talking

I agree, I installed KDE late last night and I have not looked back. It seems to be so much better designed with the user in mind.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Wink

I agree also, but the problem with KDE is it is so much resource hungry than the GENOME itself , (comparing almost 190 MB to 90-110 MB) . But in todays computer most of them has at least 256MB of main memory . So it is now accessible to almost every one!!
 
  


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