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Old 06-18-2005, 02:53 AM   #1
matt_com911
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after windows xp screwed up for the last time, i deleted my whole hd and installed Fedora Core 2, a distro i had lying around and had been contemplating for some time. just a few questions i have.

1. in kde, how do i set the default file browser and manager to be nautilus instead of konqueror? can it be done?

2. also in kde, i have xmms and want to hide the taskbar icon like winamp on windows and leave the system tray plugin i installed. can i set a restriction so this can be done.

3. i have a feeling i screwed up the installation of firefox. the whole thing is installed in /home/(user)/applications/firefox, a directory i made. how can i fix this? firefox still works fine though.

4. how can i bypass grub to just run the default installation? (i only have fedora)

5. i changed a few setting and now somehow my trash icon is named wastebin. how do i change it back?

6. is there any way to get rid of those annoying sounds everytime i open or close a window in KDE?

7. and, finally, is there a way to hide the trash bin on the desktop?

Last edited by matt_com911; 06-18-2005 at 03:12 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
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Sorry, I can't answer them all.

4. how can i bypass grub to just run the default installation? (i only have fedora)
Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change the timeout to 0

5. i changed a few setting and now somehow my trash icon is named wastebin. how do i change it back?
I can just rename it with a right click. Must be your distro

6. is there any way to get rid of those annoying sounds everytime i open or close a window in KDE?
There is a theme manager in the KDE control panel. I imagine you can remove the sounds there.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:44 AM   #3
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7. and, finally, is there a way to hide the trash bin on the desktop?
Yeah, goto configure desktop and behavior. If you unclick show icons on desktop, it (and all other icons) will disappear.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 09:05 AM   #4
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3. No, that's not screwed up - if you installed it as you instead of root then you wouldn't have had permission to put it anywhere but your home directory. As root, move the firefox directory to somewhere like /usr/local/firefox and then make a link from /usr/local/firefox/firefox to /usr/local/bin/firefox
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(ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox)
so that any user can run firefox by typing its name.
 
  


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