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Old 04-20-2003, 01:39 PM   #46
Mutley101
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Here are the results:

[Lee@localhost Lee]$ rm -f /home/Lee/.kde/share/applnk-redhat/System/ScreenSavers/KMatrix.desktop

[Lee@localhost Lee]$ cd /home/Lee/.kde/share/applnk-redhat/System/ScreenSavers

[Lee@localhost ScreenSavers]$ cp /usr/share/apps/kscreensaver/ScreenSavers/KMatrix.desktop ./KMatrix.desktop

[Lee@localhost ScreenSavers]$


It's Working

Thank you all for your help and patience.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:45 PM   #47
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Also, take a look at the KMatrix.desktop file in /usr/share/apps/kscreensaver/ScreenSavers. You're entering the commands alright now, but you might have over-write it with a link.
First do: ls -al
If you see an "l" at the beginning of the KMatrix.desktop line like this:
lrw-r--r-- 1 root root 6801 Jun 24 2002 KMatrix.desktop->(some path)
then that's bad.
If it looks like this, then you're alright:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6801 Jun 24 2002 KMatrix.desktop
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:46 PM   #48
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Scratch that. Looks like you got it to work. Congrats.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:47 PM   #49
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I got him to delete the existing file before the last copy command to overcome that.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 04:20 AM   #50
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I would like to thank.

david_ross, Capt_Caveman and cpv2o4 for all your advice.

Can I use the following commands to get the remainder of the screensavers working just by changing 'KMatrix.desktop' for say kscience, etc.

Code:
cd /home/Lee/.kde/share/applnk-redhat/System/ScreenSavers
cp /usr/share/apps/kscreensaver/ScreenSavers/KMatrix.desktop ./KMatrix.desktop
 
Old 04-21-2003, 08:44 AM   #51
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Hi Mutley,

Glad you got things figured out. Was away for the weekend and just caught up this morning.

It looks like a lot of your grief may have been caused by case-sensitivity in Linux. You wrote this back on page 1:
Quote:
Here is exactly, letter for letter what I did and typed perhaps you can spot the mistake I made:
I opened a terminal window and typed in:
(Note: I'm the only user so can't get mixed up with other users)

mkdir system
then
mkdir Screensavers
These directories should have been called System and ScreenSavers. Please note the capital S in System and the two capital S's in ScreenSavers. This is very easy to overlook and was probably the cause of your troubles early on.

Again, glad things work now, but this is something to remember for future forays.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 12:36 PM   #52
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Yes Mutley101 just change the names.

Good luck!
 
  


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