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Old 07-18-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
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Sorting files in Konqueror/File associations/sound in KDE


Alright... just a few quick questions:

How do I sort files the way I want to in Konqueror? (using RH 9.0, KDE version - sound doesn't work on GNOME)

Like.. in nautilus, it lets me set the default view to sort by type, list view, with folders first, how would I do that in KDE?


I downloaded (with much trouble :P) and installed the flac (a lossless audio codec) plugin for XMMS.. and they play fine, but how do I associate it with flac files?

Last one...

When I start KDE.. there's no sound.. and gaim freezes, but when I go into the control centre -> sound controls, change something, then click apply, the sound works, and gaim starts up.. what's going on here, and how do I fix it?

(Using VIA AC97 on-board sound - I know.. I'll upgrade soon...)


Thanks a LOT in advance.. installed linux 3 days ago.. still figuring things out... like wine..,
K

(PS. what can I do/press when linux freezes/crashes?)

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Old 07-19-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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Hi Kelvie

For Konqueror under KDE you need to set up a VIEW PROFILE.

This will give you a default SORT, Window size, navigation panel or not etc.

The View Profile would be Specific to the particular directory that you set it up in - but its better than nothing.

Unfortunately in Konqueror theres no easy way to set up a View Profle that applies to ALL DIRECTORIES

I've banged on about this somewhere else to no avail.

Its great having the option to tailor a View profile to a particular directory - but for General users with no specific needs - it would be nice to have a default view profile for ALL DIRECTORIES opened
 
Old 07-19-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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in Konqueror click on Tools -> View Filter - > file type
allows you to quickly view all files of a certain type in a dir

file association: right click the file choose Edit File Type...
then click on the Add... button then select the application you would like to use to open that file type

as far as the sound what exactly is the something your changing?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 01:32 AM   #4
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The thing is.. I don't change anything :P

I just check a box then uncheck it.. then click apply, and then gaim starts up, and my sound works.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 01:59 AM   #5
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sounds like artsd is not initializing or is conflicting with gaim on kde startup. then when you change the check box and click apply kde restarts artsd. xmms and other sound apps can sometimes hang like that if atrsd is running. try lowering Autosuspend if Idle down to 1 second that may help. you may also try using the artsd wrapper for any oss apps like this

artsdsp gaim

good luck to you
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:02 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot,

oh, and how do you decide what runs on startup? Last I checked there's no regedit :P

And what's the equivalent for ctrl-alt-delete when the system hangs (or what should I press?)

And lastly.. how do you restart X? :P


Thanks in advance again,
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:29 AM   #7
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lastly firstly
the simplest way to restart X is:
ctrl-alt-backspace

next
the equivalent of ctrl-alt-delete is:
ctrl-alt-delete
however it always pays to be patient since many times you may feel your locked up and really it's just taking the system awhile to free up again also become familiar with ctrl-alt-f1 thru f6 as if X locks up you may be able to go to a terminal window run top find the offending process and kill it then use ctrl-alt-f7 to return to X.

exactly how you would add a service on startup would depend upon your distro however i don't think that is what is happening here i lean more towards the app conflict. but just for curiousity sake did you put a check in

Start aRts soundserver on KDE startup

under Sound System in the KDE Control Module

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Old 07-19-2003, 02:41 AM   #8
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Yes, that option's checked.. and I think changing to suspend if idle for 1 second did the trick :P

Thanks for all your help.. and there's probably months and months ahead of "learning" :P

Well.. anyways, in XMMS when I turn up the volume all the way up, there's white noise, why is that?

With all the volumes maxed in XP (I do that because I connect my computer to a mini-amp system, then to speakers for better sound), I stil do not get any noise..

Any idea as to why?

(oh yeah, I use Red Hat 9.0)
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:52 AM   #9
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heh

sorry not really an audiophile myself. don't experience the white sound issue either may be the drivers you might try alsa if it has good support for your card
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:56 AM   #10
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Ah, thanks again...

how do I set the settings of a view profile?

I *really* want it to sort folders first.. and by file type not name.. (in konqureror)
 
  


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