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Old 03-02-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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Arrow Custom Gnome Menu


Just a few newbie question..

Like Program Files in windows, where can i find the installed program in my fedora linux?

How to customise the gnome menu. In windows we can simply drag, cut or even paste our own created shortcut(launcher) icon and group it.

One more thing, when i push my keyborad BACKSPACE key while running gnome terminal/xterm even there was nothing to be erased, or pushing TAB at the end of command, my monitor screen was blinking like it's power has been cut off. I really dont know what happen.

The last thing, I have installed the latest version of mozilla web browser. The thing is, the previous version was not upgraded. Now i have to version of mozilla . How can this happen? How to settle with this because i think i'm wasting my disk space since i only provided just a few GB for my fedora.

Can somebody help me?

Thanks in advance...linux is cool
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: Custom Gnome Menu

Quote:
Originally posted by semaphore
Just a few newbie question..

Like Program Files in windows, where can i find the installed program in my fedora linux?
Just do:
whereis <program name>
or do, as root:
ubdatedb
then:
locate <program name>|grep 'bin'
the | grep bit is simply to get binary files - 'executables'.

"How to customise the gnome menu. In windows we can simply drag, cut or even paste our own created shortcut(launcher) icon and group it."

Look in gnome's help thing, it'll be easy enough.

"One more thing, when i push my keyborad BACKSPACE key while running gnome terminal/xterm even there was nothing to be erased, or pushing TAB at the end of command, my monitor screen was blinking like it's power has been cut off. I really dont know what happen."

No idea what this is. Sounds quite a bad problem. Some sort of bios powersaving hot key - seems unlikely?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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hmm...I guess, if you for instance open the gnome menu and there a submenu called "Internet" (I'm not sure if there is one...but just for example), and there click your mouse's 2nd button, it should give you a short menu...isn't there a choise of adding a new launcher? at least I recall there should be.

also, the menu is saved somewhere in your disk..I'm not sure of the path, gnome's newer and older versions use different paths. but if you try googling for that, I'm pretty sure you'll find it. but new launchers should imo be easy to add via the 2nd button of the mouse... try it out

and for the mozilla...why not just remove the older version? with rpm's --remove option (or whatever..check out "rpm --help" in terminal without quotes to see the options, and then just use them to remove the older version of mozilla)
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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I switched to KDE. It does look easier to handle with the menu. The konqueror is cool. The only thing i still didnt find is some program that can list my unmounted vfat partition. The konqueror only list mounted drives. In gnome i use Hardware Browser to check my hda/hdb order before editing fstab. Lucky my guessing was true. Thanks anyway..
 
Old 03-04-2004, 08:52 AM   #5
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well, to see the unmounted filesystems i just open a terminal and type
"fdisk -l"
hope this helps even though its not GUI.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 10:08 AM   #6
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Re: Custom Gnome Menu

Quote:
Originally posted by semaphore

The last thing, I have installed the latest version of mozilla web browser. The thing is, the previous version was not upgraded. Now i have to version of mozilla . How can this happen?
The reason for that is that the standard mozilla installs into a different path than where the one coming with the distro is installed.
Uninstall the old one (for example with yum remove mozilla ).


About the menu editing. In fedora, gnome menu editing is disabled, as there seem to be some stability issues with it. Look at http://fedora.artoo.net/faq/ for a solution. Though, as I read now, you switched to KDE anyway.
 
  


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