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Old 03-11-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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Few gnome questions


hi got a few questions to ask

im using ubuntu hoary with gnome 2.10.0.

umm how do i make gnome open a directory in the same window rather than opening new windows each time. Also i cant add links to deskktop. How do i do that?

alsooo how do i extract an archive into a folder whose access is restricted? i dunno how to do that in console. i want to extract all the win32codecs in /usr/lib/win32.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Few gnome questions

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how do i make gnome open a directory in the same window rather than opening new windows each time.
make a launcher icon for (or open a terminal and run) "nautilus --no-desktop --browser"

edit: are there any icons at all on the desktop?

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how do i extract an archive into a folder whose access is restricted? i dunno how to do that in console. i want to extract all the win32codecs in /usr/lib/win32.
open a terminal and type:
Code:
su
[passwd]
cd /usr/lib/win32 #note: /usr/local/lib/codecs is the modern equvalent
tar -xvvzf /path/to/codecs.tar.gz

or...

tar -xvvjf /path/to/codecs.tar.bz2

or...

unzip /path/to/codecs.zip
see "man tar" & "man unzip"

Last edited by Tuttle; 03-11-2005 at 09:35 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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there are no icons on the desktop.

also i extracted the plugins into both the folders just to be sure but totem doesnt play anything. it only plays the sound but no video. while playing mpeg's i can see the video but its slower than the sound. help!!
 
Old 03-11-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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Re: Few gnome questions

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Also i cant add links to deskktop. How do i do that?
Right click empty area of desktop and select 'create launcher' for programs and 'create folder' for directories etc.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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try the gconf editor (menu->system->config tool) and browse the top menu entry for nautilus, there you can show/hide icons on the desktop.
As for your media player probs., get mplayer via aptget and see if the same thing happens.
 
  


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