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Old 01-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Gnome config on Debian Sarge


running Debian Sarge on kernel 2.6.8.
Has Gnome as default window manager.
2 questions:
a) How do I tell which Gnome version it is? (there's no nice "About" button).
'apt-cache show gnome' indicates version 64

b) I've downloaded (apt-get install...) some packages (VLC) which don't seem to install themselves into the Gnome drop-down Menus (or even the Debian drop down menus in VLC's case - I can't find it anyway - VLC runs OK if I call it from the command line).

How do I add VLC to the drop-down menus and how does one configure the menu appearence anyway (there sems to be no set-up panel in this Gnome version - read that earlier versions had one)

Old 01-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ

For Gnome version:

Choose >Desktop
Click About Gnome

Thats it

To create a menu for VLC.

Right click the top panel. Choose +Add to panel. From the menu pick (doubleclick) 'custom application launcher'.

Have fun.


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