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Old 06-16-2006, 12:16 AM   #1
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How can I see "Computer" icon on RH Linux 9


I'm quite new with Linux, I have installed Red Hat Linux 9 on my laptop and I want the "Computer" icon appears on my desktop like Fedora Core 4. Do I need to update my installation to have this? The reason is for me to see all the drives, removable drives attach to my laptop.

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Old 06-16-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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I am not sure if there is anything called "Computer" in Red Hat Linux 9.

Any way, this is what I would do if I wanted to add a programme on desktop.

Lets' say I wanted to add "Control Centre" on desktop.(this looks similar to "Computer" on fedora)

1. Right Click on desktop.
2. Choose "New Launcher".
3. Once the window opens, put "Control Centre" on Name field and "gnome-control-center" on command field.
4. You can select some icon clicking the "NO icon" button if you like.
5 Press OK.

(If you are not sure about the command of the application you like to run, just goto menu, go the application you like to run, right click on it and choose properites. Then you will see the "command")

It will not harm if you play with this for a while. This will make it bit clearer.

Hope this answers your question.

Old 06-16-2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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Thank your for the reply, but your input was not the answer to my question. Preferences under RH Linux 9 and Fedora Core 4 has difference. One, There's no Removable Drives and Media Preferences.
I think I'll just have to update my Nautilus graphical shell for GNOME to the latest one.
Old 06-16-2006, 02:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cia_linux
I think I'll just have to update my Nautilus graphical shell for GNOME to the latest one.
I think you would be better to upgrade to Fedora Core 5. There would be many, many dependencies that need to be installed to update Gnome to 2.14. Since RH9 does not have a package manager like yum, installing all these would be very difficult, if not impossible.



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