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Old 01-26-2005, 05:08 AM   #1
sumedhk
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Question Lots of questions


I am using Debian distro in my lab which uses gnome, Im used to Suse n kde but this is all new to me. So lots of questions to answer

1) How do i find the version of debian.
2) How do i find the version of gnome which im using.
3) What is metacity
4) How do i stop new window opening in nautilus when i clk on any folder.
5) How do i install themes in gnome. Used the theme manager but no matter which option i select i cant install any theme in gnome (kde was so easy)

I want to install this theme but cannot.
themes.freshmeat.net/projects/1in1-xp-gtk/]xp theme

Ps - I already searched google for all this but could not get any satisfactory answers.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
IBall
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I can't help you with all of your questions, but:
3) Metacity is a Window Manager. It is the part of Gnome that draws the window - ie the border and close buttons, etc.

4) Open nautilus with the command "nautilus --browser"

--Ian
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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You can find the version of Debian in /etc/apt/source.list. Just open the file in a text editor and see what is listed. For example, mine looks like:
Code:
deb ftp://debian.lcs.mit.edu/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src ftp://debian.lcs.mit.edu/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
See where it says "unstable". That means I am running Debian unstable if your says "testing" or "stable", that is the version you are running. When you do:
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
it will install packages from the latest version available in the sources.list file.

To see what version of gnome you are running, type the following command as root:
Code:
dpkg -l gnome-session
The "-l" is "dash L" not "dash one".

This post says how to stop spatial browsing in gnome (opening new windows):
http://linuxformat.co.uk/modules.php...1092&forum=1&4
 
Old 01-27-2005, 04:21 AM   #4
sumedhk
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Thanks Iball, m_yates solved my nautilus prob.

My debian version is Sarge Main 3 .00 something.

Ive installed the Mac Os theme for now.
 
  


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