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Old 05-08-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question How to remove double alias?


I like to know how to remove double alias from Application/Office/Adobe/Adobe it seems after I installed Adobe reader I have two alias in the menuu, Tried to right click it but couldn't find remove?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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are you using KDE or GNOME?
anyway, you have to use a menu editor, try smeg or alacarte
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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It seems like Adobe creates symlinks in various gnome and kde directories. Do a search for AdobeReader.desktop and remove any symlinks pointing to the file in /usr/share/applications/AdobeReader.desktop.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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It seems like Adobe creates symlinks in various gnome and kde directories. Do a search for AdobeReader.desktop and remove any symlinks pointing to the file in /usr/share/applications/AdobeReader.desktop.
No symlinks,
[soranno@localhost applications]$ ls -l
total 1408
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 Mar 14 18:20 about-fedora.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1235 Oct 21 2005 AdobeReader.desktop
Can't find link?
By the way I am in gnome desktop. Thanks
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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are you using KDE or GNOME?
anyway, you have to use a menu editor, try smeg or alacarte
How do I use menu editor? I using gnome. Thanks
I just installed alacarte and removed x from one of the AdobeReader and its no longer in the menu. Thank you very much. I have one more question, How can I get Flash to play, I've followed all the instruction from http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...allation_notes
I still after all the things I've tried can't get Flash or Quicktime, I have RealPlayer, AdobeReader, xine but can't get those two?

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Old 05-08-2006, 04:02 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Frank Soranno
I have one more question, How can I get Flash to play, I've followed all the instruction from http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...allation_notes
I still after all the things I've tried can't get Flash or Quicktime, I have RealPlayer, AdobeReader, xine but can't get those two?
I'm happy happy to see that sometime my help is useful...
About Flash player:
i will consider the installation on a linux system with mozilla firefox as default web browser. all you have to do is download flash player for linux (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...7_linux.tar.gz) and uncompress it. next you simpli have to copy the .so file in the firefox plugins directory (usually /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins). now you are able to play flash movies from your web browser.

About QuickTime:
the best way to use this kind of plugin is to install mplayer plugin for firefox. all you have to do is download from mplayer website the sources and compile them. you can either install them using apt-get (if you are on a debian-like system, i.e. ubuntu), using a multiverse repository.

good night!

Matteo
 
Old 05-08-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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No symlinks,
[soranno@localhost applications]$ ls -l
total 1408
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 Mar 14 18:20 about-fedora.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1235 Oct 21 2005 AdobeReader.desktop
Can't find link?
By the way I am in gnome desktop. Thanks
I guess you didn't understand what I meant. You should search the files on your system for all instances of AdobeReader.desktop and delete all those that are symlinks to the file in /usr/share/applications/AdobeReader.desktop. On my system I did
Code:
#find / -name "AdobeReader.desktop"
A list was printed out and I deleted all of them except the entry in /usr/share/applications. This removed the double entries I was getting in my menu on Suse.
 
  


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