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Old 11-08-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
odocoileus
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looking for dolphin like fm in gnome


I have recently become more of a gnome user than a kde user, but I cant find anything like dolphin.

I have circled the key features I am looking for on an image.

[img=http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1337/screenshot1nx.png]

I really like the buttons to switch from detailed/icon/preview modes, and the show hidden file button is nice. the close button becomes 'split' when only a single pane is open. plus the tab feature is present, but not shown in the image. having a terminal at the bottom is great, others I have tried only seem to have a single command line at most. and the left panel is real convenient for switching between mounts.

I have tried xnc, gnome commander, and tux commander. None of them seem to have the right stuff.

Is there any option that does not involve installing kde?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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I can tell you exactly what has the right stuff....wait for it....."Dolphin"!

You can run KDE apps in Gnome, now. Case in point, I am lost without "k3b" and I mostly always have Gnome as my desktop.

Just do...

Code:
apt-get install dolphin
This will install kde-common, et al, but you are still launching a Gnome desktop rather than KDE.

Last edited by wfh; 11-08-2009 at 09:18 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yeah, I do have it installed like that on my desktop, but I have a fairly small amount of monthly bandwidth where I live, and was hoping to find a way to do this on my laptop this month, but installing the whole kde thing is probably more than what I should do.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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Hmmm...I don't know, it took 1 min 6 sec to install dolphin and libkonq4 on my Hardy laptop (over standard ADSL).

Admittedly, I had the following already installed:

Depends: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.8-1), libacl1 (>= 2.2.11-1), libart-2.0-2 (>= 2.3.18), libattr1 (>= 2.4.4-1), libaudio2, libc6 (>= 2.4), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.5), libgcc1, libice6 (>= 1:1.0.0), libidn11 (>= 0.5.18), libjpeg62, libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4), libqt3-mt (>= 3:3.3.8-b), libsm6, libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21), libx11-6, libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2), libxext6, libxft2 (>> 2.1.1), libxi6, libxinerama1, libxrandr2 (>= 2:1.2.0), libxrender1, libxt6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.3.3.dfsg-1)
 
Old 11-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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I did end up installing dolphin, and then making dolphin the default manager so when i click on something under places I get dolphin.

I did this by modifying the script in this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...anager-700122/

namely this post:
Quote:
I found the perfect way to change the Default File Manager under Ubuntu (gnome)..

From Nautilus to Thunar

1. Backup the official Nautilus file
Code:

sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/nautilus.real

2. Now make the new Nautilus file
Code:

sudo gedit /usr/bin/nautilus

3. place this code and save it
Code:

#!/bin/bash

#zenity --info --text="${1}/${@}" #DEBUG
if [ -n "${1}" ]; then
if [ "${1:0:1}" == "/" ]; then
thunar "${1}"
elif [ "${1}" == "--no-desktop" ]; then
if [ -n "${2}" ]; then
if [ "${2:0:7}" == "file://" ] || [ "${2:0:1}" == "/" ]; then
thunar "${2}"
else
nautilus.real "${2}"
fi
else
thunar


fi
else
nautilus.real "${@}"
fi
else
thunar
fi

4. Make sure that you own the file
Code:

sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/nautilus

Done!
except i didnt use thunar, and i didnt use nautilus either, i just replaced everything with dolphin
 
  


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