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Old 10-22-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: England
Distribution: Slack 9
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Unhappy Looking for filemanager, Rox problem

I'm not running a TOTALY KDE/Gnome free system (due to space restrictions and I dont like it) and have overcome the problems of finding alternatives for the K series of apps that I did use and having to configure my system, only I can't find a suitable file manager.

Now, call me a noob for saying this but I like proper graphical File Managers such as Konqueror, I like being able to click on a file and have the appropriate program open it. So far I've only been able to find things like 'File runner' which are very good for certain things but still not what I'm looking for.

Is there a konqueror/nautilus like file manager out there or is there a way I can make Konqueror work without the KDE base package.

Incidentally I have installed Rox Filer which I have previously likes and used but it complains :-
No fonts found; this probably means that the fontconfig
library is not correctly configured. You may need to
edit the fonts.conf configuration file. More information
about fontconfig can be found in the fontconfig(3) manual
page and on

I'm not really willing to mess with my font.conf unless I know what I'm doing, nothing seems to be up with it anyway, no other apps complain.

Does anyone have any ideas?


Last edited by BongFish; 10-22-2003 at 03:19 PM.
Old 10-22-2003, 11:49 PM   #2
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu
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If you want to run KDE and GNOME apps without having to use either KDE or GNOME, why don't you try Xfce4? Xfce4 is a "cholesterol-free" window manager that is compatible with both KDE and GNOME apps (including Konqueror and Nautilus), as long as you have the qt and gtk libraries. It's a nice-looking window manager (with anti-aliased fonts) too.

Plus, Xfce4 has an integrated file manager that compares favourably to Rox or Konqueror.
Old 10-23-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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Hmm, I'm not really willing to loose pekwm, I love it to bits and it has many features that other WM's just don't have.

Any other ideas?
Old 10-23-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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Post your question on the ROX mailing lists... they are very active and someone should be able to point you in the right direction... just go to the ROX site and look for the mailing list address... I'll post it here later if you need me to.


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