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Old 09-26-2003, 10:30 PM   #1
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Angry Ximian Killed My Kde !!!

I had just installed all 50 billion packages needed to get Transcode to work and then I installed Ximian Gnome. Ximian decided to mess with my KDE, getting rid of icons and such.

Is there a way to install Ximian without allowing it to mess with my KDE? I don't know enough about linux to re-install KDE. I wiped my hard drive because of that and started over again!

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Old 09-27-2003, 05:59 PM   #2
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open nautilus and uncheck the config setting "use nautilus to render/display desktop. log out, log in
Old 09-29-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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thanks a lot! i like having ximian and kde installed
Old 10-04-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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Originally posted by rshaw
open nautilus and uncheck the config setting "use nautilus to render/display desktop. log out, log in
Well, if this is the solution that's good, but all of a sudden I have 3 new problems.

1. Open Nautilus. I opened a console thingy and wrote "Nautilus".
The result was a sort of file manager in a window (if I may say so)

2.. I'm looking all over this window if there's a check mark in any place; I didn't.

3. Tried to find one in any of the files with the same result.

So, as you guessed, I'm having the same problem but I'm a noob AND thick. So could you please spell it out for me? Thanks in advance.
Old 10-07-2003, 07:27 PM   #5
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The newest version of Ximian Gnome removed the ability to change this option within nautilus. You have to go to the config file and change it now.

The file should be located at or around:

and should be named %gconf.xml

After you find the file, open a terminal and su to root. Type gedit to open a text editor and open the file. Now look for (or search for) something like this:

<entry name="show_desktop" mtime="1065540363" muser="root" type="schema" stype="bool" owner="nautilus"><local_schema locale="C" short_desc="Nautilus handles drawing the desktop"><default type="bool" value="false"/><longdesc>
If set to true, then nautilus will draw the icons on the

Notice I have disabled the feature by setting the value to false:
<default type="bool" value="false"/><longdesc>

That's it, restart.


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