from a terminal (command line) issue the following command
(yes there is a space between pcmanfm and the two dashes)
it will open that menu back up (minimized on the panel normally) then you can click on the advanced tab, and uncheck that and get your previous right click menu functionality back.
How do I add launchers of my choice to the desktop? Right click gives me no option to create a launcher.
Thanks Dave...additionally there is a utility that you can use that is not installed by default but you can install called lxshortcut
from a command line you can either install it via sudo apt-get install lxshortcut
Or from synaptic and then just search for lxshortcut.
Then from a command line you can type the following
lxshortcut -o newitem
and it will open a GUI like below so you can make your own "icon" .desktop file.
lastly, if you want to look at how the icons and the .desktop files work (the application launchers) just take a look at your desktop icons by right clicking on them and opening them with leafpad (the text editor) and you will see how they are put together. You can even simply copy them and change the name and icon to make your own...so there are many different options to play with.
I saw at the beginning of this post that I can use Unetbootin, why don't you try LiveUSBInstall.It's also great.
However, I can't seem to make it use ext4, so use a FAT partitioned USB (Which you probably use especially for compatibility with your windows-using friends).
Okay, so I got R5 to run (instead of halting pretty early in init, optionally printing 'Switched to NoHz mode on CPU #0') on my touchy Inspiron 2650 with GeForce2Go 2 in it, as a VESA console, using the kernel options pci=noacpi and noisapnp. While X11 starts, it picks the noveaux_vieux driver and says Add Screen/ScreenInit failed, and ducks back out (or in the case of vesa or noveaux_vesa, refuses to take a bound kernel driver.) It looks like the nv11 isn't in the noveau notion of common nvidia hardware, which is true enough; am I missing an option parameter, or should I ask for an nv or nvda(whatever it was) X11 driver module?
Also, thanks for releasing R5; I was starting to walk sideways, and MacPup would run if not hibernate on the 500MiB DDR/P4 machine, but its Firefox crashed on any larger page (e.g. Fedora forums.)
I used Unetbootin to create a WattOS bootable USB. I changed the boot order to Removable Device on my EeePC 900A. When it trys to boot to USB it says:
Reboot and Select Proper boot device or Insert Bood Media in selected boot drive and press a key
I've used this to create an Ubuntu USB and it worked with no problems. However, this is not working for me.
Quick answer (since you might need it quickly on a weekend): Synaptic can be seen as either a fine-grained version of Software Center (same function, but allowing much more detailed control) or a more verbose version of apt-get (one that explains to you what you're going to get). You could type man synaptic into a terminal to get a highly detailed explanation, or use the help menu of Synaptic itself for a fine overview. Actually, it is highly self-explanatory, with a description of each item you can install. (Hope this helps a bit - I'm totally self-taught.)
Hi all! How do I trigger the shutdown menu from the shell? I want to be able to suspend from the shell, because sometimes the touchpad stops working, and if I can suspend and log in again, all is well. In case I'm traveling and have no mouse with me to plug in.
Yes Rob, synaptic will uninstall a package as long as the package's repository was added during install. You can also sort out the repository on the left side as to what you are looking for. BTW to upgrade any existing packages, just click the reload in upper left of synaptic and then click mark all upgrades. Then click apply.
Leenie Gilmore said:
"Synaptic will uninstall a package as long as the package's repository was added during install. You can also sort out the repository on the left side as to what you are looking for."
Well, if you installed a package without having it's repository, then go to the left bottom of the screen and click on "Origin" and above it click on "Local", or click on the "Status" buttton at the sreen's bottom left and above it select "Installed (Local or Obsolete)". Or maybe(just maybe) you can just look for it using the quick filter, as long as it's already installed, then you can remove it.