So how would I save something I do in terminal? also I downloaded ifuse to manage my daughters iPod but I can't find the program (after installing it from synaptic and rebooting) I see some files through file manager but nothing different than before installing ifuse.
Hi BK - so ifuse might reside in the /usr/share/applications folder but not in the menu. This happens sometimes when the program has variables that tells it not to show in the menu unless your running gnome, KDE, etc. I have not used ifuse, so I am not certain, but that is the most common reason.
If you look in that folder, you will see a bunch of files that are your applications. These files are basically the launchers for your programs. If you right click and open one you will see its simply a text file that has a .desktop extension.
It has a bunch of variables, but if you go down to the bottom of most of those files you will see entries that will either say something like "Nodisplay=true" or "OnlyShowIn=KDE", etc...entries like that will prevent an application from showing up in the menu. If you simply want the app on your desktop, just copy the appropriate apps .desktop file and put it in your desktop folder in your home directory. It will then immediately show up as an icon on your desktop.
Remember before editing these files, that you have to be "root", so do that before editing or you cannot make changes to the files in applications directory. (also be careful ;) )
Hmmm ... how do I get conky to autostart.
Nevermind ... was searching for 'conky' instead of 'autostart' ... found the answer ... feel silly now.
sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
Make conky work with LXDE desktop manager.
... works, have a snappy little EeePC now thanks to Watt OS. Love this distro!
Hi from a brand-new user!
This wattOSR5 surely looks like a nice, clean, fast distro so far! Even runs smoothly on my elderly Dell 4300, with its mighty 512RAM.
One question: I'm a fan of super clean desktops - how can I get rid of the three resident icons (Midori, Audacious, File Manager) without deleting the applications themselves? I seem to recall there was a very quick GUI way in one LXDE installation I ran, but I don't seem to find it here. Any suggestions?
And thanks in advance for your consideration!
Thanks, everyone! I was hesitant to do the Delete from the right-click, because the Properties showed enough files that I was worried it was a good deal more than just the icon I was deleting.
And Biff, I'm embarassed I didn't think of that, because it's the most reliable way. Here I was looking through everything else!
Hi, very new to linux. WattOs got my vote after trying many many distros. I would first like to thank all involved for this nice os and hello to everyone else.
Now for my question.
I changed my account type to administrator but still get asked for the password when i start synaptic for example. Is there a way i'm no longer bother with having to enter the password everytme ?
Emery Fletcher said:
I don't know if wattOS will allow you to run permanently as root, which is a very risky way to operate. The best way to get around that is to bundle all the things you want to mark in Synaptic into one batch before you do the "Apply".
Why is that a very risky way to operate ?
In my R5 install, I right clicked on the desktop and decided to have a look at the option to use the window manager options by checking the box, now I don't see any way that I can return to the original right click setup showing desktop preferences. I would appreciate learning how to do that.