Putting Gnome on a diet --- Aaarrrghghg

Beartooth beartooth at comcast.net
Sun Nov 27 18:02:27 UTC 2011


On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 22:41:01 +0000, Ian Malone wrote:

> On 26 November 2011 19:30, Beartooth <beartooth at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:31:49 +0000, Frank Murphy wrote:
>>
>>> Just install fedorautils.
>>> I'll give you a good gui way of doing it, along with other stuff:
>>> http://fedorautils.sourceforge.net/
>>>
>>> "Optimise boot" section.
>>
>>        I (Beartooth, not the OP) did that, and a bunch of other
>>        stuff,
>> too; and rebooted. 
>>        *Something* has
>> spread my whole home directory all over the screen 
>
> This sounds like "file manager manage the desktop".
> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/configure-gnome-3-desktop-gnome-tweak-tool/

	Have I mentioned that the problem machine is running F14, not F16?

	Anyway, I went to the makeuseof site, and combed through all I 
could follow of that, plus alacarte, plus gnome-control-center, and more. 
Some where, eventually, I found a line in a file manager (There seem to 
be several file managers.) saying to  use the home directory as a 
desktop. It was *not* checked. I tried checking it, in case it had gotten 
oriented backward somehow, but that made no difference. So I unchecked it 
again.

	I've been sending dispensable individual files to the trash, 
sometimes from the desktop and sometimes from my opened home directory; 
it does remove each from both places, no matter where I start.

	I just tried rebooting it. It seems to be caught in a *long* 
string of what I take to be error messages involving "[sr0]" 

	I have a faint recollection of having seen the like before, but 
of having the machine eventually come up. I also note that when it seems 
to hang on logging out, it often comes up with the F14 splash screen (the 
one that looks like an explosion of broken blue glass with cobwebs), but 
no display for logging in.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.




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