Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 24 May 2015, 11:22
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Additional Software (PETs, n' stuff) » Eye Candy
change icon referants
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 01 Jul 2012
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2012, 15:14    Post_subject:  change icon referants  

Now have Lupu 528 bootable from flash drive. Brilliant. But the 'Mail' desktop icon gives me Sylpheed. I want to remove Sylpheed, instal Thunderbird, and have this icon open it. Can I do this? Any help, please?
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 5326
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2012, 01:25    Post_subject:  

Hello, jillpad! Welcome to the kennels!

That's easy! Very Happy

Go to the /usr/local/bin directory. Once there,
look for and open the file "defaultemail".

You'll see a line that goes "exec sylpheed".

Make it inoperative by adding a number sign in front of it, like so:
# exec sylpheed

Add a new line below it:
exec thunderbird

Save the edited file.

There you go! Now when you click on the email icon on the desktop, thunderbird should start instead of sylpheed.

P.S. Make sure you have the actual thunderbird executable or a link to it in /usr/bin. Otherwise you'll have to indicate the full path to your thunderbird in the defaultemail script, for example:

exec /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird

I'm doing this from memory, so it may lack precision, but I'm sure you get the idea.


"Logical entities must not be multiplied needlessly." / "Il ne faut pas multiplier les êtres logiques inutilement." (Ockham)
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message Visit_website 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Additional Software (PETs, n' stuff) » Eye Candy
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0395s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0039s) ][ GZIP on ]