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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul 2008, 15:41    Post subject:  

Mark,

Thanks for your reply, that's the technique that I use also, but it doesn't work with this distribution. I've also tried changing the icons in the desktop Rox window using set icon. However, although they will change in the Rox window, the actual desktop still goes to a default icon. Do you know where those default icons are located?

Jim
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nutts4life


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 04:33    Post subject:  

wow,

I'd really like to join in and congratulate you on this feat. It's difficult to explain to the 'non-compiling' world what a huge peice of work you have a acheived here. Thanks....

And that brings me onto my next topic!

gthumb and dia.

As you know these gnome / gtk apps seem to have chosen to integrate much more with the gnome libraries.
I am a big fan of both f-spot and gthumb, but it seems lots of people have tried and given up compiling them on puppy becuase of all their dependencies.

So, i refused to beleive it and have been giving it a go all this week.
I gave up on f-spot as it needed gtksharp, which i couldn't be bothered with for now. so i concentrated on gthumb.

The key to getting gthumb working was the fact that you had compiled all the libraries that i needed.

I've managed to get it gthumb running, but it's riddled with errors and i'm sure that i'm still missing some dependencies.

and this is were you come in. With your unique undertsanding of gnome, I really need some help putting together a pack of the base gnome libraries so that i can easiliy compile gthumb.

I've noticed that you created these pets for puppy 3:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=296964544&t=25822

which have been put here:
http://dotpups.de/puppy3/dotpups/Libraries/Gnome-2.19.2-libs/

That allow gdesklets to work. (although i notice MU managed to remove libgnome)

It seems like gdesklets need very similar libraries to gthumb:

libgnome
libgnomeui
gnome-vfs
gnome-python

And of course the host of dependencies:
esound
libgtop
libbonobo
libbonoboui
libgnome
gnome
ORBit2
GConf
gnome-keyring

Is there any chance you could create a gnome_libs pack for puppy 4 for these libraries. It's so difficult to put something like this together unless you have compiled it initally.

Thanks so much,

n4l
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wow

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 21:01    Post subject:  

@nutts4life: Sorry, I can help you for now because I don't have too much free time. I have to work around 12 to 14 hours every day (also on sundays) since the last 2 months Evil or Very Mad

Jim1911 wrote:
Using OOo sfs I can place launchers on both the desktop and panel by dragging and dropping, however, the icons switch to a generic default instead of using the icons that I placed there.

About those "launchers", are they .desktop files?
Try to create a new launcher manually again.
1. Right mouse button over the desktop and choose:

2. Choose an icon

That's all.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul 2008, 04:39    Post subject:  

wow,

No probs, i understand. That sounds like you have some serious work to do.

D you have any info written down about the dependenices of these libraries. I wil see if i can put this package together myself using your libraries.

thanks,

Olly
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 17:09    Post subject:  

Hi Wow,

Outta curiosity here? What's the name of that theme you're using for your Gnome? Pretty sharp looking if I must say so myself! Wink

Amicalement,

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MU


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 18:08    Post subject:  

Theme is Slickness.
Related one:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Slickness+Black?content=73210

I use it here (last message on that site):
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=173012

It would be great, to have the window-decoration, too, for Icewm.

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Also watch this:
http://www.abload.de/img/geiluh1.png

It shows Slickness (not Slickness black).
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SlicknesS?content=71993
Found in in a german newscomment.
Slickness-Theme + Dropline Nou (Icons)

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 18:33    Post subject:  

here is Slickness.
I removed the backgroundpictures, and had to comment these lines in gtkrc (line 91):
Code:
      #colorize_scrollbar = TRUE
      menubarstyle      = 2      # 0 = flat, 1 = sunken, 2 = flat gradient
      #toolbarstyle      = 1      # 0 = flat, 1 = enable effects
      animation         = FALSE
      #style             = GUMMY


In Gnomeslack 2.22 it works like this.
I did not check it in Metacity, as Opera crashes, when I switch the windowmanger.
I use it with Icewms Thinblack theme.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 18:37    Post subject:  

and here is slickness-black.
Also without backgroundpicture.
I vaguely remember, that I had modified something too, when I added it to HurtMePlenty (Game-CD) as default-Gtk theme.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 20:34    Post subject:  

Ok,

I'm close, I used the list of pets wow had for his gdesklets dependencies (i realise that these weren't needed in the end). But i used them as an example to compile the gnome libs i needed for gthumb.

gthumb was compiled succesfully with all the libs and files and gthumb starts OK!!!!!

But, i'm getting this error come up:

** (gthumb:10739): WARNING **: GConf error:
Adding client to server's list failed, CORBA error: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0

It seems to be quite a common one and seems to point to the fact that the .gconf needs refreshing by either removing or creating a new user. I guess this seems to say that it depends on your gnome setup on startup, which i don't have as i'm starting XFCE.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

n4l
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MU


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 21:18    Post subject:  

I think you can ignore this.

1.) warnings usually are no serious problem.
2.) CORBA is an interface for client/server interprocess communication.
I think some gnome apps use it, to comunicate with each other.
As you run gthumbs as standalone application outside the Gnome desktop, this is not required here.

Mark

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul 2008, 21:40    Post subject:  

@nutts4life: OK, I'm downloading gthumbs right now (because seems to be a great tool). You can expect a .pet soon.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jul 2008, 13:00    Post subject:  

Guten Tag Mark Wink

Danke shoen (spelt wrong I think? LOL) for the theme files and for telling me the names of the various themes, etc. I did copy them from here, these that you posted, to my "BackUps" directory (which gets saved to DVD every few months so I won't lose anything Wink ), however, for the heck of it I went looking through my Mandi/Mint theme directories and guess what? That's write! Somehow I managed to get a copy of the "Slickness-Black" theme into each. LOL! Interesting though: The one you pointed me to at Gnome-Look.org is at version 0.9 and these are at v2.2.1 and come complete with all types of image files as well as .gtkrc, metacity, Thunderbird/Firefox fixes, etc. How odd?

Anyway, next time I'm in my Dingo I'll have to slide that over and give that theme a try as it's really sharp-looking! I like the way those titlebar buttons look along with those scrollbars. Cool

Thanks for the help Mark!

Mazzel! mfg!

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul 2008, 00:34    Post subject:  

WOW,

Thank you for taking the time to explain how to properly set up desktop icons. Sorry, I'm so late getting back to you, about this. I used your technique and it worked perfectly. My next problem to tackle is how to change items on the drop down menus.

Your distribution is still my favorite, although it is still a test distribution. I'm using it as my default Puppy desktop. In fact, I've been using it to correct some problems that I've had in my installation of Ubuntu 8.0.4 which has replaced Windows XP as my primary desktop.

I have been able to get a number of programs to work properly in your test distribution ie. OOo 3.0 beta, Qcad, Bible-Desktop, aMSN and others. I really like it.

Thanks again for your hard work. I'm looking forward to your future distributions. If it wasn't for the security problem associated with always working as the root user, I might discard Ubuntu in favor of your gnome implementation.

Thank you,
Jim
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul 2008, 11:36    Post subject:  

Some extras for this gnome-2.20.3.sfs

Gthumb.pet Arrow http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=218382#218382
Brasero.pet Arrow
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=218384#218384

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jul 2008, 10:13    Post subject:  

Better integration of Rox-Filer:

This applies to the SlicknesS themes, but certainly also others.

Edit:
/usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

In the end, add:
Code:
style "rox" = "default"
{
  bg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
  bg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"
}
widget_class "*Collection*" style "rox"


Then Rox-Filer also has white background in the filer-windows.

This makes it medium-grey to fit better the black version:
/usr/share/themes/SlicknesS-black/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

Code:
style "rox" = "default"
{

# bg[NORMAL] =  @base_color
#  bg[ACTIVE] = @base_color

 bg[NORMAL] =  "#676767"
 bg[ACTIVE] = "#676767"
}
widget_class "*Collection*" style "rox"


Screenshot:

full:
http://noforum.de/pics/MU-Gtk-Themechooser-06-muppy084.jpg

small:


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