Okay, so there's the general new Orwellian mantra of "lack of features is
better!" and "your preferences are scientificially proven to be not very
usable by you despite what you think" and "shut up; human factors are
perfectly quantifiable and we measured this and who the hell do you think
Okay, fine. Off to the reeducation camps with my computer habits. It's more
convenient to find a tiny little pager applet in the middle of the bottom of
the screen than to be able to configure the scroll wheel to flip desktops.
And it's obviously better to not be able to click on a link in a background
window without it jumping to the top and covering up everything else I'm
working on -- I couldn't possibly be working on *more than one thing at
But *why* can't I push windows off the top of the screen with alt-drag?
Maybe I want them up there! I thought this whole "spatial browsing paradigm"
-- who knew it was a *paradigm*? -- I just thought it was tedious and
annoying and filled up your workspace with clutter, but science has shown
the error of my ways -- anyway, this "paradigm" was all about stability of
physical relationships between virtual objects. Well, dammit, why's the top
of the screen suddenly hard and fast?
Is this helping user-friendlyness by assuming that I'm so stupid that I know
how to use alt-drag to move the window *off* the screen, but might, in the
next few minutes, forget that I can do that to get it back on and be
bewildered forever looking for the title bar?
Okay, I feel better now.
The question is: how can I change the window manager Gnome uses to something
a little more _flexible? I've got Window Maker installed, but then I
discovered that the new GNOME apparently has no visible option for changing
window manager. (Of course! It's better that way! Why would you want to
change it away from the perfect-for-all-humanity defaults?!?) So I did some
googling, and discovered that there's a GConf setting for this. So I use
gconf-editor and change it. Log out, log back in again, and hey, lookit
that, no effect at all.
There's got to be a way. What am I missing here? Or should I just ditch
GNOME entirely and go back to my happy little Window Maker world?
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>
[root@ibmlaptop bin]# ls -l gftp*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 278 Apr 14 21:34 gftp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 301804 Apr 14 21:34 gftp-gtk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 163828 Apr 14 21:34 gftp-text
I really want to just DELETE the gftp-text binary from the gftp package
in order to save some distribution package and filesystem space. gftp
the GUI client is great, but gftp-text really sucks. I can't imagine
that anybody prefers it over lftp or ncftp, and it has the usability of
Anybody see any good reason to keep gftp-text? If I don't hear any good
reason within the next 18 hours it will be deleted.
Test2 the dual athlon 64 box installs faultlessly. Test3 the same hardware
blows up the kernel (blue screen with random crap on it - text mode) the
moment the aacraid driver loads.
So it looks like someone broke aacraid or the scsi layer between t2 and t3.
I am running FC2 (from developement). Root is on Raid0 lvm2, created by
When I boot lately, I'm seeing messages about not being able to find device
with uuid xxxx....
I just ran lvdisplay to see what it would say, and it looks like the same
message I saw at boot time:
Couldn't find device with uuid '2adyAl-cmc6-kSXj-a7Nu-IPmg-YF0e-5ERd6y'.
Couldn't find all physical volumes for volume group Volume00.
Volume group "Volume00" not found
It is not fatal, because it manages to mount anyway:
/dev/mapper/Volume00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
Do I need to do something?
epiphany was not installed with FC2T2 Desktop install, so I installed it
today using up2date epiphany. epiphany-1.1.12-0
It was not added to my red hat menu, at least not anywhere obvious.
Also, when I launched it from the command line "epiphany", it started as
a blank window that in no way looked like a normal browser.
There was no toolbar or status bar. Just a white window with the
Anyone else see this?
Will Backman <whb(a)ceimaine.org>
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
(Sorry if this had been discussed before - I am new to the list)
Why FC2 t3 activates so many services by default? I had to manually
deactivate the following:
- irqbalance - why the hell it was even installed on a uniprocessor
- rawdevices - how many people need this? And those who do, probably
know enough to enable them
- portmap/netfs/nfs/nfslock - well, I understand that they are
necessary in LAN environment, but could we add a question to installer
or firstboot so that home users do not get this bunch?
- rpcgssd/rpcsvcgssd - I do not fully understand what these are, but I
definitely do not need them. How many people do?
I've just upgraded to FC2T2, and have noticed that there are no
navigation bars (i.e. up/down bars) in the shortcut window on
Evolution. I have all of my mailing lists as a bunch of shortcuts in
their own group, but now I can only access the first ten or so, as there
is no way to scroll further down the list! Is this a silly error on my
part, or should I send it on to bugzilla? Thanks.
I get the following error whenever I boot up:
bonobo-activation-server (root-1844): iid OAFIID:BrokenNoType:20000808
has a NULL type
Apr 23 19:09:32 Centrino bonobo-activation-server (root-1844): invalid
character '#' in iid 'OAFIID:This#!!%$iid%^$%_|~!OAFIID_ContainsBadChars'
Has anyone seen this before? I am using FC2T2 with a generic 2.6.5
kernel since I need to have the ipw2100 wireless driver.
Any help appreciated. Thanks,