[Nottingham] Gnome

Mike nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sun Jul 13 12:24:00 2003

On Sun, 2003-07-13 at 11:01, David Joseph wrote:
> I am (as you will gather) quite new to Linux. After trying various 
> distributions, I've decided it's got to be Debian for me. I installed 
> "woody" on a rather old PII and after a bit of a struggle - have it up 
> and running. I've manged to install a sound card, connect to the 
> internet using kppp and install a printer - I'm using an HP693 deskjet - 
> it's probably not optimal, but I can print and as they say it's work in 
> progress. True to the spirit of Linux I'm doing my best to resolve 
> problems myself - and although at times this has been frustrating, I 
> feel I'm learning a lot.
> But........ there is one little problem that's driving me nuts! I have 
> set KDE as my default desktop. Wanting to try out Gnome, I find I can't 
> drag icons onto the desktop. I can drag an icon to the (menu bar? at the 
> top of the screen. Everything else seems to work fine.
> Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong or not doing as the case may be.
> (look like a suitable case for Linux classes huh?)

first off - what version of gnome are you using
from the description it could be ximian desktop 1 or gnome2

could you clarify what you mean by "dragging icons to the desktop"

> thanks and regards David
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