The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9 - Page 2

3 First Start

If there's no reason to do something special wait a few seconds to start with the standard settings.

The system is starting up.

This is the first start - the firstboot wizard appears.

Have a look at the license information and proceed.

Time to add the first user account to the system.

You should enable the network time protocol so that the time will be synchronized with a remote time server.

Send your hardware profile if you want.

Log in into the system with the user data that you chose in the firstboot wizard.

Welcome to your desktop.

 

4 Basic Configuration

In various parts of this howto you have to switch to the root account (in the terminal). The terminal is available in the gnome applications menu.

Enter the following to switch to the root account:

su -
%rootpassword%

You can switch back to your user account with:

exit

 

4.1 Nautilus

Nautilus opens a window for every single folder by default - to change this open any folder and edit the settings. It's also a good idea to enable the delete command that bypasses the trash - because if you delete something from external storage devices with the standard delete command, the things will not really be deleted but moved to a trash on the device (.trash). This trash will not be affected when you delete the trash on your desktop.

Now it's user friendly.

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From: at: 2008-06-03 00:56:14

What theme is being used there?  Does it come with Fedora, or can it be found elsewhere?

Thanks! 

From: at: 2008-06-05 12:52:04

Hi,

the theme you can see on the installation-screenshots is the standard Fedora theme. The black theme that I used for the other screenshots is a customized version of the theme "SlicknesS" from gnome-look.org. I can send it to you if you give me your email address.

Best regards,

Olli 

From: at: 2008-06-11 18:33:19

Thanks, it looks great.

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:13:57

Hiya Oliver,

Could you send me the theme too please? My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much

Adro

 

From: Anonymous at: 2008-11-26 13:03:00

hi

 can you plzz email the theme to me as well lost_jayrocks@yahoo.com

 

From: at: 2008-07-12 23:25:37

Hi Oliver!

Very nice theme! Can you send it to my email in danielriosantos [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks in advance!

Daniel

From: at: 2008-07-13 09:56:56

Dear Olli,

 thanks for the tutorial, it was quite useful for me.

Can you please send me the gnome-theme you where using during the tutorial? Thanks!

Pepe

From: at: 2008-08-11 07:30:37

Great guide, I'm using it as a bit of a bible at the moment - very new to Linux!

If you could email me the modified slickness theme I'd be very greatful.

Thanks 

From: at: 2008-06-17 22:04:55

I have never needed to turn off SELinux on desktops. I don't know what kind of problems are being referred to. If there is a SELinux problem with a Fedora package file a bug.

From: at: 2008-07-02 04:30:00

Thank you for this great guide. Helped me a lot!

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:18:08

Hiya Oliver

Could you send me the theme too please?  My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much

Adro


From: Mahesh M at: 2008-11-25 15:00:39

Hi Oliver

Thanks for the cool tutorial. Could you send me the modified SlicknesS theme please? My email is mahesh_m_1973 [at] yahoo [dot] com

thank you

Mahesh M

From: Ken at: 2008-10-10 02:18:59

First off great tutorial as always.  What is that desktop theme?  In the begining you started off with a glassy desktop theme.  When I installed it I didn't get that theme. 

From: noogz at: 2008-11-26 20:34:14

yes, i'd love to know the themes you used there, too.

 

From: Micha at: 2008-12-28 14:18:32

I found the theme ;)

Look at www.gnome-look.org and search for 'SlicknesS'. You'll find this (and some modificated) theme for GTK and Berly (Emerald).

Michael