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    Default Getting started

    Hey there,

    I recently installed openSUSE 11.2, and I'm determined to get it working. After installing I've encountered a host of problems and I've been trying to work through them all so I can start enjoying the OS.

    For starters, I've been having some problems changing the screen resolution, and configuring the graphics card; but I've posted about those in another section of the forum.

    Right now I have a couple question but can only remember one.

    1) When you log into suse for the first time, there is a beautiful translucent desktop folder on the desktop. By accident I seem to have dragged it onto the task bar and when I 'right click' > 'folder view settings' the desktop freezes up, and I have to log out by pressing the power button of the computer to get the log out menu to appear.
    Is there any other way to restore the folder to the desktop? Or is there a way to prevent the computer from freezing up when I clock on the folder view settings?

    Thanks for any help!!

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    Default Re: Getting started

    Just remembered another one

    When I go to activate any of the desktop effects, after I hit the apply button a window pops up and says
    'Notification from the KDE window manager'
    "The following effects could not be applied:"
    *lists all the effects, marked for application*

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    Default Re: Getting started

    Unless your have your graphics setup properly, desktop effects will not work. This assumes your graphics device is suitable in the first place. Some just will not work.

    If you want to go back to square one on the desktop, I can show you how.
    You need to have autologin disabled, so you get a login screen.
    Disable Auto-Login - openSUSE Forums

    Now write this down carefully:
    mv .kde4 .kde4-old

    Now logout and select a console login, like this:
    http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/...sole.login.png

    At the prompt, login with your username and password
    Then type
    mv .kde4 .kde4-old

    Now type: startx

    Now I'll see if I can spot your graphics thread.
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    Default Re: Getting started

    I do have the desktop effects working now, and the graphics seem to have been resolved.

    I would appreciate though, if you could explain to me how to restore the desktop folder to the desktop

    The right click folder view settings is now functional

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    Default Re: Getting started

    Right click and make sure widgets are Unlocked
    Now select Add widgets
    Add, Folder View

    You can configure the folder from the handle on hover
    Once done, right click desktop and lock widgets
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    It worked wonderfully!

    Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Getting started

    Quote Originally Posted by unplugged23 View Post
    It worked wonderfully!

    Thanks so much!
    No worries mate
    Take it easy and enjoy openSUSE
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    Default Re: Getting started

    If you want to keep your KDE settings (Caf's method makes all KDE the default)

    Right click the desk top select Unlock widgets (they may already be) Select add widgets. Select Folder View. Configure the folder view to point to your Desktop folder.

    Lock widgets

    If the old folder view is on the task bar you can unlock widgets select the little cashew thing on the right on the task bar on the right. Left click the folder view and remove it.

    lock widgets

    Everything is a widget in KDE 4.X

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