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    Default Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    OK, after the previous disaster on KDE I ended up reinstalling whole system, but this time with GNOME.

    Looks promising, but I have few first doubts,

    How can I disable Apper in GNOME? Or is it more stable than on KDE?
    There seem to be 3 console apps: Xterm, GNOME console and something like "Linux 3... console". Which one is normally used?
    Where can I see the amount of used space in each partition (NTFS and Ext4)? KDE had a default access on its desktop for this...

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    Two more issues:

    When hitting Alt+F2 and typing "gnomesu nautilus" to run nautilus as root and be able to write/delete in my NTFS partitions, it did run but with the message "Nautilus could not create file 'root/config/nautilus...'" or something like that, "make sure you give Nautilus permissions to create this file". Tried running Nautilus again as root but the error message didn't display again. What does it mean?

    And also, I have the same battery issues than in KDE: when letting it reach 100% while plugged, it goes down to 50% after a brief while. I think it doesn't happen when unplugging it at 99% (haven't tried, but it worked on KDE).

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    try
    Code:
    gnomesu nautilus --no-desktop
    Also, if you mount the partition manually do you still need to open a root nautilus to read/write files? I'm just interested, I dont have an ntfs partition to experiment with.

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sd[x] /mnt
    You will then be able to see your documents from that partition in /mnt

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    On 02/29/2012 08:06 AM, F style wrote:
    > OK, after the previous 'disaster' (http://tinyurl.com/7a82o2d) on KDE I
    > ended up reinstalling whole system


    that is a very "windows-thing" to do! why didn't you follow the good
    advice given to you by caf?

    at the very least, go back to that thread and THANK him for his time
    taken to lay out your recovery path.

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    Yes, sorry, I got desperate... but already followed your advise.

    Back to topic, what about the other doubts?

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    On 02/29/2012 08:06 AM, F style wrote:
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    > How can I disable Apper in GNOME? Or is it more stable than on KDE?


    i do not know if Apper is included in GNOME, if it is: do NOT use
    it...disable or uninstall it...

    it it has something else similare to Apper, i would say disable it and
    in either case always use YaST Online Update or "zypper patch" to keep
    your system up to date with security patches and major bug fixes..


    > There seem to be 3 console apps: Xterm, GNOME console and something
    > like "Linux 3... console". Which one is normally used?


    like so many things in Linux: use the one you like the best (try
    all...but, as i've never seen GNOME3 i don't know what "Linux 3...
    console" is...)

    > Where can I see the amount of used space in each partition (NTFS and
    > Ext4)? KDE had a default access on its desktop for this...


    i do not know how to do it in a GUI, but in a terminal, do this:
    Code:
    df -hlT

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    On 02/29/2012 08:36 AM, F style wrote:
    >
    > Two more issues:
    >
    > When hitting Alt+F2 and typing "gnomesu nautilus" to run nautilus as
    > root and be able to write/delete in my NTFS partitions, it did run but
    > with the message "Nautilus could not create file
    > 'root/config/nautilus...'" or something like that, "make sure you give
    > Nautilus permissions to create this file". Tried running Nautilus again
    > as root but the error message didn't display again. What does it mean?


    i guess it means that the first time you tried it, Nautilus tried to
    access its config file but since it didn't yet exist it tried to create
    a new config file it 'knew' it would need...and it tried to create it in
    a place where it had to have root powers to put it, but _before_ you had
    put in the password, so it didn't yet have root powers, so the creation
    failed..

    but, then the second time you tried it, it found the config file as it
    had already been created (while you were using Nautilus the first time)
    and so had no complaint..

    >
    > And also, I have the same battery issues than in KDE: when letting it
    > reach 100% while plugged, it goes down to 50% after a brief while. I
    > think it doesn't happen when unplugging it at 99% (haven't tried, but it
    > worked on KDE).


    this is a totally different question which is not an 'application'
    question...suggest you ask it in either the hardware or laptop
    forum...be sure and give all the necessary hardware/software info..

    and, in the future we in these fora usually expect each thread to have
    one question, and the jest of that one question referenced in the
    subject line (so, for example, the folks who wish to help with laptop
    battery anomalies will have an idea what the thread is about, and look in)..

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.

    Back to topic (Applications questions), does someone know the name of the app/service in charge of automatic updates? Because GNOME doesn't have Apper installed. And how would I apply the updates manually? I reviewed this thread which was about that topic, but I guess that applied to KDE, because GNOME's Software Manager looks a bit different...

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.

    Back to topic (Applications questions), does someone know the name of
    the app/service in charge of automatic updates? Because GNOME doesn't
    have Apper installed. And how would I apply the updates manually? I
    reviewed this 'thread' (http://tinyurl.com/6pavx5l) which was about that
    topic, but I guess that applied to KDE, because GNOME's Software Manager
    looks a bit different...
    Hi
    It's the gpk-* set of commands and you will get a notification popup
    when updates are about. If you run the command gnome-session-properties
    and scroll the list you will also see packagekit as well.

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    Default Re: Moved to GNOME, first newb doubts

    On 02/29/2012 06:06 PM, F style wrote:
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    > And how would I apply the updates manually?


    just open YaST, and then select Software (on the left) and Online Update
    (on the right)..

    then when it shows you a list of all the security and recommended
    patches (if any) which applies to your system you just need to review
    the list of items suggested and approve, or not..

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