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  1. A bug you can duplicate

    I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    and i am not giving it up.

    but there are small bugs here and there.
    i can usually do a work around. but they
    are there.

    for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)

    1. right click on the desktop
    2. choose Create Launcher
    3. put the type to Location
    4. browse for the folder you want

    problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.

    you can work around it manually.
    but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too.
    should be the SAME bug on all computers.

    i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do
    bug reporting, but they want me to classify the
    bug into the right area. i have no idea what the
    right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is.
    can't i just report it and they classify it.
    take them a few seconds and me an hour at least.

    now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done
    this or that. BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.

    still, linux is pretty cool.

  2. Re: A bug you can duplicate


    "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    > and i am not giving it up.
    >
    > but there are small bugs here and there.
    > i can usually do a work around. but they
    > are there.
    >
    > for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    > my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)
    >
    > 1. right click on the desktop
    > 2. choose Create Launcher
    > 3. put the type to Location
    > 4. browse for the folder you want
    >
    > problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >
    > you can work around it manually.
    > but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too.
    > should be the SAME bug on all computers.
    >
    > i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do
    > bug reporting, but they want me to classify the
    > bug into the right area. i have no idea what the
    > right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is.
    > can't i just report it and they classify it.
    > take them a few seconds and me an hour at least.
    >
    > now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done
    > this or that. BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >
    > still, linux is pretty cool.


    The same Launcher-Location bug also happens with my Ubuntu 7.10 install.
    Maybe they'll fix it one day. But until then they have a rotating 3D cube
    with dolphins that swim inside of it.

    The other thing annoying with my install is that when I go to the console
    and run "sudo apt-get update" followed by "sudo apt-get upgraade" it shows
    that I don't have any updates. Cool because I can do this from a ssh session
    and it tells me that my system is up to date. But when I log in locally the
    GUI pops up that little notifier telling me that there are updates that I
    need to install. And the update notifier tells me that there is loads of
    crap that I need to update.

    So it's another serious bug as far as I'm concerned. If sudo apt-get
    update/upgrade tells me that everything is up to date then why are there
    about 50-Megs of updates that I need according to the update notifier? The
    two should both be reporting the same thing.




    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  3. Re: A bug you can duplicate


    "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    > and i am not giving it up.
    >
    > but there are small bugs here and there.
    > i can usually do a work around. but they
    > are there.
    >
    > for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    > my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)
    >
    > 1. right click on the desktop
    > 2. choose Create Launcher
    > 3. put the type to Location
    > 4. browse for the folder you want
    >
    > problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >
    > you can work around it manually.
    > but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too.
    > should be the SAME bug on all computers.
    >
    > i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do
    > bug reporting, but they want me to classify the
    > bug into the right area. i have no idea what the
    > right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is.
    > can't i just report it and they classify it.
    > take them a few seconds and me an hour at least.
    >
    > now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done
    > this or that. BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >
    > still, linux is pretty cool.


    More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:


    (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)

    foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
    linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic
    ssl-cert
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    foo@ubu:


    Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs updating.
    But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way to copy&paste
    from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:


    "You can install 10 updates"
    New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available
    Download size: 50.5 MB

    linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    linux-headers-generic
    linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    linux-image-generic
    linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    linux-restricted-modules-generic
    linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    openssl-blacklist
    ssl-cert



    So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's the CLI
    mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But the local GUI
    tells me otherwise. What a crock!



    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  4. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    Psyc Geek wrote:
    > I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    > and i am not giving it up.
    >
    > but there are small bugs here and there.
    > i can usually do a work around. but they
    > are there.
    >
    > for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    > my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)
    >
    > 1. right click on the desktop
    > 2. choose Create Launcher
    > 3. put the type to Location
    > 4. browse for the folder you want
    >
    > problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.


    So where's the bug?
    A launcher launches a program.
    If you want a folder on your desktop you choose "new folder"
    If you want an existing folder, you open the file browser and drag the
    folder you want onto the desktop.

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  5. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:31:16 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    > news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-

    a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >>I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >> and i am not giving it up.
    >>
    >> but there are small bugs here and there. i can usually do a work
    >> around. but they are there.
    >>
    >> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to my desktop (like in
    >> PCLinuxOS)
    >>
    >> 1. right click on the desktop
    >> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >> 3. put the type to Location
    >> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>
    >> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >>
    >> you can work around it manually.
    >> but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too. should be the
    >> SAME bug on all computers.
    >>
    >> i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do bug reporting, but
    >> they want me to classify the bug into the right area. i have no idea
    >> what the right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is. can't
    >> i just report it and they classify it. take them a few seconds and me
    >> an hour at least.
    >>
    >> now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done this or that.
    >> BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >>
    >> still, linux is pretty cool.

    >
    > More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    > apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:
    >
    >
    > (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)
    >
    > foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    > Reading package lists... Done
    > Building dependency tree
    > Reading state information... Done
    > The following packages have been kept back:
    > linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
    > linux-restricted-modules-generic ssl-cert
    > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. foo@ubu:
    >

    >
    > Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs
    > updating. But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way to
    > copy&paste from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:
    >
    >
    > "You can install 10 updates"
    > New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available Download size: 50.5 MB
    >
    > linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    > linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-headers-generic
    > linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-image-generic
    > linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-restricted-modules-generic
    > linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic openssl-blacklist
    > ssl-cert
    >
    >
    >
    > So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's the
    > CLI mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But the
    > local GUI tells me otherwise. What a crock!
    >
    >
    >
    > ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **


    There is an easy fix. Don't use Ubuntu. Or any other Linux distro. Go use
    Windows or OS X.

    --
    Rick

  6. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On 2008-07-03, Andrew Halliwell claimed:
    > Psyc Geek wrote:
    >> I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >> and i am not giving it up.


    ......

    >> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.

    >
    > So where's the bug?
    > A launcher launches a program.
    > If you want a folder on your desktop you choose "new folder"
    > If you want an existing folder, you open the file browser and drag the
    > folder you want onto the desktop.


    Those are complex steps for a retarded troll. They're used to doing
    things the MS way, which means they can't understand anything that
    solves a problem directly.

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  7. Re: A bug you can duplicate


    "Rick" wrote in message
    news:nMidnU0iSseVj_DVnZ2dnUVZ_gidnZ2d@supernews.co m...
    > On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:31:16 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    >> "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    >> news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-

    > a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >>>I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >>> and i am not giving it up.
    >>>
    >>> but there are small bugs here and there. i can usually do a work
    >>> around. but they are there.
    >>>
    >>> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to my desktop (like in
    >>> PCLinuxOS)
    >>>
    >>> 1. right click on the desktop
    >>> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >>> 3. put the type to Location
    >>> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>>
    >>> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >>>
    >>> you can work around it manually.
    >>> but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too. should be the
    >>> SAME bug on all computers.
    >>>
    >>> i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do bug reporting, but
    >>> they want me to classify the bug into the right area. i have no idea
    >>> what the right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is. can't
    >>> i just report it and they classify it. take them a few seconds and me
    >>> an hour at least.
    >>>
    >>> now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done this or that.
    >>> BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >>>
    >>> still, linux is pretty cool.

    >>
    >> More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    >> apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:
    >>
    >>
    >> (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)
    >>
    >> foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >> Reading package lists... Done
    >> Building dependency tree
    >> Reading state information... Done
    >> The following packages have been kept back:
    >> linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
    >> linux-restricted-modules-generic ssl-cert
    >> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. foo@ubu:
    >>

    >>
    >> Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs
    >> updating. But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way to
    >> copy&paste from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:
    >>
    >>
    >> "You can install 10 updates"
    >> New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available Download size: 50.5 MB
    >>
    >> linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    >> linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-headers-generic
    >> linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-image-generic
    >> linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-restricted-modules-generic
    >> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic openssl-blacklist
    >> ssl-cert
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's the
    >> CLI mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But the
    >> local GUI tells me otherwise. What a crock!
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > There is an easy fix. Don't use Ubuntu. Or any other Linux distro. Go use
    > Windows or OS X.


    I'm sure that both Windows and OSX will be more consistent than what I've
    seen from linux. It's crap like this why linux is one big disaster over in
    Munich.


    > --
    > Rick



    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  8. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:31:16 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    > news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >>I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >> and i am not giving it up.
    >>
    >> but there are small bugs here and there.
    >> i can usually do a work around. but they
    >> are there.
    >>
    >> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    >> my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)
    >>
    >> 1. right click on the desktop
    >> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >> 3. put the type to Location
    >> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>
    >> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >>
    >> you can work around it manually.
    >> but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too.
    >> should be the SAME bug on all computers.
    >>
    >> i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do
    >> bug reporting, but they want me to classify the
    >> bug into the right area. i have no idea what the
    >> right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is.
    >> can't i just report it and they classify it.
    >> take them a few seconds and me an hour at least.
    >>
    >> now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done
    >> this or that. BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >>
    >> still, linux is pretty cool.

    >
    > More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    > apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:
    >
    >
    > (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)
    >
    > foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    > Reading package lists... Done
    > Building dependency tree
    > Reading state information... Done
    > The following packages have been kept back:
    > linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic
    > ssl-cert
    > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    > foo@ubu:
    >

    >
    > Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs updating.
    > But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way to copy&paste
    > from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:
    >
    >
    > "You can install 10 updates"
    > New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available
    > Download size: 50.5 MB
    >
    > linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    > linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-headers-generic
    > linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-image-generic
    > linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    > linux-restricted-modules-generic
    > linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    > openssl-blacklist
    > ssl-cert
    >
    >
    >
    > So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's the CLI
    > mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But the local GUI
    > tells me otherwise. What a crock!


    It's Linux slopware in action....
    Don't they test this junk before they release it?


    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  9. A fsckwit you can deprecate

    Andrew Halliwell wrote:

    > Psyc Geek wrote:
    >> I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >> and i am not giving it up.
    >>
    >> but there are small bugs here and there.
    >> i can usually do a work around. but they
    >> are there.
    >>
    >> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to
    >> my desktop (like in PCLinuxOS)
    >>
    >> 1. right click on the desktop
    >> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >> 3. put the type to Location
    >> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>
    >> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.

    >
    > So where's the bug?
    > A launcher launches a program.
    > If you want a folder on your desktop you choose "new folder"
    > If you want an existing folder, you open the file browser and drag the
    > folder you want onto the desktop.


    Too difficult!

    Not.


  10. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 14:14:07 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > "Rick" wrote in message
    > news:nMidnU0iSseVj_DVnZ2dnUVZ_gidnZ2d@supernews.co m...
    >> On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:31:16 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    >>> news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-

    >> a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >>>> and i am not giving it up.
    >>>>
    >>>> but there are small bugs here and there. i can usually do a work
    >>>> around. but they are there.
    >>>>
    >>>> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to my desktop (like in
    >>>> PCLinuxOS)
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. right click on the desktop
    >>>> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >>>> 3. put the type to Location
    >>>> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>>>
    >>>> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >>>>
    >>>> you can work around it manually.
    >>>> but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too. should be the
    >>>> SAME bug on all computers.
    >>>>
    >>>> i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do bug reporting,
    >>>> but they want me to classify the bug into the right area. i have no
    >>>> idea what the right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it
    >>>> is. can't i just report it and they classify it. take them a few
    >>>> seconds and me an hour at least.
    >>>>
    >>>> now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done this or
    >>>> that. BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >>>>
    >>>> still, linux is pretty cool.
    >>>
    >>> More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    >>> apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)
    >>>
    >>> foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >>> Reading package lists... Done
    >>> Building dependency tree
    >>> Reading state information... Done
    >>> The following packages have been kept back:
    >>> linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
    >>> linux-restricted-modules-generic ssl-cert
    >>> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    >>> foo@ubu:

    >>>
    >>> Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs
    >>> updating. But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way
    >>> to copy&paste from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "You can install 10 updates"
    >>> New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available Download size: 50.5
    >>> MB
    >>>
    >>> linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    >>> linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    >>> linux-headers-generic
    >>> linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    >>> linux-image-generic
    >>> linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    >>> linux-restricted-modules-generic
    >>> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic openssl-blacklist ssl-cert
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's
    >>> the CLI mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But
    >>> the local GUI tells me otherwise. What a crock!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> There is an easy fix. Don't use Ubuntu. Or any other Linux distro. Go
    >> use Windows or OS X.

    >
    > I'm sure that both Windows and OSX will be more consistent than what
    > I've seen from linux. It's crap like this why linux is one big disaster
    > over in Munich.
    >
    >
    >> --
    >> Rick

    >
    >
    > ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **


    And AGAIN, if you find Linux based systems so distasteful, don't use
    them. Apparently the admins in Munich aren't finding them distasteful.
    Apparently what they are finding is how much lockin Microsoft has forced.


    --
    Rick

  11. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 14:22:06 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:

    > On Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:31:16 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    >> "Psyc Geek" wrote in message
    >> news:ee08d1c7-3184-4e1c-928d-

    a3a09312fde8@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >>>I like linux. I am using the latest ubuntu.
    >>> and i am not giving it up.
    >>>
    >>> but there are small bugs here and there. i can usually do a work
    >>> around. but they are there.
    >>>
    >>> for example, I wanted to add a home folder to my desktop (like in
    >>> PCLinuxOS)
    >>>
    >>> 1. right click on the desktop
    >>> 2. choose Create Launcher
    >>> 3. put the type to Location
    >>> 4. browse for the folder you want
    >>>
    >>> problem: you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    >>>
    >>> you can work around it manually.
    >>> but there are bugs. there are bugs in other OS's too. should be the
    >>> SAME bug on all computers.
    >>>
    >>> i run into these little things a lot. i tried to do bug reporting,
    >>> but they want me to classify the bug into the right area. i have no
    >>> idea what the right area is, nor do i really want to learn what it is.
    >>> can't i just report it and they classify it. take them a few seconds
    >>> and me an hour at least.
    >>>
    >>> now, geekhead will come along and say I should have done this or that.
    >>> BUT IT IS NOT VERY OBVIOUS.
    >>>
    >>> still, linux is pretty cool.

    >>
    >> More detail on the inconsistency bug that I'm seeing. When I run sudo
    >> apt-get update / upgrade from the CLI then I get this:
    >>
    >>
    >> (Snip long output from sudo apt-get update)
    >>
    >> foo@ubu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >> Reading package lists... Done
    >> Building dependency tree
    >> Reading state information... Done
    >> The following packages have been kept back:
    >> linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
    >> linux-restricted-modules-generic ssl-cert
    >> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. foo@ubu:
    >>

    >>
    >> Everything seems to be up to date. There's nothing here that needs
    >> updating. But the "Update Manager" tells me otherwise. There's no way
    >> to copy&paste from the Update Manager so here's what it's telling me:
    >>
    >>
    >> "You can install 10 updates"
    >> New distribution release '8.04 LTS' is available Download size: 50.5 MB
    >>
    >> linux-headers-2.6.22-15
    >> linux-headers-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-headers-generic
    >> linux-image-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-image-generic
    >> linux-restricuted-modules-2.6.22-15-generic
    >> linux-restricted-modules-generic
    >> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-15-generic openssl-blacklist
    >> ssl-cert
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> So one thing is telling me that everything is up to date and that's the
    >> CLI mode that I use to remotely make sure everything is fine. But the
    >> local GUI tells me otherwise. What a crock!

    >
    > It's Linux slopware in action....
    > Don't they test this junk before they release it?


    ... like you weren't tested before your family let you out of the house?



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    Rick

  12. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    > > problem: *you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.
    > So where's the bug?
    > A launcher launches a program.
    > If you want a folder on your desktop you choose "new folder"
    > If you want an existing folder, you open the file browser and drag the
    > folder you want onto the desktop.


    You really need to read the original post.
    The launcher says LOCATION.
    I wanted the home location.
    Not an application.

    do you not have UBUNTU installed?
    are you just mouthing?
    are you are reverse troll?





  13. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    Psyc Geek wrote:
    >> > problem: *you can't pick a folder ... you have to pick a file.

    >> So where's the bug?
    >> A launcher launches a program.
    >> If you want a folder on your desktop you choose "new folder"
    >> If you want an existing folder, you open the file browser and drag the
    >> folder you want onto the desktop.

    >
    > You really need to read the original post.
    > The launcher says LOCATION.
    > I wanted the home location.
    > Not an application.


    Then simply go to "places" and drag "home" into the desktop from there.
    Far simpler than right clicking on the desktop and switching to location and
    .... so big deal, that doesn't work.

    Simpler methods DO, though.

    > do you not have UBUNTU installed?


    Yes, and I tested it. I just misread and took your launcher complaint to
    mean application because that's the only use for it.
    And for applications it works as intended.

    > are you just mouthing?


    No.

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  14. Re: A bug you can duplicate


    > Then simply go to "places" and drag "home" into the desktop from there.
    > Far simpler than right clicking on the desktop and switching to location and
    > ... so big deal, that doesn't work.


    When I do that, it pops up a little Dialog box that says:
    BOLD: You cannot copy a folder into itself.
    The destination folder is inside the source folder.
    BUTTONS: Cancel, Skip All, Skip

    I don't know, I pressed Skip.

    is this another thing not working?
    are you really sure you tested this?
    are you on Gnome?


  15. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    Psyc Geek wrote:
    > is this another thing not working?
    > are you really sure you tested this?


    That one, I didn't test, just did, sorry, my mistook.
    Why do you need your home folder linked on your desktop anyway?
    That's what places is for.
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  16. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Jul 3, 6:10*pm, Andrew Halliwell wrote:
    > Psyc Geek wrote:
    > > is this another thing not working?
    > > are you really sure you tested this?

    >
    > That one, I didn't test, just did, sorry, my mistook.
    > Why do you need your home folder linked on your desktop anyway?
    > That's what places is for.
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    well, i just like it on the desktop
    for one click instead of the menu.
    i have not got a hot key figured out yet.
    thanks for actually testing.


  17. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 23:10:10 +0100, Andrew Halliwell wrote:

    > Psyc Geek wrote:
    >> is this another thing not working?
    >> are you really sure you tested this?

    >
    > That one, I didn't test, just did, sorry, my mistook. Why do you need
    > your home folder linked on your desktop anyway? That's what places is
    > for.


    I also like a Home Folder icon on the desktop. And it seems hard to do in
    Gnome.

    --
    Rick

  18. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    Rick wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 23:10:10 +0100, Andrew Halliwell wrote:
    >
    >> Psyc Geek wrote:
    >>> is this another thing not working?
    >>> are you really sure you tested this?

    >>
    >> That one, I didn't test, just did, sorry, my mistook. Why do you need
    >> your home folder linked on your desktop anyway? That's what places is
    >> for.

    >
    > I also like a Home Folder icon on the desktop. And it seems hard to do in
    > Gnome.
    >

    Nah, you just use the location thing mentioned earlier, select a file in
    browse and then delete the filename leaving just the path...

    or... just simply type /home/spike1 in the box without using browse...
    really hard that

    change to your username as necessary of course.
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  19. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 17:31:37 -0500, Rick wrote:

    > I also like a Home Folder icon on the desktop. And it seems hard to do
    > in Gnome.


    At least on Ubuntu, run gconf-editor and open apps | nautilus | desktop.
    Click the ones you want on. This way the icon's visible state should be
    persistent across theme changes.

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    // This is my opinion.

  20. Re: A bug you can duplicate

    On Jul 4, 12:23*pm, jebblue wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 17:31:37 -0500, Rick wrote:
    > > I also like a Home Folder icon on the desktop. And it seems hard to do
    > > in Gnome.

    >
    > At least on Ubuntu, run gconf-editor and open apps | nautilus | desktop.
    > Click the ones you want on. This way the icon's visible state should be
    > persistent across theme changes.
    >
    > --
    > // This is my opinion.


    thanks.
    i did. there is a LOT OF STUFF there.
    lots of weird names. which weird name
    do i click on. some of the lists are long
    and i did not see HOME FOLDER.


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