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thnx been looking for that for a long time, but i would also like to know how to place shortcuts on the desktop(i feel like i'm missing something so simple)...
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    thnx been looking for that for a long time, but i would also like to know how to place shortcuts on the desktop(i feel like i'm missing something so simple)
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    Isnt that just rightclick and create new application shortcut or something?

    http://kde.org/documentation/usergui...html#icons-add

    Also, you might want to take a look at
    http://kde.org/documentation/userguide/index.html and
    http://kde.org/documentation/


    Good luck

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    ok yeh thats it right click on desktop ->create new ->aplication link......
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    Next: along the same lines as the original but wiht errors!

    I'm tring to unzip a' tar.gz' and i get
    • ???@linux:~> tar -zxvf hpjis-1.5.tar.gz
      tar: hpjis-1.5.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
      tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
      tar: Child returned status 2
      tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


    the file is in /home/???/
    I see the file in kde,what's up?
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    Thnx
    just thought i'd update this....i put in the full path and it worked.
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    I'm so terribly sorry I read the error message totaly wrong The problem is that it can't file the tar archive to decompress. If you try to let the tab button autocomplete on the filename for you I'm shure it will work. Btw; Are you shure that you're in the right directory?

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    Ome more thing, If you compile from source you should use nice little proggy called checkinstall which will create tgz, rpm or deb for later easy uninstallation.

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    how do i install programms?

    hey i have Gnome. how do you add links to programs on the desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    I'm so terribly sorry I read the error message totaly wrong The problem is that it can't file the tar archive to decompress. If you try to let the tab button autocomplete on the filename for you I'm shure it will work. Btw; Are you shure that you're in the right directory?

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    yeh! right directory and i did re-download and it worked in kde but i wanted to doit from command line and now it's happening again-------let tab auotcomplete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    let tab auotcomplete?
    Assuming that you're using bash as your shell, you can hit the TAB key twice after typing "tar -xfvz ./" and it will list all the files in the current directory. If you have additional text added on (like ./hp) and hit TAB twice, it will autocomplete the filename either in its entirety or to the point where it differs from another file.
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