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    how would i edit kubuntu


    how would i edit kubuntu and change the icons and everything so i could make my own linux distro out of it cuz i hve all the files for it but i dont no how to change themes boot screens login screens icons and stuff like that oo and the look how everything is setup


    oo btw im 13 and i really wanted to do this and im great at gfx using fireworks mx 2k4 heres a example:

    btw im new to this place and it looks like this place is a big help

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    well no one help me

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    First off, you don't edit Kubuntu as you put it, the things you describe are a part of the GUI (graphical user interface), which for Kubuntu is KDE. You can find quite a bit of documentation about it on their website. Also, type 'kde' into google and you will get quite a few usefull sites, among them www.kde-look.org. KDE's site is www.kde.org.

    Since you feel that 'Linux rox', read up on it a bit. I'd suggest starting with:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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    so u cant change gfx and the gui setup and all tht good stuff

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    Of course you can, take a look on the kde-look website under 'screenshots' to see all the things people do with their desktop. What I meant was that you change the desktop (kde) settings, not the distribution settings (Kubuntu). The linux desktop is different from windows in that there are many different options, KDE and Gnome being probably the most fully-featured.

    Here's one of my kde screenshots:
    http://www.apollonus.net/uploadi/editor/snapshot11.jpg

    Here's a window manager known as 'enlightenment':
    http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?scre...30d3f&m=screen

    Here's fluxbox:
    http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?scre...507e3&m=screen

    You can change all of the things you mentioned in the KDE control center (under the main menu, the 'control center' tab). As I once read in another thread:

    "Show some incentive. Be linux"
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    do i hve to install a linux distro to edit the stuff i mentioned or can i edit them from windows by extracting the .iso oo do u no what myah is and i hve gnome

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    Quote Originally Posted by master123467
    do i hve to install a linux distro to edit the stuff i mentioned or can i edit them from windows by extracting the .iso oo do u no what myah is and i hve gnome
    Ok, can you try using english? What is 'myah'? A program, or what?

    No, you can't edit icons from windows, you install the distro of your choice (I understood that you already had Kubuntu installed?) and then use the KDE (if you use a distro which has KDE as it's desktop, Kubuntu for instance) control panel to change icon themes, window themes, splash screens, etc.
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    ok i hve a KDE 3.5 b1 live cd but i cant log onto the admin user so i cant setup a wireless connection through lan

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    You don't have to login as root. Any programs (like the package manager for instance) which require root privileges ask for the password, and for everything else, just use the 'su' command to become root (this in the command line) and do what you need to.

    For wireless, first try to set it up via Yast (it will ask for the root password when you attempt to change sistem settings), if that does not work, check out ndiswrapper:
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

    Oh, and on your other post, you asked if you can change KDE settings when not in KDE, yes, you can if you have everything installed. For instance, you use Gnome, just run the KDE control center, the changes you make will show up the next time you run KDE.

    Also, I think KDE 3.5 beta1 is not a finished product, I'd recommend sticking to the stable releses (unless you feel lucky, of course )

    EDIT: here's a nice tutorial for KDE:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...rial-2797.html
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    KDE 3.5 b1 is very stable really its very fast to i thnk the fastest kde version yet

    btw what is the root password

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