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Hi, I have seen a few screen shots of linux and some have got like a really fancy menu bar which enlarges as you pass your mouse over it, it looks a bit like apple mac os's actually.

 

Which linux is this? I'm currently using FC4 and can't seem to find any options to have a cool menu bar :D

 

Thanks!! :)

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Hi, I have seen a few screen shots of linux and some have got like a really fancy menu bar which enlarges as you pass your mouse over it, it looks a bit like apple mac os's actually.

 

Which linux is this? I'm currently using FC4 and can't seem to find any options to have a cool menu bar :D

 

Thanks!! :)

 

 

There is an application called ksmoothdock (primarily a KDE application) which does do some Mac OS-style zooming.

 

In Fedora you might well be able to install it with yum -y install ksmoothdock, but it probably works best with the KDE desktop (and 3D drivers for the really smooth zooming).

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In Fedora you might well be able to install it with yum -y install ksmoothdock, but it probably works best with the KDE desktop (and 3D drivers for the really smooth zooming).

 

Tried that, didn't work couldn't find the mirrors all the time.

 

There is an application called ksmoothdock (primarily a KDE application) which does do some Mac OS-style zooming.

 

I downloaded it from there, but it doesn't want to work on my FC4 :(

 

After I've extracted it (tar -xvzf ksmoothdock-3.6.1.tar.gz) and done ./configure, it just keeps saying:

 

......
...
checking for crt_externs.h... no
checking for _NSGetEnviron... no
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

 

Any idea's for an alternate solution? unless the above can be fixed? :blink:

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Show us the screenshot so we can identify it. Superkarma, gdesklets and adesklets all have scripts that can create that kind of toolbar.

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I'd be happy if I can create a desktop like this..

 

http://antares.escomposlinux.org/images/Ca...s/Captura14.jpg

 

I love the menu bar on that one :)

 

I have looked for gdesklets, then I've looked for an rpm in that and installed that. It has installed (wahoo!) but it doesn't seem to do anything. I think I need other packages with it or something? :blink:

 

This is a screen shot of what I have got...

 

screenshot1pp.th.png

 

Any idea's? :)

 

 

*Really wants a coool desktop now B):D:D:D *

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*Really wants a coool desktop now B):D:D:D *

 

Looks like Karamba is at the heart of that desktop.. check out these

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5812 - Tuxbar (os x style)

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=26838 - CoyoteSysMon .. not the one in the screenie but similar..

 

Browse KDE look for the complete list (its huge!).

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Cheers for that :)

 

I've decided to stick with gdesklets as it looks to do the job that I want and looks fairly simple :)

 

As I had trouble installing the tar file, I searched for an rpm and downloaded one from this website (I downloaded the "1386" one) - Installed that, but when I've added candy bar or clocks to it, its quite buggy and comes up with errors, so ditch that I thought.

 

So I went back to the homepage to download their latest one which is: http://gdesklets.org/?mod=downloads/gdesklets (which is a tar file). Downloaded that and i've done:

 

- Signed in as root

- tar -xjf gDesklets-0.35.3.tar.bz2

- Cd'ed to gDesklets directory

- ./configure && make && checkinstall

 

Then it comes back with...

 

checking /usr/include/python2.4/Python.h usability... no
checking /usr/include/python2.4/Python.h presence... no
checking for /usr/include/python2.4/Python.h... no
configure: error: Can't find Python.h! You will need the python development package
		  to successfully compile gDesklets.

 

Is there a yum command to install that? :) I've looked for an rpm of it on google and there's loads :blink::o not sure which package it is that I need to install to make this work.. :unsure:

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configure: error: Can't find Python.h! You will need the python development package to successfully compile gDesklets.

 

Try

 

yum install python-devel

 

(or maybe -dev) .. this should let it compile.

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That worked (yay :D ) but then it said that I needed another compiler?! :huh:

 

checking for GDESKLETS... configure: error: The pkg-config script could not be found or is too old.  Make sure it
is in your PATH or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable to the full
path to pkg-config.

Alternatively you may set the GDESKLETS_CFLAGS and GDESKLETS_LIBS environment variables
to avoid the need to call pkg-config.  See the pkg-config man page for
more details.

To get pkg-config, see <http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig>.
See `config.log' for more details.

 

I followed the link, it don't take me anywhere where I can download it :huh: So I tried this on the offchance that it would work..

 

yum install pkg-config-dev

which give me the following;

 

yum install pkg-config-dev
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
updates-released		  100% |=========================|  951 B	00:00
extras					100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
base					  100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz			100% |=========================| 431 kB	00:02
updates-re: ################################################## 1151/1151
Added 11 new packages, deleted 75 old in 6.46 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: pkg-config-dev
Nothing to do

 

Which i'm guessing didn't install or update? maybe i've got the code wrong, I just guessed that it would be that. Any idea's?

 

Sorry to be a pita :( but I'm determined to get a cool desktop :):D:)

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That worked (yay :D ) but then it said that I needed another compiler?! :huh:

 

hehe :)

 

I notice that the RPM is called pkgconfig without the -.

 

yum install pkgconfig

 

I doubt that the -dev package exists as pkgconfig is related to source code installs :)

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That installed it (thanks :) ) but the same thing is still coming up :( It did install successfully (pkconfig) and I even re-booted the machine before running ./config again, but the same again...

 

checking for /usr/include/python2.4/Python.h... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for GDESKLETS... configure: error: Package requirements (pygtk-2.0 >= 2.4.0 pyorbit-2 >= 2.0.1 gnome-python-2.0 >= 2.6.0) were not met.
Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively you may set the GDESKLETS_CFLAGS and GDESKLETS_LIBS environment variables
to avoid the need to call pkg-config.  See the pkg-config man page for
more details.

 

This laptop and tar files don't seem to agree for some reason :S Is there anyway of making a .tar file into a rpm? It likes them a lot! lol

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Heheh .. ok..

 

configure: error: Package requirements (pygtk-2.0 >= 2.4.0 pyorbit-2 >= 2.0.1 gnome-python-2.0 >= 2.6.0)

 

You should insure that you have all of those packages:

 

yum install pygtk-dev pyorbit-dev gnome-python-dev

 

Try that, see if those are the correct package names, if not try this:

 

yum search pyorbit

 

And see if you can find the correct package name to use. ^_^

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The search worked! (the other's didn't) search results..

 

pyorbit.i386							 2.0.1-4				base
Matched from:
pyorbit
pyorbit is an extension module for python that gives you access
to the ORBit2 CORBA ORB.


pyorbit-devel.i386					   2.0.1-4				base
Matched from:
pyorbit-devel
This package contains files required to build wrappers for ORBit2 addon
libraries so that they interoperate with pyorbit


pyorbit.i386							 2.0.1-4				installed
Matched from:
pyorbit
pyorbit is an extension module for python that gives you access
to the ORBit2 CORBA ORB.

 

So I yummed all the top 2. It installed one and wouldn't install the other :huh: The one that didn't install was pyorbit-devel.i386

yum install pyorbit-devel.i386
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
updates-released		  100% |=========================|  951 B	00:00
extras					100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
base					  100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz			100% |=========================| 346 kB	00:03
updates-re: ################################################## 1006/1006
Added 443 new packages, deleted 654 old in 14.88 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do

 

So I did yum search pyorbit again and this give me:

yum search pyorbit

Searching Packages:

Setting up repositories

updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00

extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00

base 100% |=========================| 2.7 kB 00:00

//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:50: parser error : Opening and ending tag mismat ch: img line 48 and div

</div>

^

//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:51: parser error : Opening and ending tag mismat ch: img line 45 and div

</div>

^

//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:73: parser error : Entity 'nbsp' not defined

<div id="border"> </div>

^

//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:79: parser error : Entity 'copy' not defined

<span class="text">Copyright

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not sure if its just FC4 being buggy, lol.

 

upgrade to FC5 .. and try ;)

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not sure if its just FC4 being buggy, lol.

 

upgrade to FC5 .. and try ;)

 

Will try that and let ya know how I get one! cheers :)

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Right, after A LOT of messing and figuring about (which has also taught me some neat tricks!) I have finally got gDesklets on my lappy and I officially now have a 'Cool Desktop' :D :D :D

 

I firstly upgraded to FC5 (so lush! What was I ever doing with FC4?!) and tried the above again, but it didn't work. After a bit of dabbling, I got it to work. I'll past what I did here so others can learn.

 

As root I just did:

 

yum install gDesklets

 

..and that installed it! I was shocked, after the days of messing about that I had :D It needed a python compiler, but with that yum code, it also installed the needed one + the application.

 

Then to run lil desklets on your computer, you simply have to visit the gDesklets website, drag & drop the download link into the gDesklets shell (the program) and its done!

 

I'm still having lots of fun just adding desklets and playing with it lots! When i've decided what i'm keeping, i'll post ya a screenie of it ;)B):D

 

Happy Bunny at las :D :D

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That worked (yay :D ) but then it said that I needed another compiler?! :huh:

 

checking for GDESKLETS... configure: error: The pkg-config script could not be found or is too old.  Make sure it
is in your PATH or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable to the full
path to pkg-config.

Alternatively you may set the GDESKLETS_CFLAGS and GDESKLETS_LIBS environment variables
to avoid the need to call pkg-config.  See the pkg-config man page for
more details.

To get pkg-config, see <http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig>.
See `config.log' for more details.

 

I followed the link, it don't take me anywhere where I can download it :huh: So I tried this on the offchance that it would work..

 

yum install pkg-config-dev

which give me the following;

 

yum install pkg-config-dev
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
updates-released		  100% |=========================|  951 B	00:00
extras					100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
base					  100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz			100% |=========================| 431 kB	00:02
updates-re: ################################################## 1151/1151
Added 11 new packages, deleted 75 old in 6.46 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: pkg-config-dev
Nothing to do

 

Which i'm guessing didn't install or update? maybe i've got the code wrong, I just guessed that it would be that. Any idea's?

 

Sorry to be a pita :( but I'm determined to get a cool desktop :):D:)

 

 

Here's a trick to save some steps in the future for you potentially....

 

yum search "searchstring-without-quotes"

 

thus... if you would have ran

yum search pkg-config

you would have seen:

Searching Packages:
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files

pkgconfig.i386						   1:0.15.0-3			 base
Matched from:
pkgconfig
The pkgconfig tool determines compilation options. For each required
library, it reads the configuration file and outputs the necessary
compiler and linker flags.

 

Hope this helps ... I have found many oddly-named packages (instead of "gvim" the graphical GUI editor of VI ... it's called vim-X11 on my distro -- this is how I found it!)

 

--zepcom

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Ahh yes, my screenie B):D

 

eyecandylious !!!! ;)

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