Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Gnome Quite a little interesting tidbit on Planet GNOME today. As we all know, the default file manager for the GNOME desktop is Nautilus. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, it does have this odd interface where actually more screen space is dedicated to controls and buttons than to the actual part that matters: your files. As part of Ubuntu's Papercuts project, a fix has been worked on.
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nautilus without gnome
by g0nad on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 08:23 UTC
g0nad
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2009-02-22

How for the love of God do you get Nautilus to work properly when it's installed without Gnome?

I'm using Ubuntu Alternate 9.04 with WindowMaker, I've installed nautilus for the purpose of browsing SMB/windows shares but when I click on nautilus' network icon I get the message "Nautilus cannot handle "network" locations.".

I believe that I'm probably missing a package but whatever package I'm missing wasn't a dependency of nautilus.

If I install KDE's "dolphin", that can browse network shares. I don't like dolphin, I'd rather have nautilus work as it does in a default Ubuntu install.

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RE: nautilus without gnome
by B12 Simon on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 15:07 in reply to "nautilus without gnome"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Have you tried starting it from the command line and seeing if any missing package messages show up?

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RE: nautilus without gnome
by g0nad on Fri 24th Jul 2009 07:44 in reply to "nautilus without gnome"
g0nad Member since:
2009-02-22

it seems to "need" gdm.

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RE: nautilus without gnome
by g0nad on Sat 25th Jul 2009 11:18 in reply to "nautilus without gnome"
g0nad Member since:
2009-02-22

doesn't need gdm, it seems to need the window manager to be launched by dbus-launch, ie

dbus-launch --exit-with-session wmaker

(which is what I now have in my .xinitrc)

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