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[SOLVED] - Mepis 11 Help for two issues after install.

#1 Postby ldkraemer » Wed May 23, 2012 10:34 pm

I've installed Mepis 11 on my USB Hard Drive. So far it's NICE and works wonderful. I do have two
issues I need a bit of help with.

1. I installed gtkterm and it's in my Menu, but there is no ICON associated with the Menu Selection.
How do I add the Serial Terminal ICON so it displays with the Menu entry?
I've attached a screen capture of that Menu Item.

2. I prefer Gparted, and I've also installed it. But when I try to run it from the Menu Selection, it doesn't
execute. I can make it run in a terminal if I become root. I've added my loginuser in the /etc/sudoers
file. But, I now need to add sudo to the Menu Entry to allow Gparted to execute. How do I do that?

Thanks.

Larry
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Re: Mepis 11 Help for two issues after install.

#2 Postby lucky9 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:08 am

For number 2 you need to right-click on the Mepis/Start icon and choose Menu Editor. Navigate to the GParted entry and left-click it. Click the Advanced tab. Enable the Run as a different user by clicking the check box. Close the Menu Editor. You may need to restart the xserver but I don't think it's necessary. Mepis uses a true su rather than sudo.

For the number 1 query just open the Menu Editor, navigate to the GParted entry and left-click it. On the General tab click on the little icon in the upper right area and that will open up the choices for icons that you have installed.

PS: I have an icon associated with GParted without intervention. How did you install it?

PPS: I see by your screenshot that you have an icon associated with GParted. If you want an icon somewhere else then open the menu and right-click the GParted entry and choose Add to Desktop or Add to Panel (or the Favorites I suppose).
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Re: Mepis 11 Help for two issues after install.

#3 Postby chatan » Thu May 24, 2012 12:24 am

lucky;
gtkterm is the icon he is missing. :happy:

Regarding root:
The wiki (http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... un_as_root) has:
For programs frequently run as root, you could create a new KMenu entry and add "kdesu" in front of the program command.


Compared the method you mentioned (also kind of mentioned in the wiki), are there any pros or cons?
....the Advanced tab. Enable the Run as a different user by clicking the check box.


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Re: Mepis 11 Help for two issues after install.

#4 Postby ldkraemer » Thu May 24, 2012 5:40 am

luck9/chatan,
AH, I didn't realize that Menu Editor existed.

I found that gparted had gksu versus kdesu. I changed it to kdesu and all is well for problem #1.

And for problem #2 I just added the utility-terminal.svg for the proper Icon.

That takes care of both issues.

Thanks.

Larry


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