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Making GNOME 3 usable under FreeBSD

As usable as it could be after their developers got infected by that brain parasite (it is funny how functionality-wise pretty much everything is done in wrong way).

Plugins needed/enabled:

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How to type unicode character in GNOME (using its code)

Do CTRL + SHIFT + u then type its code and press enter when done.

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Changing file associations from command line

It can be done from command line using xdg-mime - might be useful if weird programs are started
xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory

These associations are kept in /usr/local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache, ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache, maybe also some other mime* file in those directories

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Enabling/disabling menu icons in GNOME

It can be enabled with

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true

and disabled (quite surprisingly) with:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons false

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Formatting USB drive with FAT32 using FreeBSD

Assuming your usb drive is /dev/da0

Using fdisk:

  • Zero disk beginning with
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=2m count=1
  • Change first partition type to 12 (FAT32)
    fdisk -i /dev/da0
  • Initialize fat32 file system
    newfs_msdos -F32 /dev/da0s1

Using gpart:

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Where GNOME 2 stores mouse configuration

In directory ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse

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