Open Terminal Default

May 20, 2008

It appears the default for the starting directory when using nautilus-open-terminal from the right click menu has changed.  Previously when right clicking on the desktop and choosing ‘Open Terminal’ you were given a prompt in your home directory.  With Fedora 9 when right clicking on the desktop and choosing ‘Open Terminal’ it now defaults to your Desktop directory.  Now this does make sense as to why it does that – but it isn’t like it used to be!

It is easily changed back to the ‘old style’ though if you are so inclined.  Make sure you have gconf-editor installed – if you don’t you can run yum install gconf-editor to install it.  Then run gconf-editor and expand the ‘apps’ section and scroll down the list to ‘nautilus-open-terminal’.  On the right hand side, place a check mark in the box for ‘desktop_opens_home_dir’.  Close gconf-editor and now you are good to go!

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Central Ohio Fedora 9 Release Party Report

May 18, 2008

The Central Ohio Fedora 9 Release Party was held on Thursday, May 15th at an area Cup O’ Joes in Bexley, Ohio.  We had several Ambassadors in attendance other than myself, including Brian Pepple and Joe Connelly, who also helped organize the event.

We had advertised the Release Party through some selectively placed flyers on the Capital University campus and Ohio State University campus and a couple of the local open source mailing lists.

We had iso images of nearly every Fedora 9 flavor available for burning to either CD/DVD media or for creating Live USB keys with.  We also had a good stack of Fedora stickers for handout as well.

The attendance total for the evening, not including the three of us helping organize and run the release party was six people.  Some could not stay for long, but the others hung out for most of the evening.  The event was relatively informal – the evening focused on enjoying coffee and bagels while answering questions regarding the new release and features it included.  Amongst the conversation we burned a few DVDs for folks to take home with them and handed out some of the Fedora stickers we had on hand.

A good time was had by all!


Central Ohio Fedora 9 Release Party

May 5, 2008

Fedora 9

Are you in the Columbus, Ohio or Central Ohio area?  What are you doing for the Fedora 9 Release?  Come join us at the Bexley Cup O’ Joe community room on May 15th between 7pm and 9pm.

We will have installation media available for installs.  In addition we will have the ability to create Live USB keys, a GPG keysigning activity, a question and answer session and a mini-troubleshooting contest to test your break-fix skills.

Mark your calendar for May 15th and come on by the Bexley Cup O’ Joe for coffee and general socializing with other Fedora enthusiasts!  If you plan on attending please add your name to the Central Ohio wiki page.