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Old 02-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 11:35:52 +0100,
drago01 <drago01@gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> obvious on how to install the operating system,
> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>
> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> question is what should we do?

I noticed that there wasn't a desktop icon for it weeks ago, but it does
show up as an application you can run. If that isn't good enough, then maybe
sticking it in with the favorites on live images would be a way to make it
more obvious. That won't work for fallback mode though. For that you'd
probably want to add it to the panel.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:58 PM
drago01
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno@wolff.to> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 11:35:52 +0100,
> *drago01 <drago01@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
>> obvious on how to install the operating system,
>> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
>> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>>
>> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
>> question is what should we do?
>
> I noticed that there wasn't a desktop icon for it weeks ago, but it does
> show up as an application you can run. If that isn't good enough, then maybe
> sticking it in with the favorites on live images would be a way to make it
> more obvious. That won't work for fallback mode though. For that you'd
> probably want to add it to the panel.

Well installing an OS isn't an application in the classical sense; and
even I didn't expect it there,
so I doubt many users would. The icon on the desktop was more or less
directly discoverable that told you that
you can install from the live cd at all.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:08 PM
Rui Tiago Cação Matos
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On 27 February 2011 10:35, drago01 <drago01@gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> obvious on how to install the operating system,
> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>
> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> question is what should we do?
> Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
> don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
> it post
> install.
>
> Toughs? *Suggestions?

Start nautilus with a folder opened, containing the .desktop file (or
a symlink to it).

Rui
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:44 AM
Bastien Nocera
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 11:35 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> obvious on how to install the operating system,
> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>
> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> question is what should we do?
> Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
> don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
> it post
> install.
>
> Toughs? Suggestions?

We might want to show the installer in the same menu as suspend/switch
users.

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:49 AM
Bastien Nocera
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 09:44 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 11:35 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> > Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> > obvious on how to install the operating system,
> > as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> > the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
> >
> > I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> > question is what should we do?
> > Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
> > don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
> > it post
> > install.
> >
> > Toughs? Suggestions?
>
> We might want to show the installer in the same menu as suspend/switch
> users.

Filed as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680876

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Old 02-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Adam Williamson
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 11:35 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> obvious on how to install the operating system,
> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>
> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> question is what should we do?
> Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
> don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
> it post
> install.
>
> Toughs? Suggestions?

Bug filed - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681045 .
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:33 PM
drago01
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 11:35 +0100, drago01 wrote:
>> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
>> obvious on how to install the operating system,
>> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
>> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
>>
>> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
>> question is what should we do?
>> Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
>> don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
>> it post
>> install.
>>
>> Toughs? *Suggestions?
>
> Bug filed - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681045 .

One bug is enough
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:35 PM
Adam Williamson
 
Default Missing desktop icons and installation

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 23:33 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam@redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 11:35 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> >> Now that we no longer display desktop icons by default it is not
> >> obvious on how to install the operating system,
> >> as there is no longer a "Install to Hardisk" icon on the desktop. So
> >> the live cd does no longer promote any install option.
> >>
> >> I am wondering on why nobody noticed that till now and the obvious
> >> question is what should we do?
> >> Adding the desktop icons back is obviously not what we want, but I
> >> don't have any suggestion other than temporary display it and remove
> >> it post
> >> install.
> >>
> >> Toughs? Suggestions?
> >
> > Bug filed - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681045 .
>
> One bug is enough

damn, I missed that bastien had done it. will dupe mine.
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