Difference between revisions of "Control Panel/9.2"

From PC-BSD Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(43 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
__FORCETOC__
+
<noinclude>{{NavHeader|back=Create Your Own PBI Repository|forward=EasyPBI}}</noinclude>
{{NavHeader|back=Update Manager|forward=Ports Jail}}
+
Beginning with version 9.0, PC-BSD provides a Control Panel which contains tools for managing your system. The Control Panel is available from any XDG-compliant window manager, meaning it should be available regardless of which desktop you installed on your PC-BSD system. 
+
  
A screenshot of Control Panel can be seen in Figure 7.a:
+
Beginning with version 9.0, PC-BSD® provides a Control Panel which contains tools for managing your system. The Control Panel is available from any desktop, meaning it is available regardless of which desktop you log into.  
  
'''Figure 7.a: PC-BSD Control Panel'''
+
'''NOTE:''' if an unsupported desktop does not contain an icon or menu item for Control Panel, simply type '''pc-controlpanel''' from a shell prompt to launch the Control Panel.
  
[[File:Figure7.a.jpeg]]
+
A screenshot of Control Panel can be seen in Figure 8.a:
  
If an icon includes a yellow exclamation mark, you will need the superuser password in order to access that configuration utility.  
+
'''Figure 8.a: PC-BSD® Control Panel'''
  
'''NOTE:''' your user account must be a member of the ''wheel'' group in order to use the superuser password. If your account is not a member of this group, you will not see the configuration utilities that require superuser access in the Control Panel. By default, the first user account that you create is made a member of the ''wheel'' group. You can log in as that user and use [[User Manager]] to add other accounts to this group.
+
[[File:controlpanel1a.png]]  
  
Control Panel includes a desktop selector menu which allows you to load the configuration utilities that get installed with an XDG-compliant desktop. Currently the system utilities from KDE3 and 4, GNOME2, XFCE3 and 4, and LXDE are supported. Figure 7.b shows the desktop selector menu. In this example, the user is currently logged into the LXDE desktop but they have chosen to view the GNOME utilities. You can tell that this is the case as the icon is the GNOME foot and the menu indicates that LXDE is "(current).
+
If you know what you would like to configure but not which control panel icon to use, use the search bar in the upper right corner.
  
'''Figure 7.b: Desktop Selector Menu'''
+
If an icon includes a yellow exclamation mark, you will need the superuser password in order to access that configuration utility.  
  
[[File:Controlpanel2.png]]
+
'''NOTE:''' your user account must be a member of the ''wheel'' group in order to use the superuser password. If your account is not a member of this group, you will not see the configuration utilities that require superuser access in the Control Panel. By default, the first user account that you create is made a member of the ''wheel'' group. You can log in as that user and use [[User Manager]] to add other accounts to this group.
  
'''NOTE:''' if you select another desktop or "All", you will see which additional utilites are available. However, if that desktop is not currently installed, clicking one of its icons won't open anything as the required application is not installed. If you find utilities from other desktops that look interesting, you can install that desktop using [[System Manager#Install.2FUninstall Desktops and System Components| System Manager]].
+
Control Panel includes a desktop selector menu which allows you to load the configuration utilities from KDE3 and 4, GNOME2, XFCE3 and 4, and LXDE. Figure 8.b shows the desktop selector menu. In this example, the user is currently logged into the LXDE desktop but they have chosen to view the GNOME utilities. You can tell that this is the case as the icon is the GNOME foot and the menu indicates that LXDE is "(current)".
  
===Installing Control Panel on PC-BSD 8.2===
+
'''Figure 8.b: Desktop Selector Menu'''
  
If you are using PC-BSD 8.x and would like to install the control panel, '''cd''' to your home directory, become the superuser, and run the following commands:
+
[[File:Controlpanel2a.png]]
  
'''svn co <nowiki>svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-qt4</nowiki>'''
+
'''NOTE:''' if you select another desktop or "All", you will see which additional utilities are available. However, if that desktop is not currently installed, no additional icons will be added to Control Panel. You can install additional desktops using [[System Manager#Install.2FUninstall Desktops and System Components| System Manager]].
'''cd src-qt4'''
+
'''qmake-qt4 *.pro'''
+
'''make && make install'''
+
'''cd ..'''
+
'''svn co <nowiki>svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-sh/de-info</nowiki>'''
+
'''cd de-info'''
+
'''make install'''
+
  
Note: The '''make && make install''' command will fail with an error if you chose to not install other languages during the initial PC-BSD installation. You can fix this with:
+
This section demonstrates how to use the following utilities which are found in the Control Panel of a PC-BSD® system, regardless of the desktop that is installed:
  
'''pkg_add -r qt4-linguist'''
+
; Software and updates
  
and rerun the '''make && make install''' command.
+
* [[EasyPBI]]
  
This will install an entry into System -> PC-BSD Control Panel. Alternately, you can launch the control panel by running this command as a regular user: '''kdesu pc-controlpanel'''.
+
; System management
  
===Default Control Panel Icons===
+
* [[About]]
  
This section demonstrates how to use the following utilities which are found in the Control Panel of a PC-BSD system, regardless of the desktop that is installed:
+
* [[Active Directory & LDAP]]
  
* [[Ports Jail]]
+
* [[Hardware Compatibility]]
 +
 
 +
* [[GDM Configuration]]
  
 
* [[Service Manager]]  
 
* [[Service Manager]]  
Line 53: Line 46:
  
 
* [[User Manager]]  
 
* [[User Manager]]  
 +
 +
; Hardware
 +
 +
* [[Bluetooth Manager]]
 +
 +
* [[Mount Tray]]
 +
 +
* [[Sound Configuration]]
  
 
* [[Display]]
 
* [[Display]]
  
 
* [[Printing]]  
 
* [[Printing]]  
 +
 +
* [[Scanner]]
 +
 +
; Networking
  
 
* [[Network Configuration]]     
 
* [[Network Configuration]]     
 
      
 
      
 
* [[Firewall Manager]]  
 
* [[Firewall Manager]]  
   
+
 
 +
; Tools
 +
 
 +
* [[Adobe Flash Player preferences]]
 +
 
 
* [[Life Preserver]]
 
* [[Life Preserver]]
  
* [[Warden]]
+
* [[Warden®]]
  
* [[Thin Client]]
+
<noinclude>
 +
[[category:handbook]]
 +
[[category:Control Panel]]
 +
</noinclude>

Revision as of 10:40, 30 August 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Beginning with version 9.0, PC-BSD® provides a Control Panel which contains tools for managing your system. The Control Panel is available from any desktop, meaning it is available regardless of which desktop you log into.

NOTE: if an unsupported desktop does not contain an icon or menu item for Control Panel, simply type pc-controlpanel from a shell prompt to launch the Control Panel.

A screenshot of Control Panel can be seen in Figure 8.a:

Figure 8.a: PC-BSD® Control Panel

Controlpanel1a.png

If you know what you would like to configure but not which control panel icon to use, use the search bar in the upper right corner.

If an icon includes a yellow exclamation mark, you will need the superuser password in order to access that configuration utility.

NOTE: your user account must be a member of the wheel group in order to use the superuser password. If your account is not a member of this group, you will not see the configuration utilities that require superuser access in the Control Panel. By default, the first user account that you create is made a member of the wheel group. You can log in as that user and use User Manager to add other accounts to this group.

Control Panel includes a desktop selector menu which allows you to load the configuration utilities from KDE3 and 4, GNOME2, XFCE3 and 4, and LXDE. Figure 8.b shows the desktop selector menu. In this example, the user is currently logged into the LXDE desktop but they have chosen to view the GNOME utilities. You can tell that this is the case as the icon is the GNOME foot and the menu indicates that LXDE is "(current)".

Figure 8.b: Desktop Selector Menu

Controlpanel2a.png

NOTE: if you select another desktop or "All", you will see which additional utilities are available. However, if that desktop is not currently installed, no additional icons will be added to Control Panel. You can install additional desktops using System Manager.

This section demonstrates how to use the following utilities which are found in the Control Panel of a PC-BSD® system, regardless of the desktop that is installed:

Software and updates
System management
Hardware
Networking
Tools
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox