Thanks for the info. That solved my color problem.
I spent over an hour last nite looking thru the Configure Desktop options to find a way to change the sounds used for various warnings, etc. Can anyone help with that?
Also, I was looking for the settings on the panel (I believe that is the correct term) across the bottom of my screen. The default settings are so transparent that my wallpaper shows thru and makes the panel nearly unreadable. I have seen the Panel Options menu, but there does not seem to be a way to change the background color, etc. Is there still a way to change the background color, size/height, etc of that panel?
I noticed that when I logged in as root (as a test) that the panel was completely different than when I logged on as user. I still could not find a way to change the settings, but I found it curious that the panels would be that different. Is this "normal"?
Just a comment: I have to say that this new settings menu structure is not very intuitive. I never spent this much time finding the various settings for my desktop with PCLOS2009. Either the flexibility of doing all this is more limited, or I am getting too old to find this stuff in the menus.