Disabling Gnome/KDE Star Icon

In Mandriva, the Mandriva star is the default where the Gnome foot normally appears, or the KDE icon on the main toolbar.  This can be disabled quite easily, following the steps below.

Gnome

 For Gnome, it's really quick and simple.  In /usr/share/pixmaps, there is a symlink called mandriva.png which by default, is set as follows:

mandriva.png --> ../../../usr/share/icons/large/mandrake.png

The Gnome foot pixmaps are:

/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-logo-large.png
/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-logo-icon.png
/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-logo-icon-transparent.png

I always choose the gnome-logo-icon-transparent.png purely because it blends in nicely with the toolbar, and is probably the default on Gnome usually anyway.  I do this by simply, creating the symlink:

ln -sf /usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-logo-icon-transparent.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mandriva.png

If you find it doesn't work, it means you need to delete the existing symlink first, using:

rm /usr/share/pixmaps/mandriva.png

KDE

It's also just as simple for KDE as well.   It requires editing a file called ~/.kde/share/config/kickerrc, and adding the following section:

[KMenu]
KMenuUseMdvIcon=false

Both require that you log out of Gnome/KDE before the changes take effect.