On Thursday 25 March 2010 03.56:02 Matthew Tedder wrote: > I really wish I could find a distro with kde 4.x that can establish > wireless connections.. KNetworkManager doesn't work on either of my > computers no matter how I try to use it. Works for me on one laptop, doesn't on the other, and I can't find the difference. So it seems to be very fragile indeed. One thing that has helped is editing the nm related files in /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ and duplicating the sections marked with at_console="true" with group="netdev" instead of the at_console stuff (and making sure that your user actually is in group netdev). Only restarting nm hasn't helped, it took a reboot for this to work. And: with nm your /etc/network/interfaces should only configure the "lo" interface and not mention the real network interfaces at all. > Others tell me they used wicd > or something else but I cannot get any of those alternatives (I'd have looked at alternatives, but I haven't found one that also did PPTP, which is why I'm still using and struggling with nm) > working > because it takes too long to work through figuring out all their > dependencies one by one and porting them over by USB disk.. Matthew, meet apt-zip. apt-zip, meet Matthew. It can automate this task. (Disclaimer: haven't used it myself, I always could arrange for network connections to be available for package installations.) > I've been stuck forced to use gnome for quite a long while now waiting > for kde 4.x to become usable... It's become very clear that there are a > lot of kde refugees like me out there... really a lot of them. I've > been an avid kde user since version 1... FVWM, prior to that starting > with Slackware96. It's been the biggest tragedy in computer history, for > me.. KDE 4 has been ok since 4.1, and completely usable for my purposes since 4.2 or 4.3. I'd say 4.4 is looking quite ok, although Strigi/Nepomuk still gobble way too much memory (my 1GB Atom netbook is not usable after a few hours with nepomuk/strigi running.) All in all, it would be nice if the KDE developers would remember that KDE is a platform and the real work is done usinng applications on that platform. Nobody spends all their day playingaround with plasma widgets... Ok, this gets waaaay OT... cheers -- vbi -- Why on earth should we teach children that they are not allowed to share the toys. -- Patrick Harvie, Member of the Scottish Parliament Speaking at Debconf7
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