I've rtfa'd, but can't find much info on these issues that are
currently confusing / annoying me. I'm using kde 3.0.3 debs,
with a mostly sarge, partly sid, system. Kernel 2.4.19 (custom),
and using KDE natively on XFree 4 as well as via VNC. Mostly
I work around problems I find, but building a box from scratch
for the girlfriend recently highlighted a lot of things I'd never
noticed before. I'm hoping someone can help with at least
one of these. :)
Multiple X consoles. I made the changes in /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers
file, and set it up for three consoles. When a user logs in and then
selects Logout/Shutdown, the machine hangs .. *until* I Ctrl-Alt-F?
to another kdm-controlled X console, which then partly starts up,
and lets the machine shut down. Weird. Can I make kdm properly
start all three kdm login screens at boot? (It only seems to start
the X server, showing the NVidia splash screen, when you switch
to a different console.) And, of course, sometimes the whole console
just refuses to talk to me after I do a shutdown or login-as-diff-user,
but for some reason I find that kind of bug easier to deal with.
kppp. Never used this before, but gosh it's damned sexy. Couldn't
get it to connect for anything other than root, though, despite dig
and dialout group membership. Ended up setting suid-root on
/usr/bin/kppp (previously suid-group (dip)). Weird, because the
pppd daemon was definitely spawning as root. Tried to set the
noauth stuff in /etc/ppp and also in kppp, but the former was
ignored, and the latter gave an error that we didn't have perms
to do it (unless we were root).
CD burning. Arson seems the best of breed, as far as aesthetics
go, but it gets mighty confused with my ide-scsi sg0 cdrom
device (AOpen 32x). gcombust gets further, but it's a less
consistent UI. Arson's lack of data-burning functionality is
a bit weird. What do most Debian / KDE3 users use? (I'd
normally use mkiso / cdrecord in konsole, but the girly's
not really into the CLI ... yet. ;)
Browsing (file). Maybe it's an MS-ism, but opening the sub-dirs
in the lefthand pane doesn't scroll the pane up (to reveal the bit
that you just descended into). Is that normal? Configurable?
Printing m's. I *think* this is a KWord issue. When printing
to my HP LaserJet 1200, the rightspace on m's is missing, so
every m runs into the next character. Printing from kedit (f.e.)
doesn't show this problem. Anyone else seeing this?
PDF's. kghostview barfs on pretty much any pdf I throw at it,
but gv copes with the same file(s), which is particularly weird.
Anyone else seeing this with kghostview .v. gv?
xmms-arts. It doesn't seem to be available as a deb with kde3,
or am I missing something obvious? There's a several second
delay after trying to start an mp3 file with xmms. I installed
the custom deb for xmms-kde, which is also damned sexy, but
it's just a front-end so didn't affect this problem. I'm sure there
was an arts-output for xmms in the kde2 debs . . . (?).
file .v. web konqing -- I'm sure I used to have the 'home' button
configured to take me to ~ when doing file-browsing, and to take
me to http://localhost when doing web-browsing, in earlier
versions of the deb's for KDE. Is this a lost feature now?
konq-web peculiarities. I've seen others mention some sites that
they get bad performance on -- for me it's www.theregister.co.uk,
which is strange because they're pretty pro-GNU/Linux. I get
really slow loads on what are mostly text pages, and about half
the time I get pages devoid of text. Do others get this with them,
or is the problem at my end?
home/end key mapping - on VNC this works fine, doing shift-end
to select to end of line. On direct console (different machine,
same set of deb's) shift-end on the numeric keypad just shows a '1'.
I think I saw something about this, but googling on the relevant
keywords is less than satisfying.