Re: Miscellaneous issues
On Monday 09 December 2002 05:04 am, jedd wrote:
> 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. :)
I'm not up on all of these, but I'll help where I can.
> 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. ;)
I used gcombust for a long time, and it worked great. I'm now using k3b,
which is the first KDE-based cd burner app that works as well. I am now
using 3.1, so I can't tell you how k3b will work for you, but gcombust is
fine (confused 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?
It took me a little while to figure out what you were talking about. I do not
think that is configurable. I guess I'm used to using the scroll-wheel to
move it down, and I don't use Windows so I can't tell you what the MS-ism is
> 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?
Using the same font? Any font? What happens if you print to a pdf, then use
kprinter to print the pdf?
> 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?
I have vague recollections of this being a problem with those packages.
Search the list archives for kghostview, to see what the fix was (there was a
> 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 . . . (?).
The solution for this is to set your artsd timeout to something very low (or
turn it off, if you don't use noatun/kaboodle), and the use the OSS output
for xmms. At least I've never had anything but problems with the arts output
for xmms. On the other hand, I now use noatun exclusively, so maybe its
improved in the meantime.
> 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?
Hrm, I'd never figured out how to do that (set seperate homes). So to me it's
a "never had" feature :-)
> 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?
This may be the ip6 problem that was bandied about here a little while ago.
You'd probably be best served again by checking the archives for the various
> 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.
I don't actually know what you're talking about here. In bash? In a text
editor? I get 1 if my num-lock isn't on, but a capital F in bash, and the
"select to end of line" behavior in KMail's composer if it is. I mean, I
feel dumb for suggesting it, but did you check your numlock?
Hope that helps.
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