KDE peculiarities and questions
I have KDE installed on all three of the boxes my spouse and I use. The
box with Sarge installed, a P4 desktop, uses KDE 3.3.?; whereas the
other two, one a P3 desktop and the other a P2 Tecra 8000 Toshiba
laptop, have Etch, which uses KDE 3.5.5. The latter has some nice new
features, but I have also run into four peculiarities.
1. On the P3 desktop only, the panel displays the taskbar three times.
Once is surely enough. I tried to fix it by purging KDE and
reinstalling it, to no avail. Any ideas on what I can do to remove this
2. Also on the P3 desktop only, I want to use the system mouse cursor
themes; but any options I select from Peripherals>Mouse>Cursor Theme
window of the KDE Control Centre are never installed, even after
rebooting. It seems that I am stuck with a Gnome mouse cursor theme no
matter what I do. On the laptop, where I purged Gnome, this cursor
theme option works. Should I purge Gnome from the desktop as well?
3. On both the laptop and desktop I seem to be stuck with the Gnome
login manager. Selecting options in the System Administration>Login
Manager of the KDE control manager are not implemented. Is there file
somewhere I can substitute the KDE login manager for the Gnome one? I
have already made kdm the default display manager. By running
update-alternatives I made startkde the default x-session-manager,
konsole the default x-terminal-emulator and kwin the default
4. On both the laptop and the desktop I would like to remove the Trash
icon but cannot find a way to do so. I don't like any icons on the
desktop; they spoil my slide show.
Help will be appreciated.