After 5-6 months of using Linux and KDE I can safely say that I have customized nearly everything to my current needs. But one can always tweak / fine tune a bit more I guess. There are the following issues:
1. In the storage media (media:/) window of the konqueror I get hard disk icons for all my storage devices/partitions. Thus my removable media (e.g. CD-ROMS and USB storage) devices look like my local hard disks. When I try to change the icon for ONE of them they ALL end up looking the same (e.g. even my hard-disks have a nice mounted cd-rom icon). Strangely enough my diskette drive has a normal unmounted diskette icon (when not mounted) and a mounted one when actually mounted. Trivial, I know, but it's an everyday annoyance.
2. Most people know the audiocd protocol for konqueror. It's that nice feature that allows you to listen and extract your audio CDs by simply dragging them to a playlist or another directory. Well it works fine for me too but only for one of the two cd-roms (hda to be honest). When I put an audio cd in hdb (although I can listen to it with xmms) konqueror won't launch this service.
3. /dev/hda is a multi talented DVD-RW while /dev/hdb is just a plain DVD-ROM. k3b, however, tends to overestimate the latter. It reports that /dev/hdb has the following capabilities:
Writes DVD+R(W) yes
Writes DVD+R Double Layer yes
Write modes None (!)
All the other properties are negative (with the exlusion of CD and DVD reading of course).
Just in case I checked the node permissions.
$ls -l /dev/hd[a-b]
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 3, 0 2002-06-09 22:27 /dev/hda
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 3, 64 2002-06-09 22:27 /dev/hdb
No idea why they look like that. Never touched them. Changing hdb to: br--r--r-- made no difference whatsoever. Now, although, this whole story has no effect to my system's performance it makes me wonder. Any ideas?
4. Last but not least is there some plugin/add-on for KDE that will allow me to create CDs/DVDs by simply dragging and dropping files to my burner's icon?
All the above refer to KDE 3.4.2 and Slackware 10.2 (kernel 2.6.13 home-made). NONE of my CD-ROMs use scsi emulation and they are both mounted read-only. This is their fstab entry:
/dev/hda /mnt/plextor iso9660 noauto,users,ro,utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb /mnt/toshiba iso9660 noauto,users,ro,utf8 0 0
5. Konqueror is a lovely browser and it's great that it supports tabbed browsing. The only thing I want to customize is closing a tab when middle clicking it. I tried to find an setting but it doesn't seem to exist.
Thanks in advance and have fun!