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Well, thats part of the "strangeness" that I've had with Kubuntu sorted.

Posted 06-25-2006 at 02:36 PM by bigjohn

I don't understand why, but the problem with disappearing taskbar/kicker panel, that I had in my partner Clares' user account, has been cured by moving the .kde file and restarting the X server.

I'm not completely happy with that cure, because I don't understand why it should have worked. Surely anything that gets changed as a user should still mean that the basic "desktop facilities" work, but they didn't. I'm left "none the wiser", but I suppose it will keep...
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Well Kubuntu does do a few strange things afterall!

Posted 06-25-2006 at 10:39 AM by bigjohn

Well, I've been happily using Kubuntu 6.06 - and have found a few "oddities".

It (the kubuntu) uses sudo for system management. Ok, got that, but I'm familiar with the more conventional root and user account system of long established linux wisdom.

Can I turn it (sudo) off ? Like fuck I can! I'm guessing that it was included as an aid to "ease of use", I just can't get used to it.

I have found a couple of possible solutions, but they're...
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Where I'm at currently......

Posted 06-21-2006 at 04:02 PM by bigjohn

Well, I just clicked the "my blog" by accident. I'd forgotten that I'd started one.

So, it's about time that I updated it. Where am I (linux wise)?

I'm now using Kubuntu Dapper 6.06 which I arrived at, via a "soujourn" with SuSE 10.1

How did I get here (at kubuntu)? Well, I'd been happily using Mandriva 2006 - fully upgraded with the Thac/Ze packages to be able to benefit from their kde 3.5.2 packages, when I started reading stuff...
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KDE 3.5.2 rpms for Mandriva 2006

Posted 04-02-2006 at 04:56 PM by bigjohn

Well, today I've been hovering over my system as I've noticed that there have been new RPMs made available for KDE 3.5.2 (for mandriva 2006) during the last couple of days. You'll have to search over at for links to the repositories.

It was a relatively painless experience. Just a case of running the software manager, going to the section where you configure where you want to download packages from, hitting the "add custom" button, pasting the repository...
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