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Old 05-16-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation KUBUNTU: Multiple Kubuntu small problems


I recently changed from Ubuntu to Kubuntu because Unity is too wierd and I feel like KDE is way better developed, has a lots of features, ... but I ran into some problems... please advice:

1. SSH AutoLoading of Private Key:
In Gnome, there was the Seahorse Daemon which automatically Unlocked my private ssh key and acted as an "agent" for SSH, allowing me to ssh without password.
Please tell me a GOOD WORKING app that I can use for KDE in the same manner as Seahorse.

2. Automatical Unlocking of Default "kdewallet".
Everytime an application wants to access the wallet, I must enter the password.
Quite frankly, I've got tired of doing this.
Gnome Seahorse was automatically Opening everything.

3. Weather applet: I've installed a widget applet, I configured it, but it doesn't say the temperature, and the icon shows "rain", but it's completly cloudless in reality.
Please tell me a good candidate for Weather, like the gnome applet was...

4. I've set the Computer Locale to start the Week on Monday in my calendar, but when I click the clock applet, the week still begins on Sunday, not on Monday. Please help here too.

5. Wireless switch doesn't work if not engaged from Boot.
I can only use the wireless on my laptop if the hardware switch is On when Kubuntu boots.
If I turn it on after Kubuntu has booted, the Wireless doesn't work.
Please help here as well

6. In Gnome, I had a very nice possibility to format my USB Drive with right click. In KDE I cannot find a format command and I don't want to use the command line...
Please tell me how can I decently format my USB drive and give it a laber, like the way Gnome did it.

Please help me with as much as possible from these !
Thank you !
Old 05-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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Perhaps it's time to grow out of "Canonical Windows" and try a real Linux distro. The problems you've mentioned are not inherent of Gnome, KDE, or Linux in general- they're the quirky result of Canonical's tweaks. There's a reason why they're named "ubuntu-desktop" and "kubuntu-desktop" (respectively) when you install them manually on an existing 'buntu system.

To be honest, I've used Ubuntu myself since v6.06. I tried 10.04 for a couple months, switched to Kubuntu for a few weeks, and just today, wiped my Linux partition and installed Puppy. If you want to stick with a user-friendly, Debian-based system, LinuxMint is an excellent choice. My point is, (k)ubuntu is not the be-all or end-all of Linux development; there are a lot of other great distros out there worth trying. (k)ubuntu used to be a good starter distro, but I'm not so sure it's even that, now.

Just my

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