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Old 12-12-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Post install problems/annoyances

Install went OK.

Found a nice, comprehensive sources.list ( I think) for some packages that I like that aren't in the (K)Ubuntu repo's.

Completed the updates - still no problem.

Added a user so my partner has her own loging, only to be greeted by

"Could not start kstartupconfig. Check your installation"
Had a good dig round, but I can only find suggestions like deleting the user account and then making a new one. Surely thats what I've already done - unsuccessfully?

Also, I've "dumped" all the gnome stuff (sorry gnome users, I, for one, just don't get on with it), installed the kubuntu desktop stuff, but I have various system notifications (audio). Now I've been through the "System settings" and turned off anything that seems like it might make a difference, but still get them for opening/closing dialogue boxes, new applications etc etc. They're really, really annoying. I'd like to know how I can switch them off without affecting "proper" audio apps i.e. media players etc.

Finally (for the moment), when it comes to editing files, the general advice seems to be Alt-F2 kdesu konqueror - except when "it" won't allow me to open kate or kwrite or some other text editor and I can't suss out why it does
that some times (despite having applied the password on request etc). This also is relevant, as I can't suss out how to edit files normally if the GUI isn't playing (like when the package manager dumps me with a kernel upgrade,
as well as an nvidia driver upgrade at the same time and the video driver isn't prep'd for the new kernel). I've tried just doing (for example) sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf but that seems to be acting in a really strange way
(like it doesn't seem to want to allow me to just hit insert to make an edit and if I try to move the cursor with the arrow keys, it drops random (?) letters into the file that are difficult to remove).

I have done some searching on these matters, but haven't found anything that explains how I get round these issues (well not in a way that makes sense too me anyway), so any advice/help/assistance is very much appreciated.


Old 12-13-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
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hmm, not sure about the other stuff, but I recommend "Midnight Commander" or "mc" for console stuff, it is a file manager and file editor in one, very nice to use


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