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I prefer KDE to Gnome, so while I used a Ubuntu install disk, one of the first
things I did post-install was `apt-get install kubuntu-desktop'.

=== Questions ===

Notes on a couple of things I haven't figured out (yet). Some of them might
yet lead to bug reports.

 * How to prevent Kscd from popping up every time I insert an audio CD into my drive
 (I prefer to use amaroK, in spite of its silly name ;-) Other than uninstalling Kscd
 of course.

 * How to customize kdm's login screen - KDE's usual settings module for kdm
 doesn't seem to work in Kubuntu.

 * There should be some simple way to dump downloaded podcasts (mp3 files)
 to my portable player (flash drive) from amaroK, perhaps it's so well hidden
 I didn't find it. Instead, I figured out where amaroK stores thoses files (deep down under
 ~/.kde/) - but I suspect many users would have a problem doing that.

 * Copying one particular podcast mp3 file (via the file manager) to my player's flash drive
 was failing mysteriously; I went around checking and re-checking permissions for a
 while, until I realized someone had cleverly used a colon character (':') in the filename,
 and the likely reason for the failure was that this isn't allowed on FAT filesystems
 (am I correct about this?)

DrBob

Email: MailTo(dr.bobik+ubuntu AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com)

I am a recent user of Ubuntu Linux, though with several years of experience with Debian GNU/Linux.

My current Ubuntu machine is an Acer Aspire 5002 WLMi, running breezy-amd64. Feel free to contact me by email if you want to share your experiences, especially concerning running Ubuntu on this specific hardware.

I prefer KDE to Gnome, so while I used a Ubuntu install disk, one of the first things I did post-install was `apt-get install kubuntu-desktop'.

Questions

Notes on a couple of things I haven't figured out (yet). Some of them might yet lead to bug reports.

  • How to prevent Kscd from popping up every time I insert an audio CD into my drive

    (I prefer to use amaroK, in spite of its silly name Wink ;-) Other than uninstalling Kscd of course.

  • How to customize kdm's login screen - KDE's usual settings module for kdm doesn't seem to work in Kubuntu.
  • There should be some simple way to dump downloaded podcasts (mp3 files) to my portable player (flash drive) from amaroK, perhaps it's so well hidden I didn't find it. Instead, I figured out where amaroK stores thoses files (deep down under ~/.kde/) - but I suspect many users would have a problem doing that.
  • Copying one particular podcast mp3 file (via the file manager) to my player's flash drive was failing mysteriously; I went around checking and re-checking permissions for a while, until I realized someone had cleverly used a colon character (':') in the filename, and the likely reason for the failure was that this isn't allowed on FAT filesystems (am I correct about this?)


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