Switch to Kubuntu

Jose Gomez-Dans jgomezdans at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 18:08:46 CDT 2005


On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 20:10:57 +0000, "alain.muls at pandora.be"
<alain.muls at telenet.be> wrote:
> 1. I use kdevelop (developping qt3 based programs) and kile (for latex
> processing). For both I use extra packages that are not normally in the base
> packages (eg prosper for Latex and qwt for graphical programs). How does one
> install these extras on a debian based system?

Kile and Prosper ara availble in (k)ubuntu. Similarly, qwt is also
present. However, I haven't used them myself, so I'm at a loss of how
good or bad the packages are.
 
> 2. I use a portable at 3 different locations using SuSE's scpm (SuSE
> Configuration Profile Manager) allowing me to adjust the network/printer to
> the place I am working? All these places use different (no dhcp) IP
> addresses and, what makes it more difficult, is that the network card I use
> is different at all places (HOME->WiFI, Work1->normal eth0, work2->eth1
> throughout a USB port replicator). SuSE manages this (quite) well allowing
> me at boot to select the desired profile, but how can I mimick this in
> (k)ubuntu?

    You can do this in any Linux distribution using the interfaces
file (man 5 interfaces). Note that I didn't imply it to be simple!!!
In Kubuntu, KDE has a Network configuration tool, which looks quite
promising (but I haven't used it). There's also laptop-netconf. From
its description:
Description: network detection and configuration program for laptops
 laptop-netconf can automatically determine, from a set of
 preconfigured alternatives, the network to which your laptop is
 connected.
 .
 Once the network has been detected, you can run arbitrary scripts
 to configure the services on your laptop for correct local operation.
 .
 This package requires some basic networking knowledge and scripting
 ability at present.  A sample configuration is enclosed.

Looks promising then!

> 4. what is the best CDripper to install and is there support for iPOD?

    Open Konqueror, and go to audiocd:/. There. For Ipod, can't you
just use Amarok?
 
> 5. I would want to have a partition encrypted for the "sensible"
> information, is this possible under (k)ubuntu?

Presumably, but this is standard Linux kernel stuff. But there's info
on the Wiki pages:
<http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/EncryptedFilesystemHowto>.

Hope that helps!
José



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