Installed Kubuntu-5.10 on VMware, questions/problems

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Wed Dec 7 20:52:41 UTC 2005

Steve Turnbull wrote:

> On Monday 05 December 2005 23:58, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a long time Redhat/Fedora user who loves KDE, so I decided to try
>> Kubuntu.  I installed it on VMware and everything went fine, but now I
>> have a few questions and problems.
>> 1)  What repositories should I be using?  Are the default ones supplied
>> by
>> the installer ok?  I'm a yum user, apt is new to me, what config files
>> should I be looking at?
> Default ones should be fine, but you may want to un-comment the 'universe
> and multiverse' entries. These are found in /etc/apt/sources.list
> Once you have edited it (there are useful comments in the file), run;
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade (or possibly apt-get dist-upgrade)
> see for more
> info on APT, the Debian (Kubuntu et al) package manager.
>> 2)  I installed Firefox using the command 'apt-get install firefox', but
>> it looked like it installed an Ubuntu specific build because the default
>> homepage refers to /usr/share/ubuntu/something.
> I noticed this - I think it's just a minor bug, it's just trying to make a
> local (non-existant) html file your home page. Just go to preferences and
> set google or something as your home page.
>> 3)  This is my major problem.  All the fonts are tiny!  My xorg.conf file
>> uses 1920x1200, but in KDE I clicked 'Configure Desktop', 'Display' tab,
>> and changed my resolution to 1024x768 so it would better fit in my VMware
>> window.  That shouldn't have anything to do with it, right?  I tried
>> increasing my font sizes, but I feel that this is a cheap hack
>> workaround. Also, it doesn't completely fix the problem because there are
>> still some fonts that are too small to read (for example, in System
>> Settings -> System Services).
> Not quite sure what your getting at here? Are you running VMware within
> Linux to run Kubuntu? If your native resilution for your monitor is
> 1929x1200 then the fonts will be pretty small depending on the physical
> size of your monitor...
>> 4)  This is my other main problem.  The font chooser widget isn't giving
>> me
>> the fonts I like.  I really dislike the font choices for fixed width
>> fonts, and I use Konsole a lot.
> Cosmetic - I a;ter the fonts here to Bitstream Vera Sans Mono/Regular/13
> as it looks as I like it on my laptop. If you still have problems, try
> installing xfonts-konsole;
> sudo apt-get install xfonts-konsole
>> Thanks for the help!
> Hope I did...

Yes, thank you.  Screen resolutions and font sizes are still a mystery to me
though.  Also, installing xfonts-konsole didn't provide me with more
monospace font options.

> Steve

-- Christopher

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