Upgrade changes config & no USB stick any more
Adrian.H at auston.edu.sg
Thu May 5 04:27:58 UTC 2005
This is re. a previous post; see below.
I've done a reinstall & some testing, & have narrowed the lack of USB stick
mounting to 2 files (hopefully this is all).
Did the following:
* Installed kubuntu hoary from scratch, with an Internet connection
* Did apt-get upgrade & checked the list of packages (10 in all) but
did not allow the upgrade
* Chose a likely candidate to test (kdelibs-bin) & installed it along
with its dependency (kdelibs4).
* Noted that it suggested the perl-suid package
After installing the two files (kdelibs-bin & kdelibs4) the following has
* On login I had to do the basic KDE config that all new users get
* The panel changed; no more drawer with home etc.
* Desktop colours changed
* No links anywhere in the menus for Konqueror file manager
* Inserting a USB stick no longer does anything, ie. doesn't mount
and doesn't put an icon on the desktop
* Logout screen changed (no more icons on the buttons)
I then installed kdelibs-data (which had a problem because it contains a
file that is in another package). This didn't help the problem.
And installed the recommended perl-suid package. Also nothing fixed.
Noted that Admin mode in Control Center is still working. It wasn't
working after installing a load of stuff from Universe (see previous post
Do kubuntu developers read this list? If so here's a complaint. Never in
all the time I've used it has an upgrade on Debian changed any part of my
desktop configuration. What's happening with kubuntu that these changes
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 11:46:48AM +0800, Adrian Hicks wrote:
> > 1. USB stick etc.
> > After the basic CD install, inserting a USB stick produced a nice icon
> > on the desktop, worked nicely.
> > After adding software from restricted & universe the automount of the
> > USB stick no longer works. I have noticed, however, that it works ok
> > in GNOME which was installed with some prog's. Now in KDE nothing
> > happens at all; no mount or mountpoint etc. (nothing in /media) and
> > obviously no USB icon on the desktop.
> > 2. sudo re. Admin mode in Control Centre
> > And along with the USB problem (and some changes in the layout of the
> > panel when I installed stuff) I can no longer use my password to
> > config items in Control Center that need Administrator mode.
> Jonathan Riddell
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