Issues with upgrade to gutsy
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Mon Nov 5 18:24:22 UTC 2007
> I have a number of issues after upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy.
> 1. Cannot drag and drop file from the desktop onto an editor. I can drag
> from a file manager, but not from the desktop. The cursor turns red
> when I try, and action won't be performed.
I can't duplicate that. I just dragged a .py file from my desktop into an
> 2. Editors launched from a file manager with root privileges no longer
> have root permissions.
Unfortunately, I think this is considered a feature. There are some
work-arounds given in the bug report.
> 3. If I have apps open with kdesudo privs, log out, then log back in,
> the kdesudo apps open with root privileges without being prompted
> for a password.
Haven't seen that (yet). Old behaviour, ime, was to restart app at
the "kdesu" prompt - and would open with root privilege _after_ you gave
your password; which seems correct. However, note that kdesudo is supposed
to work _like sudo_. That means that, by default, it remembers your
password for 15 minutes - so if you log out and right back in, it should
probably open right away.
> In addition, a dialogue opens stating:
> Information - kdesudo
> No command arguments supplied:
> kdesudo will now exit...
> Requiring a click on an okay button to continue.
So, sounds like it _is_ trying to do the same thing, but not correctly.
> 4. The kdm screen displays the kde wallpaper and dialogue - which are
> horrible. Attempts at retrieving my feisty settings do nothing;
> namely, overwriting:
> /etc/kde3/kdm/backgroundrc and
I know for a fact that kdmrc won't be replaced by an aptitude install or
upgrade without a prompt. If you upgraded solely with the adept upgrade
manager, and it didn't give those prompts, file a bug. I decided to let
aptitude replace mine just to see what the new default looked like (I like
it), which is how I know it prompted.
Your old ones _should_ be stored in the kdm directory as kdmrc.dpkg-old
> I also noticed that the "upgraded" version of kdmrc is the very old
> version without comments - badger of before?
iirc, it never has comments once it's been configured in "System Settings",
but mine (from the upgrade) certainly has comments.
> 5. Print screen no longer works. Hitting the PrtSc button does nothing,
Never used it, but I would expect that to be a command shortcut to
something - so probably related to the next...
> 6. I lost all my kdemenu key bindings with the upgrade.
That would be annoying.
> 7. Some desktop icons occasionally go out of alignment. This can be
> tidied with a refresh desktop or nudging any icon, but it's a bit
> 8. I clicked the "strigi" icon in kdemenu - no idea what it is, but I
> thought I'd investigate. However, all it seems to do is attempt to
> launch firefox, then present an alert saying:
LOL. In my case, it opens Quanta - which suggests to me that it's just an
XML file, and nothing knows what to do with it. Quite the waste of effort
if you ask me.
I'm afraid I really don't think there's anything you can do to "fix" these
things, except #4. They are either bugs or intentional features. They may
get fixed at some later point, but you'll still end up manually redoing
things like key bindings.
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