First impressions of dolphin

Steve Lamb grey at
Mon Oct 8 19:06:37 UTC 2007

Juan Carlos Torres wrote:
> Ok, deep breathes. Konqueror's powerful file manager is still at your finger
> tips. Nothing was removed. D3lphin is just installed and configured to be
> the defualt file manager. You can easily switch from D3lphin to Konqueror.

    Well, I could not find how to switch it.  I checked "Default
Applications" and there was no file management option.  Admittedly I
have not looked beyond that because the other problems have taken my

> Yeah there are some rough edges here and there. But none of them have to do
> with Dolphin at all. I'm guessing in this case, the culprit is Strigi.

    Nope.  Bluetooth support would not shut down even though I turned it off
in the runlevels tool.  I have to rip it out.

    For some reason Thunderbird sits at 20% CPU while doing nothing.  But
not all the time so I'm not sure what's going on there.

    KMail is harfing on itself but that might not be a 7.10 issue as I poked
at it at 7.04 and it was doing the same thing.

    ksim is broken.

    This morning while trying to figure out what was going on with
Thunderbird my entire system locked hard.  This was after I had ripped
out Strigi.

    I've tried to kill the darn CPU Frequency switching.  Although I am on a
laptop it is docked and on constant power.  Every CPUFreq change is
accompanied with a 2-3 second pause.  Every attempt to prevent it from
starting has thus far failed.  I have a feeling I'm going to have to
track down whatever is doing that and forcibly rip it out as well.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that there are portions of hal which are
causing issues as well.  I tried looking for any place to configure what
parts of hal start up.  So far, no pointers at all.  I know I don't want
to rip it out so this is distressing.

    BTW by "rip out" I mean "sudo aptitude purge".  I think the main problem
I have is that not everything is configurable through KDE's system
settings and poking at /etc/ is an exercise in frustration because of
the decided lack of comments.

Steve Lamb

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