First impressions of dolphin
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Mon Oct 8 20:02:13 UTC 2007
Steve Lamb wrote:
> 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
It's the Konqueror "File Associations" (why that _isn't_ with "Default
Applications" in the System settings is something else I've always
wondered). You need the inode/directory and inode/system_directory mime
> Bluetooth support would not shut down even though I turned it
> off in the runlevels tool. I have to rip it out.
Not having ever had a bluetooth device, I've always wondered why I have to
have the bluetooth stuff running, but it's _always_ been too difficult to
turn it off to be worthwhile.
> 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.
I'd have to wonder why you'd need both KMail _and_ Thunderbird :-)
> I've tried to kill the darn CPU Frequency switching. Although I am on
> 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.
While that sounds more like a bad implementation of ACPI on your laptop than
a Kubuntu error, it should be easy enough to turn off. Unfortunately I
can't tell you where (I don't have the ability on my old laptop) :-)
> 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.
You can't. Without hal you'll be dead in the water.
> BTW by "rip out" I mean "sudo aptitude purge". I think the main
> 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.
Yes - back to my comment about File Associations not being in system
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