Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Will will04 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 13:59:05 BST 2007


I installed the latest Kubuntu with KDE 3.5, as a dual boot with XP,
switching from SUSE 10.2 Gnome. My USB stick, CDRoms and USB drive all pop
up with cute icon pictures on my desktop. Great for a light user like me.
Thought you should know while evaluating KDE.
Will

On 9/19/07, Howard Coles Jr. <dhcolesj at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Monday 17 September 2007 05:55:42 am Marti Andrews wrote:
> > Okay here I am in KDE, over top of Ubuntu. I keep reading about this
> fstab
> > folder, I don't have one. And once again, I can't find my usb drive, or
> my
> > other hard drive, in order to get to the contents of them. In GNOME, the
> > icon of the usb drive was right on my desktop and it was easy to add the
> > other one as well. I can't even find them to add them TO the desktop, in
> > KDE. And I'm a she, not a he. Hehe.
> >
> > I DO like KDE better, so I'll keep taking a stab at this.
> >
> > Marti
> >
> > > On Sunday 16 September 2007, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > > > KDE & Gnome _don't_ generally find your fixed drives (USB connected
> > > > drives are another matter).  The fixed drives are listed in
> /etc/fstab
> > > > and I guarantee the same version of Ubuntu & Kubuntu will find the
> same
> > > > ones.
> > >
> > > This is what I was getting at with my own assessment as well.  I
> assumed
> > > the bits he wasn't seeing via Kubuntu should be in the category of
> stuff
> > > the installer would put into fstab, so it should be desktop-neutral.
> > >
> > > Now that I re-read and realize he said "NTFS" instead of "NFS" (I
> didn't
> > > think his perspective through, and I switched away from Windows before
> > > NTFS was common) I'm thinking it's probably something different at the
> > > desktop level, and the user is finding the GNOME way more intuitive
> for
> > > this.
> > >
> > > GNOME and KDE really are quite different, and maybe this issue really
> is
> > > a userland problem after all.  It sounds like maybe the GNOME way of
> > > doing whatever this user is trying to do is more intuitive to him.
> > >
> > > I can't really understand the underlying issue, since I don't have any
> > > NTFS partitions, and seldom use graphical file browsers for anything.
> > > I'm afraid I can't relate well enough to be of further use.
> > > --
> > > D. Michael McIntyre
> > >
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> I haven't read through the VERY long now, thread so forgive me if anyone
> has
> mentioned this.
>
> You may need to delete the ".hidden" (note: the period is important, its a
> signal to Linux to hide a file) files in both / (the root of the Directory
> structure) and in /media
>
> type this in a text console:
> sudo rm /.hidden
> then type this:
> sudo rm /media/.hidden
>
> If sudo asks for a password its YOUR password.
> Then you should be able to view all the directories on your system.
>
> Also if you:
> sudo su -
>
> (make sure you include the dash "-" at the end.)
>
> you can just browse around as root and compare what you see in the window
> as
> you.
>
> to open a konqueror window as root you'll need "sux" installed.
>
> sudo apt-get install sux
>
> is the command.
> Once that's done:
>
> sudo sux -
> instead of
> sudo su -
> and you'll be able to open graphical utilities from the shell. :-D
>
> (If you hit [Alt]+[F2] you'll get a run command line similar to Windoze,
> type "konsole" and hit enter and you'll get a command shell).
>
> --
> See Ya'
> Howard Coles Jr.
> John 3:16!
>
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