Derek Broughton news at
Fri Jul 4 18:28:14 UTC 2008

Bruce Marshall wrote:

> On Thursday 03 July 2008, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Coming from Mandriva, this makes no sense to me. But I've gradually come
>> to accept that Kubuntu has some (unknown) rationale for the reason why it
>> tells me that things aren't running when manifestly they are. To me, it's
>> one of those "life is too short for me to try to figure out what was
>> going on in the authors' minds when they wrote this part of the GUI"
>> things.
> I'm not sure it is kubuntu's fault, other than using KDE to check on
> system services.
> Most other distros (I came from SuSE)  use their own system tools to
> configure hardware and services.  I wasn't even aware that KDE had a
> services module.
> But I would lay the blame with the KDE services routine for any confusion.

Actually, at first blush, I'd fix the blame on the services.  As near as I
can tell, anything that is setting a pid file in /var/run will show as
running, anything that doesn't, won't.  Not a KDE bug at all (and certainly
not a serious one).

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