8.10b - first impression and questions

guido dom guido.dom at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 10:26:57 BST 2008

May I add my feelings?
8.04 (and beta 8.10) may be improvements for some but not for me.
My audio and my webcam are no longer recognised in my Medion MD 96640 laptop
but do work in my desktop - although somewhat older) and do not work in the
new kernel. This is not only the case with Ubuntu but also with Linux Mint
and Debian 5.0 Lenny.
Wireless is impossible, even with the Windows drivers (via ndiswrapper).
An external usb (Belkin) adapter works now and then.

Upgrading is not always an improvement.

I did submit the bug (is it a bug?) but:no solution up till now.
Yes, solution: stick with 7.10 wherin everything works.

By the way: the same is true for Kubuntu and KDE

2008/10/7 Myriam Schweingruber <schweingruber at pharma-traduction.ch>

> Hi Billie,
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:52 AM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> > Decided that I might give 8.10 a try and see just what it's all about.
> > Loaded it on a separate hard drive. Looks nice and works my poor little
> > eMachine quite well. No major hiccups so far.
> >
> > THEN, there's this big ugly box on my desktop that says "Desktop". How
> > can you get rid of that thing? I clicked on the closing button and the
> > main desktop went away for a second and when it came back it was still
> > there and something stupid was covering my task bar.
> You just had a plasma crash. Try again to remove the "Folder view"
> widget, it might work the second time. I managed to disable it without
> problems, but plasma is sometimes a bit bitchy :) (remember this is
> beta! ) And that "something stupid" are the widgets which appear on
> the top left by default. Just drag them away, this only happens when
> plasma crashes.
> One small suggestion: if you use a panel on top, avoid using it full
> lenght, so you have a small space to drag widgets easily. KDE 4 is
> currently configured to work with a panel at the bottom. You will also
> have to reconfigure the mouse moves for the active desktop if you want
> to use it, as "pushing top left" is used for a 3D functionality.
> ...
> > Just about everywhere you click it wants to add even more junk.
> But you don't have to :) Some people want their desktop clustered
> (remember Win screenshots with "everything" on the desktop?). Left
> click does nothing, right click of course opens a context window where
> you "can" choose things. Just don't do right clicks :)
> As for now you can configure almost everything in KDE 4.1.2. It works
> like a charm on my old machine (Pentium IV with 1 Gb RAM). (except for
> Kontact, but that is another story...)
> Greets
> Myriam
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Nog een mooie dag toegewenst.

Guido (dompie) Dom
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