Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jul 21 14:29:44 UTC 2009

Perry wrote:

> Just my 2 cents, now running Kubuntu Hardy , fresh install on new
> computer, (after my 15 years old computer passed out) the first three
> things I did were:
> 1) check wether I could improve resolution of 1920X1080 screen above
> 800x600 (window opened bigger than screen and had to be moved around to
> find close "x"
> widget, the systrem would be unusable in the long term)   ...more on
> another thread to come.

"Unusable" would be a personal decision.  I suspect with the advent of large 
screens far viewer people use the larger virtual desktop than in the past, 
but many people always chose to make the desktop larger than their screens, 
and had little trouble with it.  It never worked for me, though.

> 2)  Restore my essential "home" files using a "test-bench computer because
> I could not plug in old ide drives on machine with only sata connectors

I came across a SATA-USB connector a few weeks back.  I imagine they have 
IDE-USB connectors, too.  Handy.

> 3) Install a desktop icon to launch konqueror in filebrowser mode, since I
> could not find a way to emulate the konq behaviour of navigation panel
> linked with files and folder pannel in Dolphin.
> IMHO Konqueror is a great file manager but not complete? as web browser.

I'm not quite sure what your problem is there.  Konqueror always worked for 
me in hardy.  Just remove dolphin.

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