Myriam Schweingruber myriam at
Sun May 17 08:48:48 UTC 2009

Hi Steven,

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 13:06, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at> wrote:
> Hi Myriam,
> I was interested in your instruction and tried it.  I am in Jaunty kde 4.2.3
> and can't find the Task Scheduler as an option.  Is that because of my upgrade?

Not at all, I am running KDE 4.2.3 myself. I think it's just because
you don't have kcron installed.

The command 'aptitude show kcron' gives the following output:


Package: kcron
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 4:4.2.3-0ubuntu1~jaunty1~ppa1
Priority: optional


This might be the actual problem: I installed kcron myself as it
didn't come with the base packages on the Jaunty CD

Usually, when doing a fresh install and knowing that there are a lot
of KDE packages that are not on the CD due to space restrictions, I
run the package manager to show me what else there is available.

Almost half of the KDE4 packages reside in the universe repositories,
so most of the people who only do a basic installation miss the whole

The output of the command then continues as follow:


Section: admin
Maintainer: Kubuntu Developers <kubuntu-devel at>
Uncompressed Size: 532k
Depends: kdebase-runtime (>= 4:4.2.3), kdelibs5 (>= 4:4.2.3), libc6
(>= 2.2.5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4.5.0~+rc1),
libqt4-network (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqt4-qt3support (>= 4.5.0~+rc1),
libqt4-svg (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqt4-xml (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqtcore4 (>=
4.5.0~+rc1), libqtgui4 (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1)
Suggests: khelpcenter
Conflicts: kcron-kde4
Replaces: kcron-kde4
Description: program scheduler for KDE 4
KCron is a system settings module for scheduling programs to run at
specific intervals using cron, the UNIX scheduling service.

This package is part of the KDE 4 administration module.


Keep in mind that you have to start the systemsettings with kdesudo if
you want to set system wide cron jobs.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Myriam.
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