Attempting to move from kde 4.2.2 to 4.2.3

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Sat May 30 01:41:53 UTC 2009


On Friday 29 May 2009 09:36:16 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Friday 29 May 2009 08:53:43 pm David McGlone wrote:
> > On Friday 29 May 2009 08:40:01 pm steven vollom wrote:
> > > On Friday 29 May 2009 08:32:33 pm David McGlone wrote:
> > > > On Friday 29 May 2009 08:07:00 pm steven vollom wrote:
> > > > > On Friday 29 May 2009 07:40:29 pm David McGlone wrote:
> > > > > > On Friday 29 May 2009 05:16:15 pm Donn wrote:
> > > > > > > On Friday, 29 May 2009 23:06:02 steven vollom
>
> wrote:
> > > > > > > > is there a way for me to view the history of the last
> > > > > > > > several entries I made using the konsole
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yes, press the up arrow. For each press, you see one
>
> back in
>
> > > > > > > history. Then you can edit the line and press enter to
>
> run it.
>
> > > > > > > And -- take my advice: don't move to 4.2.3. Just get
>
> your plain
>
> > > > > > > Jaunty working okay and leave it alone.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm not moving to 4.2.3 either. I'm going to wait a while.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Steven, I would suggest putting your memory and video
>
> card back and
>
> > > > > > doing a clean install of jaunty, and then from what you
>
> say, you
>
> > > > > > have a pretty top notch system, you should install
>
> VMware or
>
> > > > > > virtualbox (I think it's called) so you can install other
>
> OS's
>
> > > > > > without messing with your default jaunty install.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Blessings,
> > > > > > David M.
> > > > > > http://www.dmcentral.net
> > > > >
> > > > > David,
> > > > >
> > > > > I realize how it must seem, but I have not yet installed
>
> any other
>
> > > > > system on my computer.  I really haven't done the kind of
> > > > > experimenting that I seem to have a reputation for.  Look
>
> at the
>
> > > > > strange thing that happened to my name when shown in
>
> the konsole.
>
> > > > > How could that have happened?
> > > > >
> > > > > VMware and/or Virtualbox were a dream for the future.  I
>
> have only
>
> > > > > made the natural changes as follows:  Windows XP to
>
> Kubuntu Fiesty to
>
> > > > > Gutsy to Hardy to Intrepid to Jaunty.  The only time I
>
> installed an
>
> > > > > OS in the experimental stage was Jaunty.  I only installed
>
> Jaunty on
>
> > > > > recommendation from a very smart helper from the List
>
> who prefer's
>
> > > > > his anonymity.  The only reason he recommended it was
>
> because of my
>
> > > > > current equipment.  He also has the same equipment and
>
> it is the only
>
> > > > > way to make a computer now, unless I go back to
>
> Microsoft.
>
> > > > > Here is my equipment.  ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Mempipe
>
> motherboard.  8gb
>
> > > Axiom
> > >
> > > > > ECC DDR2 240pin SDRAM, AMD 9600 Black Edition Quad
>
> Core processor,
>
> > > > > 1TB Western Digital SATA HDD, 500gb Maxtor SATA HDD,
>
> BFG 800W Power
>
> > > > > Supply. I have two case fans that are programmed to turn
>
> on higher
>
> > > > > speeds if needed. 9600 nVidia GForce Video Card
>
> w/512mb DDR3 ram.
>
> > > > > Onboard nVidia 8400 GPU, onboard 8.1 sound, and a new
>
> SATA DVDRW.
>
> > > > > The motherboard has
> > >
> > > a
> > >
> > > > > 780a nVidia chip too.  The combination will work out of
>
> the box on
>
> > > > > Microsoft, but it requires the technology only provided in
>
> Jaunty to
>
> > > > > work with Linux.  I have to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst to
>
> get the
>
> > > > > video to work properly by adding the term pci=nomsi.
> > > > >
> > > > > If I had know it would be such problems, I would have
>
> purchased
>
> > > > > something else, I just bid on the stuff shown and only paid
>
> 10% of
>
> > > > > its then value. I thought I was purchasing very close to the
>
> best
>
> > > > > that money could buy at bargain prices.
> > > > >
> > > > > Haven't been back 1/2 day and already I am screwing
>
> things up. Sorry
>
> > > > > my friend.  I am back to another fresh install.  Thanks!
> > > >
> > > > Ok After you get a clean fresh install let us know. Don't do
>
> anything
>
> > > > special too quick and start learning how to admin your
>
> system with baby
>
> > > > steps.
> > > >
> > > > The slower you take things the better you will get, and it will
>
> happen
>
> > > > faster because your not trying to deal with a bunch of
>
> problems at
>
> > > > once.
> > > >
> > > > I know you want to learn, so you can give a helping hand in
>
> the future,
>
> > > > but you aren't going to learn if you try to tackle too many
>
> problems at
>
> > > > once.
> > > >
> > > > I remember years ago when I first started using Linux. If I
>
> couldn't
>
> > > > figure out something, I'd ask and try a couple suggestions, if
>
> the
>
> > > > suggestions didn't work, I would do a fresh install and be
>
> done with
>
> > > > it. Eventually over time I got better.
> > > >
> > > > Heck back then using e-mail was a pain for a newbie. I used
>
> Pine in a
>
> > > > console window. Dang it was booooooring! I even had to set
>
> up my
>
> > > > internet connection on the command line using pico or VM
>
> and a text
>
> > > > only web browser. It was nuts! (Maybe I was nuts!) :-)
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, It probably took me a good 2 years to actually be
>
> able to use
>
> > > > Linux without screwing something up and being able to fix
>
> what I do
>
> > > > screw up.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Blessings,
> > > > David M.
> > > > http://www.dmcentral.net
> > >
> > > Thank you David.  I just tried to install synaptic and adept
>
> thinking I
>
> > > could maybe solve some problems using one of them, but now
>
> every time I
>
> > > try to add or remove anything my password is ignored for the
>
> entry you
>
> > > saw from my konsole.  I hope I didn't frustrate you too much.
> >
> > I could walk you through troubleshooting all this, but I know it
>
> would be
>
> > way too much for you, especially with other problems on your
>
> hands.
>
> > Let's go with the quick fresh re-install and then see what we
>
> have after
>
> > that.
> >
> > Does that sound good? :-)
> > --
> > Blessings,
> > David M.
> > http://www.dmcentral.net
>
> Dear David
>
> I am a bit ahead of you.  I have reinstalled, including kubuntu
> restricted extras and updates.  I just finished configuring Kmail..  It
> took a total of 30 minutes for all.  Pretty incredible this Jaunty KDE
> application.  Thanks for all the help.

Cool! :-) So far so good. Is your hardware working now?
-- 
Blessings,
David M.
http://www.dmcentral.net




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