Just made the switch to Jaunty

Paul Rumelhart godshatter at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 11 19:18:45 UTC 2009

Yeah, I know I'm a little behind the curve. 

So far, I'm liking KDE4.  I didn't think that would be the case, which 
is why I waited so long.  I have a couple of questions so far, though:

1) Is there a plasma widget that will show the amount of memory that is 
being used?  I found one for CPU and network activity, but haven't seen 
a memory one.

2) Is there some way to stop having every path in a terminal show up in 
the Documents directory?  It's a pain, because all my stuff is under the 
main level.  It even happens when I launch gvim, I have to type :e 
.../blah/blah/blah to get to my files.  Could we stop adopting every 
single bad idea that Microsoft comes up with?  The home directory is 
already the equivalent of the Users or My Documents directories, we 
don't need to drill it down any farther. </rant>

3) When I boot up, my login screen is at 1920x1200, which for my card 
means that I have to pan around in a 1680x1050 window.  I have gone into 
the system settings and set the display to be 1680x1050, but it shows 
that in a pan-able 1920x1200 window - which is not what I want.  How do 
I get the initial login screen to start at 1680x1050, or at least have 
KDE switch to 1680x1050 when it comes up?  I can go into Desktop 
settings after I've logged in and change the refresh rate and have it 
set the resolution correctly (it already thinks it's at 1680x1050, so I 
have to change something to get the update button to show up).

So far though, aside from some small annoyances, I'm happy.  The upgrade 
using the adept updater went smoothly, and it did most of the work 


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