kline at thought.org
Sun Jan 17 23:53:18 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:41:16AM +0000, Mike Clarke wrote:
> On Sunday 17 January 2010, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:27:59AM +0000, Mike Clarke wrote:
> > > On Saturday 16 January 2010, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > > Second q is howto use them for my desktop backgrounds in KDE
> > > > since, upon rebuild and relaunch, everything is black. the
> > > > first question is howto save a separate image? or are there
> > > > other tools to do this? [neither xv nor gv work]
> > >
> > > Right click on a blank piece of the KDE desktop and select
> > > "Configure Desktop". This should open with the "Change the
> > > background settings" icon highlighted. In the "Background" section
> > > click the "Picture" radio button and click the folder icon on the
> > > right to browse to your selected image.
> > (Several hours later).
> > I found the place and added three 'wallpapers'; they haven't
> > appeared. Probably will after I've rebooted.
> The new wallpaper should appear immediately after you click on "OK"
> or "Apply".
hmmm. nope, nada. I can work without pretty pix on my workspaces :-)
> > ---I see that my newest KDE is 3.5.10.
> That's what I'm using.
> > Sometime this year I'll try KDE4 again.--
> When I upgraded to FreeBSD 8.0 about a month ago I let sysinstall put
> KDE4 on me. Big mistake . I disliked it intensely and, after a few
> days trying to come to terms with it, I reverted back to 3.5.10. YMMV
> but for me it was just too clumsy and bloated with a lot of new
> superfluous eye candy and lacked some simple and useful features that
> I'd become accustomed to. Given time perhaps I could have configured it
> to my liking but I couldn't see it offering anything useful that I
> didn't already have with 3.5 so it didn't seem worth the effort of
> continuing with it.
>  I suspect that my badly managed effort of deinstalling all of KDE4
> and installing KDE3 was the main cause of the problems described in my
> recent thread "Problems building en-openoffice.org-GB-3.1.1 from ports"
> which resulted in me having to remove and reinstall all my ports.
Thanks for your input. I had similar problems with rel 4; plus some
things simply quit working. I'll hold off awhile yet.
> Mike Clarke
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