KDE4 pkg

James Griffin jmzgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 15:31:35 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-27, Fred Morcos <fred.morcos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM, James Griffin <jmzgriffin at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I know this a bit cheesy/arse-licky but, having installed the kde4
>> desktop -- and expecting to encounter many problems -- i'd just like to
>> say how impressed I am with it.
>> Everything works brilliantly and for the first time in ages I can use
>> all of my hardware without issues; webcam, printers, it's great.
>> So thanks to the people working on this. A really fantastic job I think.
>> Cheers, Jamie

> Nice to hear that. Never been a KDE user myself though. I am curious about
> your hardware, could you elaborate more about that? Is it a laptop or a
> desktop? What kind of webcam? How is network management in KDE+FreeBSD
> without NetworkManager? (not that I like NetworkManager particularly, but
> are there specific KDE tools for network management on FreeBSD?)

I use a desktop. It's a Lenovo Think Centre, bought it about 3 years
ago. Very standard machine: Dual-Core Pentium processor, Intel Chipset,
Logitech webcam, canon iP4700 printer (cups+gutenprint driver).

I haven't needed to do anything with the network configuration. It was
configured automatically and has been fine. A brief look at what's
installed shows no particular network management tools to speak off,
although there may well be other pkg's one can install for that. 

As you would expect I had to set up devd but that is simple and fast to

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