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Date:      Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:53:13 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OOo question.....
Message-ID:  <20100117235313.GA6790@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <201001171041.16475.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
References:  <20100116000928.GA96431@thought.org> <201001161028.00121.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk> <20100117030531.GB816@thought.org> <201001171041.16475.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>

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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:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > > > 	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 [1]. 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.
> 
> [1] 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" 
> <http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2010-January/210421.html>; 
> 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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