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Date:      Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:41:16 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Subject:   Re: OOo question.....
Message-ID:  <201001171041.16475.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20100117030531.GB816@thought.org>
References:  <20100116000928.GA96431@thought.org> <201001161028.00121.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk> <20100117030531.GB816@thought.org>

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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".

> ---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.

-- 
Mike Clarke



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