[kde-freebsd] Trouble

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Mon Sep 29 16:23:23 CEST 2008

On Sunday 28 September 2008 10:07:06 am Ray Madigan wrote:
> I must have something wrong with my installation and I don't know if it is
> KDE or not, it is that several aspects of the KDE userinterface don't save
> the results from manipulations of the UI.
> 1)  KUser doesn't save the information correctly about a newly created
> user. When I relaunch the UI after I create a new user it doesn't show the
> newly created user.  When I try to readd it it tells me it is already
> there, and when I attempt to login with the new user I get Login invalid.

KUser has never worked right in FreeBSD, and for a time wasn't even included. 
I believe it has been fixed enough to edit existing users, but still fails 
trying to create new users. The command line alternative is adduser. 

> 2)  Network configuration.  Does not save the information.  When I attempt
> to launch the Network Settings UI from the Setings application it never
> remembers if it is DHCP or not and it doesn't remember the gateway or the
> DNS settings.

Do you mean the KDE3 Network Settings module? I used to use it, and didn't 
have any problems. But typically I set this information during installation. 
You can use the same text interface with the sysinstall program.

Sometimes you have to "descend" to the command line in FreeBSD. The best place 
for information is the FreeBSD Handbook 

David Johnson

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