KDE 3.0 Problems: launching Galeon from KMail and shutting system down

Robert Black Eagle rbe at flash.net
Thu Sep 5 19:16:37 BST 2002

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On Thursday 05 September 2002 5:33 am, Jeremy Lunn wrote:

(snip because I have no answers for the first question)

> The other problem is that sometimes it can take several attempts to
> shutdown from KDE (from the Logout dialogue).  I suspected that it may
> have been a problem terminating an application or getting an application
> to save session details, however manually closing all applications
> didn't fix it.  Sometimes the whole interface even freezes up and I have
> to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to kill X, after which the shutdown process starts
> by itself.  What would be the problem here?

For one, have you tried Ctrl-Alt-Esc and putting the skull and crossbones 
cursor over Konqueror to kill it?  Have you looked at the output of 
.xsession-errors (in your user directory)?  It will tell you what is going 
on.  Sounds like a problem with the installation.

> I've already been told from the point of view of an end user that
> "Linux" is just no good and it's too hard.  It's mainly these little
> things that are the problem and I think my mum already wants to go back
> to Windows.  She won't accept having to copy/paste URLs from KMail to
> Galeon or having to press CTRL+ALT+DEL.  If there's no way around it or
> no fix in the near future I'm not sure what I'll do.

If you are having problems with cut-and-paste, you might want to get a copy 
of klipper.

See if these suggestions help.

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