It's been a month since I posted anything, so here's my random list of complaints about Kubuntu. Some of them are probably hardware related, but I'll post them anyway.
- Adept is great - except for proprietary software. For example, the install scripts for vmware-player and the Sun JDK both require you to accept the license agreement. However, Adept's terminal emulator doesn't seem to accept input. I can see the license agreement (or at least part of it), but I can't actually hit OK to agree to it. The only way is to do it is to forget Adept and install using apt-get from the command line.
- Why does my CD burner not exist when I boot up after turning off the PC? The drive has power and everything, but /dev/hdc just doesn't get created. But if I reboot, then when the box comes back up, /dev/hdc is there and functioning normally. What's up with that?
- Sorry, but the default desktop settings suck. Call me a heretic if you want, but I would rather the default settings to be like Windows. Yeah, I can and do change them, but it's just a pain. Maybe it would be better if they did what Xandros do and just run the settings wizard on the user's first login. Or something.
- The kernel is buggy. Unplugging my cell phone from the USB/serial data cable crashes something in ther kernel's USB subsystem. I'm not sure what, but the exact error message from the log includes the line "kernel BUG at kernel/workqueue.c:109!" so it's definitely a kernel bug. And whatever it is keeps my phone or USB thumb drives from working until I reboot.
- Probably related to the above, shutdown sometimes hangs at stopping Bluetooth services. Note that I don't actually own any Bluetooth devices, so I'm not sure what's happening there.
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