Random Kubuntu complaints

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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