Re(1): From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 22, 2008 12:55 AM
network-manager-kde works for me. I'm using a Dell Latitude D630 with a self installed Atheros AR5418 wrieless adapter. I had to compile the madwifi-ng drivers, but NetworkManager in Kubuntu gutsy picked it right up.
Also, prior to using Kubuntu gutsy, we tried Ubuntu gutsy. The compiz windowing manager simply did not work; opened windows did not have a windowing manager widget. Someone suggested removing compiz, which should have caused GNOME to go back to whatever default windowing manager, but this also did not work. We gave up on Ubuntu and tried Kubuntu instead. Kubuntu took care of all the stuff we weren't intersted in dealing with.
We settled on Kubuntu amd64 to handle the 4GB of RAM. Multimedia works well enough: sound, flash, DVD, audio CDs. I'm impressed at how far along the Linux desktop environment has come. Usually, I just use fluxbox and let the fun stuff be damned.