I installed VL7_Final last night. Installation went smootly. No problem at all. Great !
Then difficulties occured when I tried to use apps from kde (I installed via gslapt:
kdebase, kdelibs, kdeutils, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, k3b and - I don't know
wether it belongs to kde - kuickshow, a fast image viewer).
The following apps did not work:
1. kuickshow (launched by clicking on an image file) delivers an error message
that the file ~/.kde/share/config/kdedrc is missing.
Provisional cure: I created it (as an empty text file), and now kuickshow works OK.
Dirty do-it-yourself. I don't like that.
2. K3b (launched via the normal menu) delivers the following error message "cdrecord
is missing" and that "cdrecord is installed by cdrtools". I check with gslapt: cdrtoos IS
installed indeed ! I found a file called "cdrecord" in /usr/bin. It is a link pointing to "wodim",
which, in console, is displayed in RED LETTERS. So I inspected wodim, and found that its
attributes are strange: rws--x---
I changed these attributes to rwxr-xr-x and... k3b runs ok (I did not try to burn a disc, anyway).
Another dirty trick which makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I tried to launch kwrite (a powerful text editor) from a console. I got a long error message
in console, beginning with:
standard icon theme "oxygen" not found"
and a graphical error message in a window:
"a kde text-editor component could not be found. Please check your kde installation".
I checked that, in /usr/share/icons, the theme "oxygen" is present ! I found no cure so far.
4. Khexedit (a nice hexadecimal editor with helpful color display) is missing (or I could
not find it).
Any comments and suggestions are welcome ! I hope my message will help to make VL7 even better.
Demigaucher, happily running VL6, and hoping to soon run VL7 equally happily.
"Il y a loin de la coupe aux lèvres" (there is a long distance between the glass and the lips).