This page describes what in Kubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS still needs console to make it works.

Also see UbuntuDapperWhatStillNeedsAConsole Also see KubuntuEdgyWhatStillNeedsAConsole

Mission: the primary mission for a desktop OS is to be user-friendly, and for newbie users console is NOT user-friendly, also for write very simple command.

It will be fantastic to see a distribution one day (Edgy or Edgy+1?) that will can do all these stuff via GUI


  • to add the cd or dvd in the repositary you need a sudo apt-cdrom add #48098

  • to install some packages that ask for a user interaction (ex. Java) you need a sudo apt-get install <package> #37696

  • to unlock adept because there are some packages unconfigurated due to a crash or a force-closed you need a sudo dpkg --configure -a

  • to delete a bad repositary added by mistake you need a kdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.list

  • to add a proxy you need a kdesu kate /etc/apt/apt.conf

  • to delete all .deb files downloaded you need a sudo apt-get clean

  • to add an apt key (for example Jonathan Riddell's key) you need a

    wget http://people.ubuntu.com/~jriddell/kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg

    sudo apt-key add kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg

KDE Guidance

System Services

  • to add a script taken from the filesystem in the list you need a sudo update-rc.d <script> defaults #48417 -> rejected

  • to delete a script in the list you need a sudo update-rc.d <script> remove #48417 -> rejected


alien (and KDE integration)

  • to convert a rpm you need a sudo alien <file> #48597 -> Unbelievable rejected!


  • to install it in another hard disk you need a sudo grub-install etc.

  • to modify the menu you need a kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst


  • to disable theme and turn on users list in the login screen you need a kdesu kate /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc #40533 or install kcontrol-kdmtheme, not in main


  • to remove splash screen you need a kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf #32853

Network Connections


  • to make DSL connections, one must type sudo pppoeconf

KubuntuDapperWhatStillNeedsAConsole (last edited 2008-08-06 16:25:51 by localhost)