Netbook favorites different in live session

Bug #943073 reported by Aaron Peterson on 2012-02-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde-workspace (Ubuntu)
Scott Kitterman

Bug Description

Standard favorites missing in search and launch during live session.

affects: ubuntu → plasma-netbook (Ubuntu)
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Can you provide a screen shot? It's working for some, so whatever problem you're experiencing is not universal.

affects: plasma-netbook (Ubuntu) → kde-workspace (Ubuntu)
Philip Muškovac (yofel) on 2012-02-29
Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Scott, did you run it from the livecd?

The shortcuts do not work on the livecd when "trying it out"

it "works" (but still is an headache inducing mess) when installed.

This netbook interface needs to not be default.

(I don't have that live usb drive anymore, I can't do anything with it! I can't get the broadcom drivers to work so I can't give you a screen shot anyway)

Try it from the livecd.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I've now tried it from a live CD and it's much like it always was. There seems to be a wifi driver detection issue and I can't get desktop effects working from the live CD, but those have nothing to do with plasma-netbook.

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
AaronPeterson (alpeterson) wrote :

ok, maybe we can change this bug to there is no link to system settings or a terminal in the live cd netbook interface for kubuntu.

It may not be plasma netbooks fault per se, but it is a problem with the live cd not having any usefull links, and no obvious help to do anything.

The netbook interface off of the netbook live usb /cd is unusable.

If somebody wants the plasma netbook confusion to be default, ok, I need to make my own distro, but look, it could be made usable and I don't know what package is responsible for the desktop layout for kubuntu.

I filed bugs with KDE because they don't have a way to set default behavior (easily, there are installation specific settings mixed in with preferences in their config files)

Is this a bug with the kubuntu-desktop package? does it set up the desktop and the shortcuts and links?

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
AaronPeterson (alpeterson) wrote :

I don't see how to change the description, I am sorry if it is inflammatory. politely: I was very very very frustrated trying to do basic tasks from the livecd on a netbook.

affects: kde-workspace (Ubuntu) → kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
AaronPeterson (alpeterson) wrote :

@scott, it was broken in 11.10 as well... I think it has been broken since the netbook interface popped up. This go around (12.04) I knew roughly what to look for.

This interface is not discoverable and is so very very hard to use. Ironically the kde desktop also uses screen space more effectively on a netbook. So, We just need shortcuts to system settings and some help or switch back to desktop and I will be able to use the computer. I really really need the netbook interface to be more like the 8.04 8.10 inteface where it actually helped. Making me move the cursor all over the place to huge icons that waste screen space is not efficient.

If I haven't driven everyone off, I have some ideas that can help make the interface more usable, but right now it gives me a headache

Plasma netbook as we present it is very close to upstream KDE (we add a few
additional widgets in the panel and the install icon in favorites in the live
session). If you want to give input on improving the KDE netbook experience,
I think KDE is the best place to do it.

The one bit about the favorites being missing in the live session is probably fixable in kubuntu-meta, so this is a good package for the bug.

description: updated
summary: - Try Kubuntu on 12.04 on netbook is unusable mess
+ Netbook favorites different in live session
Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-30
Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-2 → ubuntu-12.04
AaronPeterson (alpeterson) wrote :

@Scott, Thank you for your patience, You toned down the description well.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Scott Kitterman (kitterman)
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

kde-workspace (4:4.8.2-0ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * Update debian/patches/kubuntu_netbook_favourites.diff to include missing
    search and launch application icons when running a live netbook session
    (LP: #943073)

 -- Scott Kitterman <email address hidden> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:41:57 -0400

affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → kde-workspace (Ubuntu)
Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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