On 16/03/11 23:39, Ed Hurst wrote: > I noticed some of these were already mentioned, though not fixed or > answered, so far as I can determine. > > KDM -- won't allow me to shut down, reboot or much of anything else > except login. > > Kdesu -- refuses to accept my root password. I have to jack around to > setup the X auth for root using the commandline. > > KWifiManager -- If I launch from the commandline as root, it does find a > network, but the wrong one. I can't get it to let me select my in-home > wifi connection. It lists it for a scan, but I see no means to make it > select it. From my user account, I can't do anything with it at all. > > This last one is a show-stopper for me. If I can't connect and configure > on the fly wherever I go, the DE is useless. So, what would you need > from me to diagnose this? > Kdesu does not function properly http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=451 Kdesudo does work but sudo is generally not the preferred method for Debian users I posted a workaround in the forum: http://www.trinitydesktop.org/forums/showthread.php?tid=15 From normal Squeeze repos, wpagui works better here than knetworkmanager ever did. It is qt4 but will not also install half of kde4 as deps. I use "apt-get install no-install-recommends wpagui" This link is the best wpagui setup info I know of: http://www.mat.uniroma2.it/~locatell/linux&noi/documenti/sidux-manual/en/internet-connecting-wpagui-en.htm#wpa-roaming-gui Don't know about your kdm, someone else might if you post more info. Works fine here.