Kubuntu KControl fix

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

This script is fixing the desktop file for starting
the system settings application. By default Kubuntu
uses a selfmade version of KControl, the script
changes one file (actually one line in the file),
so that the real KControl gets started.

Thanks to anmaster for introducing me sed, the script
should now working on every Kubuntu version.


HOWTO USE
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in Konsole:
su root
chmod +x fix.sh
sh fix.sh
exit
exit


DEPENDENCIES
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* Kubuntu (at least Breezy 5.10)
* sed
* root access

bobuse

14 years ago

EasyKubntu does it just for info ;-)

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pablomaes

14 years ago

Thank you. Just now, i was looking for a way to came back to the original KControl.
The script works very well.

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angrykeyboarder

13 years ago

What am I missing? Kcontrol is still there and doesn't look any different than I remember it in other distros like SUSE or Fedora.

Why is this script necessary?

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apachelogger

13 years ago

for changing the desktop-file of systemsettings, to get it execute kcontrol instead of systemsettings, which means overall usage of kcontrol ... actually the script is just something I made because I hate to re-do changes after a software upgrade

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angrykeyboarder

13 years ago

oh...

I personally like systemsettings (Kcontrol is in desperate need of overhaul anyway) so I guess I'd not want this script eh? ;-)

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apachelogger

13 years ago

probably not, no :P

but well, systemsettings isn't bad but it's taking somehow the biggest advantage KDE got for "advanced" users -> the advanced configuration interfaces

to all who like to use systemsettings: DON'T USE THIS SCRIPT ... I'll not make a "revert changes" script :P

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pablomaes

14 years ago

I forgot saying i use KDE 5.10

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Cypress

14 years ago

KDE 5.10? Wow. Have to get me some of that :) And when you think that 3.5 isn't out yet... :))

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apachelogger

14 years ago

It's always great to see how such little things can help people through their all-day-life :-)

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anmaster

14 years ago

Maybe something based on sed will make it portable?

Example ():
sed 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=kcontrol/' -i /path/to/file

Replace '.*' with the original value. '.*' will match anything.

The -i option means: Do the change in place.

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apachelogger

14 years ago

w00t

thanks a lot :-D

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