PCLinuxOS KDE post Installation tips

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  • Relevant to all/KDE editions PCLinuxOS.

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Original forum post by Texstar - [ http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,93369.0.html http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,93369.0.html]

1. Maximize the KDE Panel

  • Right Click on the panel and select Unlock Widgets
  • Click on the Cashew on the right side of the panel
  • Click on More Settings
  • Click on Maximize Panel
  • Click on the red X to close

2. Thunderbird open Link in Firefox

  • Launch Firefox
  • Click on Preferences -> Advanced -> General -> Set Firefox as default browser.

3. Enable ATi fglrx driver Tear Free mode.

  • Open the Menu -> More Applications -> Configuration -> Ati Catalyst Control Center
  • Click on Display Options -> Tear Free
  • Check the box that says Enable Tear Free Desktop to reduce tearing
  • Click on Apply
  • Click on OK

4. Enable Automatic Updates

  • Open the Configure your Computer (PCLinuxOS Control Center)
  • Click on System
  • Click on Manage System Services
  • Check APT to start at boot
  • Click on Start
  • Click OK
  • An update notifier for your taskbar will be available when yum and yumex comes out of testing.

5. Switch PCLinuxOS to the language of your choice

  • Click on the Localization Manager icon on your Desktop
  • Select your native language
  • Click OK
  • Wait while PCLinuxOS downloads additional translations
  • PCLinuxOS will reboot your system after installation is complete
  • Enjoy PCLinuxOS in your native language.

6. Install LibreOffice in the language of your choice

  • Click on the LibreOffice icon on your Desktop
  • Select your native language
  • Click on OK
  • Wait while PCLinuxOS installs java then LibreOffice.
  • Once everything has been installed click on OK
  • Enjoy LibreOffice in your native language.

7. Install KDE 4 Help files

  • Open the Synaptic Package Manager
  • Click reload to get a current file listing
  • Click on search
  • type in task-kde4-help
  • Right click on task-kde4-help entry
  • Mark for installation
  • Click Apply
  • Click Apply
  • Got anymore tips to add please use this thread.