I did the following in no particular order to get my Kubuntu working the way I wanted it to:
I have added:
to 3 different files:
For Remote Desktop
sudo apt-get install rdesktop
For Windows shares in /etc/fstab
//192.168.8.40/Server /home/jonny/documents/beeches3 smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0
//192.168.8.40/itadmin /home/jonny/documents/itadmin smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0
//192.168.8.40/Jonny /home/jonny/documents/beeches3jonny smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0
//192.168.8.187/Web /home/jonny/documents/webshare smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=jonny,gid=jonny 0 0
then in /root.smbcredentials I had:
For default resolution I edited
and safely removed all occurences of 1600×1200
Gateway problem in Breezy
There seems to be a bug in kubuntu (Breezy 5.10) in holding the Gateway address in the Network Settings. When typing ftp or telnet at the command line I got an error messgae of: Network unreachable
I was still able to browse the web using Firefox etc but I was unable to use FTP or Krdc Remote Desktop (I also needed to apt-get install rdesktop before attempting this).
I was unable to get outside my own work subnet on our WAN.
Apparently this problem does not occur on Ubuntu/Gnome so it confirms that Kubuntu is more of a challenge at getting up and running but hopefully these issues will be sorted in Dapper.
This presented several critical problems to me but I found an answer on the web after struggling for a week or two with it. The answer was here:
and all I had to do was type at the command line:
sudo route add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
The option of editing /etc/network/interfaces did work for me for permanent change
Backup remote website / ftp site
I got lftp using apt/Synaptic.
I created a text file with the following:
debug -o /home/jonny/documents/backups/debugoutput.txt 3
user myftpusername myftppassword
mirror / /
I could then run this script using lftp with the following command:
lftp -f /home/jonny/documents/backups/lftpscriptfile.txt