I downloaded the fullmonty ISO. USED K3B to write the DVD. Put the DVD in the drive and booted to it. It was that simple. I installed Fullmonty to my hard drive, or better said fullmonty installed itself to my hard drive after I answered some simple questions. A smooth and trouble free operation. Then my hardship started. I have been running SUSE LINUX for years and years and before that RED HAT but this plasma desktop has me totally foxed.
On the no1 screen (internet) Ii want to replace the mail icon with an icon to start Kinternet which is a wonderfully mature stable program for making a dial up internet connection via a cellphone on a usb cable. I lost all the fullmonty screens and could not recover them so I had to reinstall FM completely. I have now reinstalled 3 times and I am desperate. HELP!!!!
I will reinstall a 4th time and then would beg you to tell me in simple terms HOW TO. achieve the following WITHOUT LOSING THE DESKTOPS. (please do not tell me to RTFM the documentation on the Plasma desktop put out by KDE is pathetic.)
1) Replace the MAIL icon on the internet screen with an icon and link to a dial up connection program. I got KPPP to work so if I cannot get Kinternet I could use that. I want the dial up in addition to my WLAN connection to the internet which is working fine.
2) Add an extra virtual desktop (no7) on which I will run KONTACT. Kontact is an excellent program which keeps all the things a working man needs in one place, namely email , diary, work-schedule,adress book, sticky notes, Journal, notebook,task manager. I want to set it up so that Kontact runs on screen 7 from boot up. Desktop 7 doesnot have to have anything else on it except perhaps an icon to start Kontact should I accidentally close Kontact.
3) I actually got contact to run by logging as root and changing the group of the "Kontact binary" to users , owner remaining as ROOT. After logging in to my normal user account again I set myself as part of the users group and was able to get Kontact to run. If it is running when I shut down of course it starts again at boot time but I think the set up is tacky. I need an icon that starts KONTACT. I got the word Kontact to appear on the main menu by the BIG K left of panel but clicking there does nothing.
I have had other problems but think they are best covered in BUG reports.