Thanks to everybody for the replies. I was able to use these to make quite some progress.
Thanks for reminding me of kaptan of which I had forgotten. I was able to use this to check the KDE3 menu systems. However, in the end I learned that I could get the opera and terminal icons on the tray without leaving KDE4.
Thanks for your comprehensive reply.
1. The CPU monitor widget "flatlines" after using for a while. I can remove this problem by uninstalling the widget and re-installing. But, is this unavoidable?
What is "flatlines" ? Could you make an image with Graphics > KSnapshot (use Capture mode: Region) and post it in this topic (use Extra options... Attachment:) ?
Strangely, since I posted this message this problem has not recurred so I can't take a screenshot. However, by "flatlines" I meant that instead of bouncing around as CPU monitors usually do, it remains at one constant reading (say 55%) for ever -- or at least untill the widget is re-installed.
2. The clock in the bottom panel operates with AM/PM. How do I get it to operate in 24-hour mode?
Have a look in System Settings > Regional & Language > Time & Dates > Time format.
OK, that worked fine so this is resolved.
3. Wireless works fine with rt2860sta but ONLY if wireless security is disabled. Once I try with WEP 28-bit, I cannot get a connection.
With reference to this topic
. The RT2860 is supported (by default) with the 2.6.30 kernel and therefore rt2860sta can not be installed. This package is only necessary for P2008.
In My Sitecom WL-160
I can set the keys WEP-64, WEP-128, WPA, WPA2, WPA2 Mixed.
How about these other keys? Did you test them?
I have five security options for the ra0 interface (from rt2860sta) which are: No authentication, WEP, WEP ASCII, WEP-PSK and Dynamic something or other (can't read as it's truncated).
However, all of them, without exception give the message "Could not acquire an address". The WEP 28Bit key that I'm using I'm sure is correct and I've checked it over and over.
Interestingly, if I do a scan within Network Manager it identifies the ESSID without problem but suggests WEP ASCII as the security type. However, my security type is WEP 28Bit with a 26-digit key
5. I use the Opera 10 browser but can only run Opera by opening Lancelot, typing in "opera" and clicking on the "run opera" launcher that shows up. Why can't I get Opera to appear in favorites or as a tray icon?
In Lancelot (and other menu types) Opera is in Internet and I can right-click > Add to Favorites or drag-drop Opera to the Panel.
For me, Opera does not appear in Lancelot>>Internet and is nowhere to be seen within the Lancelot menu. Nevertheless, I was able to create an application launcher for Opera and place it on the panel.
6. It would be so much more convenient to have Terminal as a tray icon or keyboard shortcut rather than only accessible through Lancelot
Use right-click> Add to Favorites and/or use drag-drop to where you want it.
Yes, OK, that works
7. Lancelot crashes a lot
Have a look at Lancelot
and at FAQ
Once again, Lancelot hasn't crashed since I posted here.
8. The small Desktop panel thing on the, well, Desktop has disappeared and I'm unable to find how to retrieve it.
You mean "Desktop Folder"? Try Add Widgets > Show Desktop or Folder View or .......!
Yes, that solved it.
9. Although ~/.kde4/Autostart/ is empty, both Lastfm and Kgpg launch on startup every time. How do I stop this?
Maybe a right-click > Quit will do the trick?
Well, right-click>>Close will close the app but doesn's stop it from launching on next boot. Obviously, there must be something other than ~/.kde4/Autostart/ which is being used to autostart apps on boot.