Well, I finally upgraded all four systems to Jaunty Jackalope. I did the upgrade in pairs so that the entire network wouldnt be offline. I spread it across two days. I used the tutorial from UbuntuGeek to upgrade via the konsole. It was mostly painless, with my laptop being the most troublesome. Having to re-configure a separate network manager, that wasn’t immediately visible, was a nuisance. I had to add a widget to the panel and then configure the widget. I would have preferred to keep my connection.
I’d heard mention of KSquirrel in other neighborhoods before (Gentoo and Debian systems mostly) and thought anything would be better than gwenview. I was right. It’s much faster and a major improvement. It was a little tricky to install, but I was able to do it. Here’s how:
From the above link, click on Downloads and you’ll be taken to a page with multiple selections. You’ll need both files for the Debian binaries. In Konqueror, right click on the *-libs.deb file and use the Kubuntu package manager to install it. Mine failed, and that’s ok. Do the other file now using the same way, and it may fail again, like mine did. I fixed the install of both by using
sudo apt-get -f install
from Konsole. I was then able to launch by using alt+f2 and typing ksquirrel