June 7th, 2006

More ubuntu breakage...

So kmail replaces text smileys with little smiley icons which I find incredibly annoying. It has a config option to get it to stop (settings->configure kmail->appearance->message window), but there's a bug: when you deselect "Replace smileys by emoticons" and hit apply it doesn't _do_ anything. It doesn't save it either: click ok and then re-open the config thingy and it's still selected.

The fix is to log in as root and "rm -rf /usr/share/emoticons", but figuring this out takes a while.

I should upgrade to the new release (Daffy Duck) and see if the general annoyance level has gone down any...