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Hey, everybody! I've been interested in using Linux for a while, and my local Linux user group finally helped me get my system started with SuSE. However, they haven't been too much help of late, and I'm not sure why; I've had some pretty simple questions go unanswered. So I thought I'd look around a bit for someone to help out, and I'm hoping I can get that help here.

Let's start with a few questions that've been bugging me of late. I use SuSE 8.0 and KDE, just so you know, and I connect to the Internet with dial-up networking. When I lose connection, though, which happens now and again, the system doesn't handle that gracefully; programs wait forever for connections to come back, not realizing that the net has gone bye-bye. (Reconnecting doesn't help them see it again either.) Is there something I can configure to have the system let my MUCK client, say, know that the connection's been dropped?

Second question: I'm using KMail as my mail client. Trouble is, it doesn't want to use fixed-width fonts for mail, which I prefer. I can tell it to do so easily under the View menu, but it doesn't remember the setting. Am I missing something simple and obvious, or is this a flaw in KMail?

Finally: I copied Lucida Console from my Windows box to this one because I like the font and couldn't figure out which font package to install to get it, if any. OpenOffice sees it, but my KDE window manager doesn't. Is there a command or a button I have to use to get my font list rebuilt, or do I have to copy the file into some other directory or something?

That's all for now; more questions as I think of them. Thanks in advance!
 

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As soon as I get a second.. I'll boot into KDE and see if I can help.. I'm currently stranded at work .. :( But I'll see if I can answer your questions as soon as I can .. :)
 
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