Sorry if I should have posted this as 4 messages... on in 'troubleshooting' or 'Debian'... but I am a new user! (Of the forum and the RPi, anyway!)
I bought an RPi from Maplin a few days ago and, out of the box, it seems to have some software bugs that I'd like help with:
1) There's an icon 'Python Games'. If I click on that I get a menu of games. Depending on which game I select either a) it immediately quits, b) it works but with no sound, or c) it hangs.
For a while I thought I might have a hardware problem with the sound, but Scratch gave me a meow and `aplay` works... until I click on Python Games and select the first game. Then if I try `aplay` it hangs and can't be kill'd, term'd or hup'd!
2) There's a ScreenLock icon near the bottom-right of the desktop but it doesn't work.
As far as I can tell, it runs /usr/share/applications/lxde-logout.desktop,
which runs /usr/bin/lxlock, which tries to run xscreensaver-command,
gnome-screensaver-command, slock and xlock, none of which are present.
Which (if any) of those are supposed to be present? Or is there another solution?
3) Neither the console nor LXTerminal beep when printing an ASCII BEL (control-G). For one thing, this makes bash's name completion confusing. I've spent many weary hours trying to find a solution to this on the Web and all I've discovered is that some people hate beeps... so maybe this is deliberate!
4) When I first turned the RPi on it asked whether I wanted ctrl-alt-del to end the X server. I said 'yes' and it doesn't. (ctrl-alt-left del opens task manager. ctrl-alt-numpad del does nothing.) I've had the X server hang while I was trying to solve problem 1) so this would have been useful.
Is there a way to get this to work?
I'm not a complete Linux noob: I used Debian 1.3(!) a lot for some years from 1999 and Debian 5.0 briefly a couple of years ago. (Incidentally, Deb5 has no problems beeping.)
Any help gratefully appreciated.
Bruce Mardle. "You know I yearn for a simpler time of barn dances and buggy rides before life was cheapened by heartless machines."