I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the following ssh command:
ssh -p222 -D 1080 <my_username>@socks_server_domain_name
Following the advice I found here: http://emilsedgh.info/blog/index.php?/archives/14-SOCKS-proxy-on-KDE.html I edited my ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc file and now it looks like this:
jason@debian-laptop:~$ cat ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc PersistentProxyConnection=true [$Version] socksProxy=socks://localhost:1080 update_info=kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r1,kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r2,kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r3
However, once I use System Settings->Network Settings->Proxy, I click on "Manually specify the proxy settings", but the dialog won't let me hit "apply" without prompting me to fill in information in the "setup" dialog:
which is not helpful at all, because there is no "SOCKS" protocol option in the "setup" dialog.
I'd also like to add that, when switching to GNOME in the same box, I am able to run the SOCKS proxy by specifying "localhost" and "1080" in System->Preferences->Network Proxy, in exact the same way I did it in my Ubuntu box.