we all know that after the Americans went to the Moon the weather is
Nothing new there. :-)
What is new, at least to me, is that after the last update the y aWP
applet is shrinking every time I restart kde, at a constant rate (unlike
the universe expansion that is accelerating).
Every time I open kde the applet gets smaller. This happens on two
different machines so it does not seems to be something specific to this
Is there any else seeing this? This is really bizarre by any
while updating the skrooge rpm to the current release I found
the following two files:
Looks like skrooge would have the first qml-plasmoid that would be
shipped by a fedora package (unless I'm searching in the wrong places).
- I guess we need to /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/plasmoids owned by
the right rpm (kde-filesystem?)
Could someone with the appropriate commit-rights add that for me?
- Would it make sense to split the two files above out to a separate rpm?
sven === jabber/xmpp: sven(a)lankes.net
am i the only one who has the problem that while i copy
large files (vmware-images) on an external USB disk that
kde most of the time stucks for some seconds?
switch to a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F2 works fine without
any delays, switching back to GUI also but it does not get
refreshed - only the mouspointer is available
ehis feels like with F14 on this hardware where this
freezes happnde dpermanently without any reason
really frustrating on a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
with 16 GB RAM because on this hardware freezes are unexpected
Libsmbios version: 2.2.28
Product Name: HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT PC
BIOS Version: J01 v02.14
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
Controller (rev 09)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b4)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev b4)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Q67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
02:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3132 Serial ATA Raid II Controller (rev 01)
Help! My system thinks the highest resolution I can get is 1024x768, but I
*know* my system can do 1280x1024 as I did it back when I ran Fedora 15. I've
got an nVidia Geforce card (built into the motherboard) and I have installed
the nVidia drivers in place of the Noveau drivers, but I still can't boost the
Can someone PLEASE help me figure out why this changed and how to fix it?
On my server, running CentOS 6, I've started getting messages like
No updates detected in the log for the freshclam daemon (the
ClamAV update process). If the freshclam daemon is not running,
you may need to restart it. Other options:
ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile =
ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check
This began after an update, and I've changed nothing in the configs. Freshclam
ran without problems before the update, but I'm struggling to sort this out.
First, then, can you tell me what permissions freshclam.log should have?
Currently it is owned clamav:clamav with rw access for clamav. I read that
freshclam is launched by root, but then drops to an unprivileged user - is
clamav that user?
What other checks should I be making?
I've the problem that Amarok cannot play mp3 files and claims that phonon-backend installation must be fixed. It tries to load the package MPEG-1 mp3 decoder but cannot do it. However, all necessary libs are installed and VLC player can play mp3 files without problem. I've googled and tried everything suggested, but could not achieve this one. Any help is appreciated. I'm on Fedora 16 - KDE, fully updated. Thanks in advance.
Apologies if this an inappropriate forum to post this.
I just want give a shout out to the chaps responsible for KDE/Fedora 16.
After years of being a happy Gnome user (initially on Fedora and for the
last few years on Ubuntu), I had two rugs pulled from under me by Ubuntu's
half baked Unity and Gnome's fully baked, but ill-conceived Gnome 3. I was
in a real quandry, and spent a lot of hours trying to cling on to Gnome 2,
but to no avail. I turned to Kubuntu, which seemed to fit the bill, but
felt ponderous and laggy.
This week I gave KDE/Fedora a go, and I absolutely love it. Everything I
liked about Gnome 2 with Compiz, plus a whole bunch of intelligent optional
extras. And it totally flies. I predict a stampede of interest towards
KDE/Fedora over the coming months. In fact I'll even bet a friendly fiver
that KDE will be more popular than Gnome within a few months.
Thanks guys for a job well done.
Fedora-16 KMail2 is 98% OK for me now,
but there is one small problem.
I wonder if anyone else has met it?
When I use Tools=>Find Messages
this works fine if I specify the Subject,
but not if I specify From,
which seems to give random answers.
Usually it doesn't find any instances,
but sometimes it finds a subset.
I checked with Fedora-15.
and that always gives the correct response.
It may be connected with the fact that
>From (the message sender) was not shown on my email lists
when I first upgraded to Fedora-16;
I had to add it - with Anne Wilson's help -
by right-clicking on the bar at the top of the email list.
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
As suggested by Rex Dieter, I'm sharing my notes about the patches for Plasma
Active 1.0  and whether they can be possibly be included in the KDE
Patch for kde-runtime:
- basically removes ActivityManager. Unfortunately it also lumps together some
(binary) changes to the docs and localization changes to .desktop files.
- We already have this change in Fedora so this can safely disregard this
Patches for kde-workspace:
Patches already in KDE git master (for 4.8 release). These can probably be
- single patch that combines Revision 94b134f9, Revision 098b163b, and
Revision f5162387 in master
- Revision 566052f05846735777a091cf791639428597b40e
Patches in KDE git but in specific branches.
- adds a QML-based KSplash engine. It's in the Active/1.0 branch, Revision
- From a cursory reading, it looks safe to add in.
- from plasma/mart/wac-appletscript branch only, Revision
- seems to be ok, but not really overly important I guess. Can be skipped.
- also from Active/1.0 branch, Revision
94e2aeae6d757d029f4900f5150feb8a9ac5473b. Unfortunately, this is still being
discussed and is a bit problematic. It might be safe to skip this for now.
Other patches, not in KDE git.
- not really sure what this does. Haven't gotten a reply yet from the #active
channel on IRC.
- disables building of the PCI Module in KInfoCenter and kcm_keys KControl
module respectively. I'm still not sure why it's done for Plasma Active, but
definitely doesn't make sense for a regular desktop. Seems safe to skip.
Hope that helps a bit. :)
Juan Carlos Torres