I took my netbook away for the weekend, and hoped to impress a young friend.
In the event I could not connect to the free wifi service. System-config-
network has eth1 as a wireless connection, both Activate/Deactivate are greyed
out. The Hardware tab shows only eth0 and the Wireless tab in SystemSettings
> Network Connections is greyed out.
Browsing to find full specs worries me - this is the only good informaiton I
Acer Nplify™, a high-throughput wireless solution, delivers superior
performance and reliable connections while enabling emerging voice, video and
data applications. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, it supports Acer SignalUp™ wireless
technology and is compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11b/g standards.
So maybe it's proprietary and non-standard. Is there no hope at all of
getting this to work in Linux?
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I have a user who was unable to connect to a new home hwireless WPA
network using the F14 KDE plasma network manager, but it with
nm-applet. Does anyone know of any known issues about this? It is very
hard for me to debug remotely - as near as I can tell KDE never gives
the password to NM.
A quick heads-up, I have been way behind this week so I wasn't actually
aware of this release and haven't had time yet to download and check
nightly images at all, so any or all of them may be DOA.
Fedora 15 Alpha TC1 is now available!
Live images are not up yet but should land soon. When they do, it
would be great if people could help out with the desktop validation
it's the same process as usual. I haven't had time yet to update
the test cases for the changes in GNOME 3, so some of them may be
a bit odd as applied to GNOME 3, just do your best :) Other desktops
don't have major changes from F14 so the tests should apply fine.
Do ask if you have any questions. Thanks! I'll post a quick note when
the live images land.
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
I'm trying to work out how to use OpenLDAP with Kontact (or KAddressBook).
I have an OpenLDAP server on my desktop, with IP address www.gayleard.com .
I can access this from my laptop,
either by browsing to http://www.gayleard.com/phpLDAPadmin
or by command line "ldapsearch -x -ZZ".
Bizarrely, I can access the LDAP server from KMail .
If I start to give an email address for a new message
it offers matching entries from the LDAP server.
But if I go to KAddressBook or Kontact
and put the same name in the Search window, nothing is found.
It is true that if I go to File=>Import from LDAP Server
then the name is found in a new window,
but there seems to be no way to add this name
to my list of Contacts.
Basically, I want to set up a distribution list
(what KAddressBook calls a Group, I think)
by choosing names from the LDAP database.
But I see no simple way of doing this.
There does not appear to be any KAddressBook handbook,
and the Kontact handbook does not seem to mention LDAP.
If anyone is actually using KMail (or Kontact)
on conjunction with a remote LDAP server,
I would be very grateful to learn how it should be done.
I have been trying for several years to find the best way
to set up a central address book (or contact list)
which can be used equally with email and mobile phones.
I don't really like LDAP, which seems to me
to be excessively bureaucratic,
with categories like inetorgperson too precisely defined.
But it seems to be the best option on offer.
I don't know what the cognoscenti think about that?
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
My netbook has the same problem as
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=257196 . To shut down I have
to issue the command as root, as the graphical ways show me the options but
then ignore my response and refuse to shut down or reboot.. In that case the
user was told to rename ~/.kde/share/config.
I'm reluctant to use the sledgehammer approach, System Settings has the
correct settings for the user to shut down, so that seems to leave me with the
config files. Can someone tell me which config file governs shutdown
behaviour? I would have thought that it might be a global one, but the user
mentioned did say that renaming his local config directory cured it.
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Running KDE 4.5.5 on Fedora 14. I've got "NumLock on KDE Startup" set
to "Turn on", and it does indeed make my numeric keypad generate
numbers. However, it doesn't turn on the keyboard LED, and I keep
Anyone else seeing this?
Ian Pilcher arequipeno(a)gmail.com
I'm using kdepim126.96.36.199-1.fc15 with kde-4.6.0.
Mostly, there are no problems with checking for emails, but every once in a
while (1 out of 10 times or so), it just hangs for ages at the first of my
various pop servers and then a window will pop up asking if I want to cancel or
try single input or a third option.
What in tarnation is single input?
Whatever it is, it seems to work, afaict.
Generally Stable but have an interesting bug.
If I leaved my machine to shutdown from a cron script the wallpapers on the
two displays swap over next time I start the machine up. This does not
always happen but it never happened in 4.5
Tim and Alison Bentley
I am a bit disillusioned with team KDE these days.
"Even better than having bugs reported is having bugs fixed, of course.
Which is exactly what's been happening in droves. From multi-screen
fixes to panel hiding fixes to, yes, fixing that on-exit crash, we're
smacking the bugs down as fast as we can so that next month's 4.6.1
release will be beautifully solid."
I haven't gone into the KDE bug data base, but were these known issues
before they shipped ? And if so, why were they shipped ?
And why is it going to take until next month to fix them ?
I, myself, generally like KDE 4.6.0, but its not entirely stable. As
far as I am concerned, its more beta software than something that should
be used day to day. My specific problem is that Konqueror locks up the
OS solid such that I have to reboot about twice a day. As I have
multiple websites open at once, I am not sure what is triggering it.
Is there a way to configure yum such that one's computer is
automagically always running one release behind whatever the current KDE
release is ? Or a way to not upgrade to a .0 release and instead wait
until the .1 release ?
Honestly, I'm reaching the end of my rope with KDE. I like what they
have done but its been a very, very long painful process. The path
that we took to get here would have been a lot less tortuous if they
just would have delayed every release they did by one release. Ie the
quality of KDE's first release is generally very poor. The first
releases should not have shipped to the public.
Thanks for listening.