A few days ago I installed a Creative SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 box - a USB device
that allows you to use good speakers from your laptop. At first I had no
success at all, but following the steps at
me started. This is where the fun and games begins.
When I look at System Settings > Phonon, the number of devices that are listed
varies enormously. I have seen about 10 on one occasion. Today there are 3,
one of which is greyed out. I have no idea what causes the devices to be seen
on some occasions but not on others. FWIW, the 5.1 system tops the list, the
laptop's internal speakers are next, then the greyed out one is another
configuration of the 5.1 system.
Then there's sound output from applications. On the occasion that all the
devices were listed I had good sound from front and rear, left and right, no
center and no bass. Today, from a CD + VLC I have good sterio sound from rear
L and R - nothing from the other speakers. Amarok simply outputs through the
center speaker. Clementine plays through the laptop's speakers.
I'm rather at a loss with this so any ideas you might have would be very
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on IRC, we have been discussing lately whether we should add a dedicated
backup application to our live image (we probably should), and which one(s).
I have collected some thoughts on the following wiki page:
In short, we need to collect the common use cases and requirements (and also
check which of them, if any, are already covered by e.g. Dolphin or Ark),
and then evaluate how well the existing backup applications cover them.
(Writing an entirely new application is not really in the scope of this
discussion, it'd be a long-term task in any case. But this discussion MIGHT
also be the starting point for such a project.)
I have started by collecting some features I would like to see, but some of
those might not be really needed (at least for most users), and there may be
more important ones I have forgotten. (I'd like to know about any additional
features people would like to see.) My list is just the output of the
brainstorming I did, it is by no means intended to be final or binding.
See the wiki page for details.
If you have any feedback, you can:
* reply to this mail on this mailing list,
* use the discussion (Talk) page attached to the wiki page,
* edit the wiki directly and/or
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We would appreciate any user feedback on this.
I get ghost images in applications on certain areas of my desktop after
I open a website with an advertisement.
The advertisements appear to be flash based.
After a while the ghosts disappear and aren't a problem any more in the
session. When I start a new session I get a ghost and it hangs around
for a while and then disappears. I am not sure what causes it to
I am running a fully up to date F14 installation.
I have not searched Bugzilla for information on this situation. There
was an article on www.linuxhomepage.com that spoke of a similar issue,
but I cannot find it anymore.
Any and all advice for handling this issue is appreciated.
I have a bigish /var/log/kdm.log file (272M).
As far as I understand this log file is created by KDE
Is it there by default and if so, shouldn't some kde package drop a
file to /etc/logrotate.d/ to take care of the size of this log file?
Should I go to bugzilla?
(yum whatprovides /etc/logrotate.d/kdm* returns nothing, and looking
through results of yum whatprovides /etc/logrotate.d/* does not reveal
a potential kdm.log cleaner)
P.S. f14, kde4.5.5.
When I start kmail, kwallet opens, but I am asked for the passwords for all of
the stored pop3 servers anyway, then after entering them (even though they are
already in kwallet), a new window opens stating that akonadi is not running as
root and that there are errors in the mysql log (I cannot find that log:
/var/log/mysqld.log is completely empty) and when I then click that window
closed, kmail also closes, with the result that I am unable to download/read my
Hello,I have updated my system recently and found out that service menus
entries I have added manually using the Menu Editor are lost.
where can those be found in order to back them up?
Thanks in advance,
Recently updated to 4.6.1. As usual, a great job packaging :)
Now, when I log into KDE, the icons on the panel seem to be spread out evenly
across the entire panel as opposed to sitting snuggly next to each other. Has
anyone else noticed this behavior.
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