For the last couple of days I've turned on my monitor in the morning to
find Plasma unresponsive, i.e. clicking on the bottom panel does
nothing, neither does right-clicking on the background.
The machine is left on at night (not suspended or hibernating, just the
monitor turned off), and today the clock widget shows a frozen time of
4:55am. Nothing is running overnight except the DE and my backup
software (rsnapshot) which does run at around that time though it has
been doing that for years without issue and according to the logs
completed on time as usual.
'killall -s SIGSEGV plasmashell' (which in the past would kick it into
restarting) is ineffective. Maybe the magic incantation has changed,
but as none of this stuff is documented in man pages I don't know.
'kill <PID>' does kill it, but how do I run it again without logging
out? Simply running plasmashell from the command line does put up the
widget panel but it's still frozen, and the command never returns.
A while back I posted a problem where even though my login and wallet passwords were the
same the wallet wasn't opened on login meaning auto connect wifi wasn't working.
I was unable to figure out why. So, I moved ~/.local/share/kwalletd out of the way,
logged out, logged in. This created a new wallet which I then repopulated and it is
working as expected.
Right: I dislike the default color scheme
Wrong: What idiot picked the default color scheme
mgoodwin started a chat in #fedora-kde irc yesterday about libreoffice and
some new developments wrt qt5 integration, which led to a feature request at
"VCL gtk3-kde5 is available with 6.1 and should be enabled with --enable-
Part of the comments there raised the possibility of dropping kde4 support,
which I assume would need to happen sooner or later. Ultimately, thought it
best to discuss it here. Opinions?
Hi there, I use Gnome for many years and now move to use KDE. I have
laptop that comes with hybrid graphic card and now running F29 KDE spin.
$ lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030\]'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core
processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK107M
[GeForce GT 640M] [10de:0fd2] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
I plan to use and utilize optimus. Does it work on KDE? Please advice.
Robbi Nespu (CPRE, CTFL)
Twitter: @robbinespu | Skype: robbi.nespu | PGP: 0x6EA7B058
After updating to f29, I once again tried plasma on wayland. It seemed to
work very poorly, but as a test I tried logging in as a test user. This
seemed much better! So I'm wondering what old files I need to clean out.
It seems the poor kwayland experience on my normal user account must be due
to some old config files. Where are they?
I just updated to F29 but excluded Applications 18.08 due to Akregator issues
previously posted here.
However after the upgrade Akregator would not start throwing up a symbol
lookup error: /lib64/libakregatorprivate.so.5
After some bugzilla searching I found that downgrading
kf5-syndication-1:5.52.0-1.fc29.x86_64 (I'm testing Plasma 5.52 from bodhi)
down to kf5-syndication-18.04.3-1.fc29.x86_64 fixes the issue. FWIW it also
happened with Plasma 5.51.
Syndication has been moved from Applications to Plasma by the looks of it?
Anyone else seeing this.
KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.2
Qt Version: 5.11.1
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.52.0
Fedora 29 (Twenty Nine)
Registered Linux user number #342953
/The Register/ carried this article:
saying that Red Hat now /deprecates/ KDE in its Red Hat Enterprise Linux
The article mentions the recent release of Fedora 29, but says not a
word about whether /Fedora/ will deprecate KDE as well.
I switched to KDE for a reason. GNOME simply /did not show me/ how to
switch users, or do any of the things that, on MS Windows, are
practically intuitive. And I understand the reason for it. GNOME mimics
MacOS, while KDE mimics Windows.
I believe that GNOME has come to dominate for one reason only: those who
develop distributions, like GNOME and dislike KDE. There's just
something about KDE that, while it is /user/-friendly, is not
/developer/-friendly--at least, not to the developers of operating
systems. (Developers of /applications/ might have a different story to
I suggest to this community that we have arrived at a crisis. In six
years, according to /The Register/, Red Hat Enterprise Linux /will not
support/ a KDE installation or maintenance.
What are the maintainers of KDE going to do about this?
Will Fedora's maintainers do the same thing that RHEL maintainers have
announced their intention to do?
Hi, what's the current status on NVidia cards in Fedora+KDE? Looking
at updating to a GTX 1050 Ti. Currently running a GT 640 which is
mostly okay with nouveau, except for the occasional text display