As part of an ongoing thread on the Evolution list:
it turns out that logging into KDE creates a new session (in the sense
of loginctl(1)) but logging out doesn't terminate it. Thus every time
you log out and in again the number of sessions increases. You can
verify this by running 'loginctl --list-sessions'.
Is this a bug?
When using Dolphin to monitor a directory, I find that modifications
from outside Dolphin, such as creating or deleting files from the
Shell, sometimes don't update the current view until I hit F5. Other
times, the files appear or disappear immediately. Unless my memory is
failing, the F5 never used to be required. What has changed?
I'm currently on dolphin-19.12.1-1.fc31.x86_64 but this has been an
issue for several weeks.
I currently use t-bird with an nntp account pointing to gmane to read
this list and sereral others. Does kde have an nntp client program of
any sort? I don't see it as a possible new account type in kmail. Also,
search with kpackagekit yields nothing with "usenet" or "nntp" that is
I have been trying out Fedora these past days and, since I pretty much like KDE / Plasma, I have installed the KDE spin. I mainly have some gripes about the default package selection on the Spin, which I will list below. I do not intend this to be a rant or something like that, and most of these thoughts are probably just personal preferences, but I thought it may be helpful to have some feedback from a newcomer's standpoint.
There are three browsers installed by default: Firefox, Falkon and Konqueror. I honestly think this is too much for a default selection. Firefox is a given, of course, but Konqueror and Falkon should not be there. IMHO, Falkon is still still a young project and Konqueror is a... let's call it "ancient" browser/file manager. I personally think both of them are the typical software which people actually know about and install on their own.
Software management: both dnfdragora and Discover are present. I find this confusing and I do not know if there is any technical reason behind why there are two different graphical software management tools present by default, alongside the command-line options, and Discover's update applet on the taskbar. By comparison, the gnome edition only has the Software store.
Office suite: I want to believe that LibreOffice is more used than the Calligra suite. I'd rather prefer to find no Office suite installed by default and choose either of them.
K3b: I think disc burning tools should not be present by default anymore, since it's increasingly hard to find modern desktops/laptops with CD/DVD writers.
Kwrite and Kate: I think this is more of a KDE "too many applications" issue, but I would rather expect to have both Kwrite and Kate present by default, (or better, just Kate)
Multimedia: This is purely personal but I would rather see VLC as a sensible default instead of Dragon Player.
Printing tools: I see that there is printing support, but there I could not find a scanning application (Skanlite comes to mind). The gnome workstation edition has a scanner application by default.
I find it weird there are tools such as:
Krusader, but not a diff tool (such as Kompare)
Kgpg, but not Kleopatra (cert/key management)
I honestly think the KDE spin is "too much" when compared to the default workstation/gnome edition, which is actually very minimalist and curated when it comes to default software selection, and it makes me think the KDE spin is a second-class citizen.
Again, I do not intend this to be a rant, but instead to be helpful feedback. I would like to hear anyone's thoughts about this and I am open to criticism!
On 14/01/20 5:34 pm, Syam Krishnan wrote:
> I just noticed that the widgets on Spectacle window look different
> from rest of KDE applications. It looks somewhat like a Qt4
> application (not that I have seen one recently).
I think it is due to bug:
But I don't have any problems with Dolphin started from KRunner.
I am having a cable internet with ADSL network. I don't have any router. I want to connect to internet using this connection. I used to have windows 7 ultimate before. There I used to add new connection in the network center. Then I select broadband. Then I used to see a broadband connection icon in My Networks. This I would right click and add a shortcut to the desktop. I open it in the desktop and enter my login and password. That's when I get connected to the internet. I recently migrated to the Fedora Scientific OS with KDE Plasma desktop. I don't see broadband or ADSL or Cable Internet options in the Network settings. There only wired/802.11/IPv4/IPv6 are the options. I have ethernet wired connection without any modem with append 10 GBps. I don't see option to use wired connection with login credentials. That option is there in 802.11 option. I tried everything but nothing seems to work.
I am trying to compile a LaTeX file with the packages newtxtext and newtxmath, both in the rpm texlive-newxt. It does not produce a pdf file with the following error message
!pdfTeX error: /usr/bin/pdflatex (file ntxsups_t1.enc): cannot open encoding file for reading
The cited rpm contains a lot of enc files but not this one. Should I open a bugzilla ticket? Thanks, Enrique
PS. Fedora 31 fully updated