Slackware :: Kde4 Not Reading Xdefaults?

May 30, 2011

I've set my configuration for xterm in .Xdefaults and it works in Xfce but Kde4 seems to ignore it.

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Fedora Installation :: Cannot Boot Into KDE4 - Reading From CD ROM Drive

Jun 22, 2009

I just downloaded the Fedora11 LiveCD and booted boots, but when it starts to load KDE, it takes a very long time, and it never ends. It just keeps on reading from the CD-ROM drive. I can see the GUI is loading, but the loading time is so long that the mouse sometimes freezes. My Config is 512MB of RAM and 2 IDE Hard Disks. Also note that I verified the image with SHA256, and even burnt the CD at two different speeds, one at 48X and the other at 16X. Still nothing. There has also been severe kernel panics on EXT4.

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Ubuntu :: .Xdefaults Not Getting Loaded?

Jan 21, 2010

I have the following in my .Xdefaults:

#define COLOR_FG #dcdccc
URxvt.background: COLOR_BG


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Slackware :: Kde4.4 And Sesame2 Database?

Mar 1, 2010

I have installed Alien Bob's KDE4.4 packages and have eveything almost in working order. However I am getting a nepomuk warning that says that the sesame2 database is not working or something to that effect. Has anyone else come across this problem?

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Slackware :: KDE4 - X Won't Start On System

Jan 3, 2010

I did a clean install, and so far I haven't noticed any serious problems with KDE4, although I can't find what I'm looking for, usually. I don't use my laptop much though. I also did a clean install on another system to 13.0 about the same time. X won't start on that system, it can't figure out the hardware I guess.

So I've just been using the command line. I don't really need a graphical interface on that system anyway. Right now I'm using the motherboard graphics support, but I will probably install a video card in a PCI-E slot and try X again. The system that I just upgraded from 12.2 (LUKS encrypted volumes and LVM) to 13.0 tonight has a number of problems. This was an upgrade, not a clean install. Based on my experience so far on this system, KDE4 does not seem to be ready for prime time. It is buggy, the menu system is more difficult to navigate than KDE3, and there are some apps I just can't find (e.g., Kedit). Overall it seems to have fewer apps than KDE3. Either that or they are well hidden well enough that I can't find them. My first impression was that KDE4 had clean lines and a modern appearance.......

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Slackware :: Where Are System Notifications In KDE4

Mar 13, 2011

KDE3 had in System Notifications a section for KDE System Notifications, where there were settings for critical message, question, startup, etc.In KDE4, that category seems to not be in System Notification Configuration. Where to I find those settings - sounds for errors, startup, etc.?

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Slackware :: No Reading Dvd Media - 13.37

May 31, 2011

What can do I read a dvd media in 13.1 system and not in 13.37?

13.1 fstab and 13.37 are the same.

I tried to read some dvd-r, dvd+r, dvd-rw and dvd+rw medias. I get reading all in 13.1. In 13.37 sometimes!

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Slackware :: Can't Write To NTFS USB Drive In KDE4.6

May 11, 2011

I installed AlienBob's KDE 4.6.2 a few days ago to give it a shot.

I'm really satisfied with it and wish to keep it, but there's one thing bugging me : I can't write to my NTFS USB drives.

To be precise, I can write as much as I want to existing files, but I can't add nor delete files nor directories.

Worse, root isn't allowed either, even in runlevel 1 when mounted by hand (mount -t ntfs /dev/sde1 /mnt/foo).

Did I miss something to configure among the dependencies of KDE 4.6 ?

Output of /var/log/messages

May 11 08:37:52 rafale kernel: [46953.570204] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274818] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=0730
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274821] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3


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Slackware :: Show A Webpage On The Desktop With KDE4?

Mar 22, 2010

I want to take a snapshot of a web page (at regular intervals) and use it as background for the desktop.What about kwebdesktop? Is it still maintained?

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Slackware :: KDE4 Can Only Play One Audio Stream

Apr 2, 2010

Every KDE4 application seems to take over the sound card. If I'm playing a song in Amarok and launch Dragon Player, the song stops. If I'm playing a song in an xterm using "mplayer -ao alsa" and then launch Dragon Player, the song stops. Most annoying of all, if I'm playing music in _anything_ and then a notification sounds in Kopete, the music stops.However, if I launch two xterms and play two different MP3s by running "mplayer -ao alsa" in each one, both songs play. So software mixing is working with my sound card.

This made me wonder if KDE is outputting music through OSS instead of ALSA. Well, KDE's audio backend is set to xine, and xine is outputting through ALSA. Under System Settings->Multimedia->Audio Ouput, the only devices I see.

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Slackware :: KDE4 Wicd Startup - Turn Off?

Mar 13, 2010

I once had wicd running at KDE startup as I was just playing around with it. The problem is I now have turned off rc.wicd and don't want to use wicd any more. Every time I start KDE it still asks for the root password which I cancel and it then tells me it can't connect to wicd's dbus. This is getting really annoying as I have been trawling through my ~ looking for the setting that starts this up. I just want wicd turning off completely and this message to go away.

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Slackware :: Mouse Behavior In KDE4 Konqueror

May 27, 2010

I installed 13.1 last night and started playing with KDE4.4.3. I'm talking about Konqueror as a file manager only here. My default view is to have the folder tree in the left pane, with a detailed view pane on the right. In KDE3, I use the "Tree List View".In KDE3, I had my mouse set to "double-click to open files and folders". However, in KDE3's konqueror, you could still navigate the folder tree with a single click. One click on a folder in the left pane would show the folder's contents in the right pane, or a double click in the left pane would expand the tree to show subdirectories. I could still single-click on files in the right pane to highlight them without opening them.

In KDE4's konqueror, it requires a double-click to do anything with the folders, either to display in the right pane or expand the tree. It's a lot more effort just to get around in the folder tree. I found the Mouse setting in the System Settings that changes overall single-click/double-click behavior. If it's on single-click, it's easier to navigate the folder tree but then I end up opening files I don't want to just by trying to highlight them with a click.I dug through Konqueror's settings in both KDE3 and KDE4 but couldn't find what gave me behavior I liked in KDE3 or how to duplicate it in KDE4. In KDE3, the system setting is on double-click, but there doesn't seem to be a konqueror-specific mouse setting to customize it. Anyone else notice this? Is this hard-coded into konqueror, and it changed from 3 to 4?

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Slackware :: Remove '.desktop' After KDE4 Icons?

Aug 29, 2010

how to remove the '.desktop' suffix appended to my icons? I unintentionally installed the 64-bit S13.1 when I wanted the 32-bit version - anybody notice the misleading text around the hole on the DVD? The 'Slackware 13.1 (amd64)' side is the 32-bit and the 'Slackware 13.1 (1386)' side is actually the 64-bit version. It fooled me, anyway, and after finding out how limited software choice was I spat the dummy and went back to 32 :/ But...with Desktop Settings>Activity set to 'Folder View' I now have this unwanted suffix added to my icons. Also, if I'm in my home directory via Dolphin and I create new folders they also appear out on the desktop!

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Slackware :: Unable To Change Time In KDE4.4.1?

Mar 29, 2010

I am currently running KDE4.4.1 from AlienBob, and now with the change to BST I noticed that my clock hasn't changed. So I go to change it through SystemSettings and it shows a message thus:-

Quote: You are not allowed to save the configuration

This happens as both normal user and root. Googling around seems to suggest this error is tied to a Kauth/PolicuKit/polkit problem, which aren;t provided yet in Slackware as far as I am aware.

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Slackware :: Sane Not Reading Dll.conf?

Jul 9, 2010

I'm trying to setup an Epson perfection 4490 photo scanner in Slack 13.1. I've got the appropriate iscan and epkowa driver and firmware. However it is not working: sane-find-scanner produces:Code:found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0119 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:001:004but scanimage -L finds nothing. After battling a lot with dll.conf and epkowa.conf I decided to run strace scanimage -L and to my shock it never tries to read dll.conf, instead it goes straight to read xerox_mfp.conf and does not try to read any other conf file in /etc/sane.dHas anyone come across problems with sane in 13.1 (or 13.0 as I tried this before upgrading with the same results)?

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General :: Slackware 13.1 - Oftenly Freeze On It's Own While Use GUI Session - KDE4

Apr 6, 2011

I'm using slackware 13.1 now (dual boot with win7) and recently, my slack oftenly freeze on it's own while i use GUI session (KDE4) i can't use ctrl+alt+del or prtsc+alt+REISUB it's just like my notebook absolutely freeze.

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Slackware :: All My Panels Disappeared / Get Them Back Without Restarting KDE4?

Jun 12, 2010

All my panels and desktop and wallpaper disappeared. I don't know how to get them back without restarting KDE4. I have too many things open. I can't right click the desktop > appearance settings and I don't know what to input into alt+F2 to get that system settings menu. Any ideas?

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Slackware :: Alsa / Kde4 Sound System Messing?

Jun 23, 2010

Slackware 13.1_64, everything works like a charm,BUTevery time my slackware boots up,the sound system changes from one device to another.So if I boot now, sound address is hw:1.0.
then if I reboot, the sound address becomes hw:0.0It's really annoying, because every time I have to re-run xmms and mplayer setup to get any sound!Also, if any program is playing audio (like xmms), other programs cannot play audio at the same if I'm listening music with xmms then I try opening some video with mplayer or firefox/flash, I get no audio on this video....What's the deal with kde phonon? I thought it was supposed to be the new global sound system for kde4, like arts was for kde3

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Slackware :: Samba Clinet Not Working Right In KDE4 And Slack 13.1?

Jun 1, 2010

needed was working either out of the box or with the addition of a few slackbuilds from Slackbuilds.orgOne or two problems which I will make separate posts for :Problem with the samba client - my home server has a large samba share on it that I need to access from teh laptop that is running 13.1. If I type smb:/ into the dolphin or konqueror address bar, I get to see the network and the servers. I even see the shared folder on the server. However, on trying to open this folder I get : Quote:The process for the smb://<my-server-name> protocol died suddenlyI know that the server is serving OK, because from the command line I can do a

mount.cifs //<same-server-name>/<folder-name> /<somewhere-on-my-filesystem>
command and I can browse the shared folder from that <somewhere-on-my-filesystem> either at the command line


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Slackware :: Reading And Writing Emails From The Console?

Apr 3, 2010

I want to be able to access my email account from the console. I'm reading all day about fetchmail, postfix, sendmail etc. but all the stuff I found is related to building whole mail system. All I want to do is to read my emails and write some. Which is the painless way to do this? I successfully configured Evolution for this purpose but I want to do that from the console.

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Slackware :: Fresh Install Of KDE4 Can't See Internal / External Drives

Jan 21, 2010

Any kde app(dolphin, device notifier...) can't see my internal drive with ntfs and any connected flash drive. I've thought that this is problem with missing dependecies or hal but 'lshal -m' shows messages when J connect flash drive so i don't know where the problem is. I've installed all required and recommended and some optional packages from URL...and it has no effect. Does anybody know what i have to do to make it work.

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Slackware :: KDE4.4.5 Crashes When Starting Language Settings In Systemsettings?

Dec 3, 2010

I am trying to switch to KDE4.4.5 on my main machine. I installed the KDE packages and also the german language file. Everything works fine except the language settings. When I try to start it crash and a KDE crash dialog opens that gives this "developer information":


Application: System Settings (systemsettings), signal: Segmentation fault
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/gdb/auto-load/usr/lib/", line 9, in <module>
from gobject import register


It works on my netbook. I run on both machines Slackware 13.1. The only difference I can think of is that KDE was pre-installed on my netbook and I just upgraded it. On my main machine I installed all packages except the packages of kde and kdei.

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Slackware :: Reading Cdrom And External Drive In Dolphin?

Jun 12, 2010

I inserted a disc and tried to access it through Dolphin. It shows up in the directory explorer thing as a disc and with the disc name, but it has a little / thing in the bottom corner of the icon, and when I try to access it, it gives me this long error on the bottom of the file area (can't remember what all it said, something about 'harvey' and being unable to find the directory in /etc/fstab). The same thing happened with an external drive, which seemed to work fine before but now has the same problem.

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Slackware :: Command To Create Local Mirror Of Alien Bob's Kde4.4.0 Packages?

Feb 10, 2010

I know there has to be an easier way to do this than to download each file individually. On an ftp site I would just use
PHP Code...

But with those files being on an HTTP server and wget not supporting HTTP file globbing I'm at a loss.

What is a one step method to recursively download all files in a directory on an HTTP server?

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Slackware :: Fixed Conky / KDE4 Transparency - Doesn't Disappear When Click Desktop

Jun 19, 2010

This works on my Slackware64 13.1 using KDE 4.4.4, Conky version 1.8.0. This is a simple .conkyrc tweak that doesn't need feh, it doesn't have the distracting faun shadow-border and most importantly, it doesn't disappear when you click your desktop (On my system anyway). These are the relevant sections to edit:

own_window_colour black
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
own_window yes

I found that getting rid of the own_window_argb_values yes suggested in other fixes and replacing it with a specific alpha and then changing window type to override solved all my issues. I've noticed no bugs or strange happenings. This seems to be a common problem with a lot of workaround solutions. I think this is a much more elegant way. Edit: Not persistant... After 2 reboots it's back to normal.

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General :: Why Is Reading A FILE Faster Than Reading A VARIABLE?

May 4, 2011

I don't understand the results of a simple performance test I ran using two basic scripts (running on a high end server):

perfVar.zsh :

#!/bin/zsh -f
MYVAR=`cat $1`
for i in {1..10}


Performance test result:

> time ./perfVar.zsh BigTextFile > /dev/null
./perfVar.zsh FE > /dev/null 6.86s user 0.32s system 100% cpu 7.177 total
> time ./perfCat.zsh BigTextFile > /dev/null
./perfCat.zsh FE > /dev/null 0.01s user 0.10s system 91% cpu 0.118 total

I would have thought that accessing a VARIABLE was way faster than reading a FILE on the file system... Why this result ?Is there a way to optimize the perfCat.zsh script by reducing the number of accesses to the file system ?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Broadcom On 2.6.34 - Reinstall Error Code: Reading Package Lists ... Done Building Dependency Tree Reading State Information

May 20, 2010

i installed kernel 2.6.34 to fix my lid closing issue, and that went great. but now when i go to reinstall my broadcom i get this error. Code: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done bcmwl-kernel-source is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source ( ... Removing old bcmwl- DKMS files...


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Slackware :: Dosbox/KDE4 Desktop Icons Moving (desktop Folderview)?

Mar 4, 2011

If I use Dosbox in full screen mode, and then exit back to KDE, my desktop icons get shuffled around.I'm using the desktop folder view in KDE 4.4.3I've noticed that this also happens with ScummVM as well, so I think it's more a KDE issue?

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Fedora :: How To Set Wallpaper In KDE4.4

Mar 22, 2010

Just installed KDE4.4 from a Fedora 12 Gnome installation and can't see anything when I right click on the desktop, no cashew either.

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OpenSUSE :: Wierd Bug In 11.2 64 Bit, KDE4?

Apr 28, 2010

I'm experiencing a wierd bug. Been having it for some time now. I haven't posted about it before since its only been annoying, but not really setting me back. And I have trouble defining and explaining the bug. Today it crossed the line into actual annoyance.

The bug occurs when I'm writing, using the keyboard on my laptop. Both when I write in browsers, like when writing this post, and when I write in openoffice. So its not limited to one program. In webbrowsers what happens is that all of a sudden the browser loads the previous page in the tab. Like I told it to go one step back. In OpenOffice something similar happens. The curser jumps up in the document.

I used to have this bug when touchpad-tapping was enabled. I have a habit of drumming my thumbs on the touchpad when typing. Therefore I've disabled tapping on the touchpad. The bug is reocurring, however I have not found a way to reproduce it. It might be a key combination I accidentally hit when typing away, but I'm not sure.

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