[clug-talk] KDE issues in Mandriva 2007
khangyi at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 6 11:25:28 PST 2006
I run Mandriva myself, currently 2006.0, my question would be: did you upgrade
or did you make a fresh installation, and even so, did you restore all
you .files and .folders back from your old home, using old version config
files might be your issue here.
When i finally made my move, i only imported my mailboxes over to the new home
folder, everything else was re-created anew by me. It's a bit of a hassle.
:: Thinking ::
What if there would be a utility that would store home and desktop settings
and be able to re create them using the newer versions of the applications, a
kind of manifest, that would store for example kweather settings regarding
station name , size and display bits, and would drive (remote) kweather
applet in the new environment to affect the same settings again.
:: /Thinking ::
The other issue that could result in your situation is the uid:gid in the new
system has changed, and you restored with the old uid:gid , that would create
access issues too, but i don't think that is your issue here.
On December 5, 2006 13:02, peter wrote:
> I recently installed Mandriva 2007 on my laptop (which was running MDK9.2
> up till now) and was really happy to discover that now all the hardware
> buttons (volume, suspend, scroll) work. Unfortunately, I ran into other
> (software) issues. Anyone else running into any of these, or is it just my
> --- KWeather Applet doesn't work ---
> No matter what station I pick, when I try Weather Report, I get "Unknown
> Station" and "Station reports that it needs maintenance"...even from LAX!
> (I doubt that there are problems with LAX).
> It appears as though the "Configure Kweather" dialog box is unable to
> actually write to the config files. For example, when I select "Show icon
> only" it continues to display the text next to the icon.
> To fix this:
> - Remove the applet from the panel
> - Edit the ~/.kde/share/config/KWeatherServicerc file and add my station
> - Edit the ~/.kde/share/config/weather_panelappletrc file and add the
> station (report_location=CYQL). I also changed the view mode to get rid of
> the text (smallview_mode=1).
> - Add the applet again...works fine.
> --- KLaptop Icon doesn't show up in system tray if icons are set to
> semi-transparent ---
> This one took a while to find...The KDE Theme > Icons config dialog box
> permits semi-transparent icons on the panel, but the KLaptop battery
> monitor icon will not show up if icons are set to semi-transparent (there
> is a space where the icon "is" and its tooltips work...just no icon).
> Worse, is that if the icons are changed to semi-transparent, the KLaptop
> icon doesn't disappear until the next time KDE starts, so if one uses
> suspend or hibernate a lot, rather than shutting down, suddenly the icon is
> gone for no apparent reason.
> To fix this:
> - Uncheck the semi-transparent icons option.
> - Restart KDE to see the KLaptop Icon.
> --- Creating a new Boot-splash theme ---
> When using the Mandrake Control Center tool to create a new Boot-splash
> theme (draksplash), the background picture selector (Choose Picture) needs
> to be run on both the "Silent Bootsplash" and "Verbose BootSplash" tabs,
> even though the image appears in the config window when you choose the
> picture on either tab. Otherwise you get a helpful "Please select a splash
> image" error.
> Then, actually convincing Mandriva to use the new splash theme is another
> matter altogether...it insisted on using the default "FREE" 2007 image
> in /usr/share/mdk/backgrounds/ so I finally ended up overwriting the
> default images with my own images. It still refuses to use my preferred
> font and text, but I'll keep poking away at it...
> --- Jpilot segfaults when changing any record ---
> Haven't found a solution to this one yet...changing any record and
> clicking "Apply Changes" or deleting any record causes jpilot to segfault
> and close and the record that was edited is gone. The record can be
> recovered by deleteing any .pc3 files in ~/.jpilot but to edit a record, it
> needs to be copied first. It can then be changed and saved without losing
> the record (or the program), until the next hotsync. Then the process
> I tried kpilot, but there are even bigger problems there that make it
> copletely useless.
> I've reported the KWeather, kpilot, and jpilot issues to qa.mandriva.com
> but haven't heard any solutions yet. I wonder how many of these issues are
> Mandriva-specific or do other distros have these same problems?
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