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Old 09-14-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
jadukor_bd
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Unhappy KDE problem


Hello every1

I m newbie running RH9 (KDE 3.1 desktop).

i have a habit of playing around with the GUI desktop configuration tools & fine tuning the desktop according 2 my liking......but i was unware of the danger; untill i found the following stuff on the internet while reading a Mandrake 9.1 review....the author says:

//Some time ago a lot of noise was generated by RedHat's Bluecurve theming of KDE and GNOME. A lot of people said that all the complaints were not valid since look and feel unification between the two major desktop was a good thing, but these people failed to see what the substance of the issues were. The issue at hand was not necessarily the "look and feel unification"; the serious modifications of the KDE libraries done under that excuse was. Red Hat hacked the KDE libraries in an extensive way (and there are detailed accounts of it posted on the Net; I won't delve on the changes since I am not a programmer) creating a de facto KDE fork. This is permissible, since KDE is free software; but the said modifications created a lot of new bugs that the KDE developers couldn't really answer for.//

Now my problem is.... if i m logged in as a regular
user (in GNOME desktop) and i want 2 launch a GUI
application that is intended only for the root user, i
m asked 2 enter the root password before the GUI
application starts,and after i have entered the
password, a "keys" icon appears in the lower right
corner of the panel, indicating that i have root
authorization, & if i want i can click the "keys" icon
2 pop-up a window that lets me remove authorization...
Unfortunately the same thing("keys" icon) dosen't
happen in KDE....???

So... waht do u guys suggest??? could this b a problem
due 2 the hacked libraries??..if so...do u think
downloading & installing the latest KDE from the net
will solve the problems??

Thanks...
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:03 PM   #2
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did red hat manage to bluecurve that detail? maybe yeah, maybe not.

and you are right. the changes are nontrivial (and might be a good reason to avoid red hat). did you check red hat documentation? email reh hat?

--cheers
 
Old 09-14-2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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if i want i can click the "keys" icon 2 pop-up a window that lets me remove authorization... Unfortunately the same thing("keys" icon) dosen't happen in KDE....???
The keys icon does appear in KDE.
There may be an error somewhere in your KDE, check your log files.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
jadukor_bd
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hello

yes Mathieu...u r right the keys icon does appear (it's in the sytemtray) cos i just formatted and reinstalled RH9.........BUT the icons dissapeared pretty soon.... especially after some tuning of the desktop from the control center...... do u think downloading the latest KDE will solve the problem of hacked libraries???
thanks
 
  


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