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Old 06-08-2003, 01:14 AM   #1
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karamba under red hat 9


I just downloaded the lastest version of karamba (0.17) and when I try to load one of the OS X themes where the new taskbar at the bottom should be it's blank or black and there's nothing in it but when I move the mouse over it it changes to the finger as if to select something and when I click it opens an application. The top menu bar works fine though. I also have no idea how to get rid of the default taskbar for kde. . any ideas or help are greatly appeciated. I'm using Red hat 9 with kde 3.1, thanks.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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To use those themes you need Superkaramba. Do a google search for the homepage.

I had trouble comiling the latest release on RedHat 8.0 but the previous version worked just fine.

The default taskbar is called kicker. Killing kicker is not usually a good idea since you lose several pieces of Kde. It will still work, you'll just be missing portions of it.

If you're dead set on it, run:

bash2.05$ ps -aux | grep kicker
then kill the pid returned

Right now I keep kicker alive as only a taskbar that is on autohide on the top center of the screen.

Good Luck
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:33 AM   #3
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Originally posted by rmartine
To use those themes you need Superkaramba. Do a google search for the homepage.

I had trouble comiling the latest release on RedHat 8.0 but the previous version worked just fine.

The default taskbar is called kicker. Killing kicker is not usually a good idea since you lose several pieces of Kde. It will still work, you'll just be missing portions of it.

If you're dead set on it, run:

bash2.05$ ps -aux | grep kicker
then kill the pid returned

Right now I keep kicker alive as only a taskbar that is on autohide on the top center of the screen.

Good Luck
rmartine,

I like that idea of moving kicker to the top of the screen and on auto hide. I had it on the bottom and autohide and it got on my nerves. Thanks for the simple yet helpful idea. Anyone have any trouble with some certain themes running too slow? The xmms theme practically crashes my system. I running rh9 and the latest version of karamba. It took me a while to compile it but I finally got it working (I had to install so many additional packages to get it working).
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:41 AM   #4
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Karamba/Superkaramba themes can be resource hogs if they're written poorly.

The xmms themes are usuallly lightweight since they usually use xmmsctrl or at worst the xmms_play.pl script and don't really rely on python code. The Mac OS X bars or Kroller's predicesor use a lot of cycles and can bog your computer down.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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rmartine,

Is there more than one xmms theme? If so which do you use that runs good?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 01:05 AM   #6
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Head over to http://www.kdelook.org . You can find all kinds of themes over there. I use my own xmms theme so I can't really recommend one. Mine really doesn't use a ton of resources since it just sits there on the desktop.
 
  


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