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cwizardone 02-26-2013 10:09 PM

Recent Changes in Current (or things that go bump in the night).
 
First, Xscreensaver and the changes in X do not seem to get along.
Just as the screensaver is about to kick in, the screen goes to a solid color and then locks up tight as a drum. No way out, except to hit the reset button. Happens in both KDE and Xfce. The Nvidia drivers were re-installed after all the recent X changes.

Second, in KDE 4.10, the desktop icons are locked in place and cannot be moved, and, yes, I've checked all the settings. :)

Third, the last change in the iptables has made the firewall I use (Alien's easy firewall) "obsolete."

Last, for now, :) going back a few versions of KDE, it is not possible to change the size of the desktop icons. You can go thought the motions, but the changes are not applied.

hitest 02-26-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4900549)
Third, the last change in the iptables has made the firewall I use (Alien's easy firewall) "obsolete."

That happened to me as well. I just re-installed Eric's firewall and then it worked just fine. I think I removed the old rc.firewall in /etc/rc.d, then generated a new script at Eric's page (chmod +x) and put it back in /etc/rc.d

I'm not having any screensaver issues in XFce 4.10.

Alien Bob 02-27-2013 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4900549)
First, Xscreensaver and the changes in X do not seem to get along.
Just as the screensaver is about to kick in, the screen goes to a solid color and then locks up tight as a drum. No way out, except to hit the reset button. Happens in both KDE and Xfce. The Nvidia drivers were re-installed after all the recent X changes.

Does this only happen when you attempt to start an OpenGL screensaver?

Quote:

Second, in KDE 4.10, the desktop icons are locked in place and cannot be moved, and, yes, I've checked all the settings. :)
How did you add these icons to your desktop? If I "unlock widgets" I am able to drag my desktop application icons to any other place on the desktop by grabbing the "context menu" or whatever that grey bar is called, with my left mouse button. These re-placed icons will stay in their new locations after logout/login.

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Third, the last change in the iptables has made the firewall I use (Alien's easy firewall) "obsolete."
I recently made a change to the easy firewall generator because of changed functionality in iptables, after Escaflown emailed me this bit of text:
Code:

With the new iptable, all the command with "-m state" were giving me the
following warning: "Warning: The state match is obselete. Use conntrack
instead." I had to change "-m state" with "-m conntrack --cstate " to get
rid of them.

Perhaps that fixes your problems too. Like hitest said, visit http://slackware.com/~alien/efg/ again and re-generate your rc.firewall.

Eric

allend 02-27-2013 07:39 AM

I believe there is a small typo in the email snippet from Escaflown.
Quote:

"-m conntrack --cstate "
should read "-m conntrack --ctstate "
See 'man iptables-extensions' for details.

My thanks for pointing out this change. It had escaped my notice. Perhaps this should be given greater prominence.

Alien Bob 02-27-2013 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allend (Post 4900781)
I believe there is a small typo in the email snippet from Escaflown.

should read "-m conntrack --ctstate "
See 'man iptables-extensions' for details.

My thanks for pointing out this change. It had escaped my notice. Perhaps this should be given greater prominence.

Yeah I copied Escaflown's email into the above post verbatim, but I used the correct "-m conntrack --ctstate " in my update to http://slackware.com/~alien/efg/

Eric

cwizardone 02-27-2013 06:08 PM

@hitest and Alien Bob,
Many Thanks. Re-running the script fixed the problem.

As to more things that go bump in the night, since the upgrade of hplip, it is auto-magically turning on my printer.

Wicd: The gui comes up and when I tell it to connect it starts and then stalls. I have to click on "disconnect all" a few times, and then on "refresh" a few times, then "connect" and it finally makes the connection.

cwizardone 02-27-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4900549)
First, Xscreensaver and the changes in X do not seem to get along.
Just as the screensaver is about to kick in, the screen goes to a solid color and then locks up tight as a drum. No way out, except to hit the reset button. Happens in both KDE and Xfce. The Nvidia drivers were re-installed after all the recent X changes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4900643)
Does this only happen when you attempt to start an OpenGL screensaver?

It happens as the screensaver starts to kick in at the allotted time, i.e., xx minutes after no activity on the desktop.

cwizardone 02-27-2013 11:09 PM

Fontconfig
 
When upgrading fontconfig it issued this error:

Quote:

Executing install script for fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-1.txz.
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/44-wqy-zenhei.conf", line 11: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected
Package fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-1.txz installed.

This same error is displayed on every boot up just after the line, "triggering udev events."

tomtomjkw 02-27-2013 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4900549)
First, Xscreensaver and the changes in X do not seem to get along.
Just as the screensaver is about to kick in, the screen goes to a solid color and then locks up tight as a drum. No way out, except to hit the reset button. Happens in both KDE and Xfce. The Nvidia drivers were re-installed after all the recent X changes.

I suppose it is related to my problem that occured after the update - after suspending my laptop, it takes about 3 minutes for the login screen to appear; during that time it shows my desktop, but it's unrensponsive to anything but shutdown button. Maybe you should give your screensaver a little bit more time and see if it goes?

matusz 02-28-2013 02:52 AM

I have font antialiasing/hinting problem on some websites after fontconfig update I suppose.

cgorac 02-28-2013 03:02 AM

@matusz: See my post in other thread, maybe that could help to fix it.

cwizardone 03-01-2013 08:17 AM

The "fixed" fontconfig, reports the same error as the first build:

Quote:

Executing install script for fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-2.txz.
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/44-wqy-zenhei.conf", line 11: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected
Package fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-2.txz installed.

Package fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-1 upgraded with new package ./fontconfig-2.10.2-x86_64-2.txz.

volkerdi 03-01-2013 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4902423)
The "fixed" fontconfig, reports the same error as the first build:

Shouldn't be happening unless the old wqy-zenhai-font-ttf package is still on your system. I checked it here, anyway, and don't get an error from fc-cache unless I install the old one.

cwizardone 03-02-2013 08:30 AM

Thank you Mr. Volkerding. That is exactly what happened. I had downloaded the new package, but somehow managed to not install it... Still scratching my head over that one. :scratch:

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