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Old 08-25-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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Problems with KDE supplementary updates on suse mirrors


I have updated my KDE using the supplementary data for KDE3.4.2 (level b) and since then, I noticed the following:

- Many icons don't show up, e.g. and Firefox, SusePlugger.
- KDE control center starts but I do not get the side menu where all the options are.

I am hoping that someone will alert suse to this issue regarding the updates.

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Old 08-25-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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These updates are always a little risky. Have a look at the README.txt in the supplementary folder: you install on your own risk!

The SUSE-specific KDE package kdebase3-suse is not contained in the supplenentary updates, so you will have to keep the old version.

I think it also depends on the SUSE version you are using. I recognize more and more troubles to update my 9.1 to the newest KDE version. I guess I will soon change to 9.3 (or 9.4).
 
Old 08-25-2005, 01:12 PM   #3
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I am aware of the risks associated with new updates, but I have a habit of trying to keep all packages (the ones I use) up to date. The updates are quite frequent on the kde supplemetary mirror, so I am not too worried about it, besides, everything else is working pretty much alright. Moreover, I have gnome as a backup.

As for the suse version and updates, I started with 9.2 and now I am using 9.3 and I would have to say that 9.3 was much better in many ways particularly when it comes to updates.

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Old 08-25-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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abisko00 can you give examples of problems you encountered when upgrading KDE in SuSE 9.1?

I think of upgrading to KDE 3.4.2 now that I have switched from XFree86 to xorg-x11

But what you say worry me somewhat.

Can you tell the major issues you encountered please?
 
Old 08-26-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by berbae
abisko00 can you give examples of problems you encountered when upgrading KDE in SuSE 9.1?

I think of upgrading to KDE 3.4.2 now that I have switched from XFree86 to xorg-x11

But what you say worry me somewhat.

Can you tell the major issues you encountered please?
Don't be too worried, I should have been more specific. I get a lot of dependency trouble because I still use XFree86. The KDE weather applet is not working properly (useless anyway, I know) and the khelpcenter stopped working with the previous update already (but there is a semi-fix posted somewhere in this forum). Mozilla and Firefox stopped working after the last update, but that came from the gnome updates. Anyway, this is fixed now as well. So most of the trouble consists of solving dependency problems.

BTW, I have a question that fits quite well in this thread: does anybody know if there are repositories of previous KDE versions for SUSE? For example if I would like to downgrade to the previous KDE version in case of troubles, but did not keep the rpm files on my system.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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I found a thread in a german SUSE forum that might be the solution to the icon-problem
http://www.linux-club.de/viewtopic.php?t=39850
Although in german, you may understand the solution that smiley suggests in post#9

Create the following links:
Code:
ln -s /usr/share/pixmaps
/opt/kde3/share/icons/default.kde/default
ln -s /opt/gnome/share/icons/GnomeCrystal
/opt/kde3/share/icons/default.kde/gnomeCrystal
ln -s /opt/gnome/share/pixmaps
/opt/kde3/share/icons/default.kde/gnomePixmaps
and add/replace the following section in /opt/kde3/share/icons/default.kde/index.theme:

Code:
Directories=16x16/actions,16x16/apps,16x16/devices,
16x16/filesystems,16x16/mimetypes,
22x22/actions,22x22/apps,22x22/devices,22x22/filesystems,
22x22/mimetypes,32x32/actions,32x32/apps,32x32/devices,
32x32/filesystems,32x32/mimetypes,48x48/actions,48x48/apps,
48x48/devices,48x48/filesystems,48x48/mimetypes,64x64/actions,
64x64/apps,64x64/devices,64x64/filesystems,64x64/mimetypes,
128x128/actions,128x128/apps,128x128/devices,
128x128/filesystems,128x128/mimetypes,YaST/22x22/apps,
YaST/48x48/apps,gnomeCrystal/16x16/apps,
gnomeCrystal/32x32/apps,gnomeCrystal/48x48/apps,
gnome/16x16/apps,gnome/32x32/apps,gnome/48x48/apps,
gnomePixmaps,default

[YaST/22x22/apps]
Size=22
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[YaST/48x48/apps]
Size=48
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnomeCrystal/16x16/apps]
Size=16
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnomeCrystal/32x32/apps]
Size=32
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnomeCrystal/48x48/apps]
Size=48
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnome/16x16/apps]
Size=16
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnome/32x32/apps]
Size=32
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnome/48x48/apps]
Size=48
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[gnomePixmaps]
Size=32
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[default]
Size=32
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold

[16x16/actions]
Size=16
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[16x16/apps]
Size=16
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[16x16/devices]
Size=16
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[16x16/filesystems]
Size=16
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[16x16/mimetypes]
Size=16
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
[22x22/actions]
Size=22
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[22x22/apps]
Size=22
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[22x22/devices]
Size=22
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[22x22/filesystems]
Size=22
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[22x22/mimetypes]
Size=22
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
[32x32/actions]
Size=32
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[32x32/apps]
Size=32
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[32x32/devices]
Size=32
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[32x32/filesystems]
Size=32
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[32x32/mimetypes]
Size=32
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
[48x48/actions]
Size=48
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[48x48/apps]
Size=48
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[48x48/devices]
Size=48
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[48x48/filesystems]
Size=48
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[48x48/mimetypes]
Size=48
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
[64x64/actions]
Size=64
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[64x64/apps]
Size=64
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[64x64/devices]
Size=64
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[64x64/filesystems]
Size=64
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[64x64/mimetypes]
Size=64
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
[128x128/actions]
Size=128
Context=Actions
Type=Threshold
[128x128/apps]
Size=128
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold
[128x128/devices]
Size=128
Context=Devices
Type=Threshold
[128x128/filesystems]
Size=128
Context=FileSystems
Type=Threshold
[128x128/mimetypes]
Size=128
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Threshold
 
Old 09-16-2005, 05:06 AM   #7
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Unhappy German Fix

I've tried the German fix you speak of. When I do that, the icons are really pixalated (at 1024x768) an they are Gnome Icons, not KDE. So far, I've manually rebuilt most of the icons (they are in /usr/share/pixmaps), but some games icons cannot be found....Just a heads up to anyone....
 
Old 09-17-2005, 02:26 AM   #8
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If you look in those directories you'll see others listed that you can add.

for example in the Yast you'll see in the example that he only uses the 22x22 and 48x48, but you can add the 32x32 by adding:

Code:
,Yast/32x32/apps
to the end of the "Directories=" line (note the "," is needed obviously).

Then add:

Code:
[YaST/32x32/apps]
Size=22
Context=Applications
Type=Threshold

as another entry like those below the Directories section. You can do this with any other icon directory you might find where you want to add icons to the selection list.
 
  


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