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Old 05-29-2010, 11:30 PM   #106
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KDE4 doesn't remember any of my settings. Not a one. I like to have a slightly larger panel, date on the clock, etc, etc... And KDE restores everything to its default settings every time I logout and then login again. Its as if I'm logging in for the first time, everytime.
Rob,

AlienBOB posted about this earlier:

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I was bitten by that too.
Don't use "Settings > Edit current profile" but "Settings > Manage profiles" if you want your changes to be persistent.

Most complaints about KDE4.4 are related to being unfamiliar with the changes in the way of working. KDE4.4 is not worse than previous releases - spend a bit of time getting to know it better!
Hope that helps.
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:01 AM   #107
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I think there was a notice somewhere in the CHANGES_AND_HINTS file about KDE settings, or at least it got mentioned in the forum.
I couldn't find any mention of it in any of the documentation.
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I had a similar case on one computer with the nvidia driver (173 series), screen going blank after logout (when using kdm), blocking the terminals, too. I was able to work around it by setting TerminateServer=true in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc.
Hey, that works! I have a 173 series driver too. Must be peculiar to that series. Thanks Ilgar.
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Rob,

AlienBOB posted about this earlier:
Hi Lufbery, that works for Konsole, but not KDE in general.

I'm sure that it keeps getting better, but it looks like my modus operandi and KDE have parted ways.

In better news, XFCE has come a LONG way in 3 years, and looks like it could well become my next desktop. I like it so much that I'm considering running KDE-free for the first time in a decade.

Onwards and upwards!
 
Old 05-30-2010, 01:19 AM   #108
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Hi zordrak,

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Finally got around to put into writing some musings on the stability of 13.1 and its kernel. In general I write with the tone of a harsh critic, so I warn you I by no means intend to sound harsh but it might come across that way. I'm just a little saddened by the troubles I and others have had with the stability of 13.1.
I will admit that I have retreated to 13.0 after encountering problems with the stock kernel and intel 945GM integrated graphics controller. Despite patching and rebuilding the kernel some issues persist that I do not have the time currently to deal with, notably quite unstable graphics display. Slackware 13.0 will do me for a few months more I suspect.

Andrew
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:26 AM   #109
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that works for Konsole, but not KDE in general.
You say that you have installed to a fresh partition, but are you using that fresh install with an old /home directory. If so get rid of your old .kde/ and .kderc and any other dotfiles that might be throwing things off.

samac
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:46 AM   #110
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gezley

[OFF TOPIC]

Sorry not a clue but it works OK for me as it is, maybe an improvement would be setting it in a bar room/snooker hall, but it plays just fine. I'm not a coder so I guess it will have to stay as it is.

[/OFF TOPIC]

samac
Yes it plays great now. I was just curious because development seems to have stalled, and I presume the game won't work eventually, as new releases of Slackware come out. Just something I was wondering about because I've always liked the snooker/pool games, and the Codemasters one has problems under Wine as well.

But so far I'm very impressed with Foobillard. A very nice piece of work which I can finally enjoy, thanks to 13.1 !
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:16 AM   #111
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Hi all

Pros and cons with this release.

Boot up is noticably faster than 13.0.

But has anyone tried to install the official ati graphics driver. For myself this fails as it thinks that the symlinks are wrong for the kernel, and the driver could be right. uname -r reports 2.6.33.4-smp. However in /usr/src the symlink points to 2.6.33.4 with no 2.6.33.4-smp being in there. I dont know whether its a simple case of copying and renaming /usr/src/2.6.33.4 to /usr/src/2.6.33.4-smp. But I am definitely having trouble with graphics.

Also alsa is picking the wrong sound device as default and will not save my changes.

Now I find that cups and my epson stylus 4050 dont play nice. The printer is recognised and configured ok. But when printing it covers the page in black ink and reports the error that some rastorizer has failed.

I've gone back to 13.

Otherwise 13.1 seems ok. Ha Ha..

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:23 AM   #112
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I've been using 13.1 for a few days now. Everything seems very solid. I've managed to set KDE up about how I'd like it and installed/removed the core software I like to use.

Graphically it seems like 13.1 is crisper, almost like its somehow running at a higher resolution. I'm not sure if its a figment of my imagination, but things seem smaller and crisper. I had to modify my .conkyrc as it no longer took up the same screen real estate.

I still have a few bugs to iron out.. For some reason plugging anything into the headphone jack does not cut the internal speakers, but other than that I'm very much loving this new release.

Thanks to everyone involved for their hard work!
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:23 AM   #113
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For some reason plugging anything into the headphone jack does not cut the internal speakers
@D1ver: I don't want to hijack this thread or divert it any way but I had a problem with speakers and the headphone jack which is mentioned here maybe that will help. If you want further assistance or feedback I suggest starting your own thread.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:50 AM   #114
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You say that you have installed to a fresh partition, but are you using that fresh install with an old /home directory.
No.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #115
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I still have a few bugs to iron out.. For some reason plugging anything into the headphone jack does not cut the internal speakers, but other than that I'm very much loving this new release.
I had the same thing on my Asus eeePC 1005HA (with hda_intel). Upgrading to kernel 2.6.34 solved my problem.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 07:09 AM   #116
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I had the same thing on my Asus eeePC 1005HA (with hda_intel). Upgrading to kernel 2.6.34 solved my problem.
Funny, I'm on an Asus eeePC 1000HE (with hda_intel) :P

Thank you for the replies, I'll look into it after my exam period ends and I have a little free time
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:04 AM   #117
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For the time being, 12.0 will remain my 'daily use' desktop... at least until I can get 13.1 to the same level of functionality.

Will the 'unsupported' KDE 3.5 packages from Slackware.com work with 13.1?

Cheers,

Rob
Hey Rob,

XFce 4.6.1 is rock-steady for me on Slackware 13.1; I'm using Fluxbox on my oldest Slackware box. XFce has enough functionality that it may be worth a look for you.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #118
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Also alsa is picking the wrong sound device as default and will not save my changes.
ALSA is also driving me over the edge. The problem is either this version of ALSA, udev, or some combination.

Disregard my comments about the video cameras creating a kernel oops with the 2.6.34 kernel ... silly me ... *

However, I'm still having problems with the pwc driver specifically as far as I can tell at this time ... with both the 2.6.33.4 and 2.6.34 kernels...

* Third revision ... don't disregard my comments about the PWC driver possibly causing a kernel oops .. something in the V4L sub-system is causing an oops ... My other cameras with different drivers seem to work just fine... <sigh>

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:44 PM   #119
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Good should be get a new release of slackbook whit this slack 13.1, doesnt?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #120
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I installed 13.1 on my Acer AOD150 this weekend. The installer froze the 1st time around. I powered off and started over. The 2nd time it worked.

The new kernel has better support for my audio mixer. I have access to all of the controls and no longer need to pass any special kernel parameters.

The Linux console switches to inteldrmfb even though I have vga=normal in /etc/lilo.conf. In this mode the Linux console scrolls very slowly. Disabling KMS speeds up the console significantly but breaks the Xorg intel(4) video driver. I could find no workaround, so I am living with a slow console.

My boot script silently failed to open my encrypted volume. The workaround was to add the "-c aes" parameter to my cryptsetup command. I have been advised to switch to LUKS for security. The incompatibility is documented in the following announcement.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/dm-d.../msg00062.html

If I run screen, then "su -", then use vi, it outputs garbage. GNU screen sets the TERM=screen.linux and TERMCAP=... environment variables. Slackware uses elvis for vi, which uses termcap. There is no screen.linux entry in /etc/termcap. When I run "su -" I lose the TERMCAP environment variable and elvis is dead. The following commands fix the problem.

Code:
set | sed -n 's/TERMCAP=/echo /p' >/tmp/termcap.sh
su -
sh /tmp/termcap.sh >>/etc/termcap

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