Linux Bandaid: KDE apps can’t open TGA image files

If you are working with TGA images a lot, you might have seen the bug where KDE apps like Gwenview can’t open them and give you a weird message about being unable to read metadata. This is a bug in qt. KDE4 brings its own image readers for TGA, but only uses them when the qt ones are not available. Continue reading Linux Bandaid: KDE apps can’t open TGA image files

Linux Bandaid: GTK apps don’t show icons in the file requester when running within KDE

Ever had this happen? You open the file requester in a GTK app to open or save a file, but the names don’t come with icons so it’s kind of hard to tell the difference between a folder and a file without extension. Here’s the reason: your KDE styles have been updated but the gtk icon cache was not refreshed. Continue reading Linux Bandaid: GTK apps don’t show icons in the file requester when running within KDE

I’m being scary again… zypper upgrading 12.1 to 12.2

I’m doing it again. Upgrading a live system with zypper, this time the step is 12.1->12.2. The procedure has been described here and here; let’s see what happens. Update: Everything worked fine, with the small exception that the ssh daemon config needed one small tweak to get nxserver to work again. Hint: nxserver uses authorized_keys2, suse uses authorized_keys as the Continue reading I’m being scary again… zypper upgrading 12.1 to 12.2