Live upgrade to openSUSE 12.3, finally.

Seeing that there are only two more weeks until openSUSE 12.2 reaches end of life, I’m doing my usual upgrade with zypper. If you are about to say “didn’t you do that already some months ago“, that was a virtual machine…now it’s my “production” system. Let’s hope all goes as well as it did on the VM. So far all Continue reading Live upgrade to openSUSE 12.3, finally.

openSUSE bandaid: no gpg agent, no ssh agent after updating from KDE:Release:49

If you notice that your ssh agent and/or gpg agent aren’t running after logging in to KDE4 on openSUSE, and you just upgraded your KDE from the KDE:Release:49 buildservice repository, there is a simple fix. Run this command as root: ln -sf /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/Xsession That will do it. By the way, the bug report for this bug is here. Please Continue reading openSUSE bandaid: no gpg agent, no ssh agent after updating from KDE:Release:49

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

Survey results are in

Here are the results from the survey: 75% answered “yes” on the question whether they use kontact or not. Those who answered “no” did not get to the rest of the survey. All questions except the last two were multiple choice. Component usage: E-Mail 93,42% Contacts 78,95% Calendar 77,63% Feedreader 53,95% Task list 35,53% Summary 19,74% Yellow Notes 17,11% Journals Continue reading Survey results are in

Single sign-on on openSUSE / KDE4, or the three faces of the community

It seems that “the community” consists of three separate groups of people: the people who loudly demand features the developers who loudly debate the ethic, moral, technical religious impacts if the features demanded by 1. would be implemented the small group of developers who watch 1. and 2. and at some point say “Oh for crying out loud. What a Continue reading Single sign-on on openSUSE / KDE4, or the three faces of the community

openSUSE 12.1 – coming soon

I’ve been testing openSUSE 12.1 RC2 for a week now, and so far I’m impressed. Network installation went pretty well (after I had figured out that the reason for the initial woes was the DHCP server here at work, not suse), and so far a lot of stuff that used to need manual intervention “just works” now. For eexample the Continue reading openSUSE 12.1 – coming soon

KDE 4.7 – You didn’t think you would get off that easily, would you?

OK, so now I did a clean install on some old work laptop. openSUSE 11.4, fresh off the DVD, on an empty harddisk. KDE 4.6 or whichever version comes on the DVD worked fine, using the GSM/UMTS/EDGE card that my company gave me works fine too. So I’m using that UMTS network to upgrade KDE to 4.7, and after that, Continue reading KDE 4.7 – You didn’t think you would get off that easily, would you?

KDE 4.7 – all your emails are belong to us

ok, so KDE 4.7 is out. Ye-haw. After updating to 4.7, kmail complains on startup (which takes ages, btw) that “the server does not support TLS”. It sure would help to know which server. It also would help to be able to get at my mails at all; all my folders are completely empty. Oh, and deleting a mail from Continue reading KDE 4.7 – all your emails are belong to us

KDE 4.3.1

Now that KDE 4.3.1 is out, the whole thing becomes actually usable…… still, I just wish they hadn’t removed so much functionality that I was used to have.Current list of grievances: Amaroks "smart playlists" are still dumb Amarok has lost all kind of k3b-related features dragon replaced kaffeine… too bad that dragon can’t even do something as simple as a Continue reading KDE 4.3.1