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