just to recall the item:
SuSE 8.1, KDE 3.2..x:
when logging out, I get a screen freeze.
As somebody noted on the list, this happens on SuSE 8.2 as well
(do not know, whether 9.0 is concerned as well).
I got some useful hints, such as from Mario:
To prevent this problem at logout, add
in the [X-*-Core] section of /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc.
However, this is not helping at all, it is definitely not a driver/XFree
What is really happening:
-> change in the control center some settings concerning colours,
background or whatever.
-> log out
-> screen freeze / crash
If i am logged in as root, my root reiserfs partition is corrupted, and
if I am logged in as user, the user reiserfs partition is corrupted due to
the necessary reset !
As long as you do not to change any settings, the screen frees does not
It seems (with my limited knowledge) that KDE is trying to write some
configuration files at logout which makes the system going out for lunch.
I am interested in your ideas...
My problem is that the "Your OpenGPG key" dialog box showing my PGP key
won't allow me to select it. That is, I can change the background
color of the entry in the list by moving the cursor over the entry and
clicking the mouse button, but the OK button stays grayed.
I have searched the net for answers, and while I found someone who had
the same problem, his solution (disabling the default key in ~/.gnupg/
gpg.conf) did not work (it was already disabled). I have tried to
disable gpg-agent in gpg.conf. I have tried to enable the default key
in gpg.conf, using my key as the default value. None of these actions
have resulted in success.
Using gpg from the command line, I can verify that both the public and
private keys exist. The public key is trusted with u/u (I generated it
on this machine today). The pub/sec key ID is shown in the dialog box,
but not the sub/ssb key ID. I have not tried to encrypt a message yet.
The installation is only a few weeks old, and performed via FTP. KMail
is version 1.5.4, KDE is 3.1.4, and gpg is 1.2.2. Any help is greatlyt
Carsten P. Gehrke Delphi Research/SPAWAR System Center
cgehrke(a)spawar.navy.mil +1 (619) 553-7822
Ever since I went to KDE 3.2.1 on my SuSE 8.1-box I lost the possibility
to install rpm's with YAST via konqueror.
Does anyone know what I need to do to get it back?
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Remember the probs I had with a crashing krandrinit when logging in as a
normal user? Someone adviced me to check kcmrandrrc in the users home
directory for the proper screen resolution. I checked this one, but it
already contained the correct values. I tried to add a second set for my
second screen but this also didn't solve the crash. Here's my actual
I manually added the section [Screen 1] and below. Locks quite normal, eh?
The screen heights and widths are those physically present on my system.
Then: Some more quirks and probs I have with my system :-(
- A question: How do I permanently enable num lock on the login screen?
- I'm having a Compaq DAT Streamer and I try to do backups with the KDAT
backup from the archive group. Unfortunately the proggie *never ever*
recognises any tape in the streamer. I tried /dev/nst0, /dev/st0 as the
tape device name. Though a tape *is* in the streamer KDAT always says "No
tape". I also tried /dev/fd0 - just the same. Any idea why the backup
doesn't recognize any media?
- I'm using CUPS to map a network printer residing on a printer queue of a
W2k machine. When mapping the printer I'm giving administrator and its
password for authentification at the bill OS machine. Printing then goes
fine until I reboot the Linux machine. Obviously CUPS has the old user
authentification "forgotten" and tries to use the guest account for
printing. Actually I don't want to enable anonymous printing on the
windows machine, just because CUPS is too dumb to remember the
authentification settings. Any ideas?
- From time to time my Logitech USB-Mouse just stops reacting to
mouseclicks (but is still movable) If I change to a console and back to
KDE the Clicks start working again.
- I'm using a Matrox G450 video board. I've downloaded and installed the
Linux beta driver from Matrox homepage. So far so good. When I start
Matrox' Power Desk to adjust the screen settings it comes up with a box
asking for the proper XFConfig. I'm giving the correct path & filename
(definitely!) but it still says "Error: The specified file isn't valid.
Please make sure the file name refers to a valid configuration file." Any
- I'm trying to test different screen savers to see which one I like best.
There seems to be some savers which change screen resolution. Preview of
this savers in the screen saver dialog box works fine but as soon as I say
"Test" the system badly crashes: First the screen blackens (I suppose it's
switching screen res), then it switches back to the old res, then X seems
to start again and shortly after that mouse and keyboard freeze without a
logonscreen, resulting in a dirty shutdown by having to use reset. If I'm
fast enough and I manage to switch to a console during the restart of X I
can try to log into a console but the shell isn't starting up. After login
I can type characters after characters without ever seeing a prompt. Even
Ctrl-Alt-Del is broken. It says it is initiating a shutdown but the system
never ever goes down for reboot. Again knock reset before knocking my head
on the wall... Any idea? Maybe a problem with the Matrox graphics driver?
Alota troubles for a kde installation, any help is appreciated!
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Ich habe nun endlich ein erfolgreiches Update auf KDE 3.2.1 meiner SuSE 8.2 Prof. mittels YAST gemacht. Ich habe mir dazu die Pakete unter "yast-source" vom FTP-Server gezogen und als Installationspfad angegeben. Soweit, so gut.
Auch die Abhängigkeiten zwischen kdebase 3.2.1 und kdebase-SuSE habe ich in den Griff bekommen. Das Paket kdebase-SuSE zunächst deinstalliert und nach erfolgreichem Update von KDE mittels --nodeps Option neu installiert. Die Themes und SuSE spezifischen Einstellungen werden auch brav übernommen. Doch ich habe ein Problem mit den Laufwerken.
Normalerweise legt susewatcher diese bei jedem neuen Account nach dem Login auf den Desktop. Doch das funktioniert nicht mehr. Wenn ich mich einlogge erhalte ich zwar auch die Begrüßungsmeldungen und alle üblichen Symbole (Printer, SuSE-Website, SUpport, Mülleimer, usw.), doch statt der Laufwerke erhalte ich die Fehlermeldungen:
"Ungültige Adresse: DVD-ROM", "Ungültige Adresse: Floppy", "Ungültige Adresse: ...", usw.
Eben halt für jedes Laufwerk eine solche Fehlermeldung. Nun weiss ich nicht, wo ich nach den entsprechenden Einträgen gucken muss bzw. welches Konfigfile von KDE da entsprechend falsche Einträge tätigt. Aber an susewatcher scheints nicht zu liegen. Ich habe auch das kdebase-SuSE Paket von Manfred Tremmel eingespielt (entsprechend neu kompiliert ohne Abhängigkeitsprobleme), doch das half auch nicht.
Vielleicht könnt Ihr mir ja weiterhelfen.
I have been using the mentioned combo with no problems on my ThinkPad 600X,
except for one issue. There are vertical lines in applications. For
instance, the Shell/Konsole has lines about 1/2 inch apart in the toolbar
area and then several lines in the text area. Also in Konqueror, throughout
most of the page. The background is fine, but I guess that's just a single
I thought it was a resolution issue, but it seems not to be. The res is set
to 1024X768 at 24 bits.
Any help would be appreciated....Michael
On Friday 26 March 2004 01:15, Robert Maier wrote:
> Probably asking the obvious, but did you select GPG as the
> "Encryption tool to use" ? (in Settings -> Configure Kmail ->
> Security -> OpenPGP)
Yes, the "Encryption tool to use" is set to "GnuPG - Gnu Privacy Guard"
> On Friday 26 March 2004 02:20, Carsten P. Gehrke wrote:
> > Hi,
> > My problem is that the "Your OpenGPG key" dialog box showing my PGP
> > key won't allow me to select it. That is, I can change the
> > background color of the entry in the list by moving the cursor over
> > the entry and clicking the mouse button, but the OK button stays
> > grayed.
> > I have searched the net for answers, and while I found someone who
> > had the same problem, his solution (disabling the default key in
> > ~/.gnupg/ gpg.conf) did not work (it was already disabled). I have
> > tried to disable gpg-agent in gpg.conf. I have tried to enable the
> > default key in gpg.conf, using my key as the default value. None
> > of these actions have resulted in success.
> > Using gpg from the command line, I can verify that both the public
> > and private keys exist. The public key is trusted with u/u (I
> > generated it on this machine today). The pub/sec key ID is shown
> > in the dialog box, but not the sub/ssb key ID. I have not tried to
> > encrypt a message yet.
> > The installation is only a few weeks old, and performed via FTP.
> > KMail is version 1.5.4, KDE is 3.1.4, and gpg is 1.2.2. Any help
> > is greatlyt appreciated.
Carsten P. Gehrke Delphi Research/SPAWAR System Center
cgehrke(a)spawar.navy.mil +1 (619) 553-7822
I have SuSE 9.0 and KDE 3.2 running on my Acer TM 660, and with the
X-Server from Xig I am able to use an external monitor. This way i have
a desktop of about 2800x1050 pixel (twice.. 1400x1050).
But: beginning in the middle of the second monitor (which is to the
right), KDE does not display any letters anymore. not in menus, not in
titles, not in windows. NON-KDE Apps like xterm or wine apps do.
I have configure xinerama in my kontrolcenter - but no change.
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