FEB
27
2001

KDE 2.1 Has Landed At a Server Near You

KDE 2.1 is officially out! This is a solid release with major improvements to Konqueror and KMail, the addition of the excellent IDE KDevelop, as well as the modular new multimedia player noatun. It has a whole slew of improvements over 2.0; you can find the change log here. The full press release is attached. Enjoy -- I already installed it and it rules!

DATELINE FEBRUARY 26, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New KDE Desktop Ready for the Enterprise

KDE Ships Leading Desktop with Advanced Web Browser for Linux
and Other UNIXes

February 26, 2001 (The INTERNET).
The KDE
Project
today announced the release of KDE 2.1,
a powerful and easy-to-use Internet-enabled desktop for Linux. KDE
features Konqueror, a
state-of-the-art web browser, as an integrated
component of its user-friendly desktop environment, as well as
KDevelop,
an advanced IDE, as a central component of KDE's powerful
development environment.
This release marks a leap forward in Linux desktop stability, usability
and maturity and is suitable for enterprise deployment.
The KDE Project strongly encourages all users to upgrade to KDE 2.1.

KDE and all its components are available for free under
Open Source licenses from the KDE
server
and its mirrors and can
also be obtained on CD-ROM.
KDE 2.1 is available in
33 languages and
ships with the core KDE
libraries, the core desktop environment (including Konqueror), developer
packages (including KDevelop), as well
as the over 100 applications from the other
standard base KDE packages (administration, games,
graphics, multimedia, network, PIM and utilities).

"This second major release of the KDE 2 series is a real improvement in
terms of stability, performance
and features," said David Faure, release manager for KDE 2.1 and
KDE Representative at
Mandrakesoft.
"KDE 2 has
now matured into a solid, intuitive and complete desktop for daily use.
Konqueror is a full-featured and robust web browser
and important applications like the mail client (KMail) have greatly
improved.
The multimedia architecture has made great strides and
this release inaugurates the new media player noatun,
which has a modular, plugin design for playing the latest audio and
video formats.
For development, KDE 2.1 for the first time is bundled
with KDevelop, an outstanding IDE/RAD which will be comfortably familiar to
developers with Windows development backgrounds.
In short, KDE 2.1
is a state-of-the-art desktop and development environment,
and positions Linux/Unix to make significant inroads in the home and
enterprise."

"KDE 2.1 opens the door to widespread adoption of the Linux desktop
and will help provide the success on the desktop that Linux already
enjoys in the server space," added Dirk Hohndel, CTO of
Suse AG.
"With its intuitive
interface, code maturity and excellent development tools and environment, I am
confident that enterprises and third party developers will realize
the enormous potential KDE offers and will migrate their workstations
and applications to Linux/KDE."

"KDE boasts an outstanding graphical design and robust functionality," said
Sheila Harnett, Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM's Linux Technology
Center.
"KDE 2.1 significantly raises the bar for Linux desktop
functionality, usability and quality in virtually every aspect of the
desktop."

KDE 2: The K Desktop Environment.
Konqueror
is KDE 2's next-generation web browser,
file manager and document viewer.
The standards-compliant
Konqueror has a component-based architecture which combines the features and
functionality of Internet Explorer/Netscape
Communicator and Windows Explorer.
Konqueror supports the full gamut of current Internet technologies,
including JavaScript, Java, XML, HTML 4.0, CSS-1 and -2
(Cascading Style Sheets), SSL (Secure Socket Layer for secure communications)
and Netscape Communicator plug-ins (for Flash, RealAudio, RealVideo
and similar technologies).

In addition, KDE offers seamless network transparency for accessing
or browsing files on Linux, NFS shares, MS Windows
SMB shares, HTTP pages, FTP directories, LDAP directories and audio CDs.
The modular,
plug-in nature of KDE's file architecture makes it simple to add additional
protocols (such as IPX, WebDAV or digital cameras) to KDE, which would
then automatically be available to all KDE applications.

KDE's configurability and customizability
touches every aspect of the desktop.
KDE offers a unique cascading
customization feature where customization settings are inherited through
different layers, from global to per-user, permitting enterprise-wide
and group-based configurations.
KDE's sophisticated theme support
starts with Qt's style engine, which permits developers and artists to
create their own widget designs.
KDE 2.1 ships with over 14 of these styles,
some of which emulate the look of various operating systems.
Additionally
KDE includes a new theme manager and does an excellent job of
importing themes from GTK and GNOME.
Moreover, KDE 2 fully
supports Unicode and KHTML is the only free HTML rendering engine on
Linux/X11 that features nascent support for BiDi scripts
such as Arabic and Hebrew.

KDE 2 features an advanced, network-transparent multimedia architecture
based on aRts, the Analog Realtime Synthesizer.
ARts is a full-featured sound system which
includes a number of effects and filters, a modular analog synthesizer
and a mixer.
The aRts sound server provides network transparent sound support for
both input and output using MCOP, a CORBA-like network design, enabling
applications running on remote computers to output sound and receive
input from the local workstation.
This architecture provides a much-needed complement
to the network transparency provided by X and for the first time permits
users to run their applications remotely with sound enabled.
Moreover, aRts enables multiple applications (local or remote) to
output sound and/or video concurrently.
Video support is available for MPEG versions
1, 2 and 4 (experimental), as well as the AVI and DivX formats.
Using the aRts component technology, it is very easy to develop
multimedia applications.

Besides the exceptional compliance with Internet and file-sharing standards
mentioned above, KDE 2 is a leader in
compliance with the available Linux desktop standards.
KWin, KDE's new
re-engineered window manager, complies to the new
Window Manager
Specification
.
Konqueror and KDE comply with the Desktop
Entry Standard
.
Konqueror uses the
XBEL
standard for its bookmarks.
KDE 2 largely complies with the
X Drag-and-Drop (XDND)
protocol
as well as with the
X11R6 session management protocol (XSMP).

KDE 2: The K Development Environment.
KDE 2.1 offers developers a sophisticated IDE as well as a rich set
of major technological improvements over the critically acclaimed
KDE 1 series.
Chief among the technologies are
the Desktop COmmunication Protocol (DCOP), the
I/O libraries (KIO), the component
object model (KParts)
, an XML-based GUI class, and
a standards-compliant HTML rendering engine (KHTML).

KDevelop is a leading Linux IDE
with numerous features for rapid application
development, including a GUI dialog builder, integrated debugging, project
management, documentation and translation facilities, built-in concurrent
development support, and much more.

KParts, KDE 2's proven component object model, handles
all aspects of application embedding, such as positioning toolbars and insertingthe proper menus when the embedded component is activated or deactivated.
KParts can also interface with the KIO trader to locate available handlers for
specific mimetypes or services/protocols.
This technology is used extensively by the
KOffice suite and Konqueror.

KIO implements application I/O in a separate
process to enable a
non-blocking GUI without the use of threads.
The class is network and protocol transparent
and hence can be used seamlessly to access HTTP, FTP, POP, IMAP,
NFS, SMB, LDAP and local files.
Moreover, its modular
and extensible design permits developers to "drop in" additional protocols,
such as WebDAV, which will then automatically be available to all KDE
applications.
KIO also implements a trader which can locate handlers
for specified mimetypes; these handlers can then be embedded within
the requesting application using the KParts technology.

The XML GUI employs XML to create and position
menus, toolbars and possibly
other aspects of the GUI.
This technology offers developers and users
the advantage of simplified configurability of these user interface elements
across applications and automatic compliance with the
KDE Standards
and Style Guide
irrespective of modifications to the standards.

DCOP is a client-to-client communications
protocol intermediated by a
server over the standard X11 ICE library.
The protocol supports both
message passing and remote procedure calls using an XML-RPC to DCOP "gateway".
Bindings for C, C++ and Python, as well as experimental Java bindings, are
available.

KHTML is an HTML 4.0 compliant rendering
and drawing engine.
The class
will support the full gamut of current Internet technologies, including
JavaScript, Java, HTML 4.0, CSS-2
(Cascading Style Sheets), SSL (Secure Socket Layer for secure communications)
and Netscape Communicator plugins (for
viewing Flash,
RealAudio, RealVideo and similar technologies).
The KHTML class can easily
be used by an application as either a widget (using normal window
parenting) or as a component (using the KParts technology).
KHTML, in turn, has the capacity to embed components within itself
using the KParts technology.

Downloading and Compiling KDE 2.1

The source packages for KDE 2.1 are available for free download at
http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1/distribution/tar/generic/src/ or in the
equivalent directory at one of the many KDE ftp server
mirrors.
KDE 2.1 requires
qt-2.2.4, which is available in source code from Trolltech as
qt-x11-2.2.4.tar.gz.
KDE 2.1 should work with Qt-2.2.3 but Qt-2.2.4 is recommended.

For further instructions on compiling and installing KDE 2.1, please consult
the installation
instructions
and, if you encounter problems, the
compilation FAQ.

Installing Binary Packages

Some distributors choose to provide binary packages of KDE for certain
versions of their distribution.
Some of these binary packages for KDE 2.1
will be available for free download under
http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1/distribution/
or under the equivalent directory at one of the many KDE ftp server
mirrors.
Please note that the
KDE team is not responsible for these packages as they are provided by third
parties -- typically, but not always, the distributor of the relevant
distribution.

KDE 2.1 requires qt-2.2.4, the free version of which is available
from the above locations usually under the name qt-x11-2.2.4.
KDE 2.1
should work with Qt-2.2.3 but Qt-2.2.4 is recommended.

At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available for:

  • Caldera eDesktop 2.4: i386
  • Debian GNU/Linux:
    • Potato (2.2): i386, Sparc and PPC;
      please also check the main directory for common files
    • Stable (2.3): i386, Sparc and PPC;
      please also check the main directory for common files
  • Linux-Mandrake 7.2: i586
  • RedHat Linux:
    • Wolverine: i386; please also check the common directory for common files
    • 7.0: i386 and Alpha; please also check the common directory for common files
    • 6.x: i386, Alpha and Sparc; please also check the common directory for common files
  • SuSE Linux:
  • Tru64 Systems
  • FreeBSD
  • Please check the servers periodically for pre-compiled packages for other
    distributions.
    More binary packages will become available over the
    coming days and weeks.

    What Others Are Saying

    KDE 2.1 has already earned accolades from industry leaders worldwide.
    A sampling of comments follows.

    "We welcome the release of KDE 2.1," stated Dr. Markus Draeger, Senior Manager for Partner Relations at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "The release introduces several important new components, like KDevelop and the media player noatun, and overall is a major step forward for this leading GUI on Linux."

    "We are very excited about the enhancements in KDE 2.1 and we are pleased
    to be able to contribute to the project," said Rene Schmidt, Corel's
    Executive Vice-President, Linux Products. "KDE continues to improve with
    each release, and these enhancements will make our easy-to-use Linux
    distribution for the desktop even better."

    "A greater number and availability of Linux applications is an important
    factor that will determine if Linux permeates the enterprise desktop,"
    said Drew Spencer, Chief Technology Officer for Caldera Systems, Inc.
    "KDE 2.1 addresses this issue with the integration of the Konqueror
    browser and KDevelop, a tool that allows developers to create
    applications in C++ for all kinds of environments. Together with the
    existing tools available for KDE, KDevelop is a one-stop solution for
    developers."

    "With the 2.1 release, KDE again demonstrates its capacity to offer rich
    software and provide a complete and stable environment for everyday use",
    added Gaël Duval, co-founder of Mandrakesoft. "This latest release
    has paved the way for KDE on user's desktops in the enterprise as well
    as at home. From the full-featured web browser to the friendly
    configuration center, it provides all the common facilities many
    computers users need to abandon Windows entirely."

    About KDE

    KDE is an independent, collaborative project by hundreds of developers
    worldwide to create a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop environmentemploying a component-based, network-transparent architecture.
    KDE is working proof of the power of the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software
    development model to create first-rate technologies on par with
    and superior to even the most complex commercial software.

    For more information about KDE, please visit KDE's
    web site.
    More information about KDE 2 is available in two
    (1,
    2) slideshow
    presentations and on
    KDE's web site, including an evolving
    FAQ to answer questions about
    migrating to KDE 2.1 from KDE 1.x, a number of
    screenshots, developer information and
    a developer's
    KDE 1 - KDE 2 porting guide.

    Trademarks Notices.
    KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.
    Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
    Unix is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
    Trolltech and Qt are trademarks of Trolltech AS.
    MS Windows, Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are trademarks or registered
    trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
    Netscape and Netscape Communicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and other countries and JavaScript is a trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation.
    Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Flash is a trademark or registered trademark of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
    RealAudio and RealVideo are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
    All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.

    Press Contacts:

    United States:

    Kurt Granroth
    granroth@kde.org
    (1) 480 732 1752 
    Andreas Pour
    pour@kde.org
    (1) 718 456 1165

    Europe (French and English):

    David Faure
    faure@kde.org
    (44) 1225 837409

    Europe (English and German):

    Martin Konold
    konold@kde.org
    (49) 179 2252249

    [Note: Posting and Thread Thresholds for this article were broken since the early morning of 27 Feb 2001 till the afternoon of the same day, due to a new caching strategy. Our apologies for the inconvenience.]

    Comments

    Hi. I have Slak 7.1, running Kde 2.0.1 and QT 2.2.3 currently. None of the 2.1 releases (betas and final) have compiled. The problem is kdelibs, in particular kdecore/klocale.o. I hacked around that, then kdeui/kedit(?) then gave me problems, and I cannot hack around it. In fact, I cannot even find the problem line!! I searched all over the sources, the offending string just isn't there. I cannot remember the string off hand, I'm at work on a Win95 machine. Last night I compiled QT 2.2.4, but I haven't tried recompiling against it yet. Any suggestions?


    By Capt Pungent at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    I'm having trouble too. I'm running Slackware 7.1 and I had trouble compiling as well. I noticed there were some packages up there and so I installed them. howeve,r after removing my old configure files in my home dir and starting it up, I ran into two problems:

    1.) the dcopserver wasn't eruning. that was easy enough to start form the comand line, just unclear why I never hadthis problem with kde2.0????

    2.) after that it just gets to a dead grey screen. what is going on? I snagged the error messages, here they are, any ideas people?
    (II) Keyboard "Keyboard1" handled by legacy driver
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,
    removing from list!
    ksplash: error while loading shared
    libraries: /opt/kde/lib/libkdeui.so.3: undefined
    symbol: focusNextPrevChild__14QMultiLineEditb
    kdeinit: error while loading shared
    libraries: /opt/kde/lib/libkdeui.so.3: undefined
    symbol: focusNextPrevChild__14QMultiLineEditb
    knotify: error while loading shared
    libraries: /opt/kde/lib/libkdeui.so.3: undefined
    symbol: focusNextPrevChild__14QMultiLineEditb
    ktip: error while loading shared
    libraries: /opt/kde/lib/libkdeui.so.3: undefined
    symbol: focusNextPrevChild__14QMultiLineEditb
    DCOP: register 'anonymous-32592'
    ksmserver: KSMServer: SetAProc_loc: conn 0, prot=local,
    file=/tmp/.ICE-unix/32592
    QSocketNotifier: Multiple socket notifiers for same socket 6 and type read


    By Will Stokes at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Yeah, thats the string!!! A problem with QMultiLineEdit::focusNextPrevChild.
    I think I found the problem, well, with mine anyway. ****Side Note**** Are you using the Kde 2.0.1 SlakPaks? I couldn't use them, they are compiled against glibc 2.2, which apparantly is what the next Slak is going to use. I'm stubborn, and I don't like to update things like that without upgrading the whole distro. I'll wait until Slak 7.2(?)I discovered that, when I compiled Kde 2.0.1 for my machine (I like to compile from source for my machine on everything to get it optimized), it failed. So, I recompiled QT 2.2.3, with -no-g++-exceptions and then tried KDE, again, it failed. Recompiled Qt 2.2.3 with g++ exceptions, ran my compile script (simple bash: arg=$1 ./configure $arg && make && make install ) and it compiles. I had forgotten this when I compiled Qt 2.2.4 and used -no-g++-exceptions, and my results are above. Last night it hit me when I tried recompiling Kde 2.0.1 to restore the old libs (the new ones seriously conflict with 2.0.1) and I received the MultiLineEdit error. It then occurred to me what I did wrong and recompiled Qt with g++ exceptions, but it was late so I haven't tried recompiling Kde 2.1 yet but I expect it to work. As for your errors, I can't help, since I didn't use the Slak Pak version of Kde 2.0.1 or their Qt, but I do suggest that you use the source Slak Paks (from their ftp or you should have gotten it with the distro) and recompile Qt and Kde, hell, maybe the entire distro if you want, for optimisations. I have been hearing people say here lately about such and such program is running slow, when they don't compile anything for their CPU's. I'm not saying you, I just noticed that a lot, especially with users of RPM systems. Really, how hard is it to use a script (like the one above) to install software? It is painless and you get a binary that is perfect for your CPU. And, you can rip "features" out of the code that you don't want, like programs that use sound that don't need it. I have a firewall program, really nice one to, but it plays sounds when the wall takes a hit. Some people may like this, I really don't care, and yes, I can turn it off, but it is better for me to rip the code out. Result: smaller binary, faster load. And extremely easy (especially with sound). I'm not attacking you, that rant was about other posts I'm seen in the past few days. That actually had nothing to do with you.ummm...yea. Try recompiling Qt without the -no-g++-exceptions flag during the configure. But, you can leave the Slak Pak installed, that way their is a record of it and you can remove your Qt compile by removepkg qt2. Just rename your current /usr/lib/qt2 to something, but DON'T delete it until you verify that the new compile works. Then, rm -R (insert old qt directory), rm /usr/lib/qt, and ln -s /usr/lib/qt-2.2.x /usr/lib/qt Hope that helpsC Pungent


    By Capt Pungent at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Now that KDE is out I hope the majority of development will shift to koffice.

    Craig

    (just a wish)


    By Craig black at Wed, 2001/02/28 - 6:00am

    Oh My,

    I have been using gnome for quite some time but I went ahead and installed 2.1 out of curiosity. It's still here today :)

    It is very impressive. I'd say it's quite a step over kde2.0

    Konquerer is quite impressive.

    The extra bit of polish on everything speaks highly of it's professionalism.

    I would still like some more configurability of the panel (like gnome) but I will live.

    Nice work kde/qt developers - very nice


    By PedroG at Wed, 2001/02/28 - 6:00am

    Will there be a bugfix release 2.1.1.
    any time soon, the way it has been with 2.0?

    Regards,
    cm.


    By cm at Wed, 2001/02/28 - 6:00am

    using redhat 7, i can't get kdebase to install. it keeps giving me a "libsensor.so.1" dependency. all the other rpms will install just fine. i did get qt 2.2.4 to install ok, and have downloaded and installed the latest aRts rpm, but still no luck with the kdebase install. any help would be greatly appreciated. ..jack..


    By jack at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    I eventually installed with --force because i got fed up :)

    Seems to work but id like to know what libsensors.so.1 does :)

    Another thing:
    Wasn't there supposed to be a libmng package in the redhat7 dir ?


    By FlipFlop at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    using redhat 7, i can't get kdebase to install. it keeps giving me a "libsensor.so.1" dependency. all the other rpms will install just fine. i did get qt 2.2.4 to install ok, and have downloaded and installed the latest aRts rpm, but still no luck with the kdebase install. any help would be greatly appreciated. ..jack..


    By jack at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Install lm_sensors rpm

    http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/redhat/7.0/i386////lm_sensors-2.5.2-3.i386.html

    The RH-7 packager used those on his system to compile ksysguard.

    The good part of this hassle is that you will be able to read info about your processor's temperature etc directly in your ksysguard.


    By Inorog at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    KDE 2.1 just kicks ass ! Konqueror is totally stable, except of some java script problems and ...... why the fuck am i wasting 2 gigs of my HD to windows ??????


    By Jimbo at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    i *wonder* if i am the only one who has *always* problem getting kde to work . I just installed debain 2.1-final-1 packages , und whoops , konqueror sometimes does not use a new URL when i enter it.

    und beside that , source from the head branch does not compile completly , that sucks , i compiled about 10 times :-( , is there something like mozilla-tinerbox for kde ? a dedicted compile box that checks which parts of the codebase is ok , an presents it on a nice webpage , and if something is broken show's which user is the Bad Guy. This was very cool feature in mozilla development.

    btw. is there a list of depended software packages beside QT , which are needed for *full* compilation of kde ??


    By Peter at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    yeah i forgot to complain about the smb support in konqeror. while i know that the smb protokoll is not that nice to implement , i would say hat it is NOT usable at this point , i cant browse throuh my entire windows-network looking at shares and playing divx or mp3 . it always wants to download the stuff to my computer ..


    By Peter at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    yeah i forgot to complain about the smb support in konqeror. while i know that the smb protokoll is not that nice to implement , i would say hat it is NOT usable at this point , i cant browse throuh my entire windows-network looking at shares and playing divx or mp3 . it always wants to download the stuff to my computer ..


    By Peter at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Try komba:
    http://zeus.fh-brandenburg.de/~schwanz/php/komba.php3

    greetings

    Thorsten Schnebeck


    By Thorsten Schnebeck at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    After upgrading (from 2.0) I noticed it was impossible to login at the kdm screen.
    All went well passing from console and using startx.

    I noticed from the logs it seem to be a PAM problem (never upgraded, it's a RH6.2 box - it should be version 0.72) but I dont know PAM and fear to upgrade and remain closed outside my PC (smile - if you can...).

    Now:

    a) never saw mentioned in the requirements that PAM is required.

    b) which PAM version is recommanded?

    c) how to upgrade PAM withou problems?


    By Alessandro Magni at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    I experience the same on an old RH6.1. I've switch to using xdm, so I don't really have the log entry present, but it seemed that I was missing a file /lib/libpam_something.so or similar.

    Thomas


    By Thomas Olsen at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Oops - sorry for repeating myself - I got a timeout on the server so I didn't think it got submitted.


    By Thomas Olsen at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    I experience the same on an old RH6.1. I've switch to using xdm, so I don't really have the log entry present, but it seemed that I was missing a file /lib/libpam_something.so or similar.

    Thomas


    By Thomas Olsen at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    I experience the same on an old RH6.1. I've switch to using xdm, so I don't really have the log entry present, but it seemed that I was missing a file /lib/libpam_something.so or similar.

    Thomas


    By Thomas Olsen at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Last time I tried pam-0.72 rpm
    but then my system wont let me login at login prompt ( telinit 3 ) at any login
    any suggestions how to avoid this problem?


    By Yogeshwar at Fri, 2001/03/02 - 6:00am

    Are there any binary tar files available for RedHat-like systems?

    I can't seem to install the RPM of kdebase. All the others install fine, but rpm exits with return code 1 and no error message. My RPM database is completely screwed up but I'm using --force and --nodeps along with --relocate /usr=/opt/kde2 which works for all the packages except kdebase.

    I have looked at the binary tgzs for slackware, but they are still at 2.0.1 (despite what the announcement said!)

    Any ideas?


    By Owain Vaughan at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    First of all let me add my thanks to all the wonderful people at KDE for making being stuck in front of a computer all day a lot more fun than it used to be!

    When I installed the 2.1beta1 rpm's (SuSE 7.0 i386) I was really impressed with the customizable taskbar and the dock for WM applets, but these features disappeared when I installed the beta2 rpm's and are still missing in 2.1final. Is this a problem with the SuSE rpm's or have these features been left out for a reason?

    Also, since installing 2.1final I've noticed that my swap file fills up really quickly, even with just Kmail, Star Office, and Konqueror open (I'm using a PentiumII with 96Mb ram). Has anyone else had this problem?

    Thanks for any suggestions.


    By markes at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Whoops! OK, I found the taskbar and WM dock. Still have problems with the swap file filling up though, which has now caused KDE to dump me back to the login a couple of times. Any ideas?


    By markes at Thu, 2001/03/01 - 6:00am

    Press Ctrl-ESC and have a look which process is exceptionally large.

    Cheers,
    Waldo


    By Waldo Bastian at Fri, 2001/03/02 - 6:00am

    Hi,

    It seems to be a problem with Xfree86 (4.0.1). Even just swapping between desktops several times is enough to fill up the swap file and bring the computer to a halt. The last time it caused a total system lock out and I had to hard reboot. I couldn't even Alt-Ctrl-F1 to a text console to kill the process.
    This problem has just started since I installed the 2.1final rpm's. I also notice that when I swap desktops there's a delay before the background colour catches up. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong, or if upgrading to Xfree 4.0.2 would help?

    Thanks


    By markes at Fri, 2001/03/02 - 6:00am

    OK, Help! I logged out of KDE2.1 and restarted the X-server, and now when I start up KDE2.1 up pops Krash with a sig11, neither Kicker or Kpanel appear, and I can't even left-click on the desktop to access the applications menu. What's happening?


    By markes at Fri, 2001/03/02 - 6:00am

    It looks like that kdesupport from suse-7.0 misses the library libaudio. Is it only me that encounters this problem or is it a known problem?

    I downloaded de rpm's from:
    http://ftp.sourceforge.net/pub/mirrors/kde/stable/2.1/distribution/rpm/S...

    When installing kde-support using rpm -Uvh kdelibs-2.1.0-0.i386.rpm, rpm complains about
    libaudio missing. libaudio is part of kdesupport....

    Looking forward to a updated kdesupport rpm for suse-7.0


    By RIchard Bos at Fri, 2001/03/02 - 6:00am

    what's up with all the missing dependencies in RedHat 7 RPMs? the following is a list of packages i tried to install and the missing dependencies i got.

    kdebase: libsensors.so.1
    kde1-compat-1.x: libqt.so.1
    kdelibs-sound-devel: audiofile-devel
    kdepim: libpisock.so.3

    there's a reply somewhere here that shows you where to download a package to fix the first dependency, so i fixed that, but i don't know about the others. i suppose i could either force install them or find the dependencies on RPM Find or something, but i suppose don't really need them anyway. still, these things should IMO be taken care of in the original RPMs.


    By Rick Kreikebaum at Mon, 2001/03/12 - 6:00am

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