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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Mr. B on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:40 am

atanil wrote: - pendrive is too slow when coping file to it. Copy starts with a good speed (10 Mb/s) but slowdown to 800 kb/s.
A movie with 700 Mb spends 10 min to be copied when normal should be ~1 min.
I think this not a Mint KDE bug. Quick search on Google let me know this is possibly a kernel bug but I think it's important enough to be reported here.

Normally when i copy something onto a external HDD, usb stick/pendrive or memorycard, i have a speed of 20MB or sometimes higher under Ubuntu or Linux Mint 7 Gnome. It's freakin' fast. :)

In Kubuntu 9.04 and LM 7 KDE CE however it's indeed very slow from time to time. Also had that experience under openSUSE and other KDE 4 distro's. Could be KDE related me thinks. :?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby condowax on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:10 pm

When I install new widgets from the internet (Add Widgets -> Install new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets) I get and error message when I close the windows to install widgets saying that it couldn't be installed, but I checked my list of widgets and there were the widgets that I had installed eventhough the error message said it couldn't be installed.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby locutus on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:13 pm

But it sounds like the widgets are working? It's just the error message that is wrong?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby mararual on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:38 pm

KDE 4 default fonts are awful, at least for me :P

I found out that enabling anti-aliasing, setting UseSubPixelRendering to RGB and Hinting Style to Slight improves a lot its look. This may be a nice default setting. What do you think?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby condowax on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:08 pm

locutus wrote:But it sounds like the widgets are working? It's just the error message that is wrong?

The widgets seem to be working fine it's just the error message the problem.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby markcynt on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:18 pm

When I tried to install a Deb package I kept getting errors.

I found out that KPackageKit was the default for opening those types of files.

I changed the default to GDebi Package Installer and everything is fine now.

It's not really a bug but GDebi Package Installer should be the default for deb files.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby markcynt on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:20 pm

mararual wrote:I found out that enabling anti-aliasing, setting UseSubPixelRendering to RGB and Hinting Style to Slight improves a lot its look. This may be a nice default setting. What do you think?


That's standard procedure for me with any KDE distro.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby exploder on Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:19 pm

I changed the default to GDebi Package Installer and everything is fine now.


Where did you change this?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby windmonger on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:54 am

Mint 7 KDE RC1 gives new form and functionality to KDE. It seems quite stable on my netbook but I have encountered the following problems:

1) Boot time very slow - 1 minute, 45 seconds from grub to desktop with wifi on. Unchecking Mint KDE usplash (widgets against black background) and using the simple progress bar reduced boot time to 1 minute, 12 seconds. This is still very slow compared with 45 seconds on Mint 7 gnome.

2) Applications in System Settings (e.g., login manager) slow to launch - Apparently you can only launch one icon at a time; this has to be closed if you want to launch another.

3) Not all screen edges in Desktop Effects are working properly or consistently (e.g., desktop cube) - Sometimes selecting one effect for one point (e.g., grid) applies the same effect to other points
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby windmonger on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:51 am

Fn + Fx keys for brightness, sound etc are working but I don't get the popup icons.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby markcynt on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:22 am

exploder wrote:
I changed the default to GDebi Package Installer and everything is fine now.


Where did you change this?


System Settings>Advanced>File Associations, type deb in the search box, click the plus sign, choose deb, move GDebi Package Installer up to the top.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby exploder on Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:55 am

Thanks markcynt! I am still getting used to KDE.


Edit: Boo mentioned this too. I thought I should pass it on.

this is the same for ktorrent /kget
but look for x-bittorrent
i hope it translates to firefox...


So this should be the same as the instruction markcynt provided above, just move up KTorrent.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby GerMulvey on Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:26 am

Not too sure there is a bug in this, so far I haven't replicated the issue.
But on two separate installs the launcher has just failed to open the menu. (same machine)
The only thing on both occasions similar were multiple open folders (probably not the same one's)
To resolve it I right clicked the launcher icon and changed the launcher to the alternative option and then back and all worked fine.

So far I have had no real issues. Running the 185.18.14 nvidia driver seems fine.

Looking good so far. Nice work.

..::EDIT::..
I have managed to replicate - it seems to happen if the default iconset is changed. Still don't think it's a bug though.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby OllyUK on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:30 am

REPOST IN BUG FORUM
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I have noticed a problem with the display manager and or video driver. I tried installing this on a laptop with ati radeon x200 graphics and all went well. Rebooted into installed system but moments after starting to use KDE, the display froze followed by vertical stripy lines, at which point I tried crtl+alt+F4 to try and escape to the terminal prompt but the system was completely frozen. This has now happened a number of times. I'm not sure if this is just limited to ati graphics, but all I can say is that it's worked perfectly with mint 6 kde for the last 3 months flawlessly.

Mint KDE team, I'd take a quick look at what has been changed in the display manager packages just to see if there are any problems there that could cause this. I'll try installing again and try the propritary drivers just to see if that helps. But this is a common problem I've had with all Ubuntu based distros on this laptop (Fujitsu amilo 1650), apart from mint 6 kde.


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Another thing I have found is that the Grub boot loader icon in the System settings page is now missing. This is just a minor inconvience though and maybe something for the final release.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby ossified65 on Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:28 am

Nice work, installed on my Acer Aspire One with no problems. I have noticed one annoying bug though. When I click on the shutdown widget in the panel, the menu that pops up with shutdown options (the one that has the planet on it) is distorted. It looks like it got squished and is not its normal width. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Rob Brill on Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:55 am

Hi,

Linux Mint KDE CE 7 RC1 "Gloria"

One more round for me.
I did a clean install of KDE CE 7 Gloria again.

1 - mintUpdate does not works for Brazilians users after installing the system on hard drive.

- Solution for mintUpdate to work after the installation is ready.
Open the Terminal - Konsole and type this command:

sudo apt remove mintupdate
password required

This command will remove mintupdate and mint-meta-kde

type

apt install mintupdate mint-meta-kde

Better restart the system

The commands above will set mintupdate free so, The Brazilian Users can update the system via mintUpdate.

2- Kmix does not open when launched from the start menu (system) but the sound works
If i try to remove it from the system i also have to remove mint-meta-kde

Gnome Alsa Mixer is a good alternative for me. (It's sad when a KDE app does not work and i have to run one from Gnome).

3- Installed KsCD and it works good to play audio CDs.
Installed Kaffeine too.
Where is Kaudio - I prefer KDE apps installed.

4- What the use of MPlayer (Gnome MPlayer) version 2.1.10rc2?
I try to remove it but i couldn't. Gotta also remove mint-meta-kde

5- I didn't find nothing wrong with Dragon Player - good
It plays DVDs properly
The same for VLC and Kaffeine

Regards,
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby warriorpoet on Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:41 am

bugs:

1. hardware driver update by button/ notification is still broken. This is not broken in Gloria Main x86_64 + KDE 4.3 RC1

2. logout goes to black screen. Pressing power button restarts, but machine never successfully logs out.

3. not a bug per se, but I don't see any viable way to upgrade to KDE 4.3 RC2 without compiling. I tried a few alternatives, but they messed up the desktop pretty badly.

4. missing wireless network icons (there's a "?" next to each)

5. missing Aya icons (probably not your issue...)

raves:

1. GREAT job on the sound implementation. This is excellent.

2. the artwork is fabulous

suggestions:

1. I think Opera 10 beta is something to consider adding to the download as a Firefox alternative. To my mind it's ahead at this point.

2. keep the faith! This is my very favorite distro, and I'd love to see it get better :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby exploder on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:52 am

2- Kmix does not open when launched from the start menu (system) but the sound works
If i try to remove it from the system i also have to remove mint-meta-kde


I think the shortcut just puts the mixer back in the panel if you used "quit".
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby zole052 on Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:05 pm

A bug i think...
When pressing print screen key it doesn't launch ksnapshot.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby emorrp1 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:57 am

reported from WildSioux: gtk progs run as root are not themed properly

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