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'''Parent:''' [[Projects/KDE_on_Solaris/OpenSolaris|KDE on OpenSolaris]]
 
'''Parent:''' [[Projects/KDE_on_Solaris/OpenSolaris|KDE on OpenSolaris]]
  
When installing one of the latest development builds of KDE4 on OpenSolaris (2009.06), there's a number of changes to do to make the use of the desktop more convenient. Some of the suggested changes are below.
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When installing one of the latest development builds of KDE4 on OpenSolaris, there's a number of changes to do to make the use of the desktop more convenient. Some of the suggested changes are below.
  
 
This page also lists some yet unresolved and highly visible problems with no workaround.
 
This page also lists some yet unresolved and highly visible problems with no workaround.
  
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See also the [http://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&product=kde4 list of known bugs].
  
 
== Font anti-aliasing  ==
 
== Font anti-aliasing  ==
  
Is disabled in a fresh installation. Execute <code>gnome-appearance-properties</code> and select some better option in '''Fonts'''.
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Is disabled in a fresh installation. Execute <syntaxhighlight lang="text">gnome-appearance-properties</syntaxhighlight> and select some better option in '''Fonts'''.  
 
 
== nwam-manager is spawned multiple times ==
 
 
 
Was tracked as [https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205529 205529]. KDE4 session is started with multiple instances of nwam-manager. As a result, systray has multiple nwam-manager icons.
 
 
 
There's an easy workaround, add the following to ~/.kde/share/config/ksmserverrc to [General] section:
 
<code>excludeApps=nwam-manager</code>
 
 
 
More details in [https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205529 205529].
 
  
 
== Akonadi seems misconfigured ==
 
== Akonadi seems misconfigured ==
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== Broken screen lock ==
 
== Broken screen lock ==
  
Tracked as [https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=184465 184465]. '''xlock''' can be used as a workaround. It could also be convenient to undefine the Ctrl+Alt+L shortcut and use <code>System Settings -> Input Actions</code> to redefine this shortcut to xlock.
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the below information is no not valid with current builds, but the kcheckpass binary has bad permissions so unlocking still fails. Just do <syntaxhighlight lang="text">pfexec chmod +s /opt/kde4/lib/kde4/libexec/kcheckpass</syntaxhighlight>
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Tracked as [https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=184465 184465]. '''xlock''' can be used as a workaround. It could also be convenient to undefine the Ctrl+Alt+L shortcut and use <syntaxhighlight lang="text">System Settings -> Input Actions</syntaxhighlight> to redefine this shortcut to xlock.
  
 
To disable default shortcut:
 
To disable default shortcut:
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== Colission with SUNWvboxguest ==
 
== Colission with SUNWvboxguest ==
  
When built and/or executed in a [http://www.virtualbox.org/ VirtualBox] instance, there's a collision with the SUNWvboxguest package (VirtualBox guest additions). While building, this results in following sort of build error in FOSSqt:
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When VirtualBox additions are installed, VirtualBox has to enable video acceleration or kwin crashes.
<code>
 
Undefined first referenced
 
symbol in file
 
XDamageDestroy /usr/lib/libGL.so
 
XDamageCreate /usr/lib/libGL.so
 
XDamageQueryExtension /usr/lib/libGL.so
 
XDamageQueryVersion /usr/lib/libGL.so
 
</code>
 
When using succesfully built packages in VirtualBox the KDE session startup fails.
 
 
 
This needs to be resolved in the build system.
 
 
 
 
 
== System Activity dialog is empty ==
 
 
 
Tracked as [https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200646 200646]. Pressing the default shortcut Ctrl-Esc or running ''ksysguard'' should display a list of running processes. This dialog is empty. This is now fixed in the hg repo.
 
 
 
== Some edu apps crash ==
 
/opt/kde4/bin/geodatatest
 
/opt/kde4/bin/marble
 
(actually it cannot be verified, since kdeedu is broken as of 4.3.85)
 
 
 
== Konsole gets disconnected from shell ==
 
 
 
''no bugs.kde.org entry yet''
 
 
 
In a konsole tab, you can break the link between the shell / session / tab output and konsole itself, so that nothing gets printed anymore. To reproduce this problem, you need to either hit ^C at an inopportune time (there's plenty of that) or produce an unusual output pattern. Here's a long-winded way of looking at the ^C issue:
 
* start konsole
 
* start a new tab for convenience
 
* check that the shell is working, for instance by running ls
 
* tail -f /var/log/messages
 
* hit ^C; notice that tail is interrupted and the shell returns
 
* ls again, to see the shell still works
 
* at the shell prompt itself, hit ^C; you would expect a new shell prompt to be printed, but it is not
 
* type "date > /tmp/foo ; exit" and it enter (without the quotes)
 
* notice that /tmp/foo now exists with the right time and that the shell / session / tab closes
 
 
 
Here is a way of breaking the link without ^C but by producing a not-very-special output pattern. You need to have the C compiler installed:
 
* start konsole
 
* start a new tab for convenience
 
* <code>cd /tmp</code><code>/usr/ucb/echo -n "#include <math.h>" > t.c</code><code>cc t.c</code>
 
* notice how the shell prompt does not come back after the warnings printed by the C compiler
 
* type exit to close the shell / session / tab
 
 
 
You cannot keep typing indefinitely in a session that is not reading output; it seems like eventually the output from the shell hangs as well. Also, you can hang konsole completely by doing this.
 
 
 
== QtCreator requires LD_LIBRARY_PATH to start correctly ==
 
To run QtCreator, you have to
 
<pre>
 
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/foss/lib/qtcreator
 
$ /opt/foss/bin/qtcreator.bin
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== Okular cannot open pdf files ==
 
Okular cannot open pdf files.Also the 'configure backends' menu option is greyed out.
 
 
 
== problems linking raptor ==
 
since b124, SUNWraptor is included and can be used instead of FOSSraptor. Problem is by default its 64 bits are used, but we're building 32bit targets. This breaks the build of soprano and redland.
 
Bug http://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=12925 was filed.
 
A workaround is to fix the path: <code>cp /usr/bin/raptor-config ~/bin && vi ~/bin/raptor-config</code>
 
Note: This is fixed in OpenSolaris build 130
 
 
 
== drkonqui crashes without gdb ==
 
SUNWgdb has to be installed, otherwise drkonqui crashes
 

Latest revision as of 20:47, 28 July 2015

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Warning
The KDE on Solaris project, also KDE on OpenSolaris, was active from around the year 2000 until nearly 2014, when the remaining team members ceased active development of the KDE packages. This page should be considered mostly of historical interest, although nothing stops anyone from trying to re-start KDE packaging on a descendant of Solaris such as IllumOS.


Parent: KDE on OpenSolaris

When installing one of the latest development builds of KDE4 on OpenSolaris, there's a number of changes to do to make the use of the desktop more convenient. Some of the suggested changes are below.

This page also lists some yet unresolved and highly visible problems with no workaround.

See also the list of known bugs.

Font anti-aliasing

Is disabled in a fresh installation. Execute

gnome-appearance-properties

and select some better option in Fonts.

Akonadi seems misconfigured

After login an akonadi error window is shown. You can get rid of the errors by calling

kwriteconfig --file kres-migratorrc --group Migration --key Enabled --type bool false 

although a patch would be better.

Missing Reboot and Shutdown

Tracked as 186198. A simple workaround is available. This is also tracked in OpenSolaris as 1166.


Broken screen lock

the below information is no not valid with current builds, but the kcheckpass binary has bad permissions so unlocking still fails. Just do

pfexec chmod +s /opt/kde4/lib/kde4/libexec/kcheckpass

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Tracked as 184465. xlock can be used as a workaround. It could also be convenient to undefine the Ctrl+Alt+L shortcut and use

System Settings -> Input Actions

to redefine this shortcut to xlock.

To disable default shortcut:

System Settings -> Global Keyboard Shortcuts -> Run Command Interface
-> "Lock Session" (remove the shortcut)

To enable Ctrl+Alt+L as Input Action to spawn xlock:

System Settings -> Input Actions
right-click the left pane -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL
Trigger -> define shortcut
Action -> Command/URL -> xlock 

Colission with SUNWvboxguest

When VirtualBox additions are installed, VirtualBox has to enable video acceleration or kwin crashes.


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