Projects/KDE on Solaris/OpenSolaris/Status
Parent: 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.
This page also lists some yet unresolved and highly visible problems with no workaround.
- 1 Font anti-aliasing
- 2 nwam-manager is spawned multiple times
- 3 Akonadi seems misconfigured
- 4 Missing Reboot and Shutdown
- 5 Broken screen lock
- 6 Colission with SUNWvboxguest
- 7 System Activity dialog is empty
- 8 Some edu apps crash
- 9 Konsole gets disconnected from shell
- 10 QtCreator requires LD_LIBRARY_PATH to start correctly
- 11 Okular cannot open pdf files
- 12 problems linking raptor
- 13 drkonqui crashes without gdb
Is disabled in a fresh installation. Execute
gnome-appearance-properties and select some better option in Fonts.
nwam-manager is spawned multiple times
Was tracked as 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:
More details in 205529.
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
Broken screen lock
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 built and/or executed in a 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:
Undefined first referenced
symbol in file
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 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
/usr/ucb/echo -n "#include <math.h>" > t.c
- 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
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/foss/lib/qtcreator $ /opt/foss/bin/qtcreator.bin
Okular cannot open pdf files
Okular cannot open pdf files.Also the 'configure backends' menu option is greyed out.
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:
cp /usr/bin/raptor-config ~/bin && vi ~/bin/raptor-config
drkonqui crashes without gdb
SUNWgdb has to be installed, otherwise drkonqui crashes