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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.


Font anti-aliasing

Is disabled in a fresh installation. Execute gnome-appearance-properties and select some better option in Fonts.


Missing Reboot and Shutdown

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


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.


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 XDamageDestroy /usr/lib/libGL.so XDamageCreate /usr/lib/libGL.so XDamageQueryExtension /usr/lib/libGL.so XDamageQueryVersion /usr/lib/libGL.so 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.


Right-click on Icon Settings kills plasma

Put an icon on a panel:

  • click Application Launcher
  • right-click any application (ex: Web Browser)
  • select Add to Panel

Right-clicking the icon on the panel and selecting 'Icon Settings will crash plasma and bring up the debug dialog. Plasma is automatically restarted.


Konqueror crashes when launched via Run Command

Tracked as 201689. Fixed in hg.

Dolphin crashes

Dolphin crashes when run both from command line and menu

Kinfocenter crashes

Kinfocenter crashes (in rc3 and final 4.3 - I believe it worked before - hajma)

The nwam-manager icon is displayed multiple times

The nwam-manager icon is shown twice in the systray (two or multiple processes are started).


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