< Projects | KDE on Solaris | OpenSolarisRevision as of 23:14, 3 January 2010 by Hajma (talk | contribs) (refresh)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) 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. Contents 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 Several games crash 9 Some edu apps crash 10 krunner crashes 11 akonadi_nepomuk_email_feeder crashes 12 Konsole gets disconnected from shell 13 QtCreator requires LD_LIBRARY_PATH to start correctly 14 Okular cannot open pdf files 15 problems linking raptor 16 drkonqui crashes without gdb Font anti-aliasing 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: excludeApps=nwam-manager 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 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. 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 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. This is now fixed in the hg repo. Several games crash /opt/kde4/bin/bomber /opt/kde4/bin/bovo /opt/kde4/bin/kblocks /opt/kde4/bin/kbreakout Some edu apps crash /opt/kde4/bin/geodatatest /opt/kde4/bin/marble krunner crashes /opt/kde4/bin/krunner - this is fixed in 4.3.73 akonadi_nepomuk_email_feeder crashes /opt/kde4/bin/akonadi_nepomuk_email_feeder 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 cd /tmp/usr/ucb/echo -n "#include <math.h>" > t.ccc 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. 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: cp /usr/bin/raptor-config ~/bin && vi ~/bin/raptor-config drkonqui crashes without gdb SUNWgdb has to be installed, otherwise drkonqui crashes Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/KDE_on_Solaris/OpenSolaris/Status&oldid=48069" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.