Due to anaconda / fedup issues I will most likely have to skip F18 on most
of my workstations (neither one seems to be capable of handling
Any chance of getting 4.9.9x and down the road, 4.10.9x to kde-unstable/f17?
F18, KDE 4.9.5
When I try to set my timezone using the KDE settings widget, I get an
Error setting new time zone.
Note that the widget doesn't ask for any authentication.
I have kscreen installed from fedora updates-testing, and I have
kde-unstable enabled. Trying to do an update today, I get the following:
Processing Conflict: 1:kscreen-0.0.71-2.fc18.x86_64 conflicts
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: kscreen conflicts with kded_randrmonitor-4.9.98-3.fc18.x86_64
However, I can't just remove kded_randrmonitor, as it provides
kde-display-management which is needed by kde-workspace.
And I can't exclude kded_randrmonitor from the update because it requires
the same version of kde-workspace.
If kscreen is meant to conflict with kded_randrmonitor, should it also
provde kde-display-management? That would fix the above yum problem, but
only if kscreen does actually provide something comparable to the randr
All the best,
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I have set in screen locker:
start auto after 10 min
require pw after 60 sec
And in battery monitor settings
screen energy saver: switch off after 10 min
Same as I've always had.
But this morning, I see that pw prompt is still sitting on screen, it had not
switched off. Can you spell "burn in"?
I had a big problem with the latest 4.9.5-4 updates from the
They installed just fine but when I tried to log in, I immediately got
bumped back to the login in screen.
It was a real pain to find the 4.9.5-3 packages again.
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believed to be clean.
Just noticed battery monitor doesn't work correctly. I unplugged the ac several
minutes ago. Mouse-over the battery mon icon, it says
56% (discharging) <<< good
AC Adapter: plugged in <<< bad
When using chrome as my browser I want ktorrent used for opening magnet links. Originally transmission was being used and the following was the case....
[egreshko@meimei ~]$ xdg-settings get default-url-scheme-handler magnet
So, I did....
xdg-settings set default-url-scheme-handler magnet ktorrent.desktop
No matter how many times I executed that command the "get" still returned transmission-gtk.desktop.
Finally I erased transmission-gtk and transmission-common.
When I first executed the "get" it still returned transmission-gtk.desktop. I then did the "set" again, and finally ktorrent.desktop was returned and chrome used ktorrent as requested.
So, can anyone give a suggestion as to why the "sets" failed to change the settings until transmission was removed from the system?
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. -- Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
I'm not sure who's at fault for this one. With f18 there are notifications
about updates shown on my screen. It happens that I had manually run yum
update, and then said 'no' to the update.
Then something (apper?) was causing notifications - about every 5 minutes - to
appear on my screen saying it failed because of incomplete yum transaction. I
went to lunch, came back, and my screen was pretty covered with these.
I manually ran sudo yum-complete-transaction, which informed me there was
_nothing to do_, and this cleared the problem.
This is not very nice behavior.
I've installed the Fedora-18 KDE Live CD on a USB stick,
and am able to boot my laptop from this.
But I find the "Install to Hard Disk" facility
greatly disimproved compared to F-17.
My main gripe is that there appears to be no way
to preserve the current disk partitioning.
The "Custom Install" option seems to have disappeared.
I have a spare partition on my Fedora-17/Windows disk,
and I want to install F-18 on that.
Is this no longer possible?
If not, why not?
I absolutely do not want to use the "Automatic Partioning"
which seems to be all I am offered.
Sorry, Mr Fedora, I have absolutely no idea
what you are going to do to my hard disk,
and I am not in the habit of "buying a pig in a poke".
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