Michele Calgaro | 15 Apr 05:05 2014

If tdebindings is not available....

does anyone knows what would stop working if tdebindings is not installed?
And what would stop compiling is tdebindings is not available at compile time?

Just out of curiosity. I had a FTBFS yesterday night and this questions came to mind.


David C. Rankin | 10 Apr 08:27 2014

Never take vacation & Bug 1998


  I'm back - I hope. What started as a planned week "family trip" (not exactly
vacation -- 3 kids, car 16 hour road trip)( was actually great), but on return
left us a week behind in all other aspects of life, with a case scheduled for
4/21 multiple depos remaining, pre-trial, etc.. -- then my client had a stroke.
(enough said, but I'm just finally getting unburried in time for taxes :-)

  Slavek, have you had a chance to look at bug 1998. I am stuck after
implementing the k4 multiseat patches in TDE, which compile beautifully and
appear to solve part of the problem with tde_dbus_hardwarecontrol, but I am lost
following the effects of the patch through the remainder of the code. (the
patches include a new tdebase/cmake/modules/FindSystemd.cmake, that makes
systemd available to cmake when found on the target system) I need help getting
this patch implemented. TDE is NOT enterprise ready without it. TDE must allow
user access to sound, user mount (cd/dvd/usb, etc..) via normal udev/polkit, and
must prevent the race conditions with tdehwlib/tdepowersave, etc. with the purse
systemd implementation. Right now it doesn't.

  To be blunt, TDE is unusable on pure systemd distros like Arch due to these
problems and I can't release TDE to Arch as usable until we get some way of
solving this problem. Right now I can build and run TDE, but it takes ugly hacks
to provide user access to sound or cd/dvd/usb. (essentially add every user to
the audio, sys and disk groups just to get access which is a glaring no-no)
Additionally, you have to disable tdepowersave to prevent filling the logs with
hundreds-of-thousands of errors (per hour).

  So far all examples that have been provided where TDE 'works' with systemd
have NOT been systemd implementations, but instead init-script implementations
of TDE that hand off control to systemd-sysvcompat, not true services where
(Continue reading)

Slávek Banko | 9 Apr 17:37 2014

Section for UseSAK in tdmrc

Hi all,

during the fixes d9f52880 and ea6a2153 I noticed that in a7e7483a was changed 
the section in which the is specified UseSAK in the configuration file - it 
was [X-*-Greeter] now is [X-:*-Greeter]. 

This change makes sense, because SAK can be used only on the local displays. 
However kcontrol module for tdm still saves the UseSAK settings in section 
[X-*-Greeter] as well as both other cases looking for UseSAK settings in 
section [X-*-Greeter].

I suggest to fix all three cases, to use the section [X-:*-Greeter].
What is your opinion?



Jean Milot | 8 Apr 11:21 2014

Translation in Konqueror


We have seen an error in Konqueror for the translation (french).

The expression "open in background tab" is not translate.


Jean Milot


Slávek Banko | 8 Apr 01:03 2014

compton × screensavers

Hi all,

I tried to set the compositor to compton-tde and now instead of screensaver 
Clock shows only black screen. In the test, the Clock is displayed correctly. 
When I set the screensaver to Swarm, the bees appear, but background is not 
erased - bees appears on the desktop background image. With screensaver 
Science displays the background image, but it is not visible any further 
activity. Some screensavers do not show problems - Fiberlamp, Galaxy.

Anyone notice the same behavior?



François Andriot | 1 Apr 20:00 2014

FTBFS: new "compton" does not build on older distro

I've noticed that the new "compton" stuff (from tdebase package) does 
not build on RHEL6 :

Linking C executable compton-tde
&& /usr/bin/cmake -E cmake_link_script 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/usr/lib64/ccache/gcc  -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 
-fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 
-mtune=generic -DNDEBUG -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden 
-DNDEBUG CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/c2.c.o 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/opengl.c.o  -o compton-tde -rdynamic -lm -lGL 
-lconfig -lXinerama -lXrender -lX11 -lXrandr -lXfixes -lXdamage -lXfixes 
-lXext -lXcomposite -lXdamage -lXext -lXcomposite 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/compton.c.o: In function
undefined reference to `config_set_include_dir'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [twin/compton-tde/compton-tde] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory 
make[2]: *** [twin/compton-tde/CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory 
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory 

The libconfig version is 1.3.2 .
There is no "config_set_include_dir" anywhere in /usr/include/* .
Please, either find a way to build on older distro, or make the whole 
feature optional (with a cmake option).


Timothy Pearson | 31 Mar 01:38 2014

QuickBuild restored


I wanted to let you know that the QuickBuild system has been restored to
full functionality.  All builds are now proceeding normally.

Thank you again for your generosity in helping replace the failed chiller;
this would not have been possible without your support!

Timothy Pearson | 31 Mar 00:43 2014

When TDE crashes...

Cross-post from the users list:

When TDE crashes and Dr. Konqi appears...

...please click "Report Crash" instead of "Close".  TDE now has a powerful
automated crash reporting system that will let you submit a crash report
with as little as three mouse clicks--no personal information, logins, or
version descriptions are required.  Of course we would appreciate a
problem description and possibly a contact Email address, but if you don't
have time or just don't want to give that information out you can still
submit the crash report for analysis and repair.

Developers: Automated crash reports are visible at
https://crashreport.trinitydesktop.org.  Click on the crash ID for a
detailed report.  Let me know what you think, and if you have any
suggestions please let me know!

Darrell | 24 Mar 23:29 2014

[KDE * Restrictions]

Is there a way to query the full source tree to assemble a list of all possible "kiosk" related restrictions?

Or which apps support restrictions?

There are two README files in the source tree, but the files seem incomplete:


Neither README is installed in the final tdelibs or tdebase packages.

The README files indicate there are three major groupings (kdeglobal):

[KDE Action Restrictions]
[KDE Resource Restrictions]
[KDE URL Restrictions]

The kiosktool app does not seem to provide a method to assemble a full list of restrictions.

I am editing the Admin Guide. An appendix of all possible restrictions would be helpful.


Jean Milot | 24 Mar 11:24 2014

Help for kicker / kdesktop_lock


I have some problem with kicker.

I explain :

- i use NX server ( freenx) to obtain a trinity desktop, i launch startkde.
- the user shutdown his session
- i have kicker process consuming memory even if the session is stoped 
with a kdesktop_lock process.

Thanks for your help to understand why i have these processes.


Jean Milot


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Alexandre | 22 Mar 13:52 2014

Request of re-packaging for PCLinuxOS - François Andriot


I had users (Baron, Tony) of my remaster telling me on the user mailling list that printing is now broken on my remaster.
It is mostly due to the fact that  since PCLinuxOS is a rolling release, some librairies used are probably newer now than they were when the packages has been built last summer.

François Andriot, is it possible for you to rebuild againsts a fully updated PCLinuxOS system please, so that the users will receive it in their updates?
I will also re-remaster it with all the updates, and new stuff of course, since R14 release is to be in at least a few weeks or months.

Thank you very much!