Leonard T Harris | 3 Sep 18:47 2015

Error selecting tdm-trinity

I'm pretty sure I had this problem before with an older version of Ubuntu and TDE, but I don't recall how it was fixed.

Starting with a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, I installed TDE according to the instructions at https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/UbuntuInstall#For_Vivid_.28Ubuntu_15.04.29

During the install of TDE, it asks me to choose between lightdm and tdm-trinity.  I chose tdm-trinity.

It gives an error:
WARNING: /lib/systemd/system/tdm.service is the selected default display manger but does not exist
initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
insserv: warning: script 'tdm-trinity' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for script 'tdm-trinity'
insserv: Default-Stop undefined, assuming empty stop runlevel(s) for script 'tdm-trinity'

Rebooting brings me to a command prompt instead of the GUI.

If I log in and do startx it brings up some kind of GUI with no icons or panel.  The only way to get out of it seems to be to power off the machine.

Also tried dpkg-reconfigure lightdm which failed with the same error when I chose tdm-trinity.  If I select lightdm things seem to work once I figured out how to tell lightdm to start TDE instead of ubuntu.

Thanks in advance.
Curt Howland | 2 Sep 18:47 2015

Did I miss something? Changing sources.list to pearsoncomputing.net


I changed my sources.list to point to the pearsoncomputing.net site
for Jessie, rather than the "preliminary build" site, and when I tried
it I got this:

Err http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity-r14.0.0/debian/
jessie/main libtqt3-mt amd64 4:14.0.1-0debian8.0.0+0
  301  Moved Permanently

All the packages got the "301" error. I stopped the process after half
a dozen or so.

Did I miss something? I knew that Jessie had been moved to the
Pearsoncomputing.net archives, and thought that I'd left enough time
for everything to copy over.



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Calvin Morrison | 1 Sep 21:32 2015

imap and group calendars


I'm using kmail to manage my work email (which is an exchange server)
accessing it through IMAP. Is it possible to also sync calendars
through trinity as well?

Thank you.

Slávek Banko | 1 Sep 03:08 2015

Preliminary stable builds on the move

Hi everyone, who is currently uses preliminary stable builds repository

as you have surely noticed, the final R14.0.1 was released. Currently at this 
time packages in prelminary stable builds and official R14.0.1 are both based 
on an identical source packages. That was indeed the reason why here was no 
longer time any update in the preliminary stable builds repository.

If you used the preliminary stable builds only temporarily, you can now switch 
to official packages. This is the best time because here are waiting updates 
to upload into prelinary stable builds. You have been warned ;)

If you are using prelinary stable builds deliberately, you can look forward to 
that next week will launch the first upload of packages for the new target 

Thank you for your attention :)

Anderson Torres | 31 Aug 14:37 2015

[TDE-on-NixOS] Cmake will be the default in TDE, in a near future?

Hello, TDE hackers!

I am now working on packaging TDE to NixOS Linux distribution. I will
resume an earlier work I have made a long time ago, but for all
purposes it will be a long and challenging "TDE from Scratch" task.

As I read the wiki on building TDE from sources, I found there are a
bit heterogeneous build system: some old apps use Autotools, and the
new ones use Cmake. If the build system were homogeneous, it would be
a bit easier (for me at least :P) to maintain the Nix expressions.

So, I want to ask two things:

1 - There is some intent on wipe Autotools and adopt Cmake on all TDE tree?
2 - If yes to 1: how can I help on it?

Thanks in Advance!
Anderson Torres

Timothy Pearson | 31 Aug 00:09 2015

Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.1 Released!

For those not subscribed to the trinity-announce mailing list, TDE R14.0.1
was officially released today:


Thank you for your patience during the upload process!

Jerry Nettrouer II | 28 Aug 01:51 2015

Trinity Desktop for Slackware(64) 14.1 + Multilib System

Hey! I recently got my build script completed for the Trinity Desktop on 
Slackware64 14.1, as the native desktop. If your interested you can 
download it and find instructions on my website at this URL 
http://www.inpito.org/trinity.php later.

Gene Heskett | 27 Aug 10:57 2015

I am still stuck in a replacement loop of 2 files

From the synaptic history screen:
Commit Log for Thu Aug 27 04:44:56 2015

Upgraded the following packages:
tdeadmin-trinity (4:14.0.1-0debian7.0.0+0) to 4:14.0.1-0debian7.0.0+0
tdegames-trinity (4:14.0.1-0debian7.0.0+0) to 4:14.0.1-0debian7.0.0+0

And if I simply hit the apply button, it will do it again and again.  I 
nuked those two files in /var/cache/apt/archives by hand and it went 
away.  Those were quite long filenames, and contained some odd 
characters.  The dash is a legal char, but is the + sign? I don't know.

Cheers, Gene Heskett

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Dr. Nikolaus Klepp | 26 Aug 18:51 2015

TDE and Devuan :-)

Hi all!

I just updated a wheezy testmachine with TDE 14.0.0 to devuan + jessie + TED 14.0.1. Surprisingly things
went quite smooth. After the upgrade I had to manually purge systemd and cgmanager. Now there is only
"libsystemd0" left - well, maybe somebody needs to recompile "cups" without systemd :-)



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John P. Willis | 25 Aug 17:53 2015

PPA not working?

As is very often the case, the PPA for TDE is not working. Though yesterday it would simply time out, today,
I get "509 Maximum Instantaneous Bandwidth Exceeded". This would not be a problem, except that it holds
back other needed updates on my system.

What needs to be done to make this PPA work well, and how can I help?

Err http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity-r14.0.0/debian/ wheezy/main katomic-trinity amd64 4:14.0.1-0debian7.0.0+0
509 Maximum Instantaneous Bandwidth Exceeded

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Felix Miata | 25 Aug 02:43 2015

Ctrl-Alt-Del warning frozen instead of TDM greeter in

This is openSUSE 13.1. Is there something I can change in kdmrc to stop this
broken warning? Nothing in it jumps out at me. Elsehwere? I can ctrl-alt-Fn
to get to the vttys. http://trinity-users.pearsoncomputing.net/?0::2262
thread discusses, but I see no solution there that doesn't depend on a
running X session, and nothing in Bugzilla.

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