Baron | 23 Apr 20:38 2014

Text Vanished

Hi Guys,

Just had a friend call me and tell me that all the text in his 
applications and logout window has disapeared !

He is running Alexandre's PCLinuxOS with the Trinity desktop.

I don't have a clue where to look to sort this issue.
Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance:

Best Regards:

Greg Madden | 23 Apr 06:26 2014

Gwenview memory usage

Wheezy amd 64, TDE

I use Gwenview to view .tiff files, these are Architectural D drawings 
scanned to .tiff. They range in size: 350K>1.1M.

The feature I kike about Gwenview as a viewer is I can view a directory 
full of tiff files and browse thru them using the toolbar.

The downside, it seems, is that after viewing about 10 or so files  all 
8gb of memory is used, all other apps have been swapped out so checking 
mail or any other task is slow ..actually the workstation becomes to 
slow to be productive.

Memory is not released between file this normal?  This is 
first app I have noticed using all memory so quickly..seems unusual.





John Pisini | 22 Apr 01:06 2014

using other composters with TDE

I would like to use Compton with TDE is it possible? I have tried a few things but have yet to get it to work on login. I can manually start it after login but can't make it autostart.

Greg Madden | 18 Apr 05:10 2014

kpdf print function issue

system: Debian Wheezy, TDE amd64

I recieve construction drawings as pdf"s. These are ARCH D = 24x36 or 
ANSI D = 22x34. I view them in kpdf, I print them to my printer using 
Tabloid,  paper size = 11x17. 

Only an 8x11 image gets printed on the 11x17 page.. Can not figure out 
how to get the correct size image, seems like shrink to fit, or some 
such  were options. Do not see any such in the kpdf print dialog.

Using krinter to print the same file it prints an 11x17 portion of the 
larger file size.

kpdf has a different print dialog than kprinter...?,

Using cups, server:/var/run/cups/cups.sock
printer driver for  my HP Offficejet Pro 8600: hpcups 3.12.6



John Pisini | 17 Apr 16:45 2014

PCLinuxOS version question

I have had the same thing happen on two different machines. I installed it and everything was working OK but then I did an upgrade and on reboot both machines hang after logging into Trinity. The background shows up and that is it. Mouse moves but I can't do anything including shut down have to hard power off the box. Both machines are laptops with Intel chips and video cards if that makes any difference. The other thing is on both machines I have downloaded a different kernel as I have 4gb of ram in one laptop and 8gb in the other and PCLinux only sees two with the kernel on the CD. I know Alexandre said he was working on a new v ersion but I was wondering if anyone else had seen this?

dollyclone | 16 Apr 10:44 2014

using shared-mime-info


is there a way to use shared-mime-info database as XDG standard, 
instead of obsolete "Type=MimeType" in .desktop files ?

Dolly Pete

Robert Peters | 13 Apr 23:33 2014

Trying to activate wlan0 and eth0

My Thinkpad laptop has a Lubuntu partition that has wired and wireless
access: the modules are iwlwifi and e1000e.
Another partition runs exeGnu Trinity 14 but no internet connection.
I used modprobe to install the above modules and put their names in
/etc/modules, but wlan0 and eth0 are still not seen.
What to do?

Alexandre | 13 Apr 01:45 2014

Is there a TDE build for Raspberry Pi RaspBian?

I would like to know if there is a set of packages available for the Raspberry Pi model B with 512mb of RAM mini computer. I use Raspbian (based on Debian 7).

I bought it last week and with the turbo (well...) overclock at 1000mhz, it has almost adequate processing power for running TDE, probably similar to the power of PCs used in the first part of the KDE3 era.

Thank you very much!
Tini | 12 Apr 16:37 2014

Re: Doing Non-Destructive Installations?

I did a quick check, my local shop sells 'HGST Touro Mobile' XHDD 
for $55. So, I'll grab one next week and backup all of my home files 
(shoulda did that already) and then install the new OS.

--- Original Message ---
From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
To: trinity-users@...
Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Doing Non-Destructive Installations?
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014

On Saturday 12 April 2014 04.52:21 Calvin Morrison wrote:
> well... Okay here's a longer answer... You could in theory delete
> everything besides your home folder, then install on partition, and
> manually make a user when you're done the install.

Yep, but be aware that if anything goes wrong you WILL lose your data. 

You don't say how much space you have or why another drive is no option, but having 700 GB of valuable data and
no backup... that's dangerous. 

Hard disks do die...


Russell Brown | 11 Apr 12:41 2014

Printer Control not showing jobs in queues

Does anyone know why the Trinity KDE Control Module for printers doesn't
show jobs in the print queues?

The problem is probably best illustrated with a screen scrape:

You can see in the xterm window the current queue status and in the
Control Module window no jobs showing up.  I've tried in both normal
user and Administrator mode.

I'm running:

% kcontrol --version
Qt: 3.3.8d
Trinity Control Center:

On an older KDE3 system:

% kcontrol --version
Qt: 3.3.8b
KDE: 3.5.10
KDE Control Center: 3.5.10

with, for all intents and purposes an identical printer setup, it works.


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Lisi Reisz | 13 Apr 15:38 2014

Re: Dead Sound Card - SOLVED

On Tuesday 08 April 2014 15:52:34 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 April 2014 15:43:29 Alexandre wrote:
> > > I have a client whose sound has suddenly died, after running
> > > well since the system was installed.  (Six months??  A bit
> > > more?)  The obvious explanations are user error (clicked
> > > something without realising) or dead hardware.
> > >
> > > She is running Debian Wheezy with TDE on an oldish
> > > Dell laptop.  Since I haven't got the laptop here, I haven't
> > > got its specs.  I cannot have the laptop to work on for the
> > > moment, since she is using it a lot for now.
> > >
> > > All suggestions or explanations welcomed,
> > > Lisi
> >
> > Hi Lisi,
> >
> > At first, I think that checking that all of the on/off check
> > boxes in Kmix is a good option. Then, some laptops has a function
> > keys, on the same keys as F1, F..., where you can press FN+ (the
> > mute button) to turn on or off the sound. On some lappies, these
> > keys are driven by the software (in linux), or on older lappies,
> > it is directly controlled by the hardware, which is more
> > multi-platform friendly. 

This turned out to be the correct solution.  Thanks, Alexandre.  There 
was a row of small buttons along the near edge of the laptop, in 
front of the touchpad.  The owner had obviously touched it by