Nicolas Dobigeon | 15 Nov 02:24 2014

TDE R3.5.14 on CentOS 7

Hello !

I plan to begin to use TDE as my main (and only) DE when the R14 will
be in stable version. Are we many people to use TDE on CentOS ? Maybe
i'm one of the few french user of TDE on CentOS.

I want to thanks Timothy and the team for the job you're doing !
I really want to try the next version with all modifications and the
new TDE network manager =)

In the hope to help you on the bug tracker ;) See you !


David Hare | 11 Nov 00:59 2014

Exe GNU/Linux, Jessie, no-systemd

A new (experimental) Exe GNU/Linux version exegnu-jessv-20141109.iso is 

It is current TDE R14 on (mostly current and original) Debian Jessie.

All *systemd* packages are excluded using /etc/apt/preferences. 
Recompiled (without *systemd*) libpulse0 (mplayer dep) and dbus are 
used. Cups version is pinned to 1.7.1-5.

A few important packages may be missing or not working properly. There 
is only me to test it so far, any help appreciated. Updates will follow.

Uwe Brauer | 10 Nov 17:30 2014

broken packages qt3-dev, libdrm-dev


I tried to install qt3-dev-tools   in order to try to run 
make xconfig 
for compiling a new kernel.

The installation failed. 
apt-get install -f was recommended, but also failed with the following 

Unpacking libdrm-dev (from .../libdrm-dev_2.4.18-1ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libdrm-dev_2.4.18-1ubuntu3_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/include/drm/nouveau_drm.h', which is also in package linux-libc-dev 0:3.7.0-2
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

 Now all my packages are broken and I can't install anything.

This never happened. Any ideas?

Uwe Brauer 

John Campbell | 10 Nov 10:47 2014

KMail mail check failure

in the last 6-8 months I have been having occasional failure of mail check 
both interval and manual. 

The symptom is the bottom right progress bar shows constant movement with no 
percentage given and no new mail.Workaround is close kmail, reopen it go to 
Settings - Configure Mail - Accounts - Receiving - Modify - Apply (without 
editing anything) - OK and it downloads and will do so for 1~30 days and the 
same thing happens again.

Doesn't matter which of 4 POP3 accounts I select to (not) modify - all then 

Just open/close does not fix it nor TDE exit/new session or reboot. Machine 
normally runs 24/7

Has persisted through a complete machine replacement (with the same 
~.trinity/share/apps/kmail/mail directory and filters

This is with KMail 1.9.10 (enterprise35.0.20100827.1168748) (Using Trinity on Debian 7 reported by synaptic as kmail-trinity The same setup had been working fine for some 
months beforehand

Any ideas ?


John Campbell

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Baron | 7 Nov 12:55 2014

Re: Email server maintenance

On Friday 07 November 2014 03:08:29 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> The Email server is now back online and functioning normally. 
> Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties.
> Thanks!
> Tim

I wonder, does this mean that I might be able to see my own posts. :-)


Best Regards:

Dr. Nikolaus Klepp | 7 Nov 14:13 2014

Re: X60s/X200s kernel 3.7.0 compiled no wifi. (Old 2.6.32, ubuntu wifi works)

On wheezy (3.2 kernel and 3.12 from backports) I was not able to get the iwl3945 or any other wifi card from the
T6*/X6*/X6*t series to work correctly, although they worked under 2.6 kernel. The newer models from T500
upward seem to work, but only 5 GHZ, not 2.4 GHz.


Am Donnerstag, 6. November 2014 schrieb Uwe Brauer:
> Hello
> Here is the short question:
> Did anybody successfully compile a kernel >= 3.7, within trinity and got
> the wifi to work for the machines mentioned above??
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Rationale and longer story.
> I am running a X60 and an X200, both with trinity/Kubuntu 10.04 (I know it is
> outdated but I have my reasons) and wifi works without any problems.
> I replaced in both machines my HHD with a SSD and reinstalled Kubuntu
> 10.04 again, using the jfs file system. I am very pleased with the
> results.
> However after the installation I found out that on the long time run I
> should use trim, which was not supported for jfs in the 2.6.32-37
> kernel. I could upgrade the kernel via the backport releases but these
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Thierry de Coulon | 10 Nov 21:27 2014

Re: trinity nightly builds uninstallable in Debian Jessie

On Thursday 06 November 2014 06.29:49 Michele Calgaro wrote:
> Nightly builds are being rebuilt for RC1, but (...) I am writing from such a
> system, since I build all packages on my own
> :-) )
> Cheers
>    Michele

I'm not very experienced, but what is necessary to build packages? I assume 
one must get the source code, but what then? Is it possible with the tools 
provided by a standard distribution, what should I understand to manage such 
a task?

I have compiled things in the past, but always by following instructions (I 
did build a few Gentoo systems some years ago...) but I can't read and 
modifiy code (at least not anything like C).


Philip Ashmore | 7 Nov 12:53 2014

Re: trinity nightly builds uninstallable in Debian Jessie

On 06/11/14 09:59, Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Thursday 06 of November 2014 07:45:01 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> Hi there.
>>> I followed the instructions regarding nightly builds:
>>> $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/trinity.list
>>> # Trinity nightly builds
>>> deb
>>> dependencies/debian jessie main
>>> deb-src
>>> dependencies/debian jessie main
>>> deb
>>> /debian jessie main
>>> deb-src
>>> /debian jessie main
>>> After reloading I select desktop-base-trinity [OK] and tde-trinity [FAIL]
>>> Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade
>>> The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that
>>> all the required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences.
>>> tde-trinity:
>>>    Depends: tde-core-trinity but it is not going to be installed
>>>    Depends: tdeedu-trinity (>=4:14.0.0~) but it is not installable
>>>    Depends: tdegames-trinity (>=4:14.0.0~) but it is not installable
>>>    Depends: tdetoys-trinity but it is not going to be installed
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François Andriot | 12 Nov 20:21 2014

Re: Open SuSE 13.2 released

Le 05/11/2014 13:25, David Bell a écrit :
> On Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 08:20:56 Reinhard Hennig wrote:
>> Will the trinity-project provide packages for the new OpenSuSE release?
>> It seems that KDE 3.5 will be no more available.
> KDE 3.5 packages are still available, via YAST in OpenSuSe v13.2
> David Bell

Yes, there will be packages for openSUSE 13.2 .

i'm currently integrating the R14 packages on the Opensuse Build Service.
You can try the current packages if you dare:
At this time, all main packages are built. It lacks supplementary 
libraries and applications.

Alongside the OBS, there wlil be another set of packages available as 
usual on the Trinity mirrors.
The Trinity mirrors will have more supported distributions and more 
features enabled.
This is because the opensuse build service has limitations about 
authorized libraries (audio/video coded licence issues) and supported 


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Gerhard Zintel | 8 Nov 21:56 2014

Re: Desktop Icons + Lock button = what to restart?

On Monday 27 October 2014, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > ------------- snip ------------------
> > konqueror: WARNING: failed to obtain ELF icon: ELF resource section not
> > found
> > TQClipboard: Unknown SelectionClear event received.
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > [kdesktop_lock] Warning: unable to create control socket
> > '/tmp/tdesocket-global/
> > kdesktoplockcontrol-0'.  Interactive logon modules may not function
> > properly.
> > [twin] X_SetInputFocus(0x1c00096): BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
> >   Major opcode:  19
> >   Minor opcode:  0
> >   Resource id:  0x1c00096
> > TQClipboard: Unknown SelectionClear event received.
> > [twin] X_SetInputFocus(0x3a6ebaa): BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
> > kmail: WARNING: FolderStorage::getMsg was asked for an invalid index. idx
> > =0 count()=0
> > ------------- snip ------------------
> > All errors are displayed more often before without the above described
> > desktop problem (no icons, no middle and right mouse button menu).
> > Process kdesktop is running but there is additionally a "[kdesktop_lock]
> > <defunct>" process. Might this be the culprit? I do not lock my desktop
> > normally.
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Alexandre | 16 Oct 04:14 2014

RE: What is the value of a HP ProLiant ML370 G4 server?

> > This server is very fast, but I don't have much use for it.
> >
> > I'd like to know if it still has a money value, and how much would it
> > still worth in production? I want to sell it, but I have no idea of what
> > could be a fair/good price for it. Could it be useful for this project?
> I have a server similar to that one (IBM NetFinity) sitting gathering dust
> I'm afraid. They aren't worth much these days; any savings in hardware
> costs get chewed up in electricity in the first few months of operation.
> Older Intel hardware is extremely power hungry; add to that the heat load
> on the cooling systems in a datacenter and you have a server best used for
> experimentation/learning. It's probably only worth a couple hundred
> dollars at best.
> Tim

Good to know! When I bought it, I though that I could use it as a regular computer, but it needs 15 minutes before it gets to GRUB, just to do its power on self tests. After that, the 8 big redundant fans makes it very disagreeable to use, plus the Ati Rage XL doesn't show rage at all when it comes to drive today's large screens.

I'll try to sell it on Kijiji before this elephant makes a hole in the floor. :)