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Plasma 4 Extensions by DanaKil 62 comments

After a fair bit of work, I was able to compile the 0.2 sources on F11. Here's what I had to do.

First, remove the line:

find_package(Plasma REQUIRED)

On line 19, change




And then, most importantly, edit the file /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake and comment out the line producing the line reading:

message(FATAL_ERROR "Qt compiled without support for -fvisibility=hidden. This will break plugins and linking of some applications. Please fix your Qt installation.")

This should probably get changed back...
- Jul 22 2009
QuickLauncher Applet

Plasma 4 Extensions by svenstorp 130 comments

On just starting to use KDE4, I too was wondering where the quick launchers went. But try this: Using the kickoff-style menu, hover over a menu item, right click, and choose "Add to panel". Then of course you can reorder them, etc, using the cashew. - Nov 27 2008

Science by beam 71 comments

As far as I can see, it's not possible to configure the location of the lyxpipe for reference pushing. Is this right? If so, then it'd be great if the location could be configured, since people put the pipe in various places. - Apr 28 2008
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities by kelvie 347 comments

I love this app, but there is one issue for me, namely, that the "auto-save" feature, as nice as it is, makes the CPU usage very high. If I'm typing quickly in a basket, I see 30% CPU usage when the system is otherwise idle. If I'm doing something else---say, compiling in the background---then, BasKeT can become very, very slow, much slower than I type.

It seems as if BasKeT is saving too often. I wonder whether it wouldn't be possible to wait until there is some kind of pause in typing or whatever and save them. Yes, you might lose a character or two, but it would make the program much more responsive. - Mar 21 2007
ps2pdf Service Menu

Dolphin Service Menus by rgheck 8 comments

Ahh. Well, glad it's working. - Feb 13 2006
ps2pdf Service Menu

Dolphin Service Menus by rgheck 8 comments

There are two possibilities. The first is that you haven't installed the shell script into the correct location. Both ps2pdf.desktop and must go into ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/. You can use in the install script to get them there.

If the shell script is in the correct location, then some other error is causing the shell script itself to fail. As I said, you get the "program not found" message on any failure. It would be nice if Konqueror provided a little more information, but it doesn't, so we'll have to sort this out some other way.

One way is to run the shell script manually. So find yourself a PS file and run something like:
#~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/ /path/to/
and see what happens. What ought to happen is that you get /path/to/my.pdf.

The other option is to start Konqueror from a terminal and then try using the service menu. You'll get better diagnostics that way.

Let me know what happens. - Feb 12 2006
ps2pdf Service Menu

Dolphin Service Menus by rgheck 8 comments

This happens whenever the action fails, for whatever reason. It doesn't actually have anything to do with "dirname".

Further testing has revealed an occasional problem with how I was trying to find the location of the script file. I've made a change that should prevent this problem. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.

By the way, if you do have this kind of problem (with this script or a different one), the way to debug it is to start Konqueror from a terminal. You'll get more informative error messages there whenever something goes wrong. - Feb 12 2006