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Month: August 2011

Re: [trinity-users] BUG Day!

From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 06:31:08 -0500
I most likely cannot be around this Saturday so I'll list my
observations here.

There is a thread from last week where we tried to determine why two
instances of WiCD are appearing in the system tray each time TDE is
started.  I tried moving /etc/xdg/autostart/wicd-tray.desktop out of the
way and then no WiCD system tray instances were run.  After moving it
back TDE once again starts two instances.  I did not observe this
behavior in XFCE 4.8 which I was running previous to installing TDE.

I was a bit stymied attempting tocustomize KDM from kControl.  No matter what I
tried, Debian More Orbit Blue was shown.  I finally had to comment out
the Theme line (as I recall) to allow my changes to be seen.  If a
default them is chosen, mention should probably be made in kcontrol that
the system theme setting overrided changes made in kcontrol's KDM

Desktop icons.  I don't use too many but the few I have are set to be
lined up vertically, directories first, and locked in place.  Plugging
in a flash drive results in its icon being placed in a new vertical row
not exactly lined up with the existing icons.  I would prefer it to be
placed at the bottom of the existing icon list on the desktop.  It seems
as though that was the behavior up to 3.5.10, as I recall.

I am using Xscreensaver rather than kscreensaver.  There are some issues
with screen locking that occur after lid close and resume from suspend.
I have things configured so that the screen is locked on lid close and
when I reopen the lid I get the Xscreensaver password dialog.  I also
have the screen set to be locked upon resume and then I first get a TDE
password dialog followed immediately by the Xscreensaver password
dialog!  I use Xscreensaver only for the reason that its savers are more
varied and it changes savers at a configurable interval.  If
Kscreensaver would change savers at a regular interval rather than at
each saver start in Random mode, I could drop Xscreensaver.

No real show stoppers here, just a few minor annoyances.  :-)  Overall,
I give the project an A++ rating for keeping a great desktop environment
moving forward.

- Nate >>


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