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Month: October 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 16:33:14 -0500
> Hello, all.
> This is a KDE problem, not a Trinity one, but I know of nowhere else that
> would give me a sympathetic hearing.    ("KDE 3 is dead already.  Scrap
> KDE 3
> and go to KDE 4.")
> Bonkers is the best description I can come up with.  Applications that
> were
> working fine are suddenly not.  (In particular Konqueror, but not only
> Konqeror.)  Settings change randomly.  The latest, a few minutes ago, was
> my
> desktop settings, which have disappeared and the same random KDE one "set
> up"
> for all the desktops (4 - and until just now they all had different
> backgrounds).  When I went to check what "configure desktop" showed, I
> found
> that my screensaver had been turned off.
> The most benign reason I can come up with is that the CMOS battery needs
> changing.  Something is obviously on the way out.  Motherboard also
> springs
> to mind. :-(
> It could, of course, be software related.  I just can't think what!
> All other ideas and suggestions for solving this gratefully received.  If
> the
> advice is bin the thing it will only echo my fears.  I built this box
> about 8
> years ago, so something crucial dying is not impossible.
> It would happen now. :-(  I am in the middle of something that is
> important to
> me, and has a deadline of Monday, which I am not going to meet.  I have
> had
> to give up driving because my eyesight has deteriorated, I live in the
> country and my husband (i.e. my transport) is away for the next 2 weeks.
> My, the gremlins are having fun. ;-(
> Lisi

I would strongly suggest checking the RAM and your hard disk both for any
problems.  KDE3.5 and Lenny, while outdated, are very stable.