KDE 3.4.2 issues - Debian

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  1. KDE 3.4.2 issues

    Hi,

    yesterday I switched two machines (SID, almost the same configuration) to KDE
    3.4.2. In both cases I had to fix things up to get KDE started at all.

    1. The kdm input appeared, but keyboard input did not work at all. I couldn't
    even switch to a console with ctrl-alt-1. I finally found out, that
    replacing /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc and /etc/kde3/kdm/backgroundrc with the
    appropriate .dpkg-dist fixed it up. (I answered the the apt-get question
    about replacing these files with 'n', which is the default).

    2. On the second machine I answered the apt-get questions about replacing
    kdmrc and backgroundrc with 'y' (clever, ehh?). But logging in on kdm just
    restarted xorg and brought up kdm again. This was just true for my desktop
    user. I tried it as root and other users, which worked out fine. I found out,
    that removing ~.wmrc solved the problem.

    This is just for your interest. I am not shure if one should call this 'bugs'.
    But if someone is interested in my old kdmrc, just tell me - I backed it up.


    Now there is a point that I did not find out so far:
    Pasting and copying with the middle mouse button does not work any more.
    Please give me a hint about that, I just can't find the switch to enable it
    again.
    Which makes it worse is that in Konsole, even ctrl-C and ctrl-V do not work
    any more. i have to use the menu (or shift-insert to paste). I did not manage
    to globally switch it on. Any help?


    Regards,

    Tim


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  2. copy & paste (was: Re: KDE 3.4.2 issues)

    Am Mittwoch 14 September 2005 10:02 schrieb Tim Ruehsen:

    > Now there is a point that I did not find out so far:
    > Pasting and copying with the middle mouse button does not work any
    > more. Please give me a hint about that, I just can't find the switch to
    > enable it again.


    Hello Tim,

    works here.

    > Which makes it worse is that in Konsole, even ctrl-C and ctrl-V do not
    > work any more. i have to use the menu (or shift-insert to paste). I did
    > not manage to globally switch it on. Any help?


    AFAIK that is not supposed to work at all. Ctrl-C also stands for
    interrupting a running shell command and Ctrl-V according to the menu is
    also not mapped to paste.

    In my mapping which should be standard mapping I can use Shift-Insert for
    inserting clipboard contents. There is no keyboard shortcut for copying
    tough. But you can set one in the shortcut dialog (dunno if it is called
    exactly like that cause I use KDE in german language).

    Well I tried it, you can even set Ctrl-C for copy and Ctrl-V for paste,
    but then you can't use Ctrl-C for interrupting running shell commands
    anymore. Thus I recommend setting different shortcuts just like the
    Konsole warning requester that pops up when you try to set Ctrl-Key
    combinations recommends, too.

    I just use Alt-C and Alt-V for now. These may conflict with some other
    keyboard settings, but as far as I remember I never used Alt-C and Alt-V
    in Konsole before, so thats fine for me for now.

    The Amiga has special Amiga keys and uses Left Amiga-C and Left Amiga-V
    for copy and paste. Thus there is no conflict between Ctrl-C and the
    keyboard combination for cut&paste. Maybe one can set copy and paste to
    Left Windows key-C and Left Windows key-V (just place a pinguin on
    those), but I do not have these on my IBM ThinkPad T23 keyboard.

    Regards,
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    Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de


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  3. Re: copy & paste (was: Re: KDE 3.4.2 issues)

    Hi Martin,

    Am Donnerstag, 15. September 2005 23:14 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
    > Am Mittwoch 14 September 2005 10:02 schrieb Tim Ruehsen:
    >
    > > Now there is a point that I did not find out so far:
    > > Pasting and copying with the middle mouse button does not work any
    > > more. Please give me a hint about that, I just can't find the switch to
    > > enable it again.

    >
    > works here.

    On my second machine, which is a different hardware, but more or less a copy
    of the first one, it works. But not on this machine here. I wonder if this a
    xorg/x11, qt or kde issue? I am still looking for a hint to reenable it.
    Though pressing left and right button does it (Emulate3Buttons=true in
    xorg.conf).

    > AFAIK that is not supposed to work at all. Ctrl-C also stands for
    > interrupting a running shell command and Ctrl-V according to the menu is
    > also not mapped to paste.
    >
    > In my mapping which should be standard mapping I can use Shift-Insert for
    > inserting clipboard contents. There is no keyboard shortcut for copying
    > tough. But you can set one in the shortcut dialog (dunno if it is called
    > exactly like that cause I use KDE in german language).
    >
    > Well I tried it, you can even set Ctrl-C for copy and Ctrl-V for paste,
    > but then you can't use Ctrl-C for interrupting running shell commands
    > anymore. Thus I recommend setting different shortcuts just like the
    > Konsole warning requester that pops up when you try to set Ctrl-Key
    > combinations recommends, too.
    >
    > I just use Alt-C and Alt-V for now. These may conflict with some other
    > keyboard settings, but as far as I remember I never used Alt-C and Alt-V
    > in Konsole before, so thats fine for me for now.
    >
    > The Amiga has special Amiga keys and uses Left Amiga-C and Left Amiga-V
    > for copy and paste. Thus there is no conflict between Ctrl-C and the
    > keyboard combination for cut&paste. Maybe one can set copy and paste to
    > Left Windows key-C and Left Windows key-V (just place a pinguin on
    > those), but I do not have these on my IBM ThinkPad T23 keyboard.
    >


    Thanks for your ideas about ctrl-c and ctrl-v. You are right, I never used
    ctrl-c for copying and really need it for interrupting things. I will find a
    solution for that, thanks.

    Regards,

    Tim


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