Post by Michael Black Post by Jimmy Johnson
In kde plasma 'Systemsettings' I use icon view, opening 'Appearance' I
see two 'Global Theme' modules and it's been giving me problems. I've
checked 6 installs all have the bug, all have duplicate global theme
If you find a "bug" don't tell us, tell Slackware. They want feedback, especially at this time. They can't fix things they don't know about.
I fixed it here, by not using the the icon view. It is a plasma5 bug
that kde should to fix and kde has gone corporate, not much help there.
The legacy nvidia problems don't seem to be a problem if using the
breeze splash or any other installed splash or no splash, it's my
downloaded splash that's causing the problem with some bits not working
while using the legacy driver. Nvidia says their not going fix the
driver any more and I have no idea what slackware or any other distro
can do anything about it. I'm a old linux tester, was testing debian
until systemd and I've only been back testing slackware the last 4 yrs.
and I don't trust my judgement about contacting Patrick, I may interrupt
Post by Michael Black
If you actually read the changelog, it's routine to see something updated, then a few days later a bug fix, sometimes with a thanks. There are an awful lot of tiny little things. 14.2 was missing something, something like a parallel port descriptor, and somehow it wasn't noticed until after the release. A tiny little thing, and just an oversight.
At the same time, what may be a bug may be fixed very soon, because it's been noticed, and fixed.
I would like to see 14.2 with kde4 maintained for a longtime, I like a
stable system and I have fond memories of kde4, I like using 'yawp'
weather widget and kdf and it was the kde4 release party where I met
Patrick and he installed version 13.* on my laptop and we hung out for
awhile. I was testing mepis, debian and kde at that time, working
directly with the developers while testing and helping get bugs fixed.
14.2 is missing ffmpeg, I started testing that yesterday, it seems their
maybe security problems with ffmpeg, I'm going to try as many versions
as I can, but the kde desktop sharing with the internet seems to not
help security at all.
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