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Old 07-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Antonio Olivares
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

> >> 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768
> when I have a
> >> landscape LCD?
> >
> > ?? 1024x768 is landscape, isn't it?
>

This one is easy, just edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root user and add Modes lines

Original can look like:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


Add the Modes line with your optimal resolution included


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

The numbers here can changed but namely you prefer "1440x900" as I saw in previous post. Try that and Deskop should start in your preferred resolution

Regards,

Antonio




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Old 07-18-2008, 06:05 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 13:07 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> Another thing I miss, going from KDE3 to KDE4, is that KDE3 would save
> the
> state of my desktop, so that any apps/konsoles I had up when I logged
> out
> would be brought back up when I logged back in.

Settings->Advanced Tab->Session Manager->Restore Previous Session (or
Manually Saved Session etc.). This is on 4.0.98.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Anne Wilson
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Friday 18 July 2008 18:07:44 Mike Burger wrote:
> > 2008/7/18 linuxguy <linuxguy123@gmail.com>:
> >> I upgraded to F9 when it first came out. Everything works, but my
> >> desktop is a mess. But surely I am missing something, after all, why
> >> are the KDE developers so proud of their work ?
> >>
> >> So... how is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ? Right now I have
> >> about 100 icons for folders and files randomly dispersed on the desktop.
> >> How do I clean them up and get my desktop organized again ?
> >>
> >> I hate that I can't drag and drop files into folders on the desktop. Is
> >> there a way to do this without using Dolphin ?
> >>
> >> I hate the "collars" that appear around the file and folder icons. Can
> >> they be turned off ?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >
> > I use KDE 4 daily on both of my computers, as the primary desktop
> > environment. I don't like the new desktop icons either, but I just
> > turned them off. The ability to manage files on the desktop background
> > is far from necessary, imo. In addition, there is greatly improved
> > support for desktop icons coming in KDE 4.1, so this is just a
> > temporary solution until the better one is ready.
>
> Currently, I'm only running F9/KDE4 on one system (desktop...not upgrading
> my laptop until I have a chance to try out KDE4.1 on my desktop).
>
> I don't put much on my desktop...I use the "Favorites" section of the
> menu. I've never been a big fan of cluttering my desktop, anyhow...too
> difficult to remember what's there, and where it is.
>
> My one concern, now that I've been using it a while, is the limited
> functionality of the Plasma widget tool in the upper left corner.
>
> I've read a number of write-ups on KDE4, and note that there a couple of
> things not set up to run from that widget...right now, it only allows you
> to add/remove widgets from various places. My understanding is that you
> should be able to work with a number of settings, from the "Cashew", than
> we seem to be able to do, now.
>
> Another thing I miss, going from KDE3 to KDE4, is that KDE3 would save the
> state of my desktop, so that any apps/konsoles I had up when I logged out
> would be brought back up when I logged back in.
>
> I'm having some trouble locating a setting for that, right now.
>
That has been working on my system for a while now.

I'd like to recommend a little viewing for you all to get an idea of where the
desktop is going. Here are some links:

http://www.ereslibre.es/?p=104
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhODrJkoidA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrFz7IxXppU

Anne
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:10 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 17:05 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > 1) How do I resize the Desktop plasmoid? It has no handles.
>
> You mean the folderview showing the desktop icons? Or the whole desktop? If
> it's the latter, that shouldn't need to be resized at all (see also point 4).

It's the former.

> > 2) How do I rearrange stuff in the Panel? There used to be a gawd-awful
> > "start move/end move" thing on the panel menu in 4.0 but at least it
> > worked. Now it's gone.
>
> You put up the panel controller then you drag&drop your applet.
> See: http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2008/07/05/move-your-applets-freely/

Nice.

> > 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768 when I have a
> > landscape LCD?
>
> Is this some sort of dual screen configuration, e.g. a laptop with an external
> video output? If so, it's probably picking up the size of the wrong display:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=440239

Nope, it's a bog-standard 19" Samsung SyncMaster 920 running off an
onboard Intel 965.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:11 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 18:51 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 18 July 2008 18:05:44 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > > 1) How do I resize the Desktop plasmoid? It has no handles.
> >
> > You mean the folderview showing the desktop icons? Or the whole desktop? If
> > it's the latter, that shouldn't need to be resized at all (see also point
> > 4).
> >
> > > 2) How do I rearrange stuff in the Panel? There used to be a gawd-awful
> > > "start move/end move" thing on the panel menu in 4.0 but at least it
> > > worked. Now it's gone.
> >
> > You put up the panel controller then you drag&drop your applet.
> > See: http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2008/07/05/move-your-applets-freely/
> >
> Second sentence, Kevin -
> <quote>
> This will be included in KDE 4.1 final.
> </quote>
>
> Standard Fedora and Mandriva are still on 4.0.x.

Actually it kind of works on 4.0.98.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Anne Wilson
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Friday 18 July 2008 19:02:27 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 17:29 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
>
> There seem to be two kinds: those that are just there "because", such as
> Kmix, NM etc., and others that one puts there through the Autostart
> dialogue. In my case I only added Ktorrent to this last, nevertheless I
> have Kmix, Pidgin, NM, Amarok, Ksensors, Kpowersave (?) and the keyboard
> switcher thingy. I'm sure I did add these all at some point in my 3.5
> days, but I no longer know where to change them.
>
You should be able to get rid of them from a right-click.

> > I'll try to find the answer to that one.
> >
> > > 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768 when I have a
> > > landscape LCD?
> >
> > ?? 1024x768 is landscape, isn't it?
>
> No, it's 4x3 or a standard "square TV" monitor. Landscape is 16x9.
>
No, :-) Landscape is the opposite of portrait. 16x9 is widescreen.

Anne

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:14 PM
Anne Wilson
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Friday 18 July 2008 19:05:19 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 13:07 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> > Another thing I miss, going from KDE3 to KDE4, is that KDE3 would save
> > the
> > state of my desktop, so that any apps/konsoles I had up when I logged
> > out
> > would be brought back up when I logged back in.
>
> Settings->Advanced Tab->Session Manager->Restore Previous Session (or
> Manually Saved Session etc.). This is on 4.0.98.
>
I only get to work with my Fedora box spasmodically, so - how do you get
4.0.98? I'm sure I still only have 4.0.5, and I do update.

Anne
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:20 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 11:04 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > >> 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768
> > when I have a
> > >> landscape LCD?
> > >
> > > ?? 1024x768 is landscape, isn't it?
> >
>
> This one is easy, just edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root user and add Modes lines

There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This is in line with current practice of
trying to avoid it wherever possible. That's it's not necessary is
demonstrated by the fact the 1440x900 mode works perfectly once I tell
KDE to use it. The problem is that KDE forgets.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:21 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 19:12 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 18 July 2008 19:02:27 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 17:29 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >
> > There seem to be two kinds: those that are just there "because", such as
> > Kmix, NM etc., and others that one puts there through the Autostart
> > dialogue. In my case I only added Ktorrent to this last, nevertheless I
> > have Kmix, Pidgin, NM, Amarok, Ksensors, Kpowersave (?) and the keyboard
> > switcher thingy. I'm sure I did add these all at some point in my 3.5
> > days, but I no longer know where to change them.
> >
> You should be able to get rid of them from a right-click.

I know. I don't want to get rid of them. However I'd still like to know
where they are.

> > > I'll try to find the answer to that one.
> > >
> > > > 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768 when I have a
> > > > landscape LCD?
> > >
> > > ?? 1024x768 is landscape, isn't it?
> >
> > No, it's 4x3 or a standard "square TV" monitor. Landscape is 16x9.
> >
> No, :-) Landscape is the opposite of portrait. 16x9 is widescreen.

Quite right, my mistake.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:23 PM
"Patrick O'Callaghan"
 
Default How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 19:14 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 18 July 2008 19:05:19 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 13:07 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> > > Another thing I miss, going from KDE3 to KDE4, is that KDE3 would save
> > > the
> > > state of my desktop, so that any apps/konsoles I had up when I logged
> > > out
> > > would be brought back up when I logged back in.
> >
> > Settings->Advanced Tab->Session Manager->Restore Previous Session (or
> > Manually Saved Session etc.). This is on 4.0.98.
> >
> I only get to work with my Fedora box spasmodically, so - how do you get
> 4.0.98? I'm sure I still only have 4.0.5, and I do update.

Get the kde-redhat repo files and enable kde-unstable and
kde-unstable-all.

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