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Old 11-07-2008, 04:18 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Alt-F2

--- On Thu, 11/6/08, Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Alt-F2
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:37 PM
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Leonard Chatagnier
> <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, and I've used it in my Hardy not too long ago
> but can't now maybe since enabling Comkpiz.
> > Would like to get it working again if I had any idea
> how.
> Sure it works on KDE 3.x and 4.x. Does "Comkpiz"
> mean Compiz? Disable
> it, then try again. I remember Compiz messing up lots of
> KDE's
> shortcuts - it's not even worth using since KWin 4.x
> does most
> eyecandy out of the box anyway and using Compiz is asking
> for trouble.
> --
> Greetings,
> Gordon.
>
Thanks Gordon for suggesting removing Compiz. Purged it and all the related packages, killed X, restarted X and it now works. Much appreciated.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Alt-F2

--- On Thu, 11/6/08, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Alt-F2
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:00 PM
> On 11/05/2008 09:57 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Doesn't work for me in Hardy 64 bit using kde4.1.
> Absolutely nothing
> > happens on the screen or panel. Any ideas what's
> causing this or how
> > to fix it? Any suggestions appreciated.
> >
> >
> > Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570@sbcglobal.net
> >
>
> <http://www.google.com/search?complete=0&hl=en&q=kde+4.1+%2B%22Alt-F2%22&btnG=Google+Search>
>
> That said; I just tested on Hardy 32 bit using kde4.1 and
> it works for
> me w/no problems.
>
> So, thought I'd check to ensure that the system is
> fully updated -- yep
> it is. Last updates were today.
>
>
Thanks for the googling I should have done myself. I checked it out but didn't register for kde as they insist on small case, upper case and numbers in my user name and password. What a PITA. Maybe later. I did see where it suggested rming my .kde4 dir which I didn't have to do as purging Compiz and related software fixed it for me. Now to figure out how to use KWin for desktop effects. Man kwin is first stop I guess.-

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:53 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
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--- On Thu, 11/6/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> From: Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca>
> Subject: Re: Alt-F2
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 2:04 PM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>
> >
> > --- On Thu, 11/6/08, Amit Joshi
> <mckagan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Alt+F2 works for KDE too... In fact, KDE has
> pretty advance
> >> options for
> >> running a program. (Don't recall about Gnome).
> >>
> > Yes, and I've used it in my Hardy not too long ago
> but can't now maybe
> > since enabling Comkpiz. Would like to get it working
> again if I had any
> > idea how.
>
> iirc, KDE4 combines the alt-F2 launcher and katapult, and
> you can just use
> the standard "Configure shortcuts" dialog to make
> it use alt-F2. But I
> haven't made the move to kde4, yet, so I could be
> wrong...
> --
> derek
>
Give kde4 a try now if you like eye candy. Things are a little different but not that much. Of course you know that you can log into either version of kde once both are installed. I've been using kde4 since I first installed it and haven't gone back to kde3.5.x except once or twice to check on menu differences. I think you might like it.
Sorry but the standard "Configure shortcuts" doesn't compute for me or I'd try it. Anyway, removing Compiz and related software fixed it for me as suggested by the OP.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:56 AM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
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2008/11/6 Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>:
> Doesn't work for me in Hardy 64 bit using kde4.1.
> Absolutely nothing happens on the screen or panel. Any ideas what's causing this or how to fix it? Any suggestions appreciated.
>

Has it worked on that install in the past? How did you install KDE
4.1? Do you maybe have an MS keyboard, that needs the Function keys to
be ignited like the Numlock key?

I can confirm that Alt-F2 works fine in Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.1.

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:18 AM
"Gordon Schulz"
 
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On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 6:18 AM, Leonard Chatagnier
<lenc5570@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Thanks Gordon for suggesting removing Compiz. Purged it and all the related packages, killed X, restarted X and it now works.
> Much appreciated.
You're welcome, glad it worked.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Derek Broughton
 
Default Alt-F2

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> Give kde4 a try now if you like eye candy.

I don't particularly, but I'll be upgrading on Monday (not a big enough pipe
at home).

> Things are a little different
> but not that much. Of course you know that you can log into either version
> of kde once both are installed.

Well, not if I go to Intrepid, but that's OK. I'm confident that most of
the KDE4 issues are preference-related now.

> Sorry but the standard "Configure shortcuts" doesn't compute for me or I'd
> try it.

Every KDE app has a "Settings" menu, "Configure Shortcuts" option.
Then "System Settings" has the same thing but system-wide (Under "Keyboard
& Mouse", "Keyboard Settings).
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:43 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Alt-F2

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> From: Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca>
> Subject: Re: Alt-F2
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Friday, November 7, 2008, 7:58 AM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>
> > Give kde4 a try now if you like eye candy.
>
> I don't particularly, but I'll be upgrading on
> Monday (not a big enough pipe
> at home).
>
Ohhh, too bad. Everyone should have a big enough pipe at home.-

> > Things are a little different
> > but not that much. Of course you know that you can log
> into either version
> > of kde once both are installed.
>
> Well, not if I go to Intrepid, but that's OK. I'm
> confident that most of
> the KDE4 issues are preference-related now.
>
Well, I'm still afraid that Intrepid has too many bugs for me but I look forward to trying it out. You, however, are one of those who could help fix those

> > Sorry but the standard "Configure shortcuts"
> doesn't compute for me or I'd
> > try it.
>
> Every KDE app has a "Settings" menu,
> "Configure Shortcuts" option.
> Then "System Settings" has the same thing but
> system-wide (Under, "Keyboard Settings).
> --
> derek
>
Ahhh, thanks for the above. I have visited "System Settings"->"Keyboard & Mouse" but had not experimented with the "Keyboard Shortcuts". So, I did and found in the drop down the "Run Command Interface" which had the shortcut for "Run Command". I suspect it was always the default value, ALT-F2, but that Compiz was somehow interfering with it. It does work fine now that I purged Compiz.
I'm still having difficulty accessing a "Settings" menu->"Configure Shortcuts" for apps from Kmenu. When I right click the app, it just starts the app and I find no "configure shortcuts" option in the app menu. Must be doing something wrong, right.
Anyway, thanks for the enlightenment, I learned something.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:07 PM
NoOp
 
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On 11/06/2008 09:30 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Thu, 11/6/08, NoOp <> wrote:

>>
>> <http://www.google.com/search?complete=0&hl=en&q=kde+4.1+%2B%22Alt-F2%22&btnG=Google+Search>
>>
>>
>> That said; I just tested on Hardy 32 bit using kde4.1 and it works
>> for me w/no problems.
>>
>> So, thought I'd check to ensure that the system is fully updated --
>> yep it is. Last updates were today.
>>
>>
> Thanks for the googling I should have done myself. I checked it out
> but didn't register for kde as they insist on small case, upper case
> and numbers in my user name and password. What a PITA. Maybe later.
> I did see where it suggested rming my .kde4 dir which I didn't have
> to do as purging Compiz and related software fixed it for me. Now to
> figure out how to use KWin for desktop effects. Man kwin is first
> stop I guess.-

The laptop that I tested it on doesn't run Compiz (Thinkpad A21M), I'll
install on the one that does (Thinkpad T30) and see if I have issues
with that one.



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Old 11-07-2008, 06:47 PM
NoOp
 
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On 11/07/2008 10:07 AM, NoOp wrote:
> On 11/06/2008 09:30 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

>> Thanks for the googling I should have done myself. I checked it out
>> but didn't register for kde as they insist on small case, upper case
>> and numbers in my user name and password. What a PITA. Maybe later.
>> I did see where it suggested rming my .kde4 dir which I didn't have
>> to do as purging Compiz and related software fixed it for me. Now to
>> figure out how to use KWin for desktop effects. Man kwin is first
>> stop I guess.-
>
> The laptop that I tested it on doesn't run Compiz (Thinkpad A21M), I'll
> install on the one that does (Thinkpad T30) and see if I have issues
> with that one.
>
>
>

Well, I loaded it up on the T30 that runs compiz just fine in Gnome. But
not exactly sure if it's running compiz correctly in kde4 - I can't seem
to get the desktops to cube & rotate etc. Turned on the desktop effects
in the kde4 menu, but those seem pretty limited compared to full compiz.
In any event, Alt-F2 is working.



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Old 11-07-2008, 07:57 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Alt-F2

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Alt-F2
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Friday, November 7, 2008, 12:56 AM
> 2008/11/6 Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>:
> > Doesn't work for me in Hardy 64 bit using kde4.1.
> > Absolutely nothing happens on the screen or panel. Any
> ideas what's causing this or how to fix it? Any
> suggestions appreciated.
> >
>
> Has it worked on that install in the past? How did you
> install KDE

Yes, it worked on a fresh install of Hardy on a new partition with Vista, Gutsy on separate partitions.
Kde4 was an upgrade from the mirrows; Don't remember which one now but it's the one that has the kde4 on it. Aptitude show says Section: universe/kde.

> 4.1? Do you maybe have an MS keyboard, that needs the
> Function keys to
> be ignited like the Numlock key?
>
I don't think so. It's the keyboard that came with the Gateway 5656GT AMD X2-64 and the Function keys have always worked.
You may not have seen my post that the problem is solved now by simply removing Compiz from Hardy. That's all it took.

> I can confirm that Alt-F2 works fine in Kubuntu 8.10 with
> KDE 4.1.
>
>
Thanks for your input.

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