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Warren is looking for help

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:42 pm

This today from him:
Hi Jerry,

I thought I would be able to upload alpha yesterday, but then it kind of went
to hell in a handbasket.

I'm seeing nasty instabilities with kde, especially on a fresh install. I
don't recall the problems being there a week or two ago.

I think the following is an accurate accessment:

1. NetworkManager has to be configured 2 or 3 times and then the configuration
settles down and works correctly.

2. Ditto for kmix. I would swear that at first my eee didn't have a PCM
control, or the option of adding one, then after a reboot, suddenly it was
there. Also if I set up a kmix tab for my webcam, it isn't saved.

3. If I get anxious and click something during the kde session start, the
system can partially hang for a while.

Anyway, perhaps you could ask if anyone using kde 4.8 from testing and
unstable have noticed similar problems.

Best,

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Re: Warren is looking for help

#2 Postby richb » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:11 pm

I am not sure where Kubuntu gets their KDE versions, but I have not experienced these problems running KDE 4.8.1 thru KDE 4.8.4 under Kubuntu.

I do recall kmix consuming large CPU cycles early in the game, but corrections came through quickly. I would assume Warren has looked in the KDE bug tracking system.
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#3 Postby smilliken » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:25 pm

I'm using A fresh install of M11 when it was first available. It was then upgraded thru the CR to 4.6.5. Again, from the CR, to 4.7.4. I then added the wheezy and experimental repos and upgraded to 4.8. Yesterday 4.8.4 was completed for the upgrade on my computer.

I have the following set up:

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Scott@HPDV4:~$ inxi -xrFA
System:    Host: HPDV4 Kernel: 3.2.0-2.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.4.5)                                                             
           Desktop KDE 4.8.4 (Qt 4.8.2) Distro: unknown                                                                                             
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC version: F.12                                                     
           Mobo: Compal model: 30F7 version: 99.64 Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: F.12 date: 08/26/2008                                             
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T5800 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7981.94                             
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz                                                                                                 
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0                                                       
           X.Org: 1.12.1.902 driver: intel Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz                                                                               
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes                               
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24                       
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller                                                                   
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0                                                                                 
           IF: eth0 state: down speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: 00:1e:ec:e8:fa:40                                                                   
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0                                     
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A                                                                                                               
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (50.3% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD3200BEVT 320.1GB                                                                   
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 8.2G (60%) fs: rootfs ID: / size: 15G used: 8.2G (60%) fs: ext3                                                     
           ID: /home size: 112G used: 28G (27%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 2.23GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
           deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ wheezy main non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main non-free
           deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
Info:      Processes: 164 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 1571.2/3922.8MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.1 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.24-2


I have not seen any problems with the wifi nor kmix. Now I'm using wicd to manage the wifi.

This set up has been running very good with no hiccups that can recall.

I hope this helps

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Re: Warren is looking for help

#4 Postby Penguin Skinner » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:29 pm

Assuming M12 beta is based on wheezy/testing ... I've tried two separate upgrades of Debian systems from stable to testing in the past couple weeks -- the last, just yesterday -- and there appear to be serious problems that have recently emerged in the wheezy repos. I ran into dependency issues with the libkonq packages, and found filed bug reports from over a week ago that remain unaddressed. I guess it's not surprising with the recent freeze, but still, after 7 years of running Debian, I'd have to say testing is in the worst state I've ever seen it. Others in the Debian community have been complaining of the same lately as well. I've never seen a dist-upgrade fail so epically.

Anyway, all the more reason I appreciate Warren's efforts, and the efforts of this community. :) If I had the technical skills I would certainly volunteer to help, but I really don't. To turn out the quality of release that I've seen from Mepis is a lot of work ... and I'm glad to be patient under current circumstances.

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#5 Postby Danum » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:35 pm

I have 2 builds of testing one pure Debian, and one of a remaster of another distro neither give any problems, I WW wants help Rich has my email.
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#6 Postby loco » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:58 pm

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big guys :thumbup:

M11 64bit wheezy, antix sid, antix wheezy and a few um.. others...

wondered what he meant by instabilities, but no i haven’t seen them around here. just the usual with nvidia... and xorg... something changed with one of my conky scripts for awhile, minimal damages... (although i do remember needing to edit /etc/network/interfaces on one of them)

he'll get it sorted :thumbup:

have one that's qq “cute bird” running 64bit 3.5.0-3 or something like that with kde 4.8.9, I think. what i found was that if i disable the kde wallet it made the boot about 8 to 10 seconds longer :smiley2: i left it off ;-)

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edit: .0-3 :smiley2: that'll teach me :)
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:31 pm

Thanks for the good input so far--please keep it coming!
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#8 Postby anticapitalista » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:33 pm

Do we know which version of 4.8 KDE WW tried?

IIRC siduction uses KDE SC. Not sure if it is the same as the KDE in Testing/Unstable.

Added: Shows what little I know about KDE. KDE Sc is the new name for KDE since 4.3, right?
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#9 Postby sdbingm » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:57 pm

I have the occasional hiccup with Kmix, but that seems to be because I have two sound cards. I don't use KnetworkManager, I use WICD instead.
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Re: Warren is looking for help

#10 Postby DBeckett » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:08 pm

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I've been running Wheezy for about 7 months. For the most part I find it to be solid except for Network-Manager, which committed suicide a couple of months back after an update, killing off my PC's wired connection. Where the connection icon was supposed to be in the tray, there was only a big red X. My solution was to remove Network-Manager and install WICD, which remains to the present.

The situation was the same with SID. Last week I decided to find out if things had been corrected (with SID), so I swapped WICD for Network-Manager again. It was a disaster, with no wired connection with either one. (I always remove one before trying the other). I finally found I could establish a working wired connection with dhclient eth0 in a terminal, but that was not reflected by the icon. I got SID working again by purging both Network-Manager and WICD and all related configuration files, then reinstalling WICD from scratch.
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