Category: KDE

  • My First Attempt at Customizing my Fedora 22 KDE 5 Plasma Desktop 5

    My First Attempt at Customizing my Fedora 22 KDE 5 Plasma Desktop 5

    So I found out today that there is no way to re-enable different backgrounds and plasmoids per virtual desktop. It appears to be a mix of forcing people to finally use activities and a complication that was causing all kinds of bugs (according to their bugzilla). I was bummed for about an hour. The different…

  • Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 5: supermario

    Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 5: supermario

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the next day, when I woke up, that plasma had loaded up despite the fact that I removed kmod-nvidia. Also, I did not have the same issue with KDM as I did with tanukimario. I was loaded in with the blue triangle background. I was greeted with the message…

  • Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 4: supermario

    Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 4: supermario

    Today was the big one, time to upgrade supermario, my workhorse machine. As usual I had to remove the kmod-nvidia packages. This time around, because my card was getting a little long in the tooth, it was the kmod-nvidia-340xx packages. I also had a bunch of plasmoid packages to get rid of that I didn’t…

  • Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 3: kuribo

    Fedora 22 Upgrade Part 3: kuribo

    Today I upgraded my netbook. Interestingly, this had less problems than yesterday with the guest computer. Perhaps because I wasn’t using KDM on my netbook? Anyway, I was actually expecting a worse time, but it worked out. It appears that KDE Netbook edition didn’t make the jump to Plasma 5. But maybe it’s just a…

  • My Main Linux Activity Desktops

    My Main Linux Activity Desktops

    I just updated the Desktop Screenshot page. Here’s a gallery of my latest desktop with KDE 4:

  • Taking Fedora 22 KDE Spin Beta for a spin

    Taking Fedora 22 KDE Spin Beta for a spin

    It’ll be of no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I’m both a fan of the Fedora distribution of Linux as well as the KDE desktop. For the first time in six years, the KDE desktop is changing again. While the change is not as radical as the change from KDE 3 to…

  • An appeal for keeping KDE Activities

    As KDE 5 reaches 5.2 and many begin to debate its features (this is a small evolution on 4 compared to the difference between 3 and 4) there has been an ever-increasing assertion that Activities are pointless. (At least it appears that way to me) I wanted to share how I use Activities, why they…

  • Krunner

    LOVE the new krunner! Can’t wait until #KDE 5 / Plasma 5 lands in Fedora!

  • Updated to KDE 5

    On the guest computer I updated to Kubuntu Vivid Alpha so I could check out KDE 5. Looks awesome – lots of polish over KDE 4. Sad that I’ll lose my current settings, but a chance to recreate with a new desktop.

  • Fedora 21 Beta KDE Spin Part 2

    It’s a week and a half after the last time I looked at the Fedora 21 and about 2 weeks away from the final release if there aren’t any showstopping bugs. I just did an update and it appears that Fedora 21 will start out with KDE 4.x instead of KDE 5. I spoke to…

  • Amarok works with NPR steam now!

    It’s not a surprise that I love Amarok. Take a look at the related posts below. I think nothing beats it as a music program. If the KDE4 for Windows libraries were more robust I’d recommend it for everyone. As is, I think it’s the best on Linux. But, until the most recent updates there…

  • My Current Dynamic Playlists

    A few months ago Lifehacker had people post images of their Smart Playlists. So I decided to share some of my Dynamic Playlists from Amarok so that others could see the syntax needed for various types of playlists.

  • Photojojo for Late March to Early April

    It’s once again time for my biweekly Photojojo post.  For those of you who haven’t been following my blog for a long time, Photojojo is a digital time capsule service.  Every two weeks they send me an email that has my most interesting photos posted to flickr from one year ago. The biggest takeaway which…

  • Creating Nice-Looking Buttons in QML on KDE

    Back in October I created a GUI for my Python amortization table program.  One of the things I lamented was that the buttons in QML look like crap.  I want my buttons to look like buttons, not blue patches no a white screen.  I don’t really know what made me look, but yesterday (during the…

  • Spaceship Earth viewed through Marble

    Recently I was listening to a Talk of the Nation interview with Jerry Brotton about his new book A History of the World in Twelve Maps.  He mentions how the maps have a political reason for existing as well as having an effect on the viewer.  He also mentioned how the map creator always puts…