[kde-linux] plasma5 was: ME/CFS
- Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 09:33:06 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: [kde-linux] plasma5 was: ME/CFS
Duncan posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:13:57 +0000 as excerpted:
> I'll post back when I see whether I can actually run plasma5, now, and
> then, presuming you're either switched or attempting to switch as well,
> we can compare notes on the kde-frameworks/plasma5 side.
Well, I'm back... on kde4 again, for now.
I DID (sort-of) get a plasma5 desktop this time, including the very
pretty wallpaper, the stacked-line "toolbox", and a panel, but all the
(multi-monitor so multi-activity-area) activity-areas had a single
message about a missing layout.js file or some such, as did the panel,
and while I could get the add-plasmoids (aka widgets) dialog from the
toolbox, trying to add anything failed, probably for the same reason the
default plasmoids didn't show up.
I had moved out my user kde dir before the test, but apparently the kde4
kactivitymanager stuff put files in the newer XDG location, so I had at
least by name my old plasma4 activities. It's possible the interplay
between plasma4 and plasma5 there was what was screwing the plasmoids up
-- why it couldn't find that file it mentioned.
I could have fiddled with it some more but after spending much of the day
on it, I decided to roll-back to the kde4 side of the blockers instead.
At least with only a handful of blockers between the two now, I can test
again pretty quickly, and hopefully that missing files thing won't be too
hard to resolve..
And the switch back to kde4 was as I expected real fast, with just the
few blockers. I did have a hitch with konsole as I had set USE=minimal
on the kde4 package to avoid conflicts/blockers with the plasma5
version. As a result I didn't have the actual kde4 konsole executable,
tho I could start it from the konsole-profile launcher which showed up as
an option in krunner when I typed konsole. However, once I remembered
that and reverted, I got the konsole4 executable back again, and all was
Meanwhile, the kactivities4 package is similarly set to minimal, with
the kde-frameworks/kactivities5 package still installed. Pleasant
surprise, something about the interaction there seems to be clearing up a
long-term bug I had with kactvities4, where plasma wouldn't see my
configured activities, apparently due to some sort of kde startup race,
until I aborted and restarted plasma-desktop. There's a kde bug filed,
with a lot of other people seeing it too. It would sometimes go away for
a few kde starts, however, perhaps having to do with the timing of inet
plasmoid data or something, so I won't know for sure whether it's gone
for good for at least a few days. But it's definitely nice to have
plasma actually starting up with its configured activities again, instead
of having to have a startup script kill and restart plasma-desktop, to
get them back. Hope the bug stays banished! =:^) If so I can update the
bug with this pleasant news. Not that I suppose too many will be running
plasma4 for long, now that support is drying up, but whatever.
 WOW! Colorful! I LIKE it! So much for drab and dreary! Too bad the
panel and windows were drab gray/white, tho of course that should be
changeable when things are working properly, and it /could/ actually be a
result of the same problem triggering the missing plasmoids, and thus get
prettier when that's fixed.
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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