[Mageia-dev] KDE configuration file regressions
ftg at roadrunner.com
Thu Apr 5 13:34:33 CEST 2012
On 04/02/2012 10:14 AM, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Rebooting does it - resets the volume level to 1%.
> While it /shouldn't/ matter, can you *untick* the options in kmix
> related to saving/restoring the volumes and see if that helps?
Mixer -> Settings -> Configure KMix -> Uncheck restore volumes on login
Now the volume stays at 100%.
This resetting of config data appears to be an upstream problem that
needs to be patched by distro packagers. See this coment from the MDV
On 04/04/2012 06:07 PM, Nicolas Pomarède wrote:
> today I switched on my pc : kde config was ok (backgrounds, my apps
> shortcuts, icons, ...)
> I updated some rpm (see the list below), rebooted, and on next login
> all my kde settings were reset to the default, as if I was a new user
> (lost taks bar settings, backgound, icon size/position, default rosa
> colors/icons; ...).
> This is *really* tiring, I have the feeling each time some specific
> packages are updated you "have" to loose your config (in that case, I
> guess it could be xdg-user-dirs-gtk-0.8-11-mdv2011.0.i586, as I don't
> see any other desktop/kde related rpm in the ones I updated). I can't
> remember the number of times I had to recreate my kde's config from
> scratch in the last months...
> Why does it have to be this way ? Why is the upgrade process not more
> respectful of the user's data ? (and don't tell me this is a cooker
> only issue, I saw some similar cases when going from one mandriva
> release to mdv 2011 and getting the same "results").
> This is really sad, time consuming and less than motivating to remain
> a cooker user to keep on reporting bugs to improve the distrib. There
> should be a better balance between the breakage you can expect when
> running cooker and the integrity of the user's config/data.
> Cooker always had it's "drawbacks" (for the benefit of having the most
> recent versions), but honnestly the overall quality has really lowered
> during the last year or so (and I write this as someone who runs
> several cooker machines since mandrake 6.0 in 1999, so I saw more than
> my share of updates/breakages).
> The list of updated packaged that I last updated before the reset of
> my kde's config (obviously not all of them are responsible for it) :
> [RPM] python-gnome-menus-188.8.131.52-3-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libvncserver0-0.9.8-3-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libgnome-menu3_0-184.108.40.206-3-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libboost_system1.49.0-1.49.0-1-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libboost_signals1.49.0-1.49.0-1-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libboost_thread1.49.0-1.49.0-1-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libboost_regex1.49.0-1.49.0-1-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] python-gnome-menus-220.127.116.11-2-mdv2012.0.i586 removed
> [RPM] libdirectfb1.4_5-1.4.13-4-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libgnome-menu3_0-18.104.22.168-2-mdv2012.0.i586 removed
> [RPM] libdirectfb1.4_5-1.4.13-3-mdv2012.0.i586 removed
> [RPM] libvncserver0-0.9.8-2-mdv2011.0.i586 removed
> [RPM] libgirepository1.0_1-1.32.0-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libdirectfb-devel-1.4.13-4-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libSDL1.2_0-1.2.15-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] automake-1.11.4-1-mdv2012.0.noarch installed
> [RPM] timezone-java-2012b-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] timezone-2012b-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] gobject-introspection-1.32.0-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
> [RPM] libSDL-devel-1.2.15-2-mdv2012.0.i586 installed
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