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by vtpoet
15 Aug 2014 19:22
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Update: Downgrading the network manager didn't help. Trying to connect to the jobsite wireless causes KDE to lock-up and results in no Internet throughput (though network-manager reports that I'm connected). The system is rendered unusable. Seems like a similar problem with the 32bit system after th...
by vtpoet
14 Aug 2014 23:26
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Okay, tested and upgrading didn't work. I followed the link you provided, ZZ, and hopefully it will temporarily (as you wrote) fix this little glitch.
by vtpoet
10 Aug 2014 21:36
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

No bad blocks. It's a fairly new HD in an older HP 32bit DV-1000 Pavilioin -- easily the best laptop I've ever owned. It's much, much faster than my 64bit Acer Aspire, the latter even having more memory. Anyway, sad to say, I would have kept trying to sort it out, but it's the family laptop and it j...
by vtpoet
08 Aug 2014 23:20
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

No, I didn't fix it. It's come back with a vengeance. It seems at its worst when I logout of one profile, then into the other. First the plasma-desktop goes into "disk sleep", then Kwin, then anything else I try to use. Requires a hard reboot. As long as one never switches profiles, its seems okay. ...
by vtpoet
08 Aug 2014 23:09
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Shoot, I didn't get your message in time (no fault of yours). I went ahead and upgraded network-manager along with 3 other dependencies shortly after my previous post: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libndp0 https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libnm-glib4 https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libnm-u...
by vtpoet
08 Aug 2014 11:13
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Hey ZZ, deleting the stored connections hasn't helped. The bug only gets worse. When I go to one particular WIFI site, network manager (as it dithers) temporarily locks up the entire system. It's ugly. Unfortunately, I'm at work and so don't have time to collect more info. However, I noticed that th...
by vtpoet
08 Aug 2014 11:08
Forum: Software
Topic: What's up with VLC Player?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: What's up with VLC Player?

I toyed around with MOC once, and should again. For the last couple years though, I've been streaming radio with Radiotray.

I haven't re-tested VLC since the other night. I should do that before we return the DVD (on top of everything else I'm doing). More soon.
by vtpoet
05 Aug 2014 16:36
Forum: Software
Topic: What's up with VLC Player?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: What's up with VLC Player?

helmsdeeper wrote:VLC is my favorite, but I also install SMplayer on all of my computers as well, sometimes Dragon player too.
I've never had much luck with smplayer on solydk. It either doesn't play the DVD or doesn't play the audio, or get's confused with the menu system...
by vtpoet
05 Aug 2014 01:52
Forum: Software
Topic: What's up with VLC Player?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: What's up with VLC Player?

Thanks rokytnji, I don't think it has anything to do with DRM, since the movie played just fine on VLC in Voyager/Xubuntu 14.04 (which is presently on my distro-hop partition). I'm going to definitely try out your alternative. ....Aaaaand, of course, I can't do anything simply. I compiled MPVplayer ...
by vtpoet
04 Aug 2014 12:48
Forum: Software
Topic: What's up with VLC Player?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

What's up with VLC Player?

So, last night, I tried to watch Castle in the Sky (Netflix DVD) and VLC on SolydK kept skipping parts and jumping around. I tried VLC on both systems -- my 32 bit SolydK and my 64 bit SolydK. Both VLC installs showed the same symptoms. I couldn't get smplayer to play the DVD and Parole just doesn't...
by vtpoet
03 Aug 2014 21:15
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Yeah, but the calculus is this: I could spend two hours trying to find a workaround to a mystery bug that might or might not work, or I could spend 2 hours installing a new distro or DE that will work. I''d file a bug report with KDE but I've never been able to successfully register with their site ...
by vtpoet
02 Aug 2014 01:06
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Meh, still all sorts of problems. Whenever I visit other wifi sites, not only does KDE not connect automatically, but there's not throughput in the connection. I have to restart the network manager via the command line, let it re-connect, and only then do I actually have an Internet connection.
by vtpoet
28 Jul 2014 12:16
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Okay, cancel that last announcement. I tried your workaround RavenLX and it seems to be working, though as bas-otten wrote, this shouldn't be necessary. This is a bug -- maybe KDE related, maybe SolydK related. I don't know. Both of my SolydK systems are affected.
by vtpoet
27 Jul 2014 14:59
Forum: Installation
Topic: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

Re: Network Manager doesn't auto-connect after July Upgrade

Network Manager mysteriously started working again -- automatically connecting. I am -- completely -- flummoxed. I have no idea what changed. At one point, it "lost" the password to my home network. I re-entered it and (I think) everything has worked since then, including other networks. :|
by vtpoet
27 Jul 2014 14:46
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

Thank you Raven, that's a good suggestion. It's possible, but I've got another theory. Here goes: I disabled the opensuse pipelight repository when I upgraded. I wanted to avoid any problems with repositories that were not, strictly, solydxk. Afterward, I noticed that among the apps stuck in 'Disk S...
by vtpoet
24 Jul 2014 01:17
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

Okay, here's something promising, from here : Solved. Nfs share causes plasma to hang sometimes. Thanks for reporting that. I had the exact same problem. In version 11.4 using KDE 4.6x and nor in 12.1 with KDE 4.7x. I saw that kdeinit had a disk sleep status. Now I need to figure out if it's possibl...
by vtpoet
24 Jul 2014 01:04
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

Huh. So... my daughter grabs the laptop, doesn't know it doesn't work, and watches two entire movies on it.

:|

I am... confused. I'm thinking there's probably an app responsible for all this.
by vtpoet
23 Jul 2014 22:25
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

Okay, I'm not finding a solution to this.

If anyone knows of one, speak up; otherwise I wipe the installation this evening.
by vtpoet
23 Jul 2014 02:13
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

I think it's this bug. One respondent suggests removing gmail plasmoid. If anyone else has a suggestion, I'll try it. Not sure why this popped up after the upgrade?
by vtpoet
22 Jul 2014 22:02
Forum: Installation
Topic: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3028

Re: User Account Locks Up/Spins Out after July Upgrade

Okay... this bug is effecting my own account too. So... as I write this on a second laptop, the affected laptop running 32bit SolydK (TTY8) is effectively locked up. The panel is blank, the mouse pointer is stuck on resize (though I can move it), and all the windows are frozen. I have System Monitor...

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