Decided to relax a little, but failed because I found a channel on YouTube called "NCommander," where a guy who knows his subject plays with old software. For instance, I watched him compile WinWord for OS/2 v. 1.2.
It was a very tense operation as I saw loads of long-forgotten OS/2 errors that in later OS/2 versions meant at least boot from floppy and from the third install floppy run fdisk (with some switches I've forgotten) or else the dreaded rf-ri -- reformat-reinstall.
But the real waves of dread came in the video in which he installed SLS Linux from 31 floppies. It didn't go well, but what got me were the parts that did. Installing Linux a quarter century ago was hell. It was a minefield.
Still, if you're not subject to nightmarish flashbacks, it's a pretty enjoyable video. The whole floppy-swap experience and everything. (Though he didn't get into editing Xf86config, which was half the . . . fun.)
I'm pretty sure this came with the last upgrade to TDE: I now regularely have
small windows poping up on the right bottom of my screen with messages that
look like "notifications" about something that just happened (mostly some
partition having just been mounted).
Yesterday I got a big, quick series of such "notifications" from my browser.
So quick in fact that I don't know what they were about. They do disappear
quickly too (maybe from their own or because I clicked somewhere ??).
Anyway, I was wondering if there is any playe in TDE where we can control this
new "feature". I looked in TCC but could not find anything new.
Oh! It's 14.1.0 (Development) from the PSB.
Is there a way to not have borders around windows? Or at least the side
I am using TDE Classic Style.
When I am reading an online article in a web browser, often I "fling"
the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen to keep the pointer out
of the way of reading text. I use the mouse scroll wheel to move down
With TDE I can't do that because when the pointer hovers over that left
edge window border the effect is to kill scrolling. I have to
continually bump the mouse pointer to the right to get off the border.
I do not experience this in other desktop environments. Memory muscle
and habits are difficult to change. So I am thinking this is a property
greets, folks. i should start by saying that i have no opinion on how the
TDE entity should be financed or governed, though as a general rule
international nonprofits do better when based in switzerland.
now, why i'm here: i've hit a couple of configuration issues. first, how do
i make the desktop pager go away, forever, appearing nowhere. i use one
desktop, and don't have room to spare on kicker.
second, how do i make the trashcan and icon go away. on my desktop machine
i somehow found a way to put it as a hidden directory in my home
directory, which is fine. but i do not want it appearing on my desktop.
didn't like it in windows 3.0 and still don't.
third, the awful phenomenon of the keyring login popping up and demanding a
password whenever i lon in to the net has returned. i don't remember how
it got killed last time.
anyone know how to do these things?
When creating a bug report or enhancement request, the template says,
| Use SL/* labels to set the severity level.
| Please do not set a milestone.
and apparently the levels are supposed to appear in the box to the right, but for the
tickets I've opened, there are no levels listed there. The wiki says, "Optionally, you
can assign one or more labels (6) to the report, for better categorization."
Is the above comment (Use SL/*...) included in the template by mistake, or are the level
descriptions omitted by mistake? What does one replace the * with to choose a level?
Distribution: openSUSE Leap 15.4 (x86_64)
Desktop Environment: Trinity
I seem unable to configure mouse pointer acceleration. The mouse pointer
moves way too fast, beyond usability. Acceleration is set to 1.0 in TCC.
Sometimes I can change that setting, reset to 1.0, and the mouse pointer
behaves but often not.
Pretty much renders the desktop unusable.
so far donations to the TDE project have always ended up to Tim. Although he is the founder of the project, he has not
really been involved in the daily matters and development for several years.
In the past there has been talks to establish a non-profit TDE organization, but this has yet to happen.
With release R14.1.0 coming soon, I would like to propose for donations to be temporarily redirected to Slavek, till the
TDE non profit organization is established. Once the organization comes to birth, the amount of donations can be
transferred over to it.
A transparent public account of donations could be setup, so everyone would be free to see how donations would be used.
If Slavek needed to pay additional taxes due to the temporary donation income, I suggest those would be paid out of the
What is your opinion? There is about a month before R14.1.0 is released, so it would probably leave just enough time to
prepare the new setup.
On Wednesday 22 March 2023 09:20:46 am Michele Calgaro via tde-users wrote:
> We have some ideas and plans for the non-profit, just need to have a final
> round of discussions and then if we are in agreement, we need to set out to
> do it, which is the hardest part :-)
Starting a new thread to list the costs and special restrictions of
non-profits by location.
Note: If the dev’s already have a set in stone plan, then this thread is
pointless, but, otherwise, it’ll be a good source of information for the
I’ll start with what I remember from the last go-around about the USA and
Canada (links are in the old thread). I’m using the term ‘Federal’ for
national level government and approximations in USDs. Let’s try to keep this
just a list of facts and relevant notes. Do include links to sources if you
# # #
Legal Setup: 250 - 1,000
Federal Tax Registration[IRS]: 1,500
Local Tax Registration: Varies by State/County
Govt per year fees:
Cost of yearly tax preparation:
- Easy for individuals to transfer received funds to.
Federal Tax Registration[???]:
Local Tax Registration:
Govt per Year fees:
Cost of tax preparation:
- Registrations are free under specific conditions.
- Can get the USA IRS Tax Registration fee waived.
The notebook Debianization project proceeds apace. Between the parsimonious default packages in Debian -- "locate" is not installed by default, nor "sudo" -- and my personal dislike of TDE defaults, it's finicky.
Having installed tdetrinity-base rather than the everything including the tea-timer version, I went a little hog-wild in Synaptic and installed what seems to be too much gtk support, for both 2 and 3, which caused firefox to blow up saying it can't do both. So I went back to synaptic and removed Trinity-related gtk stuff. Now, when I open, say, konsole, I get this, twice:
ERROR: ld.so: object '/opt/trinity/lib/kgtk/libkgtk2.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
It seems to do harm, but I'd just as soon install whatever is needed to make the error go away. Anybody know which package I need?
Thanks in advance.
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With all the talk, I turned up a VM and did an install of Debian 12
(Bookworm) and TDE, and it went perfectly.
Install Debian without GUI interface
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to include contrib non-free and
non-free-firmware as earlier noted
Add Trinity-testing repository as per instructions
Pull down and apt-key add trinity keyring
The TDE-Trinity package selected everything, including sudo, gnupg,
xwindows, etc, I didn't have to select anything else by hand.
Thanks to the team!
You may my glories and my state dispose,
But not my griefs; still am I king of those.
--- William Shakespeare, "Richard II"
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