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Hung Squirrel

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by lluke 22 comments

Let me first tell you that your window decoration looks GREAT, and that I WILL NOT REST until I have it installed.

That said, whenever I try to compile anything that requires Qt, I get the following error:

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.1 (20021021)) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!

However, I know for a fact that I have Qt 3.1.1 in /usr/lib/qt3 , with the *.so.3.1.1 files in /usr/lib/qt3/lib . What can I do to make configure find my Qt3 libraries? Can I edit something in the configure script?

If it isn't obvious, I haven't been using Linux for very long. Any help would be appreciated.

SuSE 8.2
KDE 3.1.1
Qt 3.1.1 - Sep 14 2003
Babel Fish-Making a Point

Wallpaper Other by flamy 10 comments

Although I commend your taste in literature, I don't much like this wallpaper to be honest with you. The background image is fuzzy. The text is too bright for my tastes; using a slightly darker grey or reducing the opacity would go a long way in my opinion.

And I don't much like serif fonts, but that is just a personal taste. :) - Sep 14 2003
Root reminder 2

Wallpaper Other by ruppel 1 comment

This is a very sexy wallpaper. Shame I'll never get to see it, since I rarely run KDE as root. :-( - Sep 11 2003
HungSplash Konqueror Splash Page

KDE Plasma Screenshots by hungsquirrel 7 comments

I know this works with KDE 3.1, but I'm not sure about older versions. To hide applet handles, such as for the taskbar and the clock, right-click on Kicker, and choose Configure Panel... Then go to Appearance. In the Appearance dialog is a button that says "Advanced Options...". This dialog contains a checkbox with the title "Fade out applet handles." Checking this will make the applet handles hide until you mouse over them. - Mar 23 2003
longhorn drive

Wallpaper Other by buschman 5 comments

Bloody brilliant. - Mar 20 2003
HungSplash Konqueror Splash Page

KDE Plasma Screenshots by hungsquirrel 7 comments

...and if I remember correctly, my color scheme was just a slightly modified Keramik scheme. I'm not sure what to tell you to change to make the kicker background change because I'm at my girlfriend's house far away from my Linux box. :-( - Mar 20 2003
HungSplash Konqueror Splash Page

KDE Plasma Screenshots by hungsquirrel 7 comments

My kicker background is a simple vertical gradient (blending of two colors) made with The Gimp. To make one to your taste, simply open The Gimp, make a new file 78 pixels in height (I think that's the right number, I can't check because I am now 6 hours away from my Linux box :-( ), make the file any width, choose two colors you want to blend, select the gradient tool, and draw a vertical line. The Gimp will make a nice little blend for you. - Mar 20 2003
Fireworks (OpenGL) - Source

Screensavers by davidsansome 48 comments

...but I get the following error when I 'make' on FreeBSD 5.0 with KDE 3.0.2 (may be wrong on the KDE version).

main.cpp:26:29: kfiresaversetup.h: No such file or directory
main.cpp: In function `QDialog* kss_setup()':
main.cpp:48: syntax error before `(' token
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/kfiresaver-0.4/kfiresaver.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/kfiresaver-0.4.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/kfiresaver-0.4.
- Mar 17 2003
peace pigeon

Icon Sub-Sets by emumania 17 comments

I hope all of you understand that this whole "liberate Iraq from the oppressive Hussein regime" and "make the world a safer place by eliminating a global threat" thing is just a noble-sounding pretext. In reality we want to get rid of Saddam only to establish a US-controlled puppet regime in Iraq to increase our oil supply. It's also a means by which we can further ensure the security of Israel. Don't be fooled for a second by that moron Bush's lies. "But Hussein is blatantly ignoring the UN!" So do we. No one has broken more treaties out of selfish reasons than the US. No member of the UN ignores UN advice and demands more than the US. We have broken missile treaties with our Soviet enemy for selfish reasons, when those treaties were designed to PREVENT NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST!

Don't get me wrong. I would gladly, PERSONALLY castrate Saddam Hussein with a rusty nail and have hyenas feast on his vital organs. But I will not let my country use noble-sounding excuses to get cheaper gas. I will not pay an Iraqi life per gallon at the pump. - Mar 17 2003
File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

I have no idea which version of Nautilus I'm using (because I never use Gnome). However, I assume that my 1.4GHz AthlonXP with 512Mb of DDR-RAM should handle anything Nautilus throws at me. But Nautilus' selection rectangle is laggy, as my screenshot will show. This show me shrinking a large selection area, with the selection "rectangle" obviously not looking like a rectangle due to lagging, mainly because it had to select a large number of icons. - Mar 17 2003
File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

Although the Gnome (and WinXP) selection rectangle is much more visually-appealing than the one employed by Konqueror (and older Windows versions), I am seriously bothered by its lagginess on both systems. On WinXP, it's not all that laggy and most people don't notice a problem with it (although the lag is there); on Gnome it is absolutely horrible. On XP the first thing I did was disable the new GUI (perhaps an attempt by Gates to catch up to the more visually-appealing Mac and Linux GUIs?) But the problem isn't bad enough for most users to want to disable it; I'm just a speed whore. I wouldn't mind seeing this feature implemented in Konqueror if it were implemented as well as XP does it. But following the Gnome example, it's horrible.

And just to stick my nose off-topic like everyone else here, Konqueror runs much faster for me. The only reason you think Nautilus runs faster in Gnome is that Gnome made the same mistake Windows did. Your file browser and your graphical shell are one and the same, meaning it is ALWAYS running, and when Nautilus crashes, so does Gnome. - Mar 16 2003

Wallpaper Other by moty66 12 comments

I think your wallpaper is great, but instead of HTML source, how about using another language? From what it looks like, you put the source of the KDE website. How about some C++ source from a KDE application? A markup language (like HTML) doesn't "look" as cool as a real language does. Perhaps you could find a page on KDE's website that loads a lot of JavaScript? That would certainly look better than HTML. - Mar 15 2003
UI enhancement (KDE 3.1.3)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by equinoxe 139 comments

I am a Mandrake 9 user. I can't get anything from this site to install because Mandrake puts its KDE files in a custom directory (I think it's /usr/share/mdk/kde but I'm not sure). When configure gets to the part where it checks for KDE, it can't find it because it's in a weird place. I have tried editing variables in the configure source to point to /usr/share/mdk/kde, but this has not fixed the problem. Any suggestions? If specifying the path of KDE is the way to go, what variable(s) should I change, and should I use /usr/share/mdk/kde as my path, or is it a different one?

Any help would be appreciated, as I can't install anything for KDE that is given in source. In case you couldn't tell, I'm a Linux newbie. Here's my output:

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix! - Mar 15 2003
"Mandrake" Urban Visions Bootsplash 1024

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by epic 13 comments

This is for a different theme, but I am having trouble installing it on mdk9. I followed your instructions exactly. Here is my output:

[root@localhost scripts]# ./switch-themes Matrix
[root@localhost scripts]# ./make-boot-splash Matrix
Can't find images for resolution
[root@localhost scripts]# cd ../themes/Matrix/images
[root@localhost images]# ls
bootsplash-1024x768.jpg bootsplash-1600x1200.jpg
bootsplash-1280x1024.jpg bootsplash-800x600.jpg

As you can see, it says it cannot find the images for my resolution, but all the necessary images are where they are supposed to be. My desktop resolution is 1600x1200 but my bootsplash has been running at 800x600. Any ideas? - Mar 14 2003

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by stupidity 10 comments

In Mandrake 9.0, the bootsplash config file is located under /etc/bootsplash/themes/Mandrake/cfg/. The syntax of the bootsplash config files differs between MDK and SuSe. Mandrake defines locations using characters (how wide a character is) rather than pixels like SuSe. Also, I still haven't found where MDK stores the bootsplash PNG. If I can get this to work I will post the steps I took. - Mar 14 2003

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by stupidity 10 comments

You'll note from the screenshot that he's using SuSe. I'm not sure if this will install on all systems, or how to go about installation. I'm going to try it once I find where MDK9 puts its boot splash. Hopefully the author will post some installation instructions. - Mar 13 2003
This is the first screensaver on this freaking website that I've gotten to install. All the others output errors when I compile. This is one of the few times I've been thankful for an RPM rather than source!

Not to mention a great looking screensaver. I wonder, would it be possible to incorporate a Show FPS option in a future release? Showing it in an unobtrusive place like the bottom-right corner in a small font, updated say every 250 miliseconds? Maybe this is the 3d gamer in me talking. :-p - Mar 12 2003
KFiresaver3D (OpenGL) - Source

Screensavers by koral 145 comments

I think my system is cursed. Only about 1/2 of applications I have tried to compile have done so without errors. Same with this screensaver, and kfireworks. I am running Mandrake 9 with KDE3 on an Athlon. Here's the last part of my 'make' output:

In file included from /usr/include/c++/3.2/backward/iostream.h:31,
from particle.cpp:23:
/usr/include/c++/3.2/backward/backward_warning.h:32:2: warning: #warning This fi le includes at least one deprecated or antiquated header. Please consider using one of the 32 headers found in section of the C++ standard. Examples in clude substituting the header for the header for C++ includes, or instead of the deprecated header . To disable this warning us e -Wno-deprecated.
In file included from particle.h:24,
from particle.cpp:24:
/usr/lib/qt3/include/qgl.h:73:21: GL/glu.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [particle.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/kfiresaver3d-0.6/kfiresaver3d'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/kfiresaver3d-0.6'
make: *** [all] Error 2
- Mar 12 2003
Fireworks (OpenGL) - Source

Screensavers by davidsansome 48 comments

I too am running Mandrake 9 with KDE 3 (not sure which exact version number). I've got an Athlon (i686) and a GeForce3 Ti200 with all OGL drivers installed and working. I get the same error report when I 'make' and 'make install'. - Mar 12 2003