some of bug fixes for fedora 16 before release

during regular use of pre-release system, it is really good to know that something is fixed quickly. Lokalize is major application for translation. I am using gnome 3 on desktop and there were two major bugs from last week.

1) QT applications failed to select properly, when using in gnome -shell (Bug  ) – FIXED with qt-4.8.0-0.17.rc1.fc16

2)  ibus failed to work with gnome and kde (all applications) with Ctrl+Space (Bug – FIXED with ibus-1.4.0-4.fc16

If you are using Pre-Release system, then please update ASAP to get those updates with yum

Kpackagekit – > apper:

recently kpackagekit moved to apper. Now Fedora 16 has apper as GUI of packagekit for KDE desktop. While new interface has various new feature, but there are still some bug exist (I am tester, so feature you can look here yourself).

Fuzzy Strings in apper:

??? instead of Translation in kpackagekit:

XKB keyboard layouts and IBus:

While integration of IBus with gnome continue in Fedora 16 (from Fedora 15). Fedora 16 has bug for Indic locales that there duplicate entries in IBus Preference menu regarding keyboard layouts like

Hindi Inscript (m17n)

Hindi  – Which is from XKB and basically inscript

So there are two problem:

1) XKB has no detail about layout, it is just saying “HINDI”

2) it is already exist in m17n-contrib and people are using with iBus from long time. So there are two layouts for same purpose.

if you have any comment please update bug report:

It was busy day as Fedora QA team member, there are around 2 new bug files, both were duplicate, Fedora i18 Meeting has great discussion regarding bugs and i18n/translation release-criteria (Fedora i18n Meeting log)

lokalize Junk data with qt 4.7.1 – workaround 2 (fedora)

when lokalize crash problem was fixed, then New problem arrived – Junk data in translated field

(check video here)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run lokalize with translation file (PO file)
2. input something in local language (other than English)
3. Use BackSpace to delete some (not all)
5. Page Down (Move to next string)
6. Page Up (Move back to original String

Actual results:
Junk data inserted in text field automatically, which is not typed

Expected results:
Only Text should be there, which is typed, works fine with BackSpace

KDE bug 249373, kde-i18n mailing list discussion

OpenSUSE, kbuntu and Arch Linux user confirmed that problem.

Fedora workaround for this is below (on Fedora 14):
1) yum remove qt (it will remove whole kde, will not effect much if you are using other than KDE desktop)
2) yum remove kdelibs-common
3) Disable fedora-updates.repo (/etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo)  (enabled=0)
4) yum install kdesdk (or other package which you want to install for kde)

Now your lokalize should work normal (qt-4.7.0-3.fc14.x86_64 from fedora 14 Released repo), but note 
that you are not going to get any update for your system (which includes security fixes also)

Nokia provide fix (Crash issue) for qt-4.7.2, but that patch was backport to 4.7.1 for many
distribution. Nobody respond to bug yet (from Nokia).

lokalize crash with qt 4.7.1 – workaround

lokalize is crashing from last few weeks in latest qt-4.7.1

Fedora Bug:

Upstream KDE Bug:

Nokia qt bug:

for Fedora, you need to downgrade your ‘qt’ packages for ‘qt-4.7.0-8′ or eariler,

which you can download from Koji or Simple way is:

$yum downgrade qt*


lokalize is crashing from last few weeks in latest qt-4.7.1.

Fedora Bug:

Upstream KDE Bug:

Nokia qt bug:

for Fedora, you need to downgrade your ‘qt’ packages for ‘qt-4.7.0-8’ or eariler,

which you can download from Koji or Simple way is:

$yum downgrade qt*

meanwhile Kevin Kofler confirm that qt is fixed by upstream (commit). So fix should be available in

fedora soon.

KDE 4.4 and Indian Calendar System

I have never seen anywhere such a system,
but in KDE 4.4, in which Indian Calendar system
can be choose at Desktop system. 
In kde, choose systemsettings->Regional & Language
->Language-> Time and Date.
There is  Indian Calendar, so after login and logout,
you can check it.
Following image has enough detail about it.

KDE 4.4 with Phalgun Month

Month: Phalgun
Day: Som (Monday)
Year: 1931

with time, software becoming more useful and more
close not only to hi-fi people, but general public.
After all those are for them, by them.

I got Dell Studio 1457 with Intel i7 processor yesterday.

for Fedora 12 installation major problems:
1) Broadcom Ethernet is not detected (fixed)
2) Once Display Blank, reboot and then only start,
(this was true for anaconda also) (still not working)
3) No Sound (still not working) Fedora Bug 562695

Dell Studio 1457 Smolt Profile

after 4 attempt to install Fedora 12, (3 failed
with no display), I get message that there is
no Network device detected on your machine,
so please use DVD or Complete CD (I was
using network install). (that is why
keep DVD with you at home:-) )
Got KDE Live CD, installation was quite fast,
Ethernet was not detected, but Wireless
was working (it is intel half-mini card).

Rebooted and Display gone. After waiting
for few minutes, reboot again this time
display was working (now after shutdown,
I need to reboot 2 times to get display working)

Broadcom Ethernet:
there is workaround given here (Fedora Bug)

modprobe -r tg3

modprobe broadcom
modprobe tg3
modprobe tg3


it is working, but need to use this each time

Video: ATI detected and worked on proper resolution automatically
Audio: Still not working

KDE System Monitor showing 8 Cores (i7 has 4 core / 8 threads)

KDE 4.4 Beta on my Desktop

While I skipped using KDE from last few months,
after release of KDE4 Beta, tried again.

first impression “Woh!”

please check few screenshot of KDE4 on Fedora 13 (Rawhide)

1) Desktop with few

2) Adding few more widgets (Mac’s Impression)

3) Google translate English to Hindi, Amritsar Weather

4) Activities, which still I failed to understand what and how to do with this:-)

Hope to KDE4 more acceptable in daily work than previous KDE4 releases….

KDE 4.3 – lokalize fixed

after kde 4.2 release, lokalize has problem
to Find or Replace Text. It was big problem
to Edit Translation files (po) with Lokalize,
if you want to find or replace some text in
But KDE 4.3 release, it is fixed and now
you can find/replace text. Catalogmanager
it is now automatic show status of all
files. Both the fix are quit helpful for
Fedora 11 and Fedora 10 Users can get
those package (kdebase-4.3* etc) by
enable test repo with following command
$yum update –enablerepo=updates-testing

but if you can wait for days, then you can get
package with yum update only.

period for which lokalize has problem, I
tried alternative PO Editor, which as
few different, but impressive features.
(Update later)

linguist-qt4 (qt-devel package)