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    Ideas/Criticism on this wiki

    • file uploads on this wiki must be possible, or at least image embedding - like all editing, available to logged in users
    • let us not make tons of translations - with the Translate extension, translations are easily maintained, and Special:myLanguage makes them transparently available
    • after reading, how did you accomplish the short URL and is this sustainable?
    • I would like to have boxes around
    pre-tagged content
    Use the templates {{Input|1=}} and {{Output|1=}} in preference to <pre>

    as on

    • the pre-tagged text should be able to expand to a higher width than the KDE logo graphic - Using the templates, the full width of the page is available
    • pre-tagged content should scale, but does not as this example shows:
    on a large-enough screen you should be able to see this line without scrolling, but you are not. - Make sure you are using the Chihuahua theme - I can see it all

    new articles

    Here are articles that I want to write.


    Quieten a computer

    You work in an office with colleagues and you do not want to disturb them with your computer making sound. You want to quieten your computer

    controlling a cluster

    You have a cluster of 16 servers and want to send commands to all servers at once? Not a problem with KDE 3.5. Use konsole and open 16 tabs, log in to each server on a special tab. Use one tab to send input to all tabs (right-click onto the tab -> send input to all sessions).

    Problems I found:

    • sometimes you forget that you are sending the input to all servers, this can lead to unpredictable behavior :(
    • sometimes you change tabs and forget you have done this :(
    • it is tedious to open 16 tabs and log in on every one to a dedicated server
    • automated login via dcop does not work with KDE 4
    • the "tab" key on your keyboard for auto-completion may display different results on different servers
    • the cursor keys on your keyboard for command-repetition may display different results on different servers
    • forgetting to end the "send input to all sessions" mode may lead to unpredictable behavior
    • the commands may need different time to return on different hosts (especially downloading; if 16 servers download at the same time, the network delivers unpredictable response times)
    • you will not see if the sessions answer differently (e.g. error on only one server)
    • if you detach a tab, the input will continue to be sent there

    KDE Questions

    • I have 3 soundcards at the moment: my webcam, my headset and my "normal" soundcard. How can I tell kmix to use one specifc?
      • systemsettings