two problems KDE 4.8

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Tue Feb 14 12:40:16 GMT 2012

P Nikolic posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:10:00 +0000 as excerpted:

> I am having a couple of problems  that are becoming a PITA

The by-point replies below probably aren't what you wanted to read, but 
they're how I deal with it.  Other than simply pointing them out as 
options, I'm mainly just acknowledging your post, so it doesn't go 
entirely unreplied if someone else doesn't reply with solutions hopefully 
closer to your present setup.

> 1 .  Kmail will randomly just bomb out bang gone   plus the mailing list
> filters  miss so much mail i have to filter by hand .

FWIW, after trying akonadified kmail, I decided the kmail devs were 
taking it, and by extension all of kdepim in a direction opposite the one 
I was headed.  I don't believe the akonadified/database-backed version 
will be as stable as old kmail was, at least for me, for several 
releases, say 4.10 or so, and I considered email too vital to be causing 
me stability and dependability headaches for over a year.

So I switched to claws-mail, which was right for me.  The conversion 
process wasn't entirely without issue, but then again, neither was the 
upgrade to akonadified kmail.  Other people may be more comfortable with 
thunderbird or evolution, but they weren't right for me either, while 
claws-mail ended up being a better match for me than the pre-akonadified 
kmail was.

So choose what you like, including staying with kmail if you continue to 
be comfortable with it, but if you had thought about switching, now's 
probably the time to do it, because as I said, I don't expect kmail to be 
really stable again for another year, to 4.10 or so, based on recent kde 
stabilization time history.

> 2 .  I can not setup the ntp server  or country settings  it is stuck on
> Gurnsey    i can change it but it asks for authentication which i supply
> then moans about unable to contact ntp server ( it is contactable and
> has a fairly good response time )  .  if you need more info  what and
> where from

FWIW, I run my own ntp server instance on my main machine, and the 
netbook keeps good enough time on its own that syncing it by hand every 
so often is fine.  So on the main machine, the ntp server controls the 
time and my kde user doesn't have direct privs to modify it.  And on the 
netbook, the kde user doesn't have privs either, as I use either the date 
command at an an admin-user command-prompt (setting it say 30 seconds or 
a minute ahead and hitting enter when the time rolls over on my main 
machine, I don't care about a few seconds off on the netbook), or set it 
in the BIOS.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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