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2018-06-02 02:11:27 -0500 answered a question Bluetooth audio device not visible in KDE on second account

Assuming you have two users logged in, switch user to the other (primary) login and type pulseaudio -k in a terminal. Th

2018-06-02 02:08:02 -0500 asked a question Bluetooth audio device not visible in KDE on second account

Bluetooth audio device not visible in KDE on second account When I use Switch User to login to my computer account while

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2016-02-25 11:47:39 -0500 commented question KDE crash shortly after enabling 2nd display

This seems to be triggered by a certain application - Toggl Desktop. But how is it possible for an application to bring down the entire desktop environment?

2016-02-24 07:28:46 -0500 asked a question KDE crash shortly after enabling 2nd display

I use some scripts to enable just one display at any given time, since KDE settings doesn't really work for this. Here is a sample script:

xrandr --output DP1 --auto --primary --output eDP1 --off

My scripts work initially, but then KDE crashes entirely and returns me to the login screen (SDDM). Normally, when an application crashes, abrt detects it and displays a popup, but in this situation abrt doesn't seem to detect it (and couldn't pop up anything even if it did, at the login screen). How can I troubleshoot this problem?

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2016-01-10 15:34:06 -0500 commented question Plantronics USB headset not appearing as output device in Pulseaudio

This is a Pulseaudio bug. The workaround is to type pulseaudio -k and press ENTER in a terminal (which restarts Pulseaudio) while the headset is connected.

2016-01-09 15:36:31 -0500 asked a question Plantronics USB headset not appearing as output device in Pulseaudio

I plugged in my Plantronics USB headset, which was previously working with Linux on an older laptop, into my laptop, and the light in the headset went on. However, the sound continued to come out of my laptop's speakers, and no sound came out of the headset. Normally, I would use pavuncontrol to redirect the sound from the application producing the sound to the desired audio output, but I was unable to do this because the Plantronics headset does not appear as an output device in pavucontrol. It appears in the "Configuration" tab as "Audio 655 DSP", but it does not appear in the "Output Devices" tab, and it is not selectable as an output device for an application in the "Playback" tab.

However, dmesg, aplay -l and pacmd list all show that both ALSA and Pulseaudio are detecting the headset. sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/* does not show any rogue applications monopolising any ALSA device.

Note: Analogue audio headphones work fine.

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2016-01-09 07:59:46 -0500 commented answer Thunderbird UI font size on HighDPI

Doesn't do anything. Doesn't even affect gnome-tweak-tool itself!

2016-01-09 07:42:30 -0500 answered a question Thunderbird UI font size on HighDPI

Because I am using KDE, I needed to set the display scaling to 1.5 or 2 in KDE system settings, and I needed to make sure that "force font DPI" in fonts was unchecked - also in system settings.

2016-01-09 07:26:07 -0500 asked a question Thunderbird UI font size on HighDPI

I cannot figure out how to increase the menu font size or the message list font size in Thunderbird. I've tried:

  1. Increasing the font sizes in Thunderbird preferences (no effect on anything)
  2. Setting a minimum font size of 20 in Thunderbird preferences (no effect on anything)
  3. Setting the layout.css.devPixelsPerPx in about:config to 2 (only affects mail bodies, and not much else)
  4. Setting the X font DPI in .Xresources (no effect on anything)
  5. Setting the font size in the KDE systems settings pane for GTK (no effect on anything)
  6. Setting the font size in lxappearance (only affects lxappearance itself, not Thunderbird - and lxappearance itself resets back to normal after restarting it!)

I am using KDE on Fedora 23 and I already have KDE configured for HighDPI (although much of KDE is still broken because it uses fixed pixel sizes).

2015-09-06 10:56:26 -0500 asked a question How to retry abrt report after closing all abrt windows

I tried to report a kernel bug using abrt when it popped up on my desktop, but I entered the wrong bugzilla password, so it failed. Then I misunderstood the next dialog box, so I entered another guess at my password, instead of re-entering my bugzilla username which was what it wanted. So I gave up and pressed cancel. There was no retry button that I could see at that point.

I closed the abrt applet because Firefox had crashed and I thought that it might be related to having abrt open.

Now I can't even figure out how to reopen abrt. I tried killing abrt-applet and re-running it manually, but nothing happened.

I found mention in RHEL docs of a tool called abrt-gui, but it doesn't seem to exist any more in Fedora 21.

2015-09-04 08:49:00 -0500 asked a question No sound after switching to VT2

When I start a new session with KDE and log in, sound works for me. I am in the following groups:

robin wheel video pkg-build

But when a user who is not in wheel does the same thing, they hear no sound, even though pavucontrol shows sound supposedly "playing".

I'm not sure whether it's a permissions issue or an issue of how the user switching is performed. This is possibly related to switching back to VT2 using Ctrl+Alt+F2. But when I just tried switching to VT3 and back to VT2, sound still worked for me.

2014-07-26 11:21:01 -0500 commented answer Laptop screen not recovering from suspend

That doesn't work for me. I suspect this is actually multiple bugs, which affect different hardware differently.

2013-12-22 15:24:13 -0500 commented answer How do I submit a patch to a package?

Thanks! That's what I thought, but I just wanted to check. It turned out that the bug had already been fixed in the master branch, but I'll be certain of what to do next time this happens!

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2013-12-15 05:55:08 -0500 asked a question How do I submit a patch to a package?

I have fixed a bug in a Fedora RPM spec file, and want to submit my patch back. How do I contribute it to Fedora? Where do I post it?

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2013-11-16 08:31:26 -0500 commented question Backtrace from daemon?

pretty sure the problem is on the httpd side not the client side.

2013-11-15 16:14:14 -0500 asked a question Backtrace from daemon?

httpd segfaults when I make a HTTP request to localhost. How do I get a backtrace?

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2012-03-03 15:07:24 -0500 answered a question how do i install spotify free in fedora 16?

For some reason I think I had to pay to install Spotify; it might be because I've already used it for many months as a free user, but that's just speculation.

First make sure you are fully updated with the latest Fedora wine packages.

In a terminal:


(replacing SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe with the actual name of the installer file you downloaded)

If prompted to install Gecko, click the Install button.

Now try using Spotify. You may need to fix sound so that you can actually hear anything. If so, follow the instructions below.

Exit spotify if it is running.

I'm not sure if this was actually necessary, but I first uninstalled the 64-bit version of wine and wine-alsa and installed the 32-bit version of each.

Then I used regedit to make wine use alsa.

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/wine/drivers
  3. Edit the Audio key so the value of the key is alsa, instead of pulse.

(Alternatively you could just use winetricks [a separate download] to reset your .wine, which would erase all installed Wine programs and registry entries, so you'd have to install Spotify again.)

In a terminal:

killall pulseaudio

Now start spotify, and it should work.