kde4

Are my tray icons in kde 4.2.x finally working ?

I came over this post: forum.kde.org
and I got really interested when someone there says they no longer have problems with garbled icons in kde 4.2.x .
I’m still a bit reluctant to upgrade to kde 4.3 simply because kde 4.2.x which I’m running right now is almost perfect, the only thing that really annoys me are those occasionally garbled icons in the tray.
So I ended up adding the QT 4.5 repo from http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Repositories#KDE_4.2.4 and upgraded all my qt 4.4 packages to 4.5.
My first impression after restarting kdm is that this might just have been the final milestone for me to get happy with kde 4 🙂

Add your ssh-key when logging on to Kde 4.x in OpenSUSE

I wanted my ssh-keys automatically loaded when loging on to my box.
In OpenSUSE you can easily fix this.

Make sure you got these packages installed:

joar@linux-xsuv:~> rpm -qa | grep ssh
pam_ssh-1.96-26.112
openssh-5.1p1-40.15
openssh-askpass-5.1p1-40.15

Now edit /etc/pam.d/xdm and add the lines

>auth     sufficient     pam_ssh.so
session  required       pam_ssh.so

don’t delete anything there, just add those lines mentioned above.

This ensures ssh-agent is started while logging on and pam tries to unlock any of your ssh keys by using your login password as a passphrase.

Obviously this requires your ssh-key passphrase to equal your login password 🙂

I’ve tested this on OpenSUSE 11.1.

Source for this info at opensuse.org