Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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RE: Nice, but...
by Estonian on Mon 27th Jun 2011 08:38 UTC in reply to "Nice, but..."
Estonian
Member since:
2009-05-26

- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...

I have such a wizard on my KDE. ;)
Distro is Opensuse 11.4 and KDE version should be 4.6.

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RE[2]: Nice, but...
by RshPL on Mon 27th Jun 2011 11:15 in reply to "RE: Nice, but..."
RshPL Member since:
2009-03-13

"- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...

I have such a wizard on my KDE. ;)
Distro is Opensuse 11.4 and KDE version should be 4.6.
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Would you sir elaborate on how you got this? On my openSUSE 11.4 KDE 4.6 the knetworkmanager does not list mobile broadband at all, and barely works with anything different than normal WiFi. It does not detect my Nokia phone being attached at all. Please help. ;)

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RE[3]: Nice, but...
by Elv13 on Mon 27th Jun 2011 12:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice, but..."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

The plasmoid with modem manager and network manager should show 3G, Wifi and bluetooth if proprely installed.

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RE[3]: Nice, but...
by Estonian on Mon 27th Jun 2011 14:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice, but..."
Estonian Member since:
2009-05-26

Would you sir elaborate on how you got this? On my openSUSE 11.4 KDE 4.6 the knetworkmanager does not list mobile broadband at all, and barely works with anything different than normal WiFi. It does not detect my Nokia phone being attached at all. Please help. ;)

It worked for me out-of-box without any extra effort by me whatsoever. After selecting "Estonia", it showed me all three local carriers and all I needed to do was to enter PIN-code, that came with SIM-card.

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RE[3]: Nice, but...
by lemur2 on Tue 28th Jun 2011 02:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice, but..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Would you sir elaborate on how you got this? On my openSUSE 11.4 KDE 4.6 the knetworkmanager does not list mobile broadband at all, and barely works with anything different than normal WiFi. It does not detect my Nokia phone being attached at all. Please help. ;)


The KDE network manager should look like this:
http://easylinuxcds.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/linux-mint-9-kde/li...

"Mobile broadband" is on the third tab (following after "Wired" and "Wireless"). The tab will only be selectable (i.e. not greyed out) if there is applicable hardware detected. If the "Mobile broadband" tab is greyed out, then there has been no mobile broadband network hardware detected by the kernel.

From the mobile broadband tab it is possible to enter the parameters for your mobile broadband service provider. When I did this some time ago, there were only two or three values I had to enter. I found out what the correct values were by a simple phone call to the technical helpline of the mobile broadband provider. It took only a couple of minutes.

If you don't have this dialog box, then you don't have the KDE network manager installed, you probably have the OpenSuse configuration software (which is called Yast, isn't it?) running instead. I can't offer you any suggestions about that.

Edited 2011-06-28 02:35 UTC

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