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Dave Bartlett Exeter, United Kingdom

Video Apps 20 comments

Score 79%
21 Dislikes
Mar 26 2008

Is this not available for kde 3.5 series?

Many thanks

Dave - Feb 04 2008
by Whise
Score 77%
23 Dislikes
Sep 03 2008

I'm using this on kde 3.5.8.
When I autostart the Sidebar, all the individual widgets start up first but the Sidebar itself doesn't start. I'm using the latest compiz-fusion also.
Any help would be much appreciated.

All the best

Dave - Jan 24 2008

Audio Apps 14 comments

by trisz
Score 64%
36 Dislikes
Dec 06 2007

I think I've answered my own question. In the file on Line 234 it reads 'self.playListQDir = QDir(self.playdirname, "*.mp3 *.wav *.ogg *.flac"'

I'm just going to add a couple of other audio file extensions to it (like *.wma, *.m4a) and it now works.

I was thinking of just putting a "*" in but I guess it would read all none audio tracks and put them in the playlist too.


Dave - Dec 12 2007

I really like this little app :)
The only problem I'm getting is in the mp3-player skin. Only mp3 files will show in the playlist. Any other files, such as wma, m4a etc... don't show up in the playlist.

Looking forward to new skins too. Maybe an option to change the skins whilst listening to the music would be good.

Great work and all the best.

Dave - Dec 12 2007

Karamba & Superkaramba 8 comments

Score 55%
45 Dislikes
Dec 03 2007
No I didn't opps ;)

Sorry for being impatient. Is it specified anywhere that it will update every 6 mins ?

Many thanks

Dave - Dec 04 2007

I also noticed that the widget doesn't display all the columns correctly if a hotmail folder has "spaces" in it's name.

To fix this I just renamed my hotmail folders and changed the "spaces" for underscores _


Dave - Dec 04 2007

Nice little theme :)

I noticed that when you've read an email the widget was never being updated so I had to add the command "interval=60000" into the hmail.theme file.

It now reads:
program="/home/user/hmail/scripts/gethotmail" fontsize=11 interval=60000

Can you let me know whether I was supposed to do this or not.

Many thanks

Dave - Dec 04 2007

Karamba & Superkaramba 58 comments

Score 75%
25 Dislikes
Jul 07 2007

Thanks. I know that. It just works a bit easier in ARK and Konqueror that's all.
I tried to open the .skz file in ark (instructing it that it was a zip file) but it wouldn't open. However, it would if I changed the extension to .zip first. Strange;)

Thanks anyway :)

All the best

Dave - Jul 07 2007
I worked out a fix. At least, it fixes it on mine. Here we go...

1) Open up the superkaramba window and make sure any instances of 'clock magick' are uninstalled.
2) rename the downloaded file from 50846-clock_magick.skz to
3) Unzip the downloaded file to a folder.
4) Copy all of png files (images) to the "/home/YOURNAME/.superkaramba/clock_magick " folder.
5) restart clock magick. This can be done by starting the original (.skz) file or by going into the unzipped folder and starting 'clock_magick.theme'

Hope this works for you.

All the best

Dave - Jul 07 2007

Karamba & Superkaramba 8 comments

Score 67%
33 Dislikes
Sep 07 2007

I think I may learn python as it's been a while since I programmed anything and that was programming for windows. I looked at the Aero AIO stuff and it doesn't look to hard to port it into. Actually the torrent AIO is a good exmaple. Found here

I've just taken your code and added a mute button to the program and changed the icons. Do you want me to email it back to you?



my email add is dave_p_b(at)hotmail(dot)com if you want to get in contact :) - Jun 29 2007
I've been looking for an app like this for ages and my python skills aren't good enough to produce one. Great app. I look forward to see what direction it takes:)

Any ideas of any PyQT or PyKDE programming for customizable settings like adding stations, skins, fonts etc...

I wander whether it could be integrated with Aero AIO
as it already has a customizable interface.

Great work and all the best

Dave - Jun 28 2007

Network 58 comments

Score 86%
14 Dislikes
Feb 26 2008

Nice app :) When it's capturing is there any chance the packets could appear on the screen in realtime. At the moment the results only appear when you've stopped capturing the packets.


Dave - Jun 10 2007
Host on Imageshack

Dolphin Service Menus 20 comments

Score 69%
31 Dislikes
Jun 19 2007

This is what I've been looking for but it would be better if it would give you the link for the thumbnail also. For example, an image that I just uploaded via the imageshack website gave me 3 urls.

1)<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at" /></a>

These are useful because I can just copy them and paste them into a forum.

Any chance this could be included into your script?

All the best

Dave - May 21 2007

Video Apps 494 comments

by rvm
Score 88%
12 Dislikes
Apr 16 2014
Thank you for your tip

I recompiled qt 4.2.3 with qt3-support enabled and it now works.

Thanks again

Dave - May 10 2007

I was using qt 4.2.1 and everything was great. I've just upgraded qt to version 4.2.3 and I get the following error message when trying to make smplayer:

In file included from helper.cpp:19:
helper.h:24:23: error: q3cstring.h: No such file or directory
helper.h:27:23: error: Q3PopupMenu: No such file or directory
helper.cpp:20:25: error: q3popupmenu.h: No such file or directory
helper.cpp:21:23: error: q3process.h: No such file or directory
helper.cpp: In static member function ‘static void Helper::finishProcess(Q3Process*)’:
helper.cpp:220: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:229: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:233: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:235: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:243: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:246: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:248: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.cpp:256: error: invalid use of undefined type ‘struct Q3Process’
helper.h:30: error: forward declaration of ‘struct Q3Process’
make[1]: *** [.obj/helper.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dave/Programs/smplayer-0.4.17/src'
make: *** [src/smplayer] Error 2

Any help much appreciated.



p.s. I did do "make prep" before the make command - May 10 2007
ICOnvert service menu

Dolphin Service Menus 9 comments

by dirge
Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Mar 16 2007

Just wandering whether you can put another entry that converts a png to a windows ico file. I'm achieving this at the moment using a small app called png2ico but it would be better integrated into your service menu. I don't have much experience in Imagemagick's convert function though.


Dave - May 07 2007

Security 41 comments

by trisz
Score 80%
20 Dislikes
Dec 17 2007

I'm successfully using k-encfs version 2 on SabayonLinux and everything is running ok. I was just wandering if you could as an option to the "Delete" button to ask "Are you sure?"

I know I shouldn't press the delete button but I thought I would for a test and it just deletes everything without asking you.

I did have everything backed up before I done this test ;)

Just thing it would be a cool option to add just in case some one pressed it by mistake.


Dave - May 04 2007
The tgz version is installed at the moment.


Dave - Mar 10 2007

I kind of worked. I've created the encrypted folder but when I enter the password to mount it I get this error message:
"fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /home/dave/.kde3.5/share/apps/kencfs/encrypted: Permission denied
fuse failed. Common problems:
- fuse kernel module not installed (modprobe fuse)
- invalid options -- see usage message"

btw: SabayonLinux (Based on Gentoo) uses the portage package system. It compiles everything from source files and rarely uses binary packages.


Dave - Mar 10 2007
Great program. I had it running in 32-bit mepis.
However, I usually use 64-bit sabayonlinux and fuse is built in to the kernel and not as a separate module. Every time I try to start the app it says that it can't load the fuse module. If I run "encfs" on its own it doesn't come up with this error message.

I don't know if you can help me and I really want to use this program and spread it around to all my friends.

btw: I've tried to compile fuse as a kernel module but each time I try to add it using modprobe it gives an error of "device or resource busy".

I hope you can help.


Dave - Mar 10 2007

Looks like a nice app. Any chance of getting the source code so I can compile it on 64-bit gentoo?


Dave - Mar 09 2007
Livid - Iconset Preview

Icon Themes 15 comments

Score 73%
27 Dislikes
Apr 25 2007
Now you're just teasing us with your previews ;)

As an existing SabayonLinux user these will go great with my desktop. I can't wait till they're done.
If I knew how to make the themes then I would help you. Maybe I'll try to learn before you finish them !

keep up the good work


Dave - Apr 25 2007

Audio Apps 33 comments

Score 76%
24 Dislikes
Jul 03 2007
I did save as already. Not to worry now as I have checked out the svn version.


Dave - Apr 23 2007

Is there any thing wrong with your file archive. Every time I try to extract the files using Ark it gives me error messages and doesn't complete the process properly.


Dave - Apr 23 2007
Furius Rss (RssNews)

Karamba & Superkaramba 47 comments

Score 71%
29 Dislikes
Apr 11 2008

I'm not sure if it's possible in SuperKaramba but if it is then a scrollbar (on the right hand side) would be good for feeds with more than 7 items. We could then scroll up and down to see more than 7 feeds in the window.

Just a thought. Great app :)

Dave - Apr 20 2007

Great program. I can't wait until you add functionality to configure the feeds.

Just a quick note. On this latest release, in the file you need to add a space in the following line:
browser = "kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing"
after the webbrowsing bit else it doesn't bring up konqueror when you select a news item. like so:
browser = "kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing "


Dave - Apr 15 2007
Wireless Assistant

Network 287 comments

Score 82%
18 Dislikes
Apr 03 2007

Thanks for your reply.

Sadly I can't use the native windows drivers as I run 64-bit Linux and Belkin never release 64-bit windows drivers.

Thanks anyway.

dave - Apr 06 2007

This is the output of iwlist rausb0 scan

rausb0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:7F:94:4E:90
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:0 kb/s

- Apr 05 2007

I've install version 0.5.7 and it detects my WPA2 network as WEP. Why would it be doing this?

btw: I've never had any luck using wpa_supplicant to connect to my WPA2-PSK network. I've always had to use the iwpriv command. It seems to be more reliable.


Dave - Apr 04 2007
panel background images

Various Stuff 2 comments

Score 52%
48 Dislikes
Sep 27 2005
I really like your panels. Well done. Especially the black vista one. Best panels I've seen in a long time. You deserve more credit.


Dave - Mar 19 2007
Kima - kicker monitoring applet

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 360 comments

by kenws
Score 82%
18 Dislikes
Aug 20 2007
Thanks for your help

In SabyonLinux I checked my /etc/conf.d/hddtemp file and corrected it as you advised.

Everything works great now.


Dave - Mar 16 2007
When kima-0.7 looks for harddrive temperatures it uses the command hddtemp /dev/hda where my drive is /dev/sda.

Could there be an option included to change this command

Great app:) Thanks.

Dave - Mar 16 2007
After reading your notes for version 0.4.0, just a quick note to add that the app is using the i2c (lm_sensors) on my mepis machine and works perfectly. - Apr 01 2006
This app is Excellent. I've been searching for something like this for weeks. Just wandering if there is a version that displays fan speeds and whether the two temperatures can be renamed so that I know which one is which.
Excellent work. Most grateful.

Thanks - Apr 01 2006
A-foto (afoto)

Karamba & Superkaramba 142 comments

Score 72%
28 Dislikes
Jun 06 2007
I have same problem too. Using kde, beryl 64-bit. I have the red cross since the 1.6 version. Worked ok(ish) with the 1.5 version.

Dave - Feb 27 2007
Cheers cypherpunk

Your tip fixed mine. I was using the recommended SK ver 0.41 and was still getting the problem with Beryl.

Thanks again

Dave - Jan 29 2007
Sorry to ask but do you know of any beryl tweaks that will ask superkaramba to close instead of kill. I will look also and if I find a fix I will post back.


Dave - Jan 27 2007
spot on. I'm using the latest beryl.
Why would this be a problem though?


Dave - Jan 27 2007
I really like this theme. However, If I log out of kde and log back in again (without restarting my computer), the them fails to load. It thinks there is already an instance running (which there isn't).

If I do a complete reboot then it's fine again.

Any help would be appreciated.

I'm using SabayonLinux 3.26 64-bit, KDE 3.5.5, Superaramba 0.41 and Python 2.4.3

Thanks - Jan 27 2007

PDF Software 60 comments

Score 85%
15 Dislikes
May 02 2007

I've been looking around for weeks for this fix. It's a pity they don't state this on their website!

Dave - Jan 29 2007
kavenc (formerly kvidenc)

Dolphin Service Menus 20 comments

by nemti
Score 62%
38 Dislikes
Oct 23 2006
Many thanks for reply.
You are right. Just re-compiled mplayer and it works.


Dave - Jan 11 2007
Forgot to mention I was using 64-bit SabayonLinux. I expect this is the problem. - Jan 11 2007
Hi great app :)

If i do "convert to " (Audio) or "Extract from" as in audio from movie I get the following error:
"can't find audiodump.wav"

I have all the required apps installed. I'm sure this used to work when I used Mepis 6.0.
I use SabayonLinux now.

Please Help

Many Thanks

Dave - Jan 11 2007

Amarok 1.x Scripts 191 comments

Score 50%
50 Dislikes
Mar 12 2009
Thanks. All sorted :) - Jun 14 2006
Best Lyrics script out there.

Is there any reason that it keeps leaving a lyrics.log file on my desktop?


Dave - Jun 14 2006