Q: I installed the theme and the CVS
superkaramba but every time I minimize any of the bars the superkaramba
crashes? A: This
is a superkaramba bug which is apparently affecting only some of the
users. As of 10-06-04, a new CVS snapshot of the superkaramba was
released which fixes this problem. You can download it from this
theme's website or by obtaining a CVS snapshot from the superkaramba's
Q: My wireless connection is working
but the connection strength keeps showing 0. Why? A: Due to
fact that apparently either different wireless cards display iwconfig
info differently or perhaps there are different versions of iwconfig
floating around, parsing of the connection quality (which is calculated
as a signal-to-noise ratio) needs to utilize alternative syntax. To fix
this, run the wirelessfix.py
file found in the ~/Karamba/Borealis/ menu and follow the instructions.
Q: Redrawing of the
systray is still
leaving white square background upon logging in. Why? A: As
of the version 2.0, this problem should be completely fixed.
Q: Why does my desktop cycle through
virtual desktops once I log in? A: You are
likely using 3ddesktop which does so to gather snapshots of each
desktop, eventually returning to the first desktop. If you don't like
this behavior, you may want to edit the 3ddesktop file (usually found
in the /usr/bin directory) and remove "--acquire" flag from the line
invoking the 3ddeskd.
Q: How can I alter the settings of the
networking and hd monitors? Is there an automated config for this
functionality? A: YES!
As of version 1.5, you can configure these during install.
Q: The text and/or graphs are not very
legible when I am using this theme with my background wallpaper. How
can I change font and/or graph colors? A: As of
v.2.0 you will be given an option to modify the background bar color as
well as the font colors during install. You can also modify the colors
after install by running the colorcustomizer.sh
Q: I have other superkaramba scripts
and I don't want to redundantly run multiple instances of superkaramba
because this theme has its own startup script. How can I fix this? A: This
theme is started by running the main.theme file which simply invokes
other themes using a string of theme files with their relative paths
(each bar in this package is a separate "theme"). You can
easily add other themes here and have them all start as soon as you
Q: Why use an Autostart script anyhow? A: As of
version 2.0, there is no more startup script because the Superkaramba
bug that was preventing proper placement of the multiple themes has
been fixed in the latest release. Now the theme should be saved within
the KDE session.
Q: Why is there no info about my IP
address on the networking bar when I am not connected to the internet?
Wouldn't it be nicer to have some text stating like 'disconnected' or
something similar? A: This
has been fixed in the version 2.0.
Q: How do I uninstall this theme? A: As of
version 1.4 there is an uninstall script "uninstall.sh" which must be
run as superuser which reverts all the changes done to your system.
Q: I am using another theme with a
systray in it and when I start this theme, all kinds of weird stuff
happens. Why? A:
Superkaramba (and KDE desktop) support only one system tray and when
multiple trays are invoked you get all kinds of weird things to happen
including flickering icons that are positioned weirdly all accross the
screen and even crashes. To fix this make sure to do the following:
1) disable other theme with a systray or edit the main.theme and
comment out the systray.theme by putting a "#" at the beginning of that
2) make sure that your kpanel does not have a systray applet on it
Q: I have more systray icons than what
can fit on the systray bar. How do I change size of the systray bar? A: As of
version 2.0, this has been fixed. The systray now resizes itself
automatically. Prior versions offer manual expansion via middle-click
Q: I do not see the cpu speed in the
cpu bar and I get all these periodic errors outputted from the
superkaramba in the console. What is going on? A: As of
version 1.5, the installer chooses the most appropriate way of
monitoring cpu speed. Should you still encounter these errors that
means that your kernel has been compiled in such a way that it does not
allow any of the 3 possible ways of monitoring cpu speed.
Q: Considering that the widgets move
off-screen, is this theme Xinerama-safe? A: Yes.