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Tim Tim Harper
Education Apps
Icon Sub-Sets
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 453 comments

Score 76.7%
Nov 03 2011
neato! - Apr 21 2006
Wireless Assistant

Network 287 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 03 2007
just to follow up on this for anyone that stumbles one this post

I switched to Suse Linux 10.1, and the problem went away. - Apr 18 2006
i traced through the code in kdevelop, and it looks like this isn't wireless Assintants fault, but dhclients. DHClient is getting the IP address its supposed to, but it won't get the gateway.

I'm gonna have to debug dhclient to see why it's behaving so badly. - Mar 31 2006
Hi there again :)

I've posted here before. Recently, wlassistant often wont pull the gateway address for the wireless router, and I have to manually set it via

ip route add default via (gateway-address) dev wlan0

Does anyone know why this happens? Is there a fix? - Mar 29 2006
ok, awesome ! thanks - Mar 15 2006
One more comment :)

I just thought I'd let you know this bug seems to be more network specific. At my work office, we have a WEP encrypted wireless network. From here I can connect without any trouble at all, and it doesn't report that the connection failed.

if you need any more info, feel free to contact me timcharper at gmail dot com. - Mar 14 2006
one more thing: here is my /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases file:

lease {
interface "wlan0";
option subnet-mask;
option dhcp-lease-time 14400;
option routers;
option dhcp-message-type 5;
option domain-name-servers,;
option dhcp-server-identifier;
option domain-name "";
renew 1 2006/3/13 19:56:03;
rebind 1 2006/3/13 19:56:03;
expire 1 2006/3/13 19:56:03;
lease {
interface "wlan0";
option subnet-mask;
option dhcp-lease-time 14400;
option routers;
option dhcp-message-type 5;
option domain-name-servers,;
option dhcp-server-identifier;
option domain-name "";
renew 1 2006/3/13 21:29:56;
rebind 1 2006/3/13 23:26:05;
expire 1 2006/3/13 23:56:05;

hope that might be of some assistance. thank you so much, this is a marvelous tool!

Tim - Mar 13 2006
I've been experiencing this exact same problem for a while now, so I'll take the initiative here.

Note, I'm posting this information on the connection created by wlassistant, which was reported as failed, but is infact working.

Here's the console output I'm getting:

Loaded application options.
DHCP Client: dhclient
All executables found.
iwconfig_status: /sbin/iwconfig
==>stderr: lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Wireless interface(s): wlan0
Permissions checked.
ifconfig_status: /sbin/ifconfig wlan0
ifup: /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up
scan: /sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan
Networks found: 7
Checking for active connection.
Trying to get gateway address...
...from /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases
Gateway address:
==>stderr: connect: No such device
kill_dhcp: /sbin/dhclient -r wlan0
==>stderr: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2-RedHat
Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit

Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:db:aa:47
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:db:aa:47
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPRELEASE on wlan0 to port 67
send_packet: Network is unreachable
send_packet: please consult README file regarding broadcast address.
ifup: /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig_set: /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 mode managed channel 1 key off essid byuc0ug4rs
iwconfig_ap: /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 ap 00:0F:24:20:83:20
ifconfig_dhcp: /sbin/dhclient -q wlan0
Checking for active connection.
Checking for active connection.


My school does not do WEP encryption, nor VPN. It authorizes clients by their mac address, and redirects all http requests for unauthorized mac addresses to a webpage prompting them to log in. The connection reports failed in wlassistant, even though I've already been authorized on the network from a previous connection (my school only prompts me once a day)

Additionally, here is my routing table information (for my allegedly failed connection) : dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src
default via dev wlan0

My network card is a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller. I'm using the windows drivers for it via ndiswrapper.

Thank you,
Tim - Mar 13 2006
kmenu incremental search idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 23 2005
Thank you for your positive feedback. As said in the comments, this has apparently already been done in Suse. I don't know if they plan to merge it or not, but there that is. - Apr 05 2006
I'm really not quite sure why its not merged in. I discovered this after I made this mock-up.

Also, I found that there are two great programs that do something similar to this:

Baghira starter (included with baghira)
and Katapult.

So, rather than reinvent the wheel twice, if I do anything it will be toward improving those projects. - Apr 05 2006
thank you all for the comments! its been incredibly useful.

I'm already aware of the "execute command" feature of kde. I wasn't aware that you could type in web addresses, however. That's neat!

Still, the execute command doesn't quite do what I had in mind. Personally, I feel seeing the results pop-up like that with the icon and everything makes the application easier to identify, without having to scroll for it. Sometimes there are applications in the start menu that aren't exactly 5 letter commands (like windows applications installed via cxoffice, for instance).

The Baghira starter does what I had in mind. It's intuitive and simple to use. It's looks great too. Yay. If I do any work toward this, it will most likely be contributing to the starter. Thank you all again. - Jan 03 2006
sorry for not being clear. this is just an idea. no coding work has been done on it. - Dec 23 2005
KMix Mac Icons

Icon Sub-Sets 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 12 2003
I've always thought that blue speaker icon was big and didn't fit very well. Wonderful job on these.

Do you know if there is a way to have the kmix icon reflect the volume level of the mixer? That would be pretty sweet. - Mar 27 2006

Database 29 comments

by alwin
Score 50.0%
Jul 08 2005
This is an awesome program! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to make such a needed gui tool for kde!

thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

Tim - Mar 24 2006

Icon Sub-Sets 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Mar 13 2006
That is a really cool looking icon! Though i'm not much of a cyg-win user, maybe you should send this along to a cygwin mailing list? - Mar 16 2006

Utilities 31 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 23 2005
i had some troubles compiling this, but the help here was very helpful.

My distro is Fedora Core 4. I am using the livna yum repositories for the libdvd* packages.

I installed all of the packages as specified (including the accompanying *-devel packages), and ran into two problems:
1: compiler couldn't find dvdread/dvd_udf.h
2: ld : cannot find -ldvdnav

To resolve the dvd_udf.h problem, I downloaded the file libdvdread-0.9.4.tar.gz as provided here, opened it up and copied dvd_udf.h to /usr/include/dvdread/. Fixed

To resolve the ld: cannot find -ldvdnav problem, I went to /usr/lib/ to check for the existance of "". To my surprise, the package only installed the file "" and a symbolic link "". To resolve this problem typed this

su -
cd /usr/lib/
ln -s

Then, i did a make and it built find and dandy. - Jan 19 2006
A Big Thank You

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 35 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 24 2005
funny how a big thankyou turned into a discussion about Christmas. just thought i'd add that - Jan 02 2006
kmenu idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 23 2005
i've been thinking for a while on how to improve the kmenu - it's a beautiful piece, the way it addresses a lot of issues for users with multiple logins, but I myself find myself thinking often "how could this be better"

interesting idea on the tabs. i suppose you could click quick-folders and have a list of other "bookmarked" folders appear a la quick browser?

i don't know if i'd be so excited about the extra steps that it introduces to get places though. lets see some more feedback on it? - Dec 23 2005
GTPY - ImageResizer

Graphic Apps 18 comments

by Gacha
Score 50.0%
Feb 12 2006
well, don't mean to discourage your work. Your doing a lot more than I am :P keep it up - Dec 09 2005
instead of writing a new image resizer tool, why not spend time contributing to kim, which already does this very nicely and integrates into konqueror.

other than that... good job - Dec 08 2005
Simple todo list

Various KDE Stuff 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2005
Hmmm, this is much more intuitive than writing on the palm of your hand. If only we could match the portability it. - Dec 07 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 178 comments

Score 58.0%
Oct 20 2005
ah... i went to the guys home page and saw a screen shot

looks like you need to type locater:config

how about including that in the documentation?

love the utility, thanks - Sep 15 2005
i'm getting the same problem -

kde 3.4.2
fedora core 3 - Sep 15 2005
KXDocker GMail Plugin KMail

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 06 2005
looks like a sweet app

hey, what's that textbox app sitting in your kicker bar, that looks like some kind of a spot-light app. ? - Aug 22 2005
Judging from the kicker bar at the top of the screen, I'd be pretty dang sure he was running linux. - Aug 22 2005

System Software 21 comments

by dion
Score 50.0%
Mar 02 2005
I had trouble getting this to work at first. Here is what I did:

First (after compiling, following the instructions in INSTALL), I ran moto4lin as root. Then, I went into the preferences, and did an "update List" in the USB view under connection preferences. I found my phone in the list, and clicked both buttons "Set as AT device", and "Set as P2k device".

now, when I plugged in the phone, it would see that the phone was plugged in. It would say "Try to connect", then fail. I was frustrated.

Then I opened up the preferenced dialog again, and blanked out the values for "AT" device - because I thought that was getting in the way. Now the program only said "Phone connected as AT" and not "Phone connected as P2k" when I plugged it in. I knew I needed it to connect as p2k, because that is the file transfer protocol that motorola uses (I think AT is for modem connection... using it to dial up internet service).

So, here was what finally got it to work. I opened up the preference dialog, clicked "update list" in usb view, found my phone, clicked the "Set as at device", and then changed the value for AT Product ID: to a bogus value. I hit ok, replugged in my phone and, HURRAY! It only recognized "Phone connected as P2K'. I clicked connect, and it successfully connected.

Kind of a long description, but, I hope that helps anyone else who runs down that same path.

Tim - May 31 2005