I just tried IRC-chat for first time and it brought up kommunicate app with lots of script about the channel and saying my nickname is invalid, suggested new one and said it was also invalid, so I entered one of my own design … no responce, typed a question and got (raw)…question followed by (error) unknown command.
Tried Kcommunicate-help and got no help available!
waited a while and got message disconnected now!
thought it would have been nice to try but would like more than a no help available … YaST says kcommunicate-help installed.
you don’t mention what DE you use but i use Konversation and it is
you might prepare yourself by some self study:
sorry mind said konversation but I typed kommunicate.
self study would be fine and great, figured help button with item listed as “using konversation” would be best bet for starts and as I said Yast says the documents are present but konversation doesn’t see them.
I will check out the links you provided, thankyou
Opera is capable of doing IRC, easy configuration, talking within secs.
> figured help button with item listed as “using konversation” would
> be best bet for starts and as I said Yast says the documents are
> present but konversation doesn’t see them.
ok i see the problem…
in my must Humble opinion, the Linux/openSUSE/KDE/whatever help
systems is about 12 light years behind Redmond (mostly because the
folks MOST intent on moving Linux/etc forward are the coders…and,
they (rightly) are not so ‘into’ writing user docs (especially not
just so folks don’t have to dig it out for themselves via “self-study”)…
so, that said: when YaST tells you the documentation is on your hard
drive that does NOT mean you can push F1 while konversation is active
and get the help you want…
the documentation YaST gives you is most often installed somewhere in
or near /usr/doc and there is a HUGE mess of it there…more than you
can probably believe (if you have not looked before)…
here is what i do
- install locate and build the db, then
- when i wanna read “the docs” i do this in a terminal:
locate konversation | grep doc | less
and get a long, scrollable, list of instances of ‘konversation’ (or
whatever) with ‘doc’ somewhere in the location string…often you
will find a set of .html docs…
hmmmmm…i just looked and see that there is a docbook file, and i
open my konversation, hit F1 and up pops rather extensive and readable
documentation!! so, something must be wrong there (or i’m on KDE3 and
you are not…but,) i think you maybe have to make it generate a help
database…i don’t know how to do that…
OH, try this in konversation’s menu go Settings > Build Search
Index…let it run a while and when finished try F1 again…
but, do NOT forget about /usr/doc, browsing that is like digging in a
That is /usr/**share/**doc
> That is /usr/*share/*doc
wow! of course you are correct!!
thanks for paying attention…obviously i was not!