Kaffeine 0.8.8 on openSuse 11.2

Has anyone here got kaffeine 0.8.8 running on openSuse 11.2 with KDE 4? I did an update from 11.1 to 11.2 recently and now I can’t find or launch the old Kaffeine from the start menu or KRunner. I can only start it using the terminal and then it’s without sound.
Kaffeine 1.0pre-2 isn’t full-featured enough and the settings are missing so I need help on how to get Kaffeine 0.8.8 to start on KDE 4 openSuse 11.2.

Yes. I have both running.

I simply installed both, and both work.

Some more detail … I have the xine engine selected in 0.8.8. I also have the Packman packaged libxine1 installed. To find the player I go to KMenu > applications > multimedia > video player > media player (kaffeine / KDE3).

Note, I am a strong proponent of having only 4 repos, and no others. Those 4 are OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. No others. I believe as a result I do not experience the functionality and dependency problems that many other new OpenSUSE users experience. … But again, thats just me.

What about the VideoLan repository? If one wants to watch DVD then it’s absolutely necessary.
I personally also install the KDE 4.3 Desktop, Community and Playground repos because there are some stuff like yasp, yawp and flickr that one doesn’t find in the normal openSuse installation

I have all that installed but Kaffeine 3 isn’t in the Menu - don’t know why. There are even two entries in the menu with Kaffeine but both only launch Kaffeine 4. Kaffeine 3 is installed from the Packman repo, libsine1, libxine-codecs, win32-codecs and libdvdcss are all installed but I still can’t find kaffeine 3 anywhere on KDE 4.

add videolan to install libdvdcss and then IMMEDIATELY remove it. applications from videolan in particular has been known to break MANY packman packaged applications because of the different locations where they store codecs.

If you are going to leave those repos enabled all the time, then you have to know WHAT you are doing in terms of identifying functional problems or dependency problems when they occur.

In my case, I simply add a repos, add the app I want, and then remove the repos. This is VERY easy to do, as when searching for an app on web pin, one is given the repos as a URL. Then all one has to do is copy and paste:

zypper ar < repos from web pin > arbitrary-name #add repos
zypper install < application > #install application
zypper rr arbitrary name #remove repos

Its fast, its quick, and it keeps ones repositories clean and mean.

And no problems.

For example, lets say I want to install the chess program “crafty” on openSUSE-11.1. I search on web pin and I get this hit: Webpin noting that the latest version is packaged in the repos


so what I would then do is copy that URL, and then type and paste:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/snwint/openSUSE_11.1 craftyrepos
zypper install crafty
zypper rr craftyrepos

Thanks for the tip regarding the VideoLan repo. I didn’t know that it breaks packages from Packman. The funny thing is that I had no problem finding and using both kaffeine 3 and 4 in openSuse 11.1 but since I upgrade to 11.2 I got Kaffeine 4 as default and can’t find 3 on KDE 4.

I am not really new to Suse, been using it for almost 6 years now so I can find my way around things including solving conflicts. I mean it’s much easier now that it was a few years ago but of course life would be better without them :slight_smile:

Actually i have to confess that kaffeine 4 isn’t that bad at all and is relatively stable. The two main problems that I am having with it are that it allows screensaver and log-out along with that during DVB-T playback, which is very annoying and secondly, I can’t adjust the settings (like to dock in the panel or pause when minimized) because this feature is missing. if these two things could be fixed then I could live with it.