Kalendar Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I install Kalendar ?
2. Why is my Kalendar Read Only ?
3. I get lots of undefined symbols when linking
4. Are there any plans to integrate with the Palm Pilot ?
5. How do I tell kalendar to use a network calendar ?
6. How do I create an admin user for networked calendars ?
7. Kalendar dumps core on me when I start it up ?
8. Kalendar errors when I first switch to network mode


1. How do I install kalendar

To install the binary distribution,
$ cd $KDEDIR
$ tar zxvf ~/kalendar-0.5a.libc5.tar.gz (or whatever directory to downloaded it to)
...restart the panel...
To install from source,
$ configure
$ make
$ make install


2. Why is my Kalendar Read Only

If you have trouble opening calendars, then first try ensuring the kalendar directory has the correct protection.
su to root
chmod 777 $KDEDIR/share/apps/kalendar/
and if you still get 'Read Only' mode after that, then delete the file
$KDEDIR/share/apps/kalendar/<<username>>.LCK


3. I get lots of undefined symbols when linking

This problem occurs when automoc is not run by the configure utility.
It can be cured by running automoc and then make'ing again.
$ ./automoc
$ make


4. Are there any plans to integrate with the Palm Pilot ?

I currently have no plans to integrate with the Palm Pilot. However, if someone wishes to try, then please feel free.
If anyone gets it working then please send me a patch / the source code.
UPDATE: Okay, Okay...I've bought a Palm III (duty free) and am now looking at ways of intergrating the two together...It may be a conduit or it may be a program to read and write the .dat file downloaded by a hotsync (pilot-xfer), more to follow later.


5. How do I tell kalendar to use a network calendar ?

Use the File->Configure menu option and select Use networked calendar. You must also fill in a Host Name, but must set Port to 0.
Setting Port to any other number will make kalendar attempt a base network connection and this functionality has not been (and may never be) implemented.


6. How do I create an admin user for networked calendars ?

An admin user is different from a normal user in that he/she can create common day events.
To flag a user as an admin, issue the following commands :-
# mysql -p kalendar
mysql> update users set admin=1 where user='username';

where 'username' is the name of the user to setup.


7. Kalendar dumps core on me when I start it up ?

This is usually occurs when the user (and their hostname) have not been defined in the mysql security table, or if they have then the database grants have not been reloaded.
To add a new user :-
# mysql -p
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> insert into user values ('host','user','','Y','Y','Y','Y','N','N','N','N','N','N','N','N','N');

where 'host' is the fully qualifier hostname that 'user' connects from. If the user connects from multiple hosts, then add an entry for each host (or tell me how to allow access from anywhere in MySQL ???).

To reload the tables, as root, issue the following command :-
# mysqladmin reload -u root -p


8. Kalendar errors when I first switch to network mode

In the development releases this has not been ironed out yet.
To switch networked mode on of this occurs, simply edit the file ~/.kde/share/config/kalendarrc and in the [Network] section set Port=0, Address=...required address... and UseNetwork=true.


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