I have installed KDE 4, but KNode does not exist in the
Does the entry exist? If not,
maybe the kdenetwork package isn't installed (perhaps because your
distribution possibly doesn't do this for you); if the entry is there,
but you do not have a item
in it, you should try to open a Konsole and run KNode from
If an error message appears that tells you that KNode could
not be started or found please check whether the file
knode exists in
$ and that its
permissions are correctly set.
When I start KNode, a message appears in the task bar but suddenly
disappears without KNode being started.
Try to start KNode from the Konsole (see previous question)
and keep attention for the messages displayed there: if they do not
make sense to you mark them with your mouse and copy it to the
clipboard; then, ask for help on one of the KDE mailing lists or
KDE news groups.
I need an important article, but KNode doesn't have it any
more; where can I find this article?
You can find some extensive usenet archives at
Yahoo! Search; they even contain
articles that are several years old.
How do I open and read several articles at the same time?
Open the article with .
My articles do not appear in the newsgroup.
When you publish an article it may be some time until your
news server has it; wait several hours before you send the article
I want to keep an article; how do I archive it?
Choose the article in the article
view and then use
to open a file dialog; you can then save the article to a file. Another
possibility is to copy the article to a folder.
Some set headers do not appear for several articles in the
article window; am I doing something wrong?
This is not unusual because many headers are optional and often
not contained in articles; in this case KNode does not show those
Sometimes I see an article which refers to other articles but
KNode does not show any references; why is that?
This happens when somebody posted an article in another news
group and checked the option Followup-To; the
article in question is then sent to your news group, but the referring
article is absent. In many cases the poster tells the reason for his
choice to set a followup.
When I want to answer an article an error message appears
telling me that the external editor could not be started, but the
editor is correctly set.
Have a look whether you entered the place-holder for a filename
after the editor command; if not, enter it. If you want, for example, to
use KWrite enter
If the %f is absent, your editor cannot be
Why can I not receive data from my local news server?
If you use KNode together with with a local news server, you
must make sure that this server is correctly set up and started; for
further details, please consult the documentation of your local news
The availability of the local news server can easily be verified with
the telnet program: open a console and type:
Followed by that, the news server should respond with:
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
200 Leafnode NNTP Daemon, version 1.9.16 running at konqi.org
You can quit the telnet session with:
If that does not work there is either no local news server
set up or the server was not started; in this case, please consult the
documentation of your local news server.
If you are trying to connect to a news server on the Internet
you need, of course, an open (dial-in) connection and to have set
up KNode to use your ISP's news server; your
ISP should be able to give you information about
which news servers you can use.