FAQ


  • Q: Comment je peux joindre un salon?
    A: Tapez "/join #nomdusalon"
  • Q: Je n'arrive pas à compiler KVIrc!
    A: Lisez les instructions présentes dans le fichier INSTALL, la pluspart des problêmes peuvent être résolus en choisissants les bonnes variables de configuration lors du ./configuration. Si malgré ceci vous n'y arrivez pas, vous pouvez rejoindre le salon #kvirc sur le réseau FreeNode, des utlisateurs expérimentés tenteront de vous aider. Enfin, vous pouvez aussi poster votre problême sur le liste de diffusion de KVIRC.
  • Q: Je n'arrive pas à me connecter à un serveur en IPv6
    A: Assurez-vous tout d'abord que votre pile d'IPv6 est correctement installée.
    Vous pouvez faire un ping sur une autre machine en IPv6 :# ping6 www.6bone.net Est-ce que le support de l'IPv6 est activé dans votre version de KVIrc?
    Pour le découvrir, essayez ::/echo $features dans la ligne de commande de KVIrc. Vous devriez obtenir une liste des fonctions compilées dans l'executable. Si la liste contient "IPv6" c'est qu'il est bien compilé, autrement vous devrez reprendre la compilation pour trouver le problême. Pour se connecter à un serveur en IPv6, vous pouvez utiliser /server -i <nomduserveur> Si vous pouvez pinger une autre machine en IPv6, et que vous avez bien le support IPv6 dans votre executable mais que vous ne pouvez toujours pas vous connecter à un serveur IPv6, c'est que vous avez probablement trouvé un bug, reportez-le. ;).
  • Q: Comment je peux joindre automatiquement des salons??
    A: Il y a différentes manières pour ça. Par exemple:
    1. Sélectionnez "Scripting/Editer les Evènements" dans le menu de KVIrc
      Cherchez "OnIrc" dans le panneau de gauche.
      Faites un clique-droit dessus et choisissez "New handler".
      Un handler "default" va être créé dans le panneau de droite, on y met ensuite les salons voulus :
      join #kvirc-fr
      join #andaris
      join #etc
      ....
      Cliquez sur OK et c'est bon : vous venez de creer un handler pour un évènement.
      Reconnectez-vous au serveur et KVIrc rejoindra automatiquement les salons sélectionnés
    2. Une autre option (sympa si vous avez beaucoup de serveurs) est d'aller dans le menu des options serveurs et de cliquer sur le bouton Avancée.
      There is a server-specific "On connect execute..." event
  • Q: On Windows KVIrc seems to slow-down sometimes
    A: This is usually caused by the heavy graphics: try removing some graphic effects like the pseudo-transparency. I have experimented that it happens almost always on 32-bit displays. Switching to 16 or 24 bits may also help.
  • Q: How do I connect to an SSL-enabled IRC server?
    A: Use/server -s <servername>It should work also over IPv6.
    If it doesn't work then your executable might have no SSL support compiled in.
    To find it out type/echo $featuresin the KVIrc commandline. If "SSL" is not in the list then you must go back to the compilation phase and see what went wrong
  • Q: How do I use DCC over SSL?
    A: /dcc.chat -s <nickname> should work.
  • Q: Do I need a SSL certificate?
    A: No you shouldn't need it, but you can use it if you want.
  • Q: How do I create a SSL certificate?
    A: A test self-signed certificate can be created by using the CA.pl Perl script included in the OpenSSL distribution. It will be something likeperl CA.pl -newcert
  • Q: I can't get KVIrc to use my SSL certificate in a DCC
    A: The SSL protocol doesn't require the "client" to send the certificate: it is sent only if the "server side" requests it (it is not the KVIrc case).
    The server side may have a certificate and you can set it in the SSL options page.
    If your Private Key is stored in the certificate file pass the same filename to both Certificate and PrivateKey option.
    Remember to set the password if needed.
  • Q: KVIrc crashes when a certificate is used under Windows
    A: This is probably a bug of the SSL dll shipped with the Windows version of KVIrc.
    You might try with a different version of this dll.
  • Q: /me doesn't support the '$' character
    A: This is NOT a bug : this is a feature : KVirc supports (and substitutes!) variables in all the commands. You can escape your $ sign by using the backslash character: /me has gained \$100 will work correctly.
  • Q: /me doesn't support the '"' (double quote) character
    A: This is NOT a bug : this is a feature : a string enclosed in double quotes will have its whitespace preserved while the other strings will have the whitespace simplified. This is valid for ANY command.
    You can escape your " sign by using the backslash character: /me feels a bit \"foo\" will work correctly.
  • Q: /me can't contain the ';' character
    A: This is NOT a bug : this is a feature : KVirc supports multiple commands on a single line and uses ';' as a command separator. You can escape your ';' sign by using the backslash character: /me is hungry \;) will work correctly.
  • Q: I don't see the channel popup menus anymore
    A: If something went wrong with KVIrc settings (a crash when the script settings were saved ?) or if you have messed with the scripting options and you want to get back the original behaviour (default script) you can choose "Scripting/Restore default script" from the KVIrc menu.
    (WARNING: It will erase any script modification you have made!)
  • Q: I'm getting compile errors like this:
        In file [somefile]:[someline] internal error:
        Segmentation fault
        Please submit a full bug report,
        with preprocessed source if appropriate.
        See <URL:http:...

    A: This error can have multiple reasons.
    1. A compiler bug: my GCC 3.2 20020903 (default on RH 8.0) spits out 5-6 of them daily. Usually it is solved by simply restarting the "make" command.
      If it doesn't go away or if it gets really frequent and annoying you might try to upgrade the compiler.
    2. A memory corruption: this is really frequent: one of your memory banks is spitting random bytes sometimes. Usually the problems come out under heavy system load (kernel, KDE or KVirc compilation for example). You can check for memory corruption by trying different RAM modules (or removing them one at a time to discover the broken bank). You can also try a program called memtest and a kernel patch that can force the broken memory banks to be ignored by the kernel (allocated permanently to a dummy kernel task).
      These tools can be found by digging the web with your favorite search engine.
    3. A deeper hardware problem: if upgrading the compiler and changing memory banks doesn't help then it *might* be a deeper hardware problem: bus errors , faulty IDE (or SCSI) controller or even buggy CPU... Well...
  • Q: KVIrc crashes when an URL is printed in the output window
    A: This might be caused by the URL module: the causes are being investigated.
    Try/url.unload
  • Q: KVIrc crashes when the multiline text input is opened (or in the script center)
    A: If you have installed a new version of KVIrc over a previous installation or if you have changed the Qt libraries that KVIrc is linked to then it might be caused by a broken multiline text editor config.
    Try removing $HOME/.kvircssexeditorrc and starting KVIrc again.

There is another set of frequently asked questions on the wiki.