posted by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:32
Conversations Simple question:

I want to know what you guys consider to be the best KDE distribution. I want an up-to-date, well-implemented KDE 4.2. I'm sick of all those half-assed attempts at a decent KDE desktop these days.

Oh, and please no distributions only used by three men and a cow. And I'm using an NVIDIA card, so it has to have the latest NVIDIA driver, easily installable.

Fire away.
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RE[3]: Mandriva 2009
by lemur2 on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 00:12 UTC
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I downloaded the 2009.1/Spring RC KDE live CD and it didn't boot. NVIDIA logo pops up, and that's it. The machine doesn't crash, but since ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled, I CAN'T KILL X. Grumble. The exact same thing happens on the Fedora 11 beta, just without the NVIDIA logo. Again, since ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled, I CAN'T KILL X. Retarded.


You can actually re-enable the ctrl+alt+backspace if you X is working by ... oh wait.

You are correct. Retarded.

Meanwhile, it appears that Nvidia are still fixing their Linux driver.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Nvidia-Video-Drivers-for-Linux-B...

"Last night, March 30th, Nvidia announced yet another improved version of their proprietary video driver for the Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris open-source operating systems."


"Nvidia 180.44 display driver for Linux also fixes various issues, such as:

· Repaired KDE 4.x Plasma issues with OpenGL 3.0;
· Repaired various OpenGL issues/crashes;
· Repaired various Xid issues;
· Repaired various X server crashes;
· Repaired the Autodesk Maya issues;
· Repaired H.264 handling in VDPAU;
· Repaired WMV handling in VDPAU;
· Repaired Valgrind crashes;
· Repaired the decoding of VC-1 streams on the 64-bit architecture."


Perhaps this very latest Nvidia driver, version 180.44, is what you might need to run KDE 4.2.x well on Nvidia hardware.

Good luck. Nvidia have been doing a LOT of updates to their Linux driver recently, amounting to about five new releases last month (March 09). Maybe this spate of updates is finally settling down by now.

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