Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2009 18:57 UTC, submitted by Michael
KDE On Friday, KDE officially launched its version of Dell's IdeaStorm - KDE Brainstorm. In less than 24 hours, over 100 new ideas were proposed. "Getting the non-developer and developer communities really communicating is often a challenge, and KDE's approach is a great start. Developers now have an opportunity to hear what end-users want."
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RE[4]: KDE brainstorm
by lemur2 on Thu 26th Mar 2009 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: KDE brainstorm"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

A friend of mine asked me to put KDE 4 on his machine, replacing Gnome, but after countless glitches and random lockups, he decided that while KDE 4 is brimming with promise, it just isn't there yet, for him. He grudgingly asked me to put Gnome back after the 4.2 upgrade didn't solve any of his problems.


If this machine has a nvidia card, check the version of the driver. If the driver is the nvidia proprietary driver version 17x.xx or earlier, then update to the latest driver. Nvidia have been furiously releasing new versions of their Linux driver of late (sometimes as frequently as four days interval).

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RE[5]: KDE brainstorm
by steampoweredlawn on Thu 26th Mar 2009 06:44 in reply to "RE[4]: KDE brainstorm"
steampoweredlawn Member since:
2006-09-27

Trust me, I'm well aware. My main machine has a 7900GTX, my workstation has a GeForce 4 MX, and my HTPC has a 7300LE. The 7900 works best with the 180.22 driver, the 7300 likes the 185 beta driver best so far. The legacy driver does the job quite well for the GeForce 4.

His machine has an embedded 6100, and no driver seemed to make that much of an improvement, beyond making desktop effects smoother and fixing the system tray graphic corruptions. The plan is to try again with each point release until it works, either from improvements to drivers or KDE itself. For now though, Gnome is just more robust on his hardware.

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