On 07/29/2010 08:29 PM, Martin Mielke wrote:
it's been a while since I last watched the list and a while since OpenSUSE 11.3
hit the market so I installed it yesterday on my desktop PC at home, the same
one I used with OpenSUSE 11.0 + patches before the installation: HP xw4200 (3 GB
RAM, 64bit dual-core, etc).
It was an installation from scratch so I backed up my account and installed
everything as new... the installation process went fine (only an error message
for a repository, can't remember which one now, sorry) and the system booted.
I've been using SuSE since version 5.3 back in 1995-6 (?) and for the first time
in so many years I have to say: I'm disappointed with the final result. Reasons
for such a bold statement could be many but here I'll list just a few in random
* I expected KDE 4.x to be faster and lighter but it's not... maybe the next
lines are related to this behavior... please read on.
* SaX2 is missing in action - if not, please tell me where to find it as YaST2
can't either. The only way to get a dual-head setup up and running with Xinerama
on a supported nVidia gfx card with the latest official nVidia drivers/modules
(1) was to dig into forums for infos and using some nvidia-* tools I never heard
about before. At least I learnt something new in the meantime :-) although I
don't know where/how to activate the 3D acceleration...
(1) nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop-256.35_k22.214.171.124_12-14.1.x86_64 and
I've been using SuSE for since 6.3 and now have an nVidia GeForce 8400
GS card driving dual screens. I just switched to 11.3 from 11.0 and
have had no success with setting up dual screens.
I found this http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12180&start=30
a google search for KDE and dual screens. Go back to the first entry
and read through the whole thing. They made it sticky because the
question keeps coming up.
Basically they are saying that KDE 4 doesn't really support a dual
screen setup and that there is no one to work on it or maintain it.
People keep saying that you shouldn't try to use KDE 4 like 3.5; it's
not the same thing. I agree whole heartedly. Calling it KDE 4 implies
that it is a successor to KDE 3. It is NOT. It should have been called
People used to say that the Gnome developers were off in their own world
configuring the desktop the way they thought best. The KDE developers
put in a lot of configurability so that their users could set up the
desktop to their own needs.
That's obviously switched around.
I would like to choose a functional successor to KDE 3.5. Maybe Trinity
will be there someday. But, I can't. So I have switched to Gnome.
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