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So I'm having some issues setting up KDE Arch system on my friends comp (E5300, Intel X4500 graphics, 6 gigs DDR2) Basically KDE is being fussy. Doing simple things like adding panels crashes the desktop, and desktop effects don't work correctly. It will also occasionally lock up. 4.6 didn't have this issue. Is there anything Ican do to fix this?
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Welcome to a rolling relesae distro and the main reason why I avoid it.

[edit] Build it yourself or try and revert the packages back to 4.6.* or something. You could also try updating weekly and hope it gets fixed quick.
Edited by mushroomboy - 8/21/11 at 8:21pm
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It isnt an Arch problem, same thing happens on Kubuntu.

l was hoping theres some config magic l could do to sort out the problem, but guess thats not the case. l'll just wait it out and use a different DE.
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It isnt an Arch problem, same thing happens on Kubuntu.

l was hoping theres some config magic l could do to sort out the problem, but guess thats not the case. l'll just wait it out and use a different DE.
It's a new release, it happens almost every time when they do a new releas. If your using the latest Kubuntu, and I bet you are, it suffers from the same problems. It's why people prefer to use the slightly older versions, things run smoother because they are more developed. Arch and the "bleeding edge" *buntus suffer from that. I blame the patching, you can blame whatever.
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Greetz
I am not in any way taking anything away from the general high quality of advice that can be found here on average but personally with a number of apparently deep issues (major changes in Xorg at the same time) I'd go to the source. KDE has an excellent web forum visited daily by devs as well as very specific IRC chat channels. You could start here -

http://forum.kde.org/
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I must say that I found 4.7 in Arch to be a bit unstable as well. 4.6 was rock solid, but hopefully the 4.7.1 point release will iron out the bugs.
    
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I must say that I found 4.7 in Arch to be a bit unstable as well. 4.6 was rock solid, but hopefully the 4.7.1 point release will iron out the bugs.
Interesting. I've found 4.7 stable as soon as I get the last xorg update in Kubuntu. However, it did crash into a blank screen when I first used it (before the xorg update was installed).
     
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Hey guys, I managed to fix the issues by removing some configs in the ~/.kde4/share/config/ directory. I just issued

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sudo rm -rf ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma*
then logged out and back in, no more instability. But this does reset desktop settings (extra panels and widgets) to default.
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