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Yea... KDE 4.6 is still buggy as hell.

Sometimes when I try to adjust the task bar the widgets will fail to load and the whole thing will lock up.


And now I can't get into systemsettings. It just flat out fails to load. I think I'll go try XFCE...
maybe it is your distro's version of kde 4.6 that is buggy?

i've had no problems with kde 4.6 on slackware or kubuntu's backports.
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KDE on Arch should be the same as KDE on Slack.


The point is: Gnome (2) just works. Xfce works. Openbox just works. Awesome just works. KDE doesn't.
    
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kde is kinda cool... but yeah ive had problems with all the stuff crashing as well and that was out of the box fedora kde with no customization... id probably like kde more if i could just customize it enough that it didnt feel so m$

i REALLY like openbox right click desktop for all your stuff though miss it a lot whenever i go to a DE without it, or when i go back to windows... its a small thing and i know you can set up some stuff like that in kde and gnome... but openbox just does it awesomely
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KDE on Arch should be the same as KDE on Slack.


The point is: Gnome (2) just works. Xfce works. Openbox just works. Awesome just works. KDE doesn't.
KDE just works. Your assumption that "KDE on Arch should be the same" is probably incorrect.
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post #25 of 104
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KDE on Arch should be the same as KDE on Slack.


The point is: Gnome (2) just works. Xfce works. Openbox just works. Awesome just works. KDE doesn't.
dunno about it being the "same", you can go grab alienbob's slackware packages or slackbuild and attempt to install it in arch if you are confident about the statement...

i just know from my personal experience with arch, running KDE in it, amongst other things, they don't always do it right, and the application is poor in comparison to on other distro's.

my first experience with KDE since 4.0, was on arch, version i believe was 4.3, it was horrible, things was constantly crashing...it was about 6 months before i attempted to use KDE again, and that was on slackware, which used the same version that arch used...i dreaded the idea of going to KDE after that experience, really thought everything i had ever read about KDE was true...

it didn't take me long to realize the arch build of KDE was very poor, and it was still poor for version 4.5.5 (that i tried out back in december), and i honestly don't imagine things have improved much for 4.6 in arch...

as for Gnome, the gnome team is very weird, they only implement new features if they feel the demand is there...they aren't really community orientated IMHO, if anything they are detatched from their community of followers, and IMHO if it wasn't for ubuntu all those years ago deciding to go with them for their default...then i think the gnome project would have ran out of steam in 07...

KDE is as well, not for everyone. i like it, and use it mostly, never really jumping on the bandwagon of minimalist as some pointed out xfce is just too "clinical" for my taste...i will forever continue to play around with different DE's as they come out or when the itch needs to be scratched, but for now, KDE is my main choice when it comes to DE's.
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I'm back at Gnome 2.32. Xfce doesn't play nice with KWin. KDE also kills my battery, even with desktop effects disabled. My laptop gets hotter just browsing the internet in KDE than it does watching Netflix in Windows.

systemsettings also seg faults whenever I double click Login Screen. Oddly enough it only happens in KDE. If I launch it from gnome it works normally.


I think I'll be content with my old setup. I think my main issue with KDE is plasma. KWin and KDM work great, and combined with Gnome I get the best of both worlds. Hopefully by the time Gnome 2.32 is obsolete there will be a better alternative.
    
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maybe it is your distro's version of kde 4.6 that is buggy?

i've had no problems with kde 4.6 on slackware or kubuntu's backports.
I haven't had a problem with KDE on Arch.

xfce4 or OpenBox for me.
    
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Hmm... I can seg fault openSUSE's KDE4 just as easily as Arch's.
    
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Hmm... I can seg fault openSUSE's KDE4 just as easily as Arch's.
lol maybe its your hardware? have you done stuff like check your OC for stability in linux?
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Hmm... I can seg fault openSUSE's KDE4 just as easily as Arch's.
i can make anything segfault as well if i'm trying...

dunno man, it is unfortunate you have had such a bad experience with KDE, if it started all of the sudden acting weird for me, i'd be heartbroken
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