On Tuesday 12 January 2010 04:48:32 Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> I am currently running the KDE 4.4 RC packages and would like to report
> some of the frustrations that I am having with my system...
Frustrations? Is that because you're running a test release and expect production
quality? Your email sounds a bit like that.
> 1. plasma-desktop does not start automatically: Every time I
> login/restart my computer I am forced to manually start plasma-desktop.
> I've noticed that Lucid does not have this problem. The problem started
> w/ KDE 4.4 Beta 2 and continues in the RC
I recall some left-over from plasma-netbook in one of the autostart folders causing
this. I'll check what it was and get back to you. Is it possible that you ran a tech
preview of plasma-netbook? That could've left traces in your homedir that cause this
> 2. plasma-desktop crashes continuously: I don't know exactly what is
> going on here but it seems no matter what I am doing plasma-desktop
> crashes and I get a friendly notification. I've noticed this can happen
> when I am not doing anything or when I using it pretty heavily.
Please install debug packages and supply a backtrace. Without it's just hand-waving,
with backtrace, we can confirm what's wrong. There has been a bug in Qt (will be
fixed with 4.6.1) that made the taskmanager crash heavily, quite likely you're
hitting that one.
> 3. krunner crashes: krunner (alt+f2) crashes every other time I launch
> the application... it often crashes when I'm trying to launch
> plasma-desktop to get started
KRunner has been very crashy due to a problem in libc. It's been fixed in newer libc
versions, not sure which one you're running. I recall that we'll likely ship a
workaround for this one in 4.4.0
Also, please install debug packages and supply a backtrace when reporting crashes.
> 4. notifications: For some reason after a restart today my notifications
> are taking up almost the entire bottom third of my screen. for example
> when i receive a notification from quassel it takes up the entire taskbar
I haven't seen this one. Did you check bugs.kde.org if it's known?
> While it seems like quite the improvement, layout wise, usability, etc
> there is too much going wrong that a large part of me wishes I could go
> back to KDE 4.3 and a fresh install of Kubuntu.
The whole point of a beta (and -rc) is testing, right? The KDE announcement says, in
bold letters, that you shouldn't use it as production system, so don't assume it's
ready for that.
> BTW Lucid looks a lot better
Newer Qt, updated libc, maybe?
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