frustrations w/ KDE 4.4

Tomasz Czapiewski xeros at
Tue Jan 12 07:27:54 GMT 2010

On Mon, 11 Jan 2010, Jonathan Jesse wrote:

> Good evening,
> 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...

I'm having some of these issues on Kubuntu 9.10 + KDE 4.4rc1, too.

> 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 didn't found this issue, plasma-desktop starts without problems here 
(I'm testing KDE 4.4rc1 on few machines, i386 and amd64, too).

> 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.

Yes, I experience the same (mostly on i386). IMO on beta it didn't crash 
so often althrough it's been crashing, too. The advantage in rc1 is that 
it starts again after crash and I can still work on my system.

> 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

On beta I couldn't use krunner after crash of plasma-desktop (keyboard 
shortcuts and mouse "clicks" didn't work after plasma-desktop crash). 
Since in rc1 it starts after crash I don't have problem for this.

> 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 area...
> 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.
> BTW Lucid looks a lot better

With Regards,

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