Jaunty kdm not handling Xorg crashing during logout well

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 19:15:28 BST 2009


On Sat, 2009-10-10 at 22:25 +0800, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> > Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> >   
> >> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> Continuation of the openchrome driver crashing Xorg saga
> >>>>
> >>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-openchrome/+bug/446316
> >>>>
> >>>> Looks like I will have to switch over to gdm and GNOME, since it is more 
> >>>> responsive (zero desktop effects/no compiz enabled in KDE) than KDE, 
> >>>> while I am at it so that I do not have an embarrassing Linux desktop for 
> >>>> show.
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>> this is the beauty of Linux,
> >>> if gdm/gnome suits you better, there is no one stopping you 
> >>> from using it.
> >>>
> >>> Btw. on a multiuser desktop machine (you wrote this in the 
> >>> bugreport), do you really need to work with an 
> >>> via/openchrome chipset/motherboard?
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> Yes. Donated hardware. Athlon XP too.
> >>
> >>     
> > ok, then I understand. When the hardware has been donated,
> > you are lucky. If it is not mini/micro/whatever small via 
> > hardware, maybe you can buy an elcheapo nvidia card, also 
> > buying secondhand will do greatly.
> >   
> :-D. In Hong Kong, where we THROW good working stuff away and replace 
> with new fancy stuff (oh, and we never use the fancy stuff too) as a 
> matter of course?
> 
> Maybe people here have stopped that with the financial crises of late 
> but I'd have to be very lucky to find an AGP board.
> > Relating to your other mail, I guess your kde feeling will 
> > improve massively from another graphics board, as well.
> >
> >   
> Man, I was hearing all these stories about how KDE4 had a smaller 
> footprint than GNOME and KDE3 and also how good qt4 was and BANG! KDE4 
> is slow and kiosktool, the only group based desktop management tool 
> there is on Linux, had not been ported.
> 
> 
> Please forgive me if I feel kind of cheated.

I'd blame the hardware. As a previous poster wrote, you could jam an old
nVidia 5200 card with 128 megs of vram for $10. Or get one donated. I
too work for a Non-Profit who pays for my hardware ...when they can. I'm
running an old 5500 and nothing major happening wrong with KDE4. If you
had a basis for feeling cheated, so would we all. But no one is
reporting that. We might get "chargined" when the software takes over
the idiot-in-the-chair's position and doing stuff unexpected. :) Ric






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