[kde-linux] Unpopulated Control-Center window

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 12:00:59 UTC 2009

Stan Goodman wrote:
> At 11:07:03 on Tuesday Tuesday 01 December 2009, Dale 
> <rdalek1967 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Stan Goodman wrote:
>>> My conclusion from your detailed explanation above is that trying to
>>> retain KDE3 on an OS that wants to install only KDE4 is more trouble
>>> than it is worth. When I reinstall the oS v11.2, it will almost
>>> surely be with GNOME; I do not like KDE4, which is anyway unusable
>>> for me because the "new and better" text module has a serious flaw
>>> with right-to-left languages (Hebrew and Arabic). No doubt KDE will
>>> get around to fixing it, but meantime I wouldn't have a usable
>>> system. But I confess that I didn't like KDE4 before I discovered
>>> this, and I regard having been pushed into KDE4 as a diktat of a kind
>>> which I would have attributed only to Microsoft.
>> You are not alone.  I'm not ready for KDE 4 either, or it is not ready
>> for me yet.  Anyway, finding a distro that still has KDE 3.5 will be
>> fun.  I downloaded a Madriva DVD but have not had the chance to install
>> it yet to see what is included on it.  Would you be interested in
>> Mandriva at least until KDE 4 got fixed where it was usable?  I could
>> install and at least see if the basics worked or not.
>> Dale
>> :-)  :-)
> Sure. I'll also try GNOME on openSuSE. What I will avoid doing is making a  
> second career out of trying to undo KDE's foolishness.
> And no, I don't think it is a matter of either users or KDE4 being ready. 
> It's more a reflection of losing sight of convenience and usability, and 
> concentrating on bells-and-whistles -- ala Redmond (what a good name for 
> a desktop theme).

I am also on the Gentoo lists and some of them have went to Fluxbox.  
 From what they have wrote, it has improved a lot but is still really 
light.  It may be something you want to look into if Gnome is not what 
you want either.

For me, KDE 4 still has some things that don't work for me.  It gets 
better each time a new update comes out but is still not there.  I will 
say this tho, it is different.  You are dead on with that observation.  
It's not KDE 3 with improvements or a few tweaks.


:-)  :-) 

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