[kde-linux] Unpopulated Control-Center window

James Loughner jwrl at suddenlink.net
Wed Dec 2 02:19:20 UTC 2009

On 12/01/2009 07:00 AM, Dale wrote:
> 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.
> Dale
> :-)  :-) 
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Odd I got used to it right away. Running Suse 11.2. Took about a day and
a half. It does thing you could not  possible do in 3.5. I have
configured 4 "desktops"  One as the traditional desktop, another as my
home directory, another into my development directory, the last is still
a blank canvass. I like it though it is definitely different.



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