[kde-linux] In KDE4, to set a different background for each of the multiple desktops

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Dec 25 13:52:25 UTC 2009

On Friday, 2009-12-25, Werner Joss wrote:
> Am Friday 25 December 2009 07:40:22 schrieb Duncan:
> > Unfortunately, the support for kde3 dropped before kde4 was
> > ready to replace it
> well, that's your opinion.
> for me, kde4 _is_ now (from 4.3.x on) a viable replacement, except some
>  not- yet-ported (or not mature) applications (quanta, koffice), but one
>  can still run their kde3 versions in kde4 without major trouble.
> what bugs me more, is that sooner or later, when kde3 will be abandoned by
> even those distros still supporting it (e.g. debian lenny),
> those who still use older hardware, will have to dump that or use something
> else than kde, which is a shame, IMHO.
> and no, I'm not speaking of aging 486's with 32 MB RAM :)
> - kde4 is e.g. totally unusable on my 2.2 GHz AMD duron (1 GB RAM, sis
> graphics), and I think there are still lots of comparable pc's out there.
> dumping them all because they can't run a state-of-the-art desktop is just
>  the well known M$ way of 'progress'.

Quite strange, because I have a 1.8GHz Intel CPU, 1GB RAM, Intel 945GM laptop 
as my main machine and KDE is running fine.
It even runs unoptimized debug builds nicely (which it often does in parallel 
to the latest release).

Even works when I ran the VESA driver (due to weird behavior of the Intel 
driver with my previous kernel version).

I think it isn't possible to make generalizations on certain components of 
either hard- or software. It seems to be more a matter of combinations, most 
likely even dominated by which applications one is using and how they are 
being used.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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