[kde-solaris] KDE 4.1.4 IPS packages for OSOL 2008.11
Michael.Schuster at Sun.COM
Fri Feb 13 07:24:26 CET 2009
Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> There are KDE 4.1.4 IPS packages for OSOL 2008.11 32-bit available now.
> They're hosted on real hardware, not a dodgy VirtualBox, so you should be able
> to get them this time instead of timing out at each attempt. It *is* my home
> DSL, though, so downloads will not be fast.
> In theory, you can do
> pkg set-authority -O http://pkg.$T.org:10000/ $T
> pkg refresh $T
> pkg install KDEgdm-integration
> and get a KDE 4.1.4 desktop available upon login.
on my recently acquired new Intel-based PC, which has never seen anything
KDE-like before and is now running OpenSolaris b106, I have installed and
am now using KDE from the IPS repository. I'm happy to report that I have
so far not seen an application crash, so this is by far the best experience
with KDE 4.x I've had so far.
Let me use the occasion to highlight a few things I noticed:
- KDE's screen lock still can't unlock (sometimes can't even lock) the
screen, but as I said elsewhere, xlock does the job just as well for me.
- I use two screens; when the mouse is in the second screen, I cannot get a
background menu with the right button, nor have I found a way to give it
non-black background (ie the same as on the primary screen). I can move
windows in to this screen quite easily though (I have an Nvidia 9600GT).
- I have a digital clock in the taskbar; sometimes, I can see only one
digit, the others disappear and I need to mouse-over to get them back.
- this is probably due to the paradigm shift that KDE4 seems to symbolise:
(in layman's terms) I used to be able to create an icon in my task bar
which would launch any application I chose, eg. xterm or firefox. I don't
seem to be able to figure out how to do this now. Help appreciated.
all in all, *very* nice!
Michael Schuster http://blogs.sun.com/recursion
Recursion, n.: see 'Recursion'
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