due to compositing, probably ... Re: KDE 4.3 freezes too often now

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Fri Aug 21 01:05:33 BST 2009

Guido Pinkernell posted on Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:42:39 +0200 as excerpted:

>> The good news is that the Intel drivers /are/ ahead of everyone else,
>> and the worst changes are behind you, while Radeon users are just
>> starting the set of changes to bring them upto date, and nVidia...
>> well, with their mix of proprietary and open, they're a story unto
>> themselves.  So if Intel drivers aren't working right now, they should
>> in the near future as things calm down and everything stabilizes once
>> again.
> Thank you, Duncan, for this info. In fact, openSUSE 11.2 is due in
> November, so I better wait whether this brings all the goodies I need.
> I have tried, though, to upgrade the intel driver, which needed an
> upgrade of Xorg first. This I tried too, from the openSUSE Build
> Service, which resulted in a mess, lets say: The Xserver would not start
> anymore, and downgrading back again did not help. I ended up in
> reinstalling 11.1. So I better leave the system as it is and wait for
> the better.

Yeah, that may be best.

The new ones should indeed work better, but particularly for people not 
comfortable with the command line (I don't know if you are or not), 
messing with xorg on their own gets real messy, real fast!  If you're 
comfortable on the command line, then it's a matter of dependencies and 
possibly hand-tweaking xorg.conf, but there's a reason there's 
distribution tools to manage that sort of stuff, as it does get complex, 
and can leave you without a GUI at all for some hours or days until you 
get it straightened out.

So as I said, indeed, unless you're comfortable at the command line and 
have the time and patience to figure it out, potentially without X while 
you're working on it, waiting for a newer distribution revision is almost 
certainly your best policy.

But, at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel. =:^)

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