Plasma hangs, could not log in
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Jul 20 04:03:50 BST 2011
Alex Schuster posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 03:06:51 +0200 as excerpted:
> I think I will wait for 4.7 and make my decision then. Don't know what
> to use instead though. Enlightenment showed some problems, and I miss
> some features that the 0.16 version has. But I only had a quick look.
Something occurred to me while writing my last reply to you. Normally,
I'd not suggest this as I'd find it unacceptable for myself, but if you
are getting to the point where you're considering switching away from kde
entirely, then you'd be doing the work anyway in ordered to complete that
sort of transition, and with the hours of work you're already putting
into just saying in one spot as it is, you might as well try it.
The idea itself is simple. Start with a clean config, as if you had
never run kde before, and redo all your customizations, not by copying
over files from the old config, which might be causing the problems, but
by actually doing it as you would if you'd never run kde before, except
that you already know which options to configure and the general settings
you want, so you don't have to spend time trying all sorts of stuff that
ultimately doesn't fit your needs.
As I said, I'd normally not suggest this at all, because as a heavy
customizer myself, starting from scratch and reconfiguring everything
manually is a heavy price to pay, in other circumstances, too heavy. But
if the alternative is switching to something else, where you'd be
starting from scratch or nearly so anyway, you'd be paying that price and
more anyway, because then it /would/ be new, and you'd have no prior
knowledge of how to get something customized to the way you like without
trying a bunch of stuff you end up not liking, on the way.
When you get to stuff like kmail, obviously there you pretty much have to
import the old data if you plan to use it, but for pretty much everything
else, you should be able to reconfigure from scratch, as if you were a
Hopefully that'll get rid of whatever cruft is causing all these problems
> I would miss kwin though, the things I can configure here, like the
> special window settings that I use very much.
In theory at least, you can run kwin as the wm with other environments
too. It wouldn't be the same integrated experience, and kwin's
dependencies for configuration, etc, are going to be rather heavy, but it
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