Plasma 5 as a daily driver?

CS DBA cs_dba at
Tue Nov 10 02:55:28 GMT 2015

On 11/09/2015 01:22 PM, Carl Symons wrote:
> On Monday, November 09, 2015 01:40:09 PM Ian Pilcher wrote:
>> With Fedora 21 about to reach its end of life, I'm trying to set up
>> Plasma 5 on Fedora 23, and it's proving to be ... challenging.
>> Here are the significant issues I've encountered in my first day or so
>> of working on this.  Workarounds for any of these would be appreciated.
>> * No desktop on 2nd display - This occurs the first time that I log in
>>     after every reboot.  My second display is black; no wallpaper is
>>     displayed, and mouse clicks have no effect, although it is possible
>>     to move windows to the 2nd display.  Logging out and logging back in
>>     makes the desktop display properly on the 2nd display.
>> * Unable to set fixed konsole size - This one is known
>>     (, but it's been more
>>     than 9 months since this was reported, and the lack of activity in
>>     git and Bugzilla makes me think this bug is going to be with us for a
>>     long time.
>> * System Tray (or other panel widget) overlaps panel "cashew" - Having
>>     a System Tray widget anywhere in my panel causes the right-most widget
>>     to overlap the panel "cashew" (which isn't a cashew anymore, but I
>>     don't know what else to call it).
>> * Lack of (functional) CapsLock/NumLock widget - This shouldn't be an
>>     issue, because decent hardware should have these LEDs built in.  Since
>>     laptop manufacturers are intent on crapifying the world, however, this
>>     is pretty much a requirement these days.  The only widget I've found,
>>     Key State, doesn't calculate its width properly; the result is yet
>>     more overlap.
>> * Turning on the date display in the Digital Clock causes ... more
>>     overlap.
>> These panel overlap bugs are pretty bad.  It's really hard to get the
>> panel set up in a usable fashion.
>> All in all, I find myself wondering if other people are really using
>> Plasma 5 as a "daily driver" (or is my usage really so different that
>> others aren't hitting these bugs).
> I'm not using it on Fedora, but rather on openSUSE and Kubuntu as my daily
> drivers.
> Works like a charm for quite a few months. I have experienced exactly none of
> the issues you list. "No desktop on 2nd display" is not an issue because I
> only use one display. Other than that, no problems.
> Carl

I am running KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22, on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd 
generation), I am not seeing any major issues, none of the above issues 
seem to be present on my system.  The ONLY issue I'm seeing is a known 
issue where the wireless takes a long time to connect because of an 
issue with 5gz connections and the Intel drivers...

I'm loving Plasma 5

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