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I recently tried switching to kde, when I installed k3b for burning cd's. That program didn't work. Then I tried using Mplayer in kde and it works fine except after 5 mins the screen blacks out untill I move the mouse. (xscreensaver was disabled in preferences for mplayer, and also set too 2hrs in the desktop) I tried to find out how to fix that, but couldnt find much info on it. Then I tried to get my cdrom to autoload when a cd was put in, but cant get that to work either. When I switched back to gnome, my cd automounts and Mplayer plays fine. So have I just got a bad version (the latest) or is it my settings, or does kde just blow. I like everything else with it, but just cant seem to get much working with it. Any suggestions on a good cd burner for gnome?
i didn't notice any more bugs in kde compared to gnome or any more bugs in gnome compared to kde. i use and prefer kde myself, but use what you want. you can pretty much find out right off the bat which one you prefer by using them.
Personally I like GNOME better than KDE I think GNOME is more stable but that is just me. xcdroast is a good cdburner.
you do know you can run gtk/gnome programs in kde and vice-versa, right?
Well I was trying to run k3b in gnome and it didnt work, so thats when I tried kde. Your probably right, but k3b says its optimised for kde. Still didnt work in kde though. What about rhythmbox? After googling about a couple of things to do with it, I was under the impression that it doesnt work in kde.
I use GNOME quite a lot. I rarely get bugs, although there are many problems with the sound system, and it doenst work for me alot.
KDE seems stable too. It may not be a kde problem with the burner, it could be a bug in the disto as well.
well not every program will work. but most of the ones i use do work. maybe if someone had the time to compile a list that would be nice. but progs built for gnome in mind like xcdroast, mozilla, firefox, the gimp, xmms, grip, ... work fine in kde and keep the gnome themes when displayed in kde. i don't use gnome much nor many kde programs much in gnome, but what i've seen using xnest is that konqueror and kmail work fine. konsole works fine if you don't use transparent schemas. but, anyhoo, i should've been more specific in that i caused you to mistakenly believe that all gtk/gnome programs will work in kde and all kde programs will work in gnome... that is definately not true.