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igadoter 06-09-2010 07:28 AM

Why KDE 4.4.3 doesn't work for me? :(
Hi slacklovers, war slackers and all good people,

I installed slackware 13.1 from original dvd-install image. Here is a list of the main sins of my KDE 4.4.3

1) during, in average, 1,5 h of work KDE becomes dummy for my keyboard and mouse

2) all core KDE appliactions crash systematically: dolphin,
  konqueror (hm, I used to), KDE window manager kwin, the 'run command' application, plasma and others.

3) strange behavor: eg. I copied a file from a remote computer using 'fish' protocol with speed 96 KiB/s
(very slow), with 'scp' command the rate was 1.5 M/s,
the gxine app caused my display  flashing.

I understand that no one can help, I am simply cursed : 'You damned fool will never be able to use KDE'. You know I complained about the KDE 4.2.

It seems that system is healthy. I tried to work with XFCE, it is OK. My suspects responsible are Dbus message system and HAL. By default the 'Allow Empty Input' Xserver flag is on exactly for using with HAL (as I undarstand). So HAL detects a keyboard and mouse. But what something be broken? HAL or communication system (dbus?). Xserver is unable to obtain events from input
devices - input is empty. From the point of view of a user it looks like system hangs. But this somehow KDE related.

So at this moment I abandon KDE and convert to XFCE (for a while).

My hardware: MSI MS-7211 mortherboard with VIA v8237r chipset, Intel Pentium 4 prescott with HT, 1 G RAM,
Nvidia FX5500 video card, SATA 110 GB hard disk, SONY DVD-RW on IDE, 8 GB hard disk on IDE, wifi mouse and keyboard connected via USB wifi adapter, the second PS/2 mouse connected to a external USB hub (I use PS/2 - USB adapter).

brianL 06-09-2010 07:36 AM

You could try Alien Bob's 4.4.4 packages:

willysr 06-09-2010 07:27 PM

i have been using KDE all these time and i have upgraded to Eric's KDE 4.4.4 packages and they are working just fine, even though this computer has been up for more than two weeks

igadoter 06-10-2010 05:17 AM


Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3997708)
You could try Alien Bob's 4.4.4 packages:

Thanks @brianL. I upgraded and the alienbob's KDE 4.4.4 packages works better.

igadoter 06-25-2010 05:57 AM

After reinstalling and avoid to use the nvidia proprietary drive - I use
nv Xorg driver (no 3D acceleration ! no composite !) - KDE 4.4.x works
stable - but I am still using it with caution.

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