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  • Melcar
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    Originally posted by killsudo View Post
    In kde4 > System Settings > Sounds do you have more then 1 sound output device? I have found on my Intel laptops I need to make my default output the #1 device for all sound output and that message goes away. I have both analog and digital options.

    It lists two. They both have the same description, just that one works and the other doesn't. Even if I set the one that works as default, Phonon would keep giving me that popup warning at startup.
    I still have to thinker with KDE4 a bit more, it's just that the lack of customization options in some areas depressed me, so I resorted to heavy drinking that night .
    Last edited by Melcar; 07-30-2008, 10:38 AM.

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  • killsudo
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    In kde4 > System Settings > Sounds do you have more then 1 sound output device? I have found on my Intel laptops I need to make my default output the #1 device for all sound output and that message goes away. I have both analog and digital options.

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  • Melcar
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    Originally posted by Vadi View Post
    ... b) phonon telling me that a device failed and it's going to fallback to the same one, ...
    I hate that . How the hell do you turn it off? Every time I boot up my laptop sound goes haywire because of it. Sure, I can mute the thing (KDE4 has problems with the media keys on my laptop as well ), but I hate having to see that pop up every time... it ruins the experience you know.

    Originally posted by grigi View Post
    KDE has too much options? I can't find enough!...

    Well KDE4 definitely doesn't have enough yet. I looks like a KDE desktop (once I take Oxygen out, it looks to Gnomish ), and it feels like a KDE desktop, but it acts like some sort of XFCE/KDE bastard child; it's like I'm in KDE bizarro world or something. Oh, and the menu; damn, that thing is annoying (you can't change it either).

    And still no ports of the best application ever (Amarok)!!!
    No suitable burning software either. Hate having to install older KDE3 libraries just to be able to use K3B.
    Last edited by Melcar; 07-30-2008, 10:19 AM.

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  • Vadi
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    That's why you don't tell them about deb/rpm/portage/Gnome/KDE.

    Install whatever you like, and that's it. It's that simple.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by mmmbop View Post
    Imagine if desktop Linux only had one choice.
    Then it would be more popular. Iniform GUI (like Windows and OS X). Still, that would not be enough since we also need a uniform way of doing other stuff too (installing packages, changing system settings).

    With Linux like it is today, it will be "not ready for the desktop" forever. See, my grandma doesn't want to know the advantages of deb/rpm/portage/Gnome/KDE. She wants to click buttons and have that email sent to my grandpa.

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  • Vadi
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    I don't use KDE as my main DE, but do use some KDE programs. The 3 issues I've been having a) the input line randomly playing piano sounds when I type in it, b) phonon telling me that a device failed and it's going to fallback to the same one, and c) knotify4 growing up to 100mb all were not fixed.

    So... it came, and went for me.

    (oh yeah, and now I get to officially laugh that KDE 4 has no finished HIG. Haha)

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  • grigi
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    KDE has too much options? I can't find enough!

    Jokes aside, I really hate the way that Gnome cuts my productivity. It's even worse than Windows.

    There is some very nice ideas in gnome, but the fact that my dual-core system feels horribly sluggish (even when not using compiz) compared to every other DE I have ever tried... well, there ya go.

    I haven't looked at KDE4.1 yet, but 4.0 had some promise, but actually disappointed me. And still no ports of the best application ever (Amarok)!!!

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  • mmmbop
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    stepping back

    It's funny.. we have people complaining that Gnome isn't customizable enough, while KDE is too customizable. There are people perfectly content at both ends of the spectrum. Imagine if desktop Linux only had one choice. It's a shame that development is split between two camps, but we are probably gaining more this way!

    Re: KDE 4.1.
    It is a huge improvement over 4.0, but there is still work to be done, and the Nvidia drivers need to be fixed yesterday. It is ready for tinkers (not just developers), but not ready for the masses yet.
    Last edited by mmmbop; 07-30-2008, 04:25 AM.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by stan View Post
    I have to agree with those who say KDE is lacking in usability. While there are plenty of users who acknowledge that KDE usability sucks, not enough are able to become developers and make the changes themselves. Which is why KDE needs more corporate support.
    Heh, and on the other end many others feel the exact opposite. Gnome I find personally horrid at usability. There are not to many things I change from the defaults on KDE (detailed list view instead of annoying icon view or classic menu vs the new kicker menu for example). While I can appreciate the "less is more" philosophy of gnome, it becomes too big of a barrier for me in it's restrictions to the point where it actually is frustrating and painful to use, leaving me with the impression that it would be better suited for my kids toy computer then a real working environment.

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  • Melcar
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    It's usable, but still nothing to rave about. There are still many things that you can't easily change. Having no proper front ends for laptop power management tools really sucks too. The composition manager is nice, but it "feels" heavier than Compiz. Still, I think one could easily use it as a 24/7 DE, but I personally will still stick to 3.5 for a while.

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