Am Mon, 3 Nov 2008 12:38:30 -0400 schrieb Thomas Abthorpe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> I submit to the court of pulic opinion that KDE4 *IS* stable on FreeBSD. I > would encourage you to check out the following resources while it may be supposed to be stable - it is, in my opinion, unusable. i tried to use it for several months now, and yesterday got happily divorced - our cohabitation did last for more than 8 years - and turned to xfce4. most annoying behaviour was: - used to freeze the desktop, panels, window-manager completely after ldap-server went away, no matter how long it was unreachable (i.e. a restart was enough). i think this has something to do with nsswitch.conf/libnss_ldap and dbus .. but xfce also use dbus, and here are no freezes .. - on my old (pentium3 i think) workstation at work, it used to freeze desktop etc. completely, as soon as the system load went above ~1.5, due to compiling e.g., now with xfce there is a notable slowdown, but it is still possible to work - after starting a java swing or applet application, desktop etc. freezes for several minutes - after browser hung due to flash/npviewer.bin problem, desktop etc. freezes for several minutes - startup took as long as it usually only takes for windoze systems (several minutes) conclusion: it was no longer possible to work, that is why i regard kde4 as completely unusable, at least on older systems. br, reinhard -- Save yourself! Reboot in 5 seconds! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"