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  1. #1
    Lacerta NNTP User

    Default KDE 4.2


    A question. Will opensuse 11.1 offer a simple und robust way to upgrade
    KDE 4.1 to 4.2 at the end of January and will this be a good advice. For
    example i working with two monitors in Xinerama Modus and i heard this
    is not good supported until now.

    thank you


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    stefan1975 NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    officially there will be no upgrade to KDE4.2 in OpenSuSe 11.1. It does
    not offer version upgrades during a release lifecycle. For that one
    would have to run either a rolling release system like Arch or a cutting
    edge distro like Fedora.

    However The will obviously be 1-click installs for a community release
    of KDE4.2 (made by largely the same people). This is an unofficial
    upgrade to the latest KDE but I would not expect too many problems, I
    did have a few dependency errors when using the community 1-click
    upgrade in the past but all in all it was okay.

    and yes upgrading to KDE4.2 is a very good advice, many features will
    be introduced and it already is much more complete in beta then the
    current 4.1.x branch. don't know about xinerama though.

    stefan


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  3. #3
    Lacerta NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    thanks for your tips,
    this makes it easier to make a decision in the next weeks.
    Until now i'm using Suse 10.2 as an production system for print and web
    and now i think the day comes to move forward...


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    cdurbin NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    I use 4.1.3 in openSUSE 11, with the Nvidia driver, in a dual monitor
    configuration every day without any issues.


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    else where NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    FWIW, I've been using KDE 4.2-beta from the UNSTABLE:/ repo for some
    time now in 11.1, works perfectly well.

    Just my 2c...

    Cheers,
    KV


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    signorRossi NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    Bigdesktop (ATI equivalent for Xinerama, one framebuffer for both
    screens) was working fine for me in Opensuse 11.0 in kde-4.0 and 4.1,
    what isn't working in kde-4.x until now are dual monitor Xorg
    configurations with two independent screens. The second monitor simply
    stays black, Xfce and Gnome are working in this configuration, though. I
    use two independent screens due to a hardware limitation of my ATI x600
    mobility graphics card that doesn't allow me to have OpenGL apps
    maximized on the second monitor in BigDesktop mode.

    SignorRossi.


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    Benjamin Xiao NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2


    @cdurbin: Does both of your screens run at the same native resolution?
    I've tried dual screening with the nvidia driver with one screen running
    at 1680x1050 and the other running at 1440x900, but for the smaller
    screen it doesn't run at native resolution and part of the desktop
    doesn't display.


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    cdurbin NNTP User

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    Normally, yes they both run at 1280x1024. One is hooked up to the analog
    port and the other to the digital port on my docking station. I have
    hooked a monitor up to the VGA port directly on the laptop and also a
    projector to the VGA port as well and have noticed the same thing you
    did. The screens displays fine on the higher resolution screen, but not
    on the lower resolution screen. If I remember right though, it does let
    me pan around the screen.

    C.Durbin


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