I performed a system wide update a little while ago. I didn’t notice anything unusual. I restarted my computer and when KDE started I had a KDE3 panel on top of a KDE4 panel. Wireless would not longer work. No KWIN, in fact, nothing but a black screen on the desktop with the two bars at the bottom. I could not add anything to the screen so I assume plasma is borked. Ctl-Alt-F1. Login, Su, rm .kde -r; rm .kde4 -r usually did the trick. Now it does nothing. Same thing when I load up KDE4.
So what I have got … or what openSUSE has forced down my throat is a hybrid KDE3 - KDE4 system where almost nothing works. In fact, it is basically unusable. Keep in mind, this was an ordinary update. No factory repos … nothing out of the ordinary. Should have gone as smooth as silk.
Now listen openSUSE and KDE4 guys. You have had plenty of time to get this working right. 11.0 came out in late 07 or early 08. We’ve since upgraded to 11.1. There is absolutely NO reason this many things should be broken after a simple update. I only use the OSS, NON-OSS and main update repos. No factory or build repos.
Gnome works fine, XFCE works fine, but KDE4 is a frigged up mess. I know how to tinker with it, but frankly, I am tired of having to tinker everytime they decide to do an incomplete or botched update.
openSUSE, get your act together or I’m outa here. There are too many other reliable distros to have to put up with this.