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    Gave up KDE 4


    I gave up on using KDE 4 last weekend and installed KDE 3.5 and have been using it since without a single problem. I'm still keeping KDE 4 here just to see if there will be any updates and maybe try again once there is some.

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    Actually, ongte got it right.
    I had a similar problem, you can see it here.
    My computer didn't freeze, but wouldn't play video. I have an intel video controller, and that seems to be the problem.
    If you turn off the window effects there should be no problem.
    Even without the effects 4.2 is still WAY better than 3.5, I suggest you try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max2009 View Post
    Actually, ongte got it right.
    I had a similar problem, you can see it here.
    My computer didn't freeze, but wouldn't play video. I have an intel video controller, and that seems to be the problem.
    If you turn off the window effects there should be no problem.
    Even without the effects 4.2 is still WAY better than 3.5, I suggest you try it.
    Somehow I have a feeling I had window effects turned off in the first place...
    I could be wrong about this so I'm going to give it a try.

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    ... and still having daily crashes... Going back to KDE 3.5 for now.

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    Solved

    Found this advice somewhere few days ago and it solved the problem.

    Basically there are some bugs in the intel driver that (if I remember right what I read) can't be fixed
    before next Mandriva release (something about new kernel requirements).

    To make things more stable I had to disable DRI from xorg.conf

    Just add line
    Code:
    Option "DRI" "off"
    in Section "Device"
    and everything's fine.

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    KDE (and I've only used the newest available) has been consistently less stable for me than Gnome or Xfce. I haven't had one real crash or lock-up using Gnome or Xfce. I've had KDE throw errors and close windows, etc. a number of times. I wasn't using Mandriva, but it is true for me using both Ubuntu and Fedora. I don't remember mine ever being related to hardware, it was always software problems.

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    I see the lockup described when trying to install

    I see the lockup described by a moving mouse but not much else, no response to clicks and no response to keyboard keys. The difference is that I see it with the install CD. Everything is fine when selecting language, timezone and keyboard layout but once gui/main desktop is up thing freeze up and all I can do is press the button. I have downloaded both the KDE and Gnome version of 2009.1 and both did the same thing. It is an AMD machine does anyone have any idea?

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