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Hello folks,
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== Minimal installation ==
  
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Minimal installation could be better: suggested kdebase contains program that probably are not used so much (Konqueror, Kwrite), KDE should work fine without kdepasswd and keditbookmarks too. Wallpaper are useless. If available, an option of any kind to completely disable Phonon would be nice, since using ALSA to media playing in Linux is enough, and Phonon is overkill.
1) seen the uproar in the Forums over the move from KDE3.5.9 to KDE4.1 and<br>
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-- [[User:Flu|Flu]] ([[User talk:Flu|talk]]) 11:56, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
2) seeing that this most likely would not be reversed due to time constraints of the package manager<br>
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3) that no one else seems to be updating this page in a timely manner<br>
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I took it upon myself to make an attempt at making it more up-to-date and informative.<br>
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My id in the Arch Linux website is archdave (email: leutzdave@charter.net)<br>
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The KDE Package Maintainer is Pierre (Jabber: pierre@jabber.archlinux.de)<br>
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Good Luck with it!
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Don't Fight the Future (a poor attempt at humor, I know :) )
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I changed quite a bit of this page and merged the KDE4 article; there were numerous down-right errors, for example advice to start up both hal and dbus when only hal should be started(hal starts up dbus automatically), so before reverting me i would appreciate to take it up on this page for discussion unless you are 100% certain :-)
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thanks.
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== Using Openbox in KDE ==
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WTF is it doing in the middle of the KDE article? I propose to move it to tips and tricks.[[User:Reflexing|Reflexing]] ([[User talk:Reflexing|talk]]) 11:49, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
  
(6-Aug-2009) Wiki page updated for KDE 4.3 (Flamelab)
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Moved it by myself. [[User:Reflexing|Reflexing]] ([[User talk:Reflexing|talk]]) 11:55, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
 
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Deprecated for KDE 4.4: Hmm
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1)The Policykit section --> it isn't in Systemsettings due to polkit-1 incompatibilities.
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2)The gstreamer/xine --> what's default now ?
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== Small thing to correct? ==
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[http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE#Icons In this section], when using the "Manual procedure" one can't write into ~/.gtkrc-2.0 because it only links to ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 so any changes should go there.
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Is this correct and can I change it?
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== KDE 4.4.4 breaks multiple monitor support (worked great in 4.4.3) ==
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Ever since I upgraded to KDE 4.4.4 from 4.4.3, the support for multiple monitors has degraded significantly. For example, right now the task bar on my high-resolution monitor is only as wide as the resolution of my low-resolution monitor. Additionally, some apps (e.g., Songbird and the KDE "Start" menu) get "stuck" in the middle of my high resolution monitor. It is as if they think they're at the bottom of my low-resolution monitor. However, other apps (e.g.,, Firefox) are fine.
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I'm going to roll back to KDE 4.4.3 because these problems make KDE 4.4.4 unusable for me. I'm not sure where to file a bug report because there are so many kde and kdebase packages. <?> Any help? &mdash;'''[[User:TedPavlic|TedPavlic]]''' ([[User_talk:TedPavlic|talk]]/[[Special:Contributions/TedPavlic|contrib]]/[[Special:EmailUser/TedPavlic|@]]) 12:30, 6 June 2010 (EDT)
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==Useless stuff==
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i just want to point out that this article does not really follow the KISS-principle :-) it is so blown with so much stuff that should either be left out as a whole like:
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-First login on KDE is slow (so? i do not think that anyone will be upset about that because everyone will boot at least two times until this gets annoying. and everyone who has used KDE before is already aware of that fact)
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-I encounter problems with automounting (or) KDE behaves strangely for no apparent reason (what kind of a title is that anyway and i do not see how this is related to KDE anyhow. everyone who does a pacman -S kdebase or whatever will be just rebooting after enabling runlevel 5 everything is fine.)
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-Qt updating problem during upgrading from KDE SC 4.3 (or previous version) to KDE SC 4.4 (this shouldn't be an issue anymore since everyone installing kde right now will be installing 4.4.4 and i think everyone who uses it, has upgraded already)
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-The Chakra Project (should get an own wiki-page and should only be mentioned either right from the beginning or at the end. but this is just wack)
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-Phonon (this part is very thin. just an explanation taken from wikipedia does not explain very much in a nice way. so either someone is willing to extend it or it should be deleted. moreover phonon is doing a quite nice an unobstrusive job. so one could easily just leave it out)
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-Akonadi and external MySQL-Server (does this concern any regular desktop user? i never even cam across this issue or anything related to that. sorry if i am wrong)
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[[User:Labello|Labello]]
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==About KDEmod==
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I deleted all reference to KDEmod, because the chakra project is dead. see http://chakra-project.org/news/index.php?/archives/126-Goodbye-KDEmod-!.html
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I left only the heading in relation to [[KDE#Unofficial community repository for KDEmod3]], because it's maintained by [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=97612 Elvaka].
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[[User:veleno77|veleno77]] 12:33 2011-01-02
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Revision as of 11:55, 5 December 2013

Minimal installation

Minimal installation could be better: suggested kdebase contains program that probably are not used so much (Konqueror, Kwrite), KDE should work fine without kdepasswd and keditbookmarks too. Wallpaper are useless. If available, an option of any kind to completely disable Phonon would be nice, since using ALSA to media playing in Linux is enough, and Phonon is overkill. -- Flu (talk) 11:56, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Using Openbox in KDE

WTF is it doing in the middle of the KDE article? I propose to move it to tips and tricks.Reflexing (talk) 11:49, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Moved it by myself. Reflexing (talk) 11:55, 5 December 2013 (UTC)