KDE 4.4.4 breaks multiple monitor support (worked great in 4.4.3)
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.
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? —TedPavlic (talk/contrib/@) 12:30, 6 June 2010 (EDT)
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:
-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)
-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.)
-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)
-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)
-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)
-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) Labello
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
veleno77 12:33 2011-01-02
Uh, for clarification, Chakra isn't dead, only the kdemod repos. Chakra is still kicking on.
yes .. yes ... I made a mistake, sorry veleno77 22:02 2011-01-11
knotify4 process constantly uses CPU time
WRT "It's a bug with Gstreamer phonon back-end" it would be great if the upstream bug could be linked here. Doing so gives the reader a natural springboard to additional information. Are there other workarounds or a patch I can test? Is this still a current issue? Is this really true? When might it be fixed?
Not only does it add credibility to the article, but at some point when the bug is fixed, the section talking about the bug becomes cruft. If a bug tracker is linked, it makes for easier cleanup. James Eder 11:48, 21 May 2011 (EDT)
Kicker is no longer existing in KDE Plasma Workspaces, I suspect it should be Kickoff (the default application launcher) instead? --Mogger 05:14, 9 February 2012 (EST)