Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
Later on, I told my colleagues that KDE improved a lot since 4.0 and
they should give a try to 4.3. For a demonstration I installed KDE on
my machine. I logged in and the first thing to do was to setup the
dual head. I opened System Settings and as soon as I clicked on the
Display, X crashed and I was thrown out. It was really a bad
experience for a demonstration (kind of like Bill Gates' WinME video).
I logged back in and ran krandrtray. This one crashed X too. I clicked
on whatever I can find regarding the desktop setup and I found that
everything on KDE that is related to the X settings crashes X.
I then had to spend 15 minutes to write an xorg.conf file from scratch
to make the dual head work, while people were making comments in the
lines of "this is why I don't like KDE"... :(
X crashing is almost certainly a driver bug (ie, querying randr items from
the X server should be a relatively safe operation).
So, what was my mistake? This box has an ATI card and has the open
source radeon drivers (the proprietary drivers are not available on
F-11). Should ATI users stick to F-10 if they want to use KDE, which
has only 2 months of lifetime left?
I believe there's already a bug filed for that somewhere, lemme see... hrm,
can't find it. Please file one.