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Re: [kde] Plasma 5 as a daily driver?






On 11/09/2015 01:22 PM, Carl Symons wrote:
On Monday, November 09, 2015 01:40:09 PM Ian Pilcher wrote:
With Fedora 21 about to reach its end of life, I'm trying to set up
Plasma 5 on Fedora 23, and it's proving to be ... challenging.

Here are the significant issues I've encountered in my first day or so
of working on this.  Workarounds for any of these would be appreciated.

* No desktop on 2nd display - This occurs the first time that I log in
    after every reboot.  My second display is black; no wallpaper is
    displayed, and mouse clicks have no effect, although it is possible
    to move windows to the 2nd display.  Logging out and logging back in
    makes the desktop display properly on the 2nd display.

* Unable to set fixed konsole size - This one is known
    (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343321), but it's been more
    than 9 months since this was reported, and the lack of activity in
    git and Bugzilla makes me think this bug is going to be with us for a
    long time.

* System Tray (or other panel widget) overlaps panel "cashew" - Having
    a System Tray widget anywhere in my panel causes the right-most widget
    to overlap the panel "cashew" (which isn't a cashew anymore, but I
    don't know what else to call it).

* Lack of (functional) CapsLock/NumLock widget - This shouldn't be an
    issue, because decent hardware should have these LEDs built in.  Since
    laptop manufacturers are intent on crapifying the world, however, this
    is pretty much a requirement these days.  The only widget I've found,
    Key State, doesn't calculate its width properly; the result is yet
    more overlap.

* Turning on the date display in the Digital Clock causes ... more
    overlap.

These panel overlap bugs are pretty bad.  It's really hard to get the
panel set up in a usable fashion.

All in all, I find myself wondering if other people are really using
Plasma 5 as a "daily driver" (or is my usage really so different that
others aren't hitting these bugs).
I'm not using it on Fedora, but rather on openSUSE and Kubuntu as my daily
drivers.

Works like a charm for quite a few months. I have experienced exactly none of
the issues you list. "No desktop on 2nd display" is not an issue because I
only use one display. Other than that, no problems.

Carl

I am running KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22, on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd generation), I am not seeing any major issues, none of the above issues seem to be present on my system. The ONLY issue I'm seeing is a known issue where the wireless takes a long time to connect because of an issue with 5gz connections and the Intel drivers...

I'm loving Plasma 5


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