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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:48 +0000 (UTC)
Jakob Kummerow posted on Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:58:56 +0200 as excerpted:

> (1) update KDE to 4.6.x (IMHO it's better overall than 4.4.x ever was,
> YMMV)

YMMV indeed.  While I'd definitely recommend updating to a later 4.5, as 
in 4.5.4 or 4.5.5, that won't do away with the hal dependency for device 
detection and automounting.

I personally had no problems with 4.6.0 or 4.6.1, but 4.6.0 being the 
first in the 4.6 feature series it wasn't really considered ready for 
stable, and 4.6.1 had a number of regressions -- kde's switching svn -> 
git and some of the tarball components got pulled from the wrong 
location.  Still, either of those were reasonably fine by me.  (It's worth 
noting in context, however, that for whatever reason, auto-detection 
worked for me in 4.6.1 but not in 4.6.0).

4.6.2 has been worse, and from the kde-linux and kde-general lists I 
participate in upstream, I'm not the only one to find it so.

One of the bigger problems seems to be if you have dual monitors, so if 
you don't commonly run with more than a single monitor, 4.6.2 might be 
fine.  But apparently, 4.6.2 plasma has problems figuring out which 
monitor the panels should be on and their size, as I have problems with 
one of mine insisting that it belongs on the wrong monitor, at every kde 
start (or plasma-desktop restart, if I terminate and restart it manually, 
as I do occasionally), and another poster mentioned problems with it being 
on the correct edge for him, but at the wrong location and size.  Both of 
us have to reset the one panel every time we restart kde or plasma-desktop.

So 4.6.1 was the best in the 4.6 series for me, since both plasma and 
device detection worked, while one or the other has been broken for me on 
4.6.0 and 4.6.2.  But 4.6.2 should be fine for single-monitor folks.

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



References:
Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
-- Dan Johansson
Re: Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
-- Dan Johansson
Re: Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
-- Duncan
Re: Re: Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
-- Dan Johansson
Re: Re: Knotify4 does not detect inserted CD/DVD and/or USB-Disks
-- Jakob Kummerow
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