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 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.
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