Ugh, lost suspend-resume on the laptop...
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Since updating to Ubuntu 11.04, my Thinkpad has, at long last, been able to resume. Unfortunately, it has also suffered lots of X crashes/hangs from KDE software. That's kinda frustrating, so I decided to try updating to KDE 4.7 on 11.04, to see if that was more stable. Unfortunately, the machine is back to never coming back after a resume. That is, after a resume, I'm left with no X (or the display is never initialized, or something like that). Basically I wind up having to hard-reset the machine again; so I guess I won't know if 4.7 is more stable or not, as I have to reboot every time I want to go anywhere (at least twice a day).
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Nick Coghlan on 10/02/2011 3:01 p.m. #
How up to date are your intel drivers? I had a lot of trouble with Fedora 15 KDE on my T510 that turned out to be due to an Intel driver bug. I ran on patched drivers for a few weeks, but was able to drop them once Fedora pushed an updated version of X from x.org.
Mike Fletcher on 10/02/2011 3:08 p.m. #
No intel drivers, latest stable firegl (proprietary) drivers. I have the W500 specifically so I'll have a reasonable OpenGL platform on which to develop PyOpenGL, so going Intel isn't useful for me.
Nick Coghlan on 10/02/2011 3:46 p.m. #
Ah, fair enough. When you mentioned having a Thinkpad, your KDE stability issues sounded on awful lot like those I was seeing when the intel drivers were still broken :)
lcf on 10/02/2011 5:11 p.m. #
Hi, regarding your X server crash when launching kde/qt apps, please consider removing the xfs package (x font server).
Most of the time on debian based distros xfs interacts badly with anything but gtk.
Hope this will help. Regards.
Nik on 10/05/2011 1:31 p.m. #
Just as an aside I have never had a ton of success with KDE on ubuntu based distros. Opensuse or Sabayon or PCLinuxOS seem to do a better job of baking in KDE support.