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June 20, 2008

Updating OpenSuse 11.0 to KDE 4.1

Filed under: computer, linux, Software — Tags: , , , — guilleml @ 5:53 pm

I read on this blog KDE 4.1 was more stable than KDE 4.0.4, the version by default in OpenSuse 11.0, I updated the mirrors to try it.

Just add them using yast2, software repositories.

After updating I restarted the xorg server and the KDE running, there wasn’t much visual difference, just some little details not very “beautiful” but not much problem. I have to say that this update solved the problem I had with kopete I wrote about in my last post, notifications are working fine now.

  • The menu for adding a new msn account in kopete was chaotic, by resizing the window the objects were shown fine, KDE 4.1 mixes languages, I suppose it’ll be solved in the final release.

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  • Kget doesn’t download anything, neither in 4.0.4 nor in 4.1.

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  • Taskbar icons have a gray border they didn’t have under 4.0.4, I don’t know how to remove it.

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  • Alt+Tab combination sometimes doesn’t work for changing active window, neither under 4.0.4.
  • The p4-clockmod kernel module doesn’t load at boot so I can’t change my CPU frequency if I don’t load it.
  • I haven’t disabled the pc speaker yet.
  • Konqueror4 stills doesn’t load flash objects, I haven’t found information about how to solve it, at least firefox loads them perfectly.
  • I updated Firefox 3b5 to version 3 adding the Mozilla repositories, Firefox is a little faster for it.

One thing I’ve noted is that OpenSuse 11.0 seems faster than Kubuntu/Ubuntu, on Kubuntu I can hear the hard disk everytime I run an application, now the application loads perfectly and fast without accessing so much, that was one thing I noticed when I tried *buntu, in Debian, Gentoo, Archlinux…the disk access was much like OpenSuse’s, maybe it’s for the disk scheduler, I haven’t investigated it. Oh! I discovered that you can change the kernel I/O scheduler in yast2, by default it selects cfq.


  1. He añadido los repos, pero no me actualiza nada, hay que hacer algo más???

    I add the repositories, but don’t upgrade kde4, what can i do ?


    Comment by Neldoreth — June 21, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  2. En yast2, Instalar/desinstalar software, filtro “repositorios”, seleccionas de los 3 que has añadido el primero “Desktop” y en el menú “Paquete” seleccionas “Todos los de la lista”-> “Actualizar si hay una versión posterior disponible” y ya se seleccionan todos los que se pueden actualizar, es posible que te de algún problemilla con algunos paquetes como kde-compiz y ktorrent, yo le dije que lo resolviera desinstalando esos dos paquetes, luego los instalé a mano, ahora tengo el ktorrent funcionando a pesar de que me dijo que esa versión tenía un conflicto con KDE 4.1

    De todas formas es una versión de pruebas aún y pueden surgir problemas, yo no he tenido ninguno de momento pero en menos de 1 mes debería de aparecer la actualización oficial de OpenSuse en los repositorios OSS.

    Comment by guilleml — June 21, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

  3. Antes de pasar a open suse solo usaba kde 4.1 (poco tiempo claro) y me parece mucho mejor que kde 4.04


    Comment by Neldoreth — June 21, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  4. Todo OK, la única pega es que yast me ha desaparecido… como lo puedo recuperar… ?

    Comment by Neldoreth — June 21, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

  5. lo encontre, gracias.

    Comment by Neldoreth — June 21, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  6. Es cierto, desaparecía del menú, vete a Aplicaciones->Sistema abajo del todo sale el enlace del yast2, le das botón derecho encima y añadir a favoritos.

    Comment by guilleml — June 21, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

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