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Month: April 2011

Terribly buggy

From: Volker Wysk <pf3@...>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:39:21 +0200

I've changed from KDE4 to Trinity, because KDE4 is so buggy. Now I'm trying to 
set up everything, but Trinity appears to be very buggy too. Everything worked 
fine when I was using KDE 3.5, but now it's a mess. I'm wondering it Trinity 
and KDE4 get in each other's way.

- I can't set the screen's resolution, refresh rate, or gamma value. It used 
to be configurable via the control center, but the controls disappeared from 
there. You can use System/KRandRTray to set the resolution and refresh rate, 
but it won't remember the setting. 

- Amarok crashes since a few days. A few seconds after you start a song, it 
generates a segmentation fault. I've tired it in KDE4, but it's the same. I've 
removed and installed the amarok package, but it's still the same. I've 
removed all amarok related configuration files (those with "amarok" in the name) 
from ~/.trinity and from ~/.kde, but it stays the same.

Of course the crash manager crashes, when you try to report the bug. :->

- KMail crashed ("aborted") immediately after starting it. When you started it 
in the terminal, you even got some information about the cause:

    kmail(5507)/kdecore (KConfigSkeleton) KCoreConfigSkeleton::writeConfig:
    !!!!!!! ERROR !!!!!!! - KHTML default stylesheet version mismatch.
    Aborting. Check your installation. File used was:
    /opt/trinity/share/apps/khtml/css/html4.css. Expected STYLE_VERSION 1

Then I've tried it in KDE4, and - bingo - it works again, even after going 
back to Trinity.

- When logging out of Trinity, there sometimes appears an error message that 
some policy is faulty (I have to write the message down). When logging into 
KDE4, and into and out of Trinity again, the message disappears.

- The font sizes have a life of their own. Sometimes when I log in, they are 
huge, and mess up the layout (amarok, for instance). Sometimes they are tiny. 
When I start amarok, and I get huge fonts, it fixes itself when I quit and 
start amarok again.

I can configure the fonts in the respective program's settings, but only part 
of the fonts can be configured there, and changes take effect only sometimes, or 
only for some font settings. I know that there are some fonts, to be configured 
in the control center. But that works only sometimes.

There are a lot of places where the fonts are almost unreadaby small (the 
menus, for instance). I've tried to configure them, but it doesn't work, or it 
works and goes back again.

This isn't a bug report. I have to take a closer look, first.

I wonder if I'm the only one with all of these problems. If not, how can you 
live with it? But from what I've seen on the net, Trinity should be quite 
stable and useable. So what's going on here??