FreeBSD 9.0 amd64 RC1 and KDE4
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 01:07:44 UTC 2011
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
> <m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The KDE4 in FreeBSD 9.0 RC1 amd64 is generating enormous amount of error
> > messages during usage ( not visible on screen , but seen after
> > discontinuation of X ) . This is making it extremely slow which may be
> > considered to be practically unusable . Actually parts are working
> > but every step is waiting so much that such a usage is not practically
> > applicable .
> What are the message(s) ?
> - Arnaud
> > The KDE4 in FreeBSD 9.0 RC1 i386 is working satisfactorily , but for
> > requirements , it is not an alternative .
> > There are important usability differences between both architectures with
> > respect to KDE4 execution .
> > One alternative is mentioned as PC-BSD , but installation of PC-BSD is
> > possible :
> > In PC-BSD 8.2 amd64 Release and following snapshot(s) , within 18 (
> > ) hours , only a small percent ( less than % 10 ) could be installed .
> > Now , in PC-BSD 9.0 RC1 amd64 , I am still waiting : In 4 ( four ) hours
> > could come to "Installing Meta Package : base-system" .
> > Such an installation structure is really unusable . I will discontinue it
> > because it seems that complete install will require many days with that
> > speed .
> > I am continuously installing many other distributions which mostly they
> > consuming time around thirty minutes ( except upgrade during installation
> > if it is selected ) .
> > Thirty minutes may be considered an acceptable duration for installation
> > let's say , time less than one hour as endurable .
> > It should not be forgotten that , the task is copy of approximately 4
> > Bytes to hard disk from a DVD-Rom with an additional decompressing of
> > .
> > Therefore , for the KDE4 users in the amd64 platform , there is a big
> > problem .
> > This was also the case for 8.2 amd64 Release .
> > Thank you very much .
> > Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
Please see my reply to Alberto Villa .
( I am installing onto a single hard disk , I am NOT using any virtual
I consider using virtual machine in final testing an important error
because at the end the distribution will be installed onto a bare metal . )
On that hard disk , I was trying to install PC-BSD 9.0 amd64 RC1 , to check
its KDE4 usage , but due to its very long install time , I have discontinued
it and I have Installed Scientific Linux . It is using KDE4 and it is
working very well .
Therefore , I will not be able to supply any error message at present .
My opinion is that , the error messages are not directly related to my
computer , but
inconsistencies between compiled parts .
For example , one message was about :
kcheckrunning is not found .
This was in /usr/local/kde4/bin directory . By thinking PATH is not properly
I have included /usr/local/kde4/bin into PATH , but that did not solve any
I have checked the 9.0 i386 RC1 PATH . It does not contain
I have studied /usr/local/kde4/bin/startkde script ( without much
understanding ) of 9.0 amd64 RC1 .
It seems that , it is defining path itself . I do not know whether its
definition is correct or not .
Perhaps the problem is in those definitions .
Additionally there was "...?... crashed" messages .
I do not know .
Thank you very much .
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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