[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus
jwminer at accessvt.com
Fri Dec 4 23:45:26 CET 2009
Richard <eyelagui at adinet.com.uy> wrote:
> Is not about KDE (my mistake) is xorg who needs new driver "format?"....
> and KDE4 needs "that" "new" Xorg
> I dont know what, why or where but there is "something" on "new"
> You can't use the same driver on KDE4 and KDE3 even if you compile them
> for the same kernel.
> I dont know too much about "new" KDE/Xorg, but i do know that to use
> Scribus on Linux i have to keep on KDE3.5 otherwise if i go KDE4 i cant
> work on Scribus while unplugged because i have no battery management at
> AND on KDE4 there is no chance to use the correct video driver so the
> performance on Scribus while too much graphics will be worst.
I'm probably misunderstanding you, but I haven't found any xorg driver
problem with KDE 4.3.3. I'm a VectorLinux beta tester and currently have
KDE 4.3.3 running under VectorLinux 6 SOHO beta 1.6. Everything seems to
be working in the video realm. My video card is an ATI Radeon 9200 using
the open-source xorg radeon driver. This system is old (1.3 GHz Celeron
Tualatin, 1 gig RAM) and is not the best for KDE of any recent flavor, but
it performs in a usable fashion.
Scribus 1.3.5 is in the distro default installation and hopefully will be
updated before the final release of SOHO. It loaded speedily and looks
okay so far. I've never been fond of the KDE environment and I use XFce on
my "real" system. As a beta tester who won't be using the final product, I
haven't given all applications a workout, just see if they start and
appear to run okay. You may have encountered something I haven't yet
found. This computer isn't a laptop, so I can't say what happens with
battery management. I'd think that was more dependent on the underlying
distro than on KDE 4.x.
Why would you be using the same driver as you would for KDE 3? Perhaps
you're doing an upgrade from KDE 3.x to KDE 4.x. Maybe that's not a good
idea because KDE 4.x has many changes that go deep into the system. Maybe
you should do a clean installation of a distro with KDE 4.3.3 built in.
Then you should have a video driver that works properly with the system.
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