How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Fri Jul 18 19:18:18 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 11:40 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> > There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This is in line with
>> > current practice of
>> > trying to avoid it wherever possible. That's it's
>> > not necessary is
>> > demonstrated by the fact the 1440x900 mode works perfectly
>> > once I tell
>> > KDE to use it. The problem is that KDE forgets.
>> I did not know that KDE 4 had Alzheimer :(
>> The session does not get saved, that is one problem that you have.
> No it isn't. You're confusing me with someone else. My session saves
> perfectly.
>>  But as for the xorg.conf, you decide that you do not like it, then you assume the consequences, the Modes lines fixes the situation, but you do not like the medicine :(  In rawhide, sometimes removing xorg.conf is necessary, but here you should not resort to that.
> It may well fix it, but that doesn't mean there isn't a bug in KDE. Let
> me clarify the exact details:
> * On first installing KDE4 it fired up in 4x3 mode.
> * I went to Settings->Display and configured it for 16x9 mode. This took
> effect immediately and worked fine.
> * On logging out and in again, it reverts to 4x3 mode (and my saved
> session windows are stretched).
> * On invoking Settings->Display the "Resize and Rotate Your Display"
> dialogue appears appears, showing 1440x900 (i.e. 16x9) and *without me
> touching anything* the screen immediately resizes to 16x9. I then have
> to resize my session windows to fit.
> i.e. KDE *knows* the screen is 1440x900, it just doesn't set it up
> correctly until poked.

I don't think this is KDE at work, The is kxrandy or what ever it is
called. And it is normally not permanent. Use system-config-display to
set your resolution as you would like it.

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