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Debian 6.0: KDE 4

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Having got Debian 6 "Squeeze" running, the next project was to reconfigure my desktop environment, KDE, the way I like it. I've used KDE for years, and really liked KDE 3.5 on Debian 5 "Lenny." Alas, Debian 6 has moved on to KDE 4, and the developers couldn't leave well enough alone.

First, the easy problem: my dual screen display. My video card drives two monitors, and when I moved from Xandros Linux to Debian 5, I had to manually edit the xorg.conf file to get the second screen working. When I upgraded to Debian 6, that fix stopped working. To make a long story short, all I needed to was to add

Option "Xinerama" "on"

to my xorg.conf. Xinerama makes the two monitors work as one very large screen instead of two independent screens -- e.g., you can drag a window from one screen to the other. I'd had that with Xandros, and liked it, so this is no hardship.

I must say, even before adding Xinerama, the desktop display seemed slower to me.

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