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The openSUSE community KDE team has started preparations to move the default desktop from the Plasma Workspace 4.x to Plasma 5. In order to assist this move, please tell your overall experience when using Plasma 5.


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What is your experience with Plasma 5 in openSUSE?





Total number of people voting: 24

I see a vote button, but no choices.. ? Im using firefox

JAMcInnes 2297 days ago

Odd, I set it to public....

Luca Beltrame 2297 days ago

I am using Opensuse with KF5 since Plasma 5.1 on my productive machine. Beside tiny optical glitches and two bugs ( and various issues considering kscreen vga or hdmi) it works quite well for me.

robby81 2295 days ago

kwin is crashy for me.

the screensaver shows the desktop *and then* visually obscures it which is a security problem. For example, returning from suspend-to-ram will show my full desktop and *then* the screensaver lock screen a half a second to a few seconds later.


jnelson-suse 2292 days ago

@jnelson-suse This was a bug, and IIRC fixed in 5.3 (I can't reproduce it here).

Luca Beltrame 2292 days ago

Do i need a better graphics card to make plasma 5 work properly?and why did i booted to kwin?(i fixed it later)

Nick Mantas 2292 days ago

per emails on opensuse-factory

zypper -v dup -d

zypper -v dup                  

update to openSUSE-20150316 doesn't complete, presently hanging on kpackage  

adding a lock for kpackage only causes the next item to also hang.


What information can I add and is a bug report warranted?  What to report?


Andrei Borzenkov requested:

ps -ft <terminal-where-dup-is-running> would be useful first step



ps -ft pts/1


paka     13566 13565  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 -bash

root     13609 13566  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 su -

root     13612 13609  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 -bash

root     13756 13612 16 16:07 pts/1    00:00:16 zypper -v dup

root     13762 13756  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 [tar] <defunct>

root     13764 13756  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/zypp/plugins/commit/

root     13765 13756  0 16:07 pts/1    00:00:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/zypp/plugins/commit/

root     14559 13756 66 16:08 pts/1    00:00:45 rpm --root / --dbpath /var/lib/rpm -U --percent --noglob --force --nodeps --  /var/cache/zypp/packages/Tumbleweed.OSS/suse/x86_64/kpackage-5.8.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm

post was on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:10:30 -0400

no response

system unusable, no internet, no update capability


reformatted, reinstalled Tw w/o plasma5


Patrick Shanahan 2286 days ago

Please file a bug on This is not the right place to look at the issue.

Luca Beltrame 2285 days ago

I've been using plasma5 for a couple of days, and so far the experience is pretty good. My main complaint is that it doesn't remember the position of the panel and application windows between sessions. However, I'm using a twin screen display with the proprietary nvidia graphics drivers, so it might be the nvidia config settings not sticking, though it worked well in KDE4.


BobWill 2284 days ago

Many strings have not been translated to Japanese yet.
kwin is unstable on VirtualBox (3D enabled) 

But I've fixed no IBus indicator problem on Plasma 5 by updating and patching IBus!

Fuminobu Takeyama 2282 days ago