NotExcessive wrote:After I put KDE on, I had nothing but dramas - quite often, I couldn't launch an app, move a window, or use the pager - this was because KDE would freeze and not respond for a period of anywhere between 15 and 60 seconds. So I went back to using Gnome.
Same here, don't know what caused this issue, but KDE lately for my represent nothing but problems. I've switched to Xfce, and fallback Desktop Enviroment is Gnome.
Richlion wrote:I just wanted to add, for the past 2-3 months I've been experiencing total system freezes on these two occasions:
1) I would plug in my USB external hard drive to make a copy of my data, when I start copying sets of data in 1 or 10 GB chunks at some point the whole system would start choking and after 1 minute it would completely freeze and only a hard reset would help(...)
(...)Since yesterday I was trying to backup my 500GB hard drive to a USB drive and I had to restart the system 10 times to start all over again(...)
(...)I stress that I always run all the Sabayon updates whever they arrive and my system is up to date.
Same here, but i've the same problem related first with KDE and right now with Xfce.
I don't know where is the real problem and this issue is NOT total culprit of KDE. (i think)