Apologies if I should have appended this to my earlier posts, but since it is a different problem I thought I would open a new topic.
Yet another problem with KDE4 (see earlier topic http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,71362.0.html
Tried to access a CD, not automounted. Since there is now no My Computer I had to mount from the cli. No big deal but yet another thing
to put off people trying Linux.
Saw in a topic http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,61588.0.html
that someone else had the same problem. The suggestion was to download the devicemanager-automount widget and use this instead of the default one. I did this and tried to add it to the panel. My system then crashed, similarly to the report in http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,64529.0.html.
This was reported 1/11/2009, and the reply from KDE was
This is rather an issue in the devicemanager-automount(unofficial) widget: bug
192766, or some of the weird crashes that appeared on the KDE packages of
PCLinuxOS. In any case it is not KDE fault. Closing as DOWNSTREAM.
In my case, though, not only did it crash but it locked my system and I had to alt-sys rq-reisub to get out. When I rebooted I tried again and when I dragged the widget to the panel it seemed to shutdown X, because my system went to a login prompt.
Still getting the do_IRQ: 0.83 No irq handler for vector (irq -1) message.
Out of interest, I booted from the live PCLos Gnome cd and tried the things shown in my earlier topic. Installed Wine, installed Windows apps,
created launchers on toolbar, no problems at all. No error messages, no crashes.
Due to all of the problems which I am having I am seriously considering ditching KDE4 and using Gnome or going back to KDE3.5
Nothing special about my system, Pentium 4 dual core 3GHz, 2Gb RAM, ASRock P4VM890 mobo, NVidia GForce 7950 GT.