completely off-topic: you want to track that down. It's mostly a sign of something rather broken in the setup. A client software like anything from KDE should not be able to crash the privileged X server (that's rather obvious). It's also not really common, we hardly get bug reports for X crashes (I just searched and the last reported X crash was in March caused by fglrx). And if we get, we don't "fix" them as it needs a fix in another place, we could only work-around it, which would keep the possibility of a crash possible.
It usually means that the graphics hardware is defective/overheating. I imagine that the issue would go away if all of the graphical effects were disabled.
Current Gnome and KDE both suck. I don't like either one these days. Thankfully I use RHEL6 on my desktop, which still uses Gnome 2. Gnome 2 is/was the perfect desktop IMO. Polished and mature, very usable, very customizable, I love it. I hate what they've done with Gnome 3 and I won't use it until I'm forced to. Hopefully by then they'll have made it usable. If not, I'll probably end up back on WindowMaker or Enlightenment. At least those two aren't moving backwords and screwing up my productivity.
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Unity on 12.04 Ubuntu is something I really like. Ohh well. It's pretty easy to use. I like being able to search for applications and filter what I want. KDE put me off by being too much like a toy, I'm sure its better now. I don't get the hate.
just look at biography of its creator and you'll figure out that gnome is Microsoft try to bug us all!!!
Have a look at KDE founder Matthias Ettrich. He started KDE on an non-free toolkit and ended up at Nokia and was at directing position when Qt was booted and Linux dropped. Today it is unclear if he will continue at the Microsoft branch or if he will continue at the Nokia patent trolling branch. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthias-ettrich/28/9b0/aa8
wtf Honton, what are you talking about? Why do you care what Matthias is doing and what gives you the right to judge over him? The same question to those who think they can judge Miguel. Both have not been active in their respective community for years as a matter of fact.
Spreading FUD about Qt and KDE is one thing, but personal attacks on people like Matthias is completely unaccaptable.