[kde-freebsd] Call for Testing KDE 4.2 for FreeBSD

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Feb 3 19:02:44 CET 2009

David Naylor wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 February 2009 18:44:55 Kris Moore wrote:
>> David Naylor wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 03 February 2009 15:05:19 Max Brazhnikov wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 08:31:10 +0200, David Naylor wrote:
>>>>> On Monday 02 February 2009 12:01:10 David Naylor wrote:
>>>>> Just finished compiling on FreeBSD 7.1 and have found the following
>>>>> problems: 1. The fonts are not being anti-aliased?  (Using default
>>>>> fonts and "Use anti-aliasing: Enabled {with sub-pixel rendering
>>>>> [RGB]}).
>>>> man fonts-conf? Never had problems with fonts, can't help here :(
>>> I suspect this has something to do with nvidia driver.  If one changes
>>> the fonts to bitstream then anti-aliasing does work (but not with the
>>> default fonts).
>> Have any of you guys been able to get KDE 4.2 to work with the latest
>> Xorg 7.4 in ports, and the nvidia driver? I'm playing with it here, and
>> it always seems to crash X right after KDE finishes logging into my
>> desktop. When I switch to "vesa" it works just fine.
>> Using nvidia 180.25, Xorg 7.4, KDE 4.2, etc.
> I had some problems with Xorg and undefined symbols but that was just for 
> probing.  Another problem I had was my previous xorg.conf didn't work, I 
> needed to provide BusID in my Device section.  
> Other then that now everything appears fine.  Desktop Effects are working 
> without glitch.  I did have some problems logging in, X/KDE just freezes but 
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and relogin works just fine?
> I'm using nvidia-driver-177.80, xorg-7.4 on FreeBSD 7.1 (Nvidia 7600GT x2).
> Does you xorg.log say anything useful, have you tried with a new config file 
> (Xorg -configure, nvidia-settings)?

No errors, just X crashing and restarting after KDE loads. However, i 
think I've figured it out now. We've been using these nvidia driver 
options by default to improve performance in kde4:

     Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
     Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
     Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
     Option         "UseEvents" "false"
     Option         "TripleBuffer" "1"
     Option         "DamageEvents" "1"
     Option         "BackingStore" "1"
     Option         "PixmapCacheSize" "70000"
     Option         "OnDemandVBlankInterrupts" "true"
     Option         "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

I disabled all of them, and just used the nvidia defaults, and it works 
properly now. (Running with nvidia driver 180.25) Most likely one of 
those was causing the crash when KDE loaded up. Aside from that, it 
seems to be working great now!  KDE 4.2 is a huge step in the right 
direction :)

Any word on the kde4 printer app / python work? How about getting the 
improved kipi-plugins-kde4 thrown in with area51?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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