[kde-linux] composit extension not found

Ernie Schroder schroder at ntplx.net
Thu Dec 1 16:04:56 UTC 2005

I've recently updated to KDE-3.4 and when I start KDE, I get this message:

Composite extension not found
You must use XOrg ≥ 6.8 for translucency and shadows to work.
Additionally, you need to add a new section to your X config file:
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

I added the section to xorg.conf and I got all this transparent stuff that 
slows things down A LOT. I've looked for some way to keep this from loading 
and so far, I have had no luck. I've commented out the section in my config, 
but I am still getting these messages. How can I disable composit manager? 
Does 3.5 solve the slow down of the transparent functions?
Regards, Ernie
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