[kde-linux] Black screen in KDE 4

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 2 18:30:16 UTC 2010

On 2010/01/02 19:09 (GMT+0100) Wolfgang Mueller composed:

> Kevin Krammer wrote:

>> Intel Graphics card and a kernel older than 2.6.31?

> As shown by uname -a, the kernel version is But
> I have no idea on how to show the version of the Intel Graphics card.
> Anyway, I am afraid it is old, as is the computer.

More than one way. A few:
lspci -v
hwinfo --gfxcard

If the result includes the string "810" or "815" or "820" you might be better
off with an older distro, such as openSUSE 11.0. If your HD is a reasonably
large one, I suggest installing more than one distro instead of wiping
everything just to try something else. When you find what you like, use it.
Then when a newer version comes a long you wish to try, use the space
occupied by what you're not currently using to make sure it meets your
expectations before switching to its use full time.

Older chips don't always work so well with modern bling. You may need to
disable 3dfx via use of sax2 and an xorg.conf file to prevent its use thus:

Section "Extensions"
  Option       "Composite" "off"
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