disable fx prior to first 4.6 startups
mrmazda at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 7 22:29:52 BST 2011
On 2011/07/07 22:54 (GMT+0200) Alex Schuster composed:
> schrieb Felix Miata:
>> I've done several new installations lately, openSUSE 11.4 and Kubuntu
>> 11.04, all on i865G video, in each case doing system updates (to e.g.
>> 4.6.4) prior to first X start. All have been very difficult to get into
>> anything after starting X, including systemsettings to turn off the
>> broken desktop FX. Phantom windows come and go, including main menu&
>> panel& clock settings, How on further i865G installations can I
>> configure a system globally to disable desktop FX by default? Will it be
>> the same for 4.7?
> I'm not sure if I understand this right... so the active desktop effects
> mess up everything, and it is even hard to start systemsettings and turn
> them off?
Exactly. I can rarely remember the run command hotkey. If I did, I'd open
Konsole and try doing things from that, or run command.
> Try Alt+Shift+F12, this toggles the desktop effects. I use it on a PC (not
Another hotkey combination I'll probably forget as fast as I discovered it,
or at least not remember when I need to.
> You can also edit ~/.kde/share/config/kwinrc, and set Enabled=false in the
> [Compositing] section.
That would not be a global fix. That file doesn't even exist on a new install
until after KDE gets started, and then only for each individual's first login.
On Natty, I looked and found only one kwinrc, hiding in a directory called
/usr/share/kubuntu-netbook-default-settings/share/config, which makes no
sense to me, since this is a desktop install, not a netbook. Looking on the
mirrors in pool/main/k/ I see a kubuntu-netbook-default-settings/, but
nothing that looks appropriate for a desktop installation.
On 11.4, I couldn't find a kwinrc in any of /etc, /opt, /var or /usr.
Anyway, would the kwinrc file in Natty's /usr rats nest be appropriate for
global changes? It has no [Compositing] section.
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