KDE Desktop effects
de.techno at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 14:57:17 BST 2012
On 09/15/12 00:29, Bogus Zaba wrote:
> I am not desperate to have all possible eye-candy operating, but I
> know that my system is capable of reasonable performance with regard
> to stuff like box-switching etc because it has worked before.
> The system has an nvidia GeForce 7300 card and I am using the nvidia
> (proprietary) driver. The KDE is 4.5.5 under Slackware 13.37 which is
> the best I can run under Slack 13.37 without making some other
> significant system changes.
> Recently KDE allows me to use only the XRender compositing type which
> provides a jerky experience if desktop effects are turned on. If I try
> and switch to OpenGL I get "Failed to activate desktop effects using
> the given config options" and it reverts to jerky Xrender. I have
> re-installed the nvidia driver and am sure it is working OK because
> the nvidia Server settings utility does what is expected (provides a
> cursor shadow for example). This utility also reports all sorts of
> OpenGL parameters and so it looks like OpenGL should work OK. Why is
> KDE not playing nicely?
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Did you try this out with a new user?
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