KDE Desktop effects
bogsub at bogzab.plus.com
Tue Sep 18 09:11:08 BST 2012
On 09/18/2012 02:21 AM, Duncan wrote:
> Bogus Zaba posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:13:42 +0100 as excerpted:
>> Did not work, but maybe there there is a clue here because this middle
>> tab is...
>> completely empty! There is a one-line text box into which you can type a
>> search term and a much bigger box which presumably should contain a long
>> list of effects which I should be able to play with.
>> This is weird because the system clearly does know about available
>> effects because on the first tab I have set (for example) : Effect for
>> window switching to "Box Switch" from a pick-list.
> Wow! I'd say that probably has something to do with it, for sure! But
> it's totally out of the blue, for me. I've never seen or heard anything
> like it!
> Two possibilities and if those (and sdowdy's suggestions) don't pan out,
> hit bugzilla and see if there's anything close. I'd say file a bug if
> you don't find anything like it, but what they're working on now is one
> and a half to two years of development beyond the 4.6 you're running, so
> it's probably not worth even thinking about at this point, if there's
> nothing already there about it. Once the new Slackware's out and you're
> on 4.8.x, however, if the bug's still there, I'd file it.
> There are only two possibilities I can think of that would be anywhere
> /close/ to that.
> 1) Check to be sure, you're running kwin as the window manager, correct?
> Obviously if it somehow got replaced by compiz or the like, there'd be
> some dramatic loss of window manager configurability within kde, but I've
> never tried it, so I'm not sure what the symptoms would look like.
> Probably the easiest way to be sure kwin's your window manager is to run
> kwin --replace, from krunner or the like. You might also try from konsole
> or the like, and see if it spits out any useful information as errors,
> but if it's like most kde apps, devs apparently don't expect users to be
> watching STDOUT/STDERR at all, so they print out all kinds of alarming
> looking stuff even when things are working, for all one can tell. As a
> result, that output tends to be useless for troubleshooting unless you
> have another similarly configured system that's working to try it on as
> well, and can do a diff to eliminate all the "normal noise".
kwin --replace seemed to work just fine - everything looked exactly like
it did prior to the command, plus I got the following valuable (?)
output in konsole. It is clearly warning me that some effects are not
supported, although it remains a mystery as to why.
bogzab:~/Documents> kwin --replace
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7300 SE/7200
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 295.33
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
Driver version: 295.33
GPU class: NV40/G70
OpenGL version: 2.1.2
GLSL version: 1.20
X server version: 1.9.5
Linux kernel version: 2.6.37
Direct rendering: yes
Requires strict binding: no
GLSL shaders: limited
Texture NPOT support: yes
EffectsHandler::loadEffect : Effect "kwin4_effect_blur" is not supported
EffectsHandler::loadEffect : Effect "kwin4_effect_flipswitch" is not
EffectsHandler::loadEffect : Effect "kwin4_effect_startupfeedback" is
EffectsHandler::loadEffect : Effect "kwin4_effect_screenshot" is not
EffectsHandler::loadEffect : Effect "kwin4_effect_coverswitch" is not
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