How do I use kscreen?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Nov 4 10:00:08 GMT 2014

On 04/11/14 06:23, Duncan wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras posted on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:47:01 +0200 as excerpted:
>> On 03/11/14 15:08, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>> On Monday, 2014-11-03, 15:02:43, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>> I upgraded my KDE installation to 4.11.13/4.14.2. I am now no longer
>>>> able to configure my monitor through KDE System Settings.
>>>> [...]
>>> Sounds more like something has gone wrong during your upgrade.
>>> Does
>>> kcmshell4 display
>>> work for you?
>> It brings up an empty dialog:
> While Nikos hasn't indicated distro yet on this thread, in the past he
> has indicated gentoo, which is what I run...

Yes, I'm on Gentoo (~amd64).

> @ Nikos: You should be able to read more about that in the two
> documentation files kscreen installs in (assuming gentoo)
> /usr/share/doc/kscreen-*/, one gentoo-based and one generic.

Only one file is in there:

   $ ls -l /usr/share/doc/kscreen-1.0.71/
   total 4
   -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 727 Oct 27 10:59 kded.README.bz2

and it doesn't say anything useful.

> What about (from a konsole or other terminal window)...
> kcmshell4 kcm_kscreen

It brings up an almost empty window:

So kscreen works, but cannot offer configuration for my monitor, it seems?

Fortunately NVidia offers their own tool, which works, so for now I have 
a functional system. Hopefully there's a solution for this in the future.

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