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    Exclamation kde 4.1 factory 11 beta

    I have been working on getting 4.1 operational on my box, but find it is still not working for me. I had been have some problems with 4.0.4 and decided to give 4.1 another go. And for the time being will kde3 everyday.

    The issue is this:
    First let me say I removed .kde4 (my old .kde4.0.4 folder), so as to provide a new start, because I know my old one will NOT work, been there!

    The first boot of 4.1 works ok.
    But ctrl-alt-backspace and login again. No go!
    It's either a pale gray screen with kwin or a black screen with compiz. Mouse is there in both.

    Any ideas please.
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    Did you install from Factory, or have you tried installing from the UNSTABLE 11 branch? Installing from Factory can always be a bit iffy in my experience.

    What video card do you have? Has compiz worked for you previously?

    You may also want to read the release notes on KDE4 and enabling compositing.
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    Default Re: kde 4.1 factory 11 beta

    I always install from Factory, and recommend people do as such. Right now Factory has KDE 4.0.85 where as unstable has 4.0.83. However, the Factory packages could be broken right now.

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    Default Re: kde 4.1 factory 11 beta

    Did you install from Factory, or have you tried installing from the UNSTABLE 11 branch? Installing from Factory can always be a bit iffy in my experience.

    What video card do you have? Has compiz worked for you previously?

    You may also want to read the release notes on KDE4 and enabling compositing.
    Yes I installed from Factory.
    Nvidia as per my sig - never had any problems
    Compiz works fine and had been doing with 4.0.4

    Though I am slightly confussed over AIGLX and XGL
    As far as I am aware I am using XGL
    Yet here: AIGLX - openSUSE
    It says AIGLX is enabled by default in suse 11
    Then there is info about switching XGL on or off

    Which should I be using?

    I get this from glxinfo in part:

    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
    client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
    GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
    GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB, GLX_NV_present_video
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB,
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.09
    OpenGL extensions:
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    Default Re: kde 4.1 factory 11 beta

    Thread moved to Pre-Release/Beta
    Last edited by kastorff; 13-Jul-2008 at 21:26.
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    I have the feeling Compiz conflicts at some level with the inbuilt effects of KDE 4.1.

    Log into 3.5.9, if you have ccsm settings installed, untick enable desktop effects. Delete your .kde4 directory.

    Log out of KDE, then back into 4.1, select configure desktop, and tick enable desktop effects there.

    I had the same issue, but since doing the above, KDE 4.1 RC1 has been stable, and quite simply beautiful to work with. I haven't thought about logging back into 3.5.9 for a while now

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    I found this information on kde's website regarding 4.1 and Nvidia:

    Users of NVidia cards with the binary driver provided by NVidia might suffer from performance problems in window switching and resizing. We've made the NVidia engineers aware of those problems, no fixed NVidia driver has been released yet, however. You can find information how to improve graphics performance on Techbase, although we ultimately have to rely on NVidia to fix their driver.
    I hope it helps.
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    Default Re: kde 4.1 factory 11 beta

    For now, I have rolled back to 4.0.4
    I'm going to wait for more stability, at least in my case. I know many find it OK.
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