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    Default KDE 4.2 RC1

    Hi!
    Im testing out KDE4.2 RC1. I uset the One-Click-Installation and solve the dependency.
    After reboot it boots into a complete black desktop.

    After searching internett, i found a hint that tells us to rename the /home/user/.kde4 to .kde4old
    This .kde4-folder will be recreated during next boot and YES IT WORKS!

    Now all my old desktop-settings are gone, but i will set it up againg. The only problem is that all the Shortcut-buttons nest to the Start-meny is gone.
    And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer over it to make the button show.
    The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?

    But its looks very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnys View Post
    Hi!
    The only problem is that all the Shortcut-buttons nest to the Start-meny is gone.
    You can add the buttons you want by right-clicking on the entries in the menu and choose "add to panel".

    Quote Originally Posted by ronnys View Post
    And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer over it to make the button show.
    The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?
    I don't understand what you are trying to do. Could you explain it a bit more?

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by svnieuw View Post
    You can add the buttons you want by right-clicking on the entries in the menu and choose "add to panel".
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    Sorry! No "add to panel" under right-click!

    I don't understand what you are trying to do. Could you explain it a bit more?
    --
    The titleline is there, but is like 90% transparant. The "Title" is invisible and the close, minimiza, maximize-buttons are also invisible, but is i move til mouse-pointer over the buttons, then it shows.

    The buttons are there, but just invisible.

    I would also like do reduce the transparanty for the title-line (Window title-line).

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    ref kde4.2 rc1

    i had the same thing, a complete black screen... solution: remove the 2 plasma files in : /home/username/.kde4/share/config and reboot...
    if you like gui, press control alt backspace... at the login screen, look at the left bottom side, click on it and choose (i think the name is) xice or something ending with the word ice, log into it and you can delete those files with dolphin
    enjoy
    11.1/4.2

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by ronnys View Post
    And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer over it to make the button show.
    The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?
    Are you using Emerald as window decorator? Emerald in KDE4 has some issues.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    I'm a little confused with all this fancy things;
    - Compiz
    - Emerald
    - Plasma
    - GT

    What is the different?

    I use Compiz decoration! Well i think i use Compiz because i use Compiz-manager to set window-decoration.

    RS

    Quote Originally Posted by freedguy View Post
    Are you using Emerald as window decorator? Emerald in KDE4 has some issues.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    Compiz is a Window Manager, to be exact, Compositing Window Manager.

    It handles all fancy things except the window title bar and window border.

    Emerald is a Window Decorator. It handles the window titlebar and window border.

    A lot of Emerald themes are available here. You can install them by using Emerald Theme Manager (install in YaST)

    By default, Metacity and Kwin are the Window managers for Gnome and KDE respectively.

    Plasma is just a new desktop interface for KDE 4 which can hold Plasmoids (or widgets). The Plasma is resolution-free and the plasmoids are completely scalable.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    ok, SOLVED.
    Install issue:
    After trying a lot of ways, deleted plasma files included, I found out that the only working solution is make a new login account, with all consequences.

    Emerald issues:
    - Since the Compiz option under "Personal Settings" disappeared I start it by script in ~/username/.kde4/Autostart.

    - Under "Personal Settings"-advanced-advanced user settings-autostart I assign this script the option "pre-kde startup"

    - I activate "enable desktop effects" and deselect all effects, except login and logout.

    - Example for the script
    Script mystart.sh, with executable permission

    # reset compiz
    #!/bin/bash
    fusion-icon &

    - Further Emerald issue:
    some apps in full screen modus kill emerald.
    In this case, the command "emerald --replace &" will do.

    NOTES:
    The impressive amount of crossed dependencies in the repos talk to me about a huge effort to get this desktop done in some way. The context menus, really uncontextual, are very limited. Many basic applications are still unfinished. I wouldn't call it rc1. However, we can use it for tasks at family level. I didn't find kde 4.2 rc1 worth the install work, still keeping the last working version: a real rarity, I am disposed to sell you it at discount price .

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    I don't understand why do you need compiz & emerald under KDE4? KWin has everything compiz has, work in similar way.
    For 3.5, yes, compiz for me was really good. No need for it in 4.2, I find it faster.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135 View Post
    KWin has everything compiz has, work in similar way.
    Except for emerald, and there's 5 themes for kwin/KDE4 on kde-look.org. (Bespin seems to be missing there though)
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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