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    Default KDE4 desktop colours?

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    openSUSE 11.2 RC2
    KDE 4.3.1

    When I change ANY desktop colour through the Configure Desktop tool, I get a horrid yellow colour in all the slider tools.

    This has happened with all versions of KDE4 as far as I can recall, and I have no idea of how to stop it.

    I don't select the yellow colour, it just does it automatically whenever any colour is changed.

    See this picture for an example -


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    Default Re: KDE4 desktop colours?

    What happens if you change the color from the colors tab manually?

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    Nothing happens because that mustard-yellow colour is not in the list!

    There is nowhere to change the slider bar colours, I believe they are hardcoded unfortunately.
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    Default Re: KDE4 desktop colours?

    Not happening here. (I suggest you look inside the screen. Just make sure you ain't spilled any Gatorade in there or is it really Mustard from those Dogs you been eatin'.)

    Sure is strange though. Have you been carrying over /home from install to install. I wonder if there is some bogey in there.
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    I normally do carry my entire /home over, but in this case I changed the colours before copying any of my stuff onto the new install, so I guess that rules out and old guff.

    I played around a bit more, and it happens as soon as I change the background colour. The one in System Settings -> Appearance -> Colours -> Colours -> Common Colours -> View Background.

    I'll boot from the liveCD on a spare laptop later today and see if I get the same problem. It might just be an Nvidia thing!
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    > I'll boot from the liveCD on a spare laptop later today and see if I
    > get the same problem. It might just be an Nvidia thing!


    Nope, it's not nVidia. I have 11.2RC2 installed and am not getting
    any unusual color problems.


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    > I'll boot from the liveCD on a spare laptop later today and see if I
    > get the same problem. It might just be an Nvidia thing!


    Although, let me ask this, which version of nVidia driver do you have
    loaded. I'm using the 173.x legacy driver.

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    Default Re: KDE4 desktop colours?

    I'm using 190.42, but I don't really think it's an Nvidia problem.

    I'll have to play with it a bit more I think.
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    Default Re: KDE4 desktop colours?

    Tried to force same behaviour, couldn't. Though I have seen it in the past. Touch one colour, here's the mustard.

    Maybe it's a hidden hotdog feature
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    lol

    I booted the RC2 liveCD this morning to try it out, and the mustard comes as soon as I change the background colour.

    I'm going to see if I can find the old 11.0, and 11.1 liveCDs today, see if this was always the case, as I'm sure it was.

    I believe it's because certain elements in KDE4 are hardwired to a number of reserved palette colours. Something to do with the "40 colours" thing. I remember this kind of thing from my Amiga days!
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