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    ambarcthom NNTP User

    Default various issues...

    hi, my first post

    some niggles to help me with...

    when i minimise a window it disappears completely.no icon on the toolbar that i can click to maximise again.
    how do i get the lovely 3d stuff! i enable effects, but when i try them i find they've been disabled again. i especially want transparent window bars and wobbly windows (sad, i know...)
    the desktop icons are a little on the small side. how do i increase the size?

    many thanks in advance and merry xmas

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    We'll need some info: What version of openSUSE? KDE or GNOME? Which graphics card? Are you running the nVidia or ATI native drivers?
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    ambarcthom NNTP User

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    oops..

    11.2 and KDE. nvidia gforce 4 mx (old i know...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambarcthom View Post
    oops..

    11.2 and KDE. nvidia gforce 4 mx (old i know...).
    Did you install the native driver?
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    First I'd restart it... see:
    PC-BSD Forum • View topic - Restart KDE kicker (taskbar)

    dcop kicker kicker restart
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambarcthom View Post
    hi, my first post

    some niggles to help me with...

    when i minimise a window it disappears completely.no icon on the toolbar that i can click to maximise again.
    how do i get the lovely 3d stuff! i enable effects, but when i try them i find they've been disabled again. i especially want transparent window bars and wobbly windows (sad, i know...)
    the desktop icons are a little on the small side. how do i increase the size?

    many thanks in advance and merry xmas
    Delete the existing panel and add a new one
    This will help
    Picasa Web Albums - caf4926 - Login and Panel

    Or just add a task manager to your existing one
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    ambarcthom NNTP User

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    i've had a look in /etc/x11/xorg.config

    Section "Device"
    BoardName "GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU"
    Driver "nv"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "off"
    EndSection

    i'm thinking just changing 'off' to 'on' will not work. it says something about xcomposite and xdamage not available.

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    Try this:
    Code:
    Section "Extensions"
       Option      "Composite" "true"
       Option      "DAMAGE" "true"
    EndSection
    This works for my card, which is an ATI, not nVidia, but it may work.
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    Hi ambarcthom,

    when i minimise a window it disappears completely.no icon on the toolbar that i can click to maximise again
    You may not have the task manager in your panel. You can add it if your widgets is unlock by pointing the moouse to the panel and right mouse click add widgets.

    how do i get the lovely 3d stuff! i enable effects, but when i try them i find they've been disabled again. i especially want transparent window bars and wobbly windows (sad, i know...)
    the desktop icons are a little on the small side. how do i increase the size?
    Try installing the nvidia driver thru the repo or the hardway using the driver from nvidia site. Do a forum search for nvidia you will find the howto.

    Hope this help a bit.

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    You should have on of these depending which kernel you have, desktop, default, pae?

    Code:
    "nvidia-gfx-kmp-default-96.43.11_2.6.31.5_0.1-24.1.i586.rpm" 
    "nvidia-gfx-kmp-desktop-96.43.11_2.6.31.5_0.1-24.1.i586.rpm" 
    "nvidia-gfx-kmp-pae-96.43.11_2.6.31.5_0.1-24.1.i586.rpm"
    Along with
    Code:
    x11-video-nvidia-96.43.11-25.1.i586.rpm"
    This assume you are 32 bit, otherwise you would need the _64

    The driver is available in the repo or manually download from
    NVIDIA DRIVERS 96.43.14
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