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    Default 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    I just updated to 12.1 from 11.4 via zypper dup.
    Nvidia binary blob is installed. KDE is as shipped.

    I seem to have lost the panel transparency somehow. Looking in desktop effects transparency is enabled.
    I must be looking in the wrong place or have some other issue causing this. What am I doing wrong here?
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    Try a different desktop theme.
    When I updated to kde4.8 I ran in to this.
    Currently slim-glow works for me
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    What is a good safe theme? I have always used the default (Oxygen?)
    This is new territory for me.
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    If you install the package kdeartwork4-desktopthemes

    Oxygen is good but no transparency for me ATM
    Slim-Glow

    Just try them. I prefer the darker panel, hence my choice. Some like Air.
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    Installed and selected Slim-Glow but now the panel is black and still not transparent? Not sure what is going on here.
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    Test a new user
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    I nuked .kde4 and no joy. I really don't want to create a new user. This is my daily driver and all my data (quite a lot) is tied to this user and this UID (500)

    How can I confirm that the Nvidia drive is indeed being loaded? nomodeset is being passed at bootup. But the Nvidia splash screen has not been reliably passed on boot on openSUSE in ages.

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Feb 25 23:49:08 PST 2012
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # For the new kernel it try to figure out old parameters. In case we are not able to recognize it (e.g. change of flavor or strange install order ) it it use as fallback installation parameters from /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 12.1 - 3.1.9-1.4
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-3.1.9-1.4-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV95847745-part1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV95847745-part1 splash=verbose showopts nomodeset vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-3.1.9-1.4-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 12.1 - 3.1.9-1.4
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-3.1.9-1.4-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV95847745-part1 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-3.1.9-1.4-desktop
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    Here is some more info. On my testbox it has no X11 listing at all in hardware. I note that the server X11 is nv not nvidia. I think that may be the problem but on this machine in xorg.conf nothing points to the nv driver.
    Konqueror says the driver is nvidia. How would I change that 11X server to nvidia?

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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    I created a alternate user and logged in to that account. The same issue. I have a gray panel and no transparency even when changing to the suggested theme.
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    Default Re: 12.1 KDE no panel transparency

    Found this message in /var/log/zypp/history I have no clue as to what it means of if it has any impact on my lack or transparency and an inability to run two games that call openGL. The games play fine on my test box and I have transparency on it.

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    2012-02-26 18:26:51|install|nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop|290.10_k3.1.0_1.2-12.1|x86_64|root@fuuyuu|download.nvidia.com-opensuse_1|72941e3aa1e334348928f2a0535c863fac919078
    2012-02-26 18:26:52|install|nvidia-computeG02|290.10-13.1|x86_64|root@fuuyuu|download.nvidia.com-opensuse_1|b665b89da898c81ccae90639cf9d6d73c2154253
    # 2012-02-26 18:26:58 x11-video-nvidiaG02-290.10-13.1.x86_64.rpm installed ok
    # Additional rpm output:
    # Warning! MD5DIR is not set: you probably called this script outside SuSEconfig...!
    # Using MD5DIR="/var/adm/SuSEconfig/md5"...
    # No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers
    # No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
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