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    Default Loosing my decorations

    Hi all,

    Installed Leap 42.1 yesterday, now after about 5 minutes I lose my window decorations (i.e. minimise, maximise buttons).

    Is this a known problem with a fix, as am thinking of going back to 13.2.

    Thanks.
    openSUSE 15.1 (x86_64) KDE Plasma
    Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H - AMD(R) DUAL CORE 270 @ 3.40GHz
    nVidia Geforce GTX280 - 8GB DDR2 800MHz RAM

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    Default AW: Loosing my decorations

    Quote Originally Posted by ashley194 View Post
    Is this a known problem with a fix, as am thinking of going back to 13.2.
    No.

    But it seems kwin (the window manager) is crashing.
    Most likely a graphics driver problem.

    What card/driver are you using?
    What does "glxinfo | grep render" say? (you might have to install the package Mesa-demo-x first to get any output)

    Does it help if you disable compositing (desktop effects)? You can do so by pressing Shift+Alt+F12, to disable it permanently use "Configure Desktop" (systemsettings5)->Display and Monitor->Compositor.

    When the window decorations disappear, you should be able to get them back by running kwin_x11 manually in KRunner or Konsole.
    Maybe this would also give some interesting output when it crashes again.

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    Default Re: Loosing my decorations

    Hi wolfi323,

    I assumed it was graphics related, plus me upgrading from 13.2 & keeping my home dir (uncertain if that made any difference).

    So did a fresh install (after backing up my home dir) & the window decorations have remained in place (so far)

    I use an nvidia gtx 280, but haven't had any issues since the fresh install.

    Thanks.
    openSUSE 15.1 (x86_64) KDE Plasma
    Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H - AMD(R) DUAL CORE 270 @ 3.40GHz
    nVidia Geforce GTX280 - 8GB DDR2 800MHz RAM

    https://linuxcounter.net/user/482859.html

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    Default Re: Loosing my decorations

    This issue has popped up several times over the last few years on my systems:
    • Each time the cure seems to be:
      • Export the user's settings (especially KMail . . . ) and move the user's home directory somewhere else;
      • Create a new (empty) home directory for that user -- copy the /etc/skel files (including the hidden ones) to the new fresh user's home directory;
      • Have the user login -- KDE/Plasma will do it's thing and set-up everything fresh and new;
      • Very carefully move the contents of the old home directory back to the new fresh one;
        • Everything to do with Akonadi and KMail is best restored from exported data . . .
        • Firefox behaves best if things such as bookmarks are re-imported from an export . . . -- ditto Firefox plug-ins such as Ghostery . . .
        • Re-edit the RC and Profile files (bash & Co.) and things like .Xmodmap;
        • Don't forget hidden files such as '.signature';
        • The new KDE/Plasma may have suffered some (human) language/location specific changes such as country-specific default directory names (German language users please grin!!! . . . )



    One thing I've noticed with the latest 13.2 Desktop and AMD CPU's and Graphic components, is that KDE/Plasma Compositing Type seems to be happier with OpenGL 2.0 -- 13.1 was quite happy with OpenGL 3.x . . .
    And, I've just now noticed an issue with the Forum software -- in the editor with each successive indent the indented bullets change as expected -- in the preview they don't . . .

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