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  1. #1
    mckeeshop NNTP User

    Default Strange screen flash during login


    Hello,
    I have a strangeness going on.....

    After I login, a strange screen flashes before either desktop comes up.
    It appears to be a "mosaic" (if you will) of desktop icons from the KDE
    and Gnome. It hangs there for a second or two, then the computer will
    change to the appropriate DE.

    Now that i think about it, it happens during the time that one would
    normally see the Gnome or KDE startup sequence....!

    Is anyone else experiencing this?

    I'm running an Nvidia 8600 w/ proprietary drivers, and the Cyborg
    version of Compiz w/o Nomad patch. however, it happed with the official
    Compiz and Nvidia 177 drivers too.

    It's freaking weird!

    mckeeshop


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  2. #2
    Gabriel eu NNTP User

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    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem on a Toshiba S. L40 notebook with Intel GMA
    945 graphics card.

    I was about to download a (newer?) driver from the intel website. But
    as the desktop effects work well with KDE 4.2, I made up my mind being
    afraid i could get into something worse Is this a driver problem at
    all?

    I used Fedora 10 for a while on the same machine, in that case these
    "mosaics" as you called appeared when i enabled dektop effects like
    transulency and shadows in menus.

    I'll read on the forums for a possible solution...

    But any help is appreciated
    Thanks
    gabriel


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  3. #3
    Gabriel eu NNTP User

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    Please...Any ideas?


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  4. #4
    mckeeshop NNTP User

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    Gabriel,
    I have moved to Ubuntu on my desktop, at least for now. I just didn't
    like KDE 4.1.3.....(yet). That got rid of the "mosaic" issue.
    I've kept SuSE 11.1 on the machine, both Gnome and KDE desktops, and
    updated to KDE 4.2, but still had the same issue. Others too, with the
    newer version of KDE 4.2. Konq kept crashing etc...

    Interesting note, my laptop here, running SuSE 11.1 and Gnome desktop
    does not have the "mosaic" issue at all. using a stock installation and
    the ATI 200m video card. 3-D enabled.

    The difference here is that obviously, it's an ATI card, and I did not
    install KDE at all. I'm not going to slueth this any further, just hope
    it is fixed down the road.

    bertman


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    caf4926 NNTP User

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    The issue you are describing is common in kde4 but it is nothing to
    worry about.


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    saLOUt NNTP User

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    just wanted to note, that i got the mosaic to on Lenovo T61 with Nvidia
    Quadro 140 NVS and also on my Desktop PC with Nvidia 8800.

    I thought the new Nvidia driver (180.27) could fix it - but it didnt.
    (maybe it isnt an nvidia bug...)

    BUT: with the new NVIDIA Driver 180.27 I got suspend working with my
    Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Nvidia Quadro 140 NVS without any other tweaks but
    s2ram_opts "-f" - yeah, google for this!


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