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  1. #1
    ronnys NNTP User

    Default KDE 4.2 RC1


    Hi!
    Im testing out KDE4.2 RC1. I uset the One-Click-Installation and solve
    the dependency.
    After reboot it boots into a complete black desktop.

    After searching internett, i found a hint that tells us to rename the
    /home/user/.kde4 to .kde4old
    This .kde4-folder will be recreated during next boot and YES IT WORKS!

    Now all my old desktop-settings are gone, but i will set it up againg.
    The only problem is that all the Shortcut-buttons nest to the Start-meny
    is gone.
    And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer
    over it to make the button show.
    The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?

    But its looks very nice!


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  2. #2
    svnieuw NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    ronnys;1929848 Wrote:
    > Hi!
    > The only problem is that all the Shortcut-buttons nest to the
    > Start-meny is gone.
    >

    You can add the buttons you want by right-clicking on the entries in
    the menu and choose "add to panel".

    ronnys;1929848 Wrote:
    > And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer over
    > it to make the button show.
    > The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?
    >

    I don't understand what you are trying to do. Could you explain it a
    bit more?


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  3. #3
    ronnys NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    svnieuw;1929854 Wrote:
    > You can add the buttons you want by right-clicking on the entries in the
    > menu and choose "add to panel".
    > --
    > Sorry! No "add to panel" under right-click!
    >
    > I don't understand what you are trying to do. Could you explain it a
    > bit more?

    --
    The titleline is there, but is like 90% transparant. The "Title" is
    invisible and the close, minimiza, maximize-buttons are also invisible,
    but is i move til mouse-pointer over the buttons, then it shows.

    The buttons are there, but just invisible.

    I would also like do reduce the transparanty for the title-line (Window
    title-line).


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  4. #4
    Roger Marquis NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    ref kde4.2 rc1

    i had the same thing, a complete black screen... solution: remove the 2
    plasma files in : /home/username/.kde4/share/config and reboot...
    if you like gui, press control alt backspace... at the login screen,
    look at the left bottom side, click on it and choose (i think the name
    is) xice or something ending with the word ice, log into it and you can
    delete those files with dolphin
    enjoy
    11.1/4.2


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  5. #5
    freedguy NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    ronnys;1929848 Wrote:
    >
    > And the buttons in Title-line is hidden. I have to move the pointer
    > over it to make the button show.
    > The title-line is a little to much transparent. How to adjust?


    Are you using Emerald as window decorator? Emerald in KDE4 has some
    issues.


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  6. #6
    ronnys NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    I'm a little confused with all this fancy things;
    - Compiz
    - Emerald
    - Plasma
    - GT

    What is the different?

    I use Compiz decoration! Well i think i use Compiz because i use
    Compiz-manager to set window-decoration.

    RS

    freedguy;1930477 Wrote:
    > Are you using Emerald as window decorator? Emerald in KDE4 has some
    > issues.



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  7. #7
    freedguy NNTP User

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    'Compiz' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz) is a 'Window Manager'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_manager), to be exact, 'Compositing
    Window Manager'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compositing_window_manager).

    It handles all fancy things except the window title bar and window
    border.

    'Emerald' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_(window_decorator)) is
    a 'Window Decorator' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_decorator). It
    handles the window titlebar and window border.

    A lot of Emerald themes are available 'here'
    (http://tinyurl.com/b3a24q). You can install them by using Emerald Theme
    Manager (install in YaST)

    By default, 'Metacity' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacity) and
    'Kwin' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwin) are the Window managers for
    Gnome and KDE respectively.

    'Plasma' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(KDE)) is just a new
    desktop interface for KDE 4 which can hold Plasmoids (or widgets). The
    Plasma is resolution-free and the plasmoids are completely scalable.


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  8. #8
    Capodastro NNTP User

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    ok, SOLVED.
    Install issue:
    After trying a lot of ways, deleted plasma files included, I found out
    that the only working solution is make a new login account, with all
    consequences.

    Emerald issues:
    - Since the Compiz option under "Personal Settings" disappeared I start
    it by script in ~/username/.kde4/Autostart.

    - Under "Personal Settings"-advanced-advanced user settings-autostart I
    assign this script the option "pre-kde startup"

    - I activate "enable desktop effects" and deselect all effects, except
    login and logout.

    - Example for the script
    Script mystart.sh, with executable permission

    # reset compiz
    #!/bin/bash
    fusion-icon &

    - Further Emerald issue:
    some apps in full screen modus kill emerald.
    In this case, the command "emerald --replace &" will do.

    NOTES:
    The impressive amount of crossed dependencies in the repos talk to me
    about a huge effort to get this desktop done in some way. The context
    menus, really uncontextual, are very limited. Many basic applications
    are still unfinished. I wouldn't call it rc1. However, we can use it for
    tasks at family level. I didn't find kde 4.2 rc1 worth the install work,
    still keeping the last working version: a real rarity, I am disposed to
    sell you it at discount price .


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  9. #9
    beli0135 NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2 RC1


    I don't understand why do you need compiz & emerald under KDE4? KWin has
    everything compiz has, work in similar way.
    For 3.5, yes, compiz for me was really good. No need for it in 4.2, I
    find it faster.


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  10. #10
    Axeia NNTP User

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    beli0135;1931845 Wrote:
    > KWin has everything compiz has, work in similar way. Except for emerald, and there's 5 themes for kwin/KDE4 on kde-look.org.

    (Bespin seems to be missing there though)


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