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    Default 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    hi,

    just for info

    1. white flashes occur across the sddm login screen.
    the screen is stable after the password has been entered

    2. sometimes the login screen does not transit to the kde desktop.
    the desktop comes up, after waiting for hdd access to stop,
    by pressing ctl-alt-F9, ctl-alt-F8, ctl-alt-F7

    any info/comments appreciated

    cheers

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    Kernel:    4.13.4-1-default i686 (32 bit), KDE Plasma 5.10.5
               Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171005
    Machine:   Device: laptop, TOSHIBA 
               product: Satellite M60, v: PSM60E-0C801GGR
               Mobo: TOSHIBA, model: EBQ10, v: Null 
               BIOS: TOSHIBA, v: V1.60, date: 03/16/2006
    CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) 
               cache: 2048 KB, speed/max: 1862/1867 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV410/M26 [Mobility Radeon X700]
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.3) 
               drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1680x1050@60.11hz
               OpenGL: renderer: ATI RV410 
               version: 2.1 Mesa 17.2.1 Direct Render: Yes

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    just for info:

    no change after updates too,

    Kernel: 4.13.5-1-default i686 (32 bit)
    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.11.0
    Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171010

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    Hi
    Maybe a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf file with options added may help eg TearFree, set the acceleration method?
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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Maybe a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf file with options added may help eg TearFree, set the acceleration method?
    Because I have been suffering from that problem too, I gave it a try and this seems to work for me:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Radeon"
            Driver "radeon"
            Option "EXAVSync" "on"
            Option "TearFree" "on"
    EndSection
    Hendrik

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    hi Malcolm, Hendrik

    thx for the info

    both niggles appear to be cleared by the new file,

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf

    cheers

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    hi Malcolm, Hendrik

    observation

    with the new file, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf installed,
    libreofice became unusable: menu bar was corrupted and pull-down menus empty

    when the above mentioned file was deleted the functionality of libreoffice returned to normal

    with the latest updates, Kernel: 4.13.6-1-default i686, KDE Plasma 5.11.0 and
    openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171019, booting to the kde gui is no longer a problem

    as long as libreoffice is functional, tearing on the sddm login screen can be lived with

    cheers

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    On Sat 21 Oct 2017 02:16:01 PM CDT, keellambert wrote:

    hi Malcolm, Hendrik

    observation

    with the new file, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf installed,
    libreofice became unusable: menu bar was corrupted and pull-down menus
    empty

    when the above mentioned file was deleted the functionality of
    libreoffice returned to normal

    with the latest updates, Kernel: 4.13.6-1-default i686, KDE Plasma
    5.11.0 and
    openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171019, booting to the kde gui is no longer a
    problem

    as long as libreoffice is functional, tearing on the sddm login screen
    can be lived with

    cheers


    Hi
    If you remove the Option "EXAVSync" "on" and just have tearfree?

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    hi Malcolm, Hendrik

    observation

    with the new file, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf installed,
    libreofice became unusable: menu bar was corrupted and pull-down menus empty

    when the above mentioned file was deleted the functionality of libreoffice returned to normal

    with the latest updates, Kernel: 4.13.6-1-default i686, KDE Plasma 5.11.0 and
    openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171019, booting to the kde gui is no longer a problem

    as long as libreoffice is functional, tearing on the sddm login screen can be lived with

    cheers
    Interesting. I have no problems with Libre Office and the Xorg conf file.

    Hendrik

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    Default Re: 32 bit os: two niggles with latest updates

    hi Malcolm,

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    If you remove the Option "EXAVSync" "on" and just have tearfree?
    when the line Option "EXAVSync" "on" is disabled,
    - the tearing in sddm login is gone
    and
    - sddm login transits to kde gui
    and
    - libreoffice menu bar and pull-down selections work as normal

    cheers

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