First thing I’d try is renaming the .kde4 directory bringing the desktop back to default. Do this from the terminal NOT the GUI. Changing tires when you are driving the car is not a good idea. Note your kmail data will also be in this directory so preserve it. If you want to test before renaming create a new user and see if the problem is also in the new user account
Second I’d check the video ie if you have used a proprietary driver in the past be sure it is reinstalled for the new OS. Let us know what you got.
Yes, correct assumption - I have gone from 11.1 to 11.2 to 11.3. I have a development environment on the system that took an eternity to set up and I did not want to go to the trouble of a fresh start with it. Not sure I agree with your opinion that updating twice is not good - if openSUSE cannot do that then it really does have issues.
But speaking of which, setting updates to yes/yes doesn’t fix it.
I’m half tempted to try a KDE update to 4.5 to see if that eliminates the issue. What do you reckon?
Your symptoms sound rather like you have compiz enabled in the default applications > window manager
Where you should be using kde’s kwin
You know that compiz was dropped from kde installs and kde-pure maintains that, but I expect you have compiz installed. But a new user account should default to kwin and resolve such, as would a new .kde4
As far as I know, there are no issues in the default kde of 11.3 that should require you to update to 4.5
Actually having it installed is not an issue.
It’s using it in kde that’s problematic. I actually had my gnome desktop displaying in kde last week because I was messing with settings to test something.
If you have a gnome login too, make sure effects if OFF there, then if you want effects in KDE use kwin and if kde is going to be your main desktop, make sure to be using the kde login manager. A kde login screen looks like this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Session%20Login/session.type.png
My login screen doesn’t look like that and I can’t figure how to get it like that. I have the default openSUSE background loading on startup which is blue not green, and has a different layout. The same options are available however to switch the session. Is this important?
The background image is the Gnome one, definitely. But the dialog box / task bar isn’t - there’s no task bar and there is a dialog box allowing for the switch of desktop immediately under the login/password textfields. If that doesn’t shed any light on it, I’ll take a digital photo and post a link on here.
Gotta disappear to Manchester for the day. Back late afternoon