KDE 4.2 Factory - Effects Broken Today

Latest update (7/Feb/09) Seems to have broken desktop effects. I’ll look into it and see what I come up with.

But for now. If you update - can you report what happens for You please.:slight_smile:

OK. The solution was simple.

Install kde4-compiz (previously when upgrading from 4.1.3 this could not be installed and I was running without it).

:open_mouth:

Glad to here it was simple aren’t such fixes nice?
A problem I have here is when I go to Appearance Settings.
It goes like this click the drop menu on Picture for a wallpaper,pick an image in that menu & then all the text in all of the menus vanishes! Similar problem back in the 4.0 to 4.1 days after 2 versions it was fixed. This time though it’s simpler just don’t use the drop menu, doesn’t happen with the browse icon.

Nothing of that happened here and have just updated.
What happened was losing some plasmoids configuration and konqueror and dolphin icons on the panel.
After setting back the plasmoids they survived a reboot.

What is strange is I can’t find the dolphin element for the panel.

Had you already done the bigger update earlier in the week? That caused some problems.

I had to do a new .kde4

I made a note of a fix geoffro posted

The easiest solution is prolly to reset plasma and reconfigure from scratch.
There’s this magic command that solves almost any problem with plasma:
‘kquitapp plasma && rm ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma* && plasma &’

JopSway wrote:

>
> Nothing of that happened here and have just updated.
> What happened was losing some plasmoids configuration and konqueror and
> dolphin icons on the panel.
> After setting back the plasmoids they survived a reboot.
>
> What is strange is I can’t find the dolphin element for the panel.
>
>

I updated about an hour ago but can’t see any difference.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy

It may depend what users did with dependency issues when they updated. I started 4.2 way back and kde4-compiz was an issue. I chose to delete rather than ignore dependencies. Compiz has worked fine, up to this recent update.

Now it let me install kde4-compiz with no issue.

Yes, I did all updates one after the other but didn’t reboot/log out until the one from today.

You obviously know that there is a need to log out and back for changes to take effect.
So you will likely have to do the fix all of have, it’s up to you to decide if to go the whole Hog by starting a new .kde4 or just try the plasma fix

No problems here, updated and rebooted to make sure
Though i don’t use compiz just the kde4 effects

/Geoff

Yes, me too Geoff. Just the native kde4. But when I went to 4.2 back in beta kde4-compiz was a dependency issue, I chose to delete it rather than ignore dependencies. Compiz was still installed and had been working fine without the kde4-compiz - until today. Any previous attempt to add kde-compiz threw a stack of packages back to 4.1.3 versions.

Yes me knows :slight_smile:

What happens often is that every now and then I look if there are updates of something, even more now that I’m using KDE4.2, if there are then I update. Since I don’t like rebooting (unless there was a new kernel that I wanted to update to) and during the update I do other things, it might take some time until I remember I updated (days even :P) so there’s probably another update available, and the loop starts again.
Add to that I read there were problems with some updates and hence I wasn’t really keen on updating. :slight_smile:

Ah, I don’t have compiz-kde4 and it still works.