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?
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).
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
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.
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
Further Emerald issue:
some apps in full screen modus kill emerald.
In this case, the command “emerald --replace &” will do.
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 :).
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.
I have to correct was I wrote in the precedent reply. Of course, it is not necessary to delete the whole user folder. So,
logout and again login as root in a non KDE4 session.
from there install from the repos you selected the KDE4 desktop.
In your /home/“your_username” directory delete the folder .kde4
In your /root directory delete the folder .kde4
login again as user.
On January 26:
The rc1 version is still too buggy for being useful.