Re: [kde-linux] Non-functinal kde displays with 11.4
- Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:47:00 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Non-functinal kde displays with 11.4
Felix Miata posted on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 13:16:49 -0500 as excerpted:
> On 2011/11/20 09:27 (GMT-0800) FrankK composed:
>> Since the LXDE desktop knows how to configure a display with my
>> hardware, shouldn't I be able to somehow capture that information
>> and feed it into kde to get a display?
> Can't do it. What you need is to change a yes to a no (or 1 to 0, or on
> to off, or similar) in a file somewhere in ~/.kde4, if you or someone
> else can figure out where.
OK, this is for kde 4.7 which as I already mentioned has some changes in
this area, but hopefully 4.6 is similar enough that it applies:
First, note that the normal default for $KDEHOME if the environmental
variable is unset, is $HOME/.kde/ as shipped by kde, but on some distros
it may be $HOME/.kde4/. $HOME is of course your user homedir. With that
Try this file: $KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrc .
This file, like most kde config, is in the standard *.ini format, # at
the beginning of a line denotes a comment, comments and blank lines are
ignored, [sections] generally begin with a line in  and are delimited
by blank lines for readability, and individual value=data lines within
each section. Note that in this file, at least here, the top "section"
appears to be global and not to have a [section] delimiter, so the first
[section] delimiter actually starts the second section.
Presumably, what Felix is referring to can be found in the [Compositing]
section as the Enabled= value. In 4.6 and earlier, it defaulted to true,
if the entry didn't appear. In 4.7, it defaults to false.
So look for this:
And set it to
If the file, section or entry doesn't exist, create it. All other values
should set to defaults if they don't appear in the file.
*BUT* the BIG caveat is that I'm not SURE that entry even exists and is
honored in 4.6 and previous. Hopefully it is, and that gets you
started. Otherwise... well, you can try kde 4.7, probably by upgrading
to opensuse 12.1 or whatever, possibly using Felix's suggestion for
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