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Re: [kde-linux] Non-functional KDE 4.6 in openSUSE 11.4




Felix, Duncan, Oleg,

Let me try top posting here to see if it is a lesser
sin than the ".seg". Apparently when I try to post
under the message I'm replying to, I'm continuing the
original message! maya maxima coulpa!

Felix, regarding the POTs comment, I will order an
openSuse 12.1 DVD from OsDisc or On-Disk to move on
to 12.1 and kde 4.7. It will take a week or two for
it to arrive.

It's apparent to me that I have to be in the act of
an installation to take advantage of help from this
list. 

I don't think I rebooted into failsafe when I had the
last display problem. During the 11.4 install, the
graphics work flawlessly whether kde or LXDE is
selected for the installation.

Let me resurrect this post after the 12.1 DVD arrives
and I attempt the kde 4.7 install.

Thanks for your time! Sorry for the ".sigs" and the
top post! Frank K




------- Original Message -------
>From    : Felix Miata[mailto:mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent    : 11/20/2011 1:35:05 PM
To      : kde-linux@xxxxxxx
Cc      : 
Subject : RE: Re: [kde-linux] Non-functional KDE 4.6
in openSUSE 11.4

 On 2011/11/20 20:47 (GMT) Duncan composed:

> 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/.

KDE3, for which support has never been completely
terminated in openSUSE 
(it's readily available even for 12.1), uses ~/.kde.
Necessarily to prevent 
conflicts, KDE4 must use something else in openSUSE,
and why I wrote ~/.kde4 
in reply to the openSUSE OP.

> Try this file: $KDEHOME/share/config/kwinrc .

> 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:

> [Compositing]
> ...
> ...
> Enabled=true
> ...
> ...
>
> And set it to

> Enabled=false

None of the kwinrc files I looked at for my previous
replies in this thread 
had that, but it turns out none were running 4.6.x.
The 11.4 I looked at had 
been upgraded to 4.7.0, which apparently doesn't need
that value, same as 
4.7.2 in 12.1. 4.4.4 in 11.3 didn't have it either.

There may be related values necessary for old
hardware in kwinrc. Here's one 
from an openSUSE 11.4/4.6.0 i845G system with
compositing disabled:

#
[Compositing]
AnimationSpeed=3
Backend=OpenGL
DisableChecks=false
Enabled=false
GLDirect=true
GLMode=TFP
GLTextureFilter=2
GLVSync=true
HiddenPreviews=5
OpenGLIsUnsafe=false
UnredirectFullscreen=true
XRenderSmoothScale=false

[Desktops]
#

For something as old as a Vanta, OpenGLIsUnsafe may
need to be true.

> *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
> upgrading.

Another option that may be doable via POTS is
upgrading 11.4 from 4.6 to 4.7. 
He can do that by first updating the system, then
saving the following  to 
/etc/zypp/repos.d/KDE47.repo and then 'zypper ref;
zypper dup' from a 
runlevel 3 root login.

#####start next line#####
[KDE47]
autorefresh=1
baseurl=
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/47/openSUSE_11.4/

gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/47/openSUSE_11.4/repodata/repomd.xml.key

enabled=1
keeppackages=0
name=KDE47
type=rpm-md
#####end previous line#####
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words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living
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