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Old 02-07-2008, 05:14 AM   #1
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KDE4 - Multiple desktops(zoom able) - Unable to move taskbar


Currently I have a very strange KDE4 desktop. The Taskbar is nearly a 3rd of the way up the screen I cannot lower it, it appears to be firmly fixed where it is.

The widgets are very large and I cannot get them to be smaller plus it appears (now this may be a feature ?) that I have multiple mini desktop screens running all with zoom out in the top right corner.

How can you start with just one normal desktop and not have multiple smaller ones?

As I am struggling to describe it in words here is a photo link of the desktop. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8539013@N03/2248529466/
 
Old 02-07-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Ok to solve most problems like this, you can do this:
(This will probably remove your desktop settings, but it looks like its not too customized from the screenshot).

Press Ctrl-Esc and kill plasma.
Press alt-f2 to open runner.
Open Konsole or some terminal emulator.
Delete the directories ./kde and ./kde4 in your home directory.
Start plasma. (in the term, type "plasma", then press enter.)

That should fix it, hopefully.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Followed the steps result is very similar still. Alt-F2 didn't do anything visual for me should it have ?

Photo here http://www.flickr.com/photos/8539013@N03/2251559164/

This is my xorg.conf if it is useful or maybe part of the problem.

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Thu Oct  4 10:34:46 PDT 2007

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"

	# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
	#	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "stylus"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "stylus"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "eraser"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "eraser"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "cursor"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "cursor"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "LG L194WT"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor1"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "TV-0"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6200"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6200"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen1"
    Device         "Videocard1"
    Monitor        "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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Well before you start playing around with your xorg.conf, you can try my steps above but we will replace the alt f2 part. What that was supposed to do was bring up the kde4 run dialog box which you can start a program from.

So here are the new steps.

Open your kmenu and start konsole.
Ctrl-esc to open up the process manager -> kill plasma
(if that didnt open up the process manager, open your menu and find ksysguard)

Next in that konsole you had open:
make sure you are in your home directory then do this:
delete the folders .kde and .kde4

Then use konsole to restart plasma.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #5
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Well thats the same as what I did just didn't start konsole via the alt-f2 keystroke. As you can see in the screenshot it did make a minor improvement but its still displaying it as screen in a screen with the taskbar misplaced.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 06:30 PM   #6
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Whoa... i may have caught what your problem is!!!

Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"

In your xorg.conf. I don't believe kde4 does well with multiple screens yet... so what you may want to do is use just one screen. So save a backup of your xorg.conf. Then comment out all the instances of that other screen (screen1).

Restart x. If you don't get any gui, use the cli to navigate to /etc/X11 and copy your backup xorg.conf to the actual.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 11:20 PM   #7
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Well it does all relate to the 2nd screen. Here is the xorg.conf that works with kde4.

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Thu Oct  4 10:34:46 PDT 2007

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"

	# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
	#	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
	#	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
#    Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "stylus"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "stylus"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "eraser"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "eraser"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "cursor"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "cursor"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "LG L194WT"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

#Section "Monitor"
#    Identifier     "Monitor1"
#    VendorName     "Unknown"
#    ModelName      "TV-0"
#    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
#    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
#EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6200"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

#Section "Device"
#    Identifier     "Videocard1"
#    Driver         "nvidia"
#    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
#    BoardName      "GeForce 6200"
#    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
#    Screen          1
#EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection

#Section "Screen"
#    Identifier     "Screen1"
#    Device         "Videocard1"
#    Monitor        "Monitor1"
#    DefaultDepth    24
#    Option         "TwinView" "0"
#    Option         "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
#EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Thanks for your time.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 11:37 PM   #8
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Awesome! I'm glad I could help ya!
 
  


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