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Old 10-10-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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No titlebar, Minimize, Maximize, or Exit buttons


My system information:
IBM ThinkCentre PC w/2.8 GHZ Intel 32-bit cpu
1 GB Ram 40GB HDD internal
Intel 82845G/GL integrated graphics
Kubuntu 14.04 as only OS installed

I've tried the command "sudo kwin --replace" from the konsole and while it's processing the command,the titlebar and buttons appear and then disappear. I tried a complete reinstall of the OS in hopes that would fix it but it didn't. I've installed it on other computers and this issue doesn't appear. I don't know what to do. I'm pasting the output from the konsole below.
Thanks

QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Resource id: 0x4400019
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-ed" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
QCoreApplication::sendPostedEvents: Cannot send posted events for objects in another thread
QCoreApplication::sendPostedEvents: Cannot send posted events for objects in another thread
QCoreApplication::sendPostedEvents: Cannot send posted events for objects in another thread
QCoreApplication::sendPostedEvents: Cannot send posted events for objects in another thread
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 845G x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 10.1.3
Driver: Intel
GPU class: i830/i835
OpenGL version: 1.3
Mesa version: 10.1.3
X server version: 1.15.1
Linux kernel version: 3.13
Direct rendering: yes
Requires strict binding: no
GLSL shaders: no
Texture NPOT support: no
Virtual Machine: no
intel_do_flush_locked failed: Invalid argument
QThreadStorage: Thread 0x8eb3290 exited after QThreadStorage 35 destroyed
QThreadStorage: Thread 0x8eb3290 exited after QThreadStorage 34 destroyed
QThreadStorage: Thread 0x8eb3290 exited after QThreadStorage 33 destroyed
 
Old 10-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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I'd turn off any composting, special effects.

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IBM ThinkCentre PC w/2.8 GHZ Intel 32-bit cpu
1 GB Ram 40GB HDD internal
Kinda not fit enough for KDE to me. I'd run a Window Manager on those specs myself.
To each their own though.

Edit. I once had the toolbar disappear in thunar once. A cntl+m fixed that though.

Last edited by rokytnji; 10-10-2014 at 03:51 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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I'd turn off any composting, special effects.
Thanks for the reply. Sorry, but I don't know how to do that.


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Kinda not fit enough for KDE to me. I'd run a Window Manager on those specs myself.
To each their own though.
How do I not use kde and use a window manager instead. I'm a complete newbie.

Thanks
 
Old 10-10-2014, 06:20 PM   #4
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Get Lubuntu on those specs. It should be light enough to fly on that hardware.
 
Old 10-10-2014, 06:30 PM   #5
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http://www.howtogeek.com/107368/how-...top-on-ubuntu/
 
Old 10-14-2014, 06:21 PM   #6
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I tried Lubuntu, but didn't like that.

I re-imaged the machine with the Kubuntu 14.04 and then found the settings in system settings > desktop effect > advanced tab to change the composite settings to use xrender and set the graphics settings to native. I logged out and the buttons all appear now.

I thought everything was good except now when I click on leave, the only choice I'm given is to log out. I'm going to use konsole to shut down, but I'd like to get the options back for shutting down. I checked in Startup and Shutdown settings in the sessions management and the option to Offer Shutdown options is selected.

I did get an error in Power Management.
"Power management configuration module could not be loaded. Power management service appears not to be running." It said I could schedule it to run at startup in the startup and shutdown settings, but I couldn't figure out how and I need to leave.

Any ideas on how to get the shut down and restart options back?
Thanks,
Ed

Last edited by steadyeddy; 10-16-2014 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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Sorry, I am KDE dyslexic. I never got the urge to run it.

Like on this oldy but goody laptop with all my movies, comic books, music, etc.........

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.14.3-dreamlinux-liquorix i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.2) 
           Desktop: Blackbox dm: slim 
           Distro: antiX-13_386-full Luddite 01 June 2013 
Machine:   Mobo: IBM model: 26474MU
           Bios: IBM v: 1AET64WW (1.20 ) date: 10/18/2006
CPU:       Single core Mobile Intel Pentium III - M (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (pae sse) bmips: 2397 clocked at 1197 MHz
Graphics:  Card: S3 SuperSavage IX/C SDR bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 5333:8c2e
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: savage (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 18c0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 chip-ID: 8086:2485 
           Sound: ALSA v: k3.14.3-dreamlinux-liquorix
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 6400
           bus-ID: 02:08.0 chip-ID: 8086:1031
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2800 802.11n PCI
           driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 1814:0601
           IF: wlan1 state: up mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: irda0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A 
           IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A IF: wlan1 ip: <filter> ip-v6: <filter> 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (45.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST980815A size: 80.0GB serial: 5LY3WEDN
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N 
           rev: 0213 dev-links: cdrom,dvd
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw state: running 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 73G used: 34G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           label: / uuid: 6011bbe8-33ac-450c-a316-2a4c3d87d960
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.12GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
           label: N/A uuid: bf00fd58-e1c6-45cb-8846-dc65256c8790
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: No unmounted partitions detected
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: 54.0C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 120 Uptime: 7:59 Memory: 357.8/1006.6MB 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371 running in roxterm) inxi: 2.1.28
See, I run a P3 cpu on 1 gig of ram. My buttons work. But this is not Ubuntu 14.

Code:
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
           deb http://antix.daveserver.info/stable stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
           deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
or KDE. Maybe this help your cause, or not.

http://www.googlubuntu.com/
 
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:37 AM   #8
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@Rokytnji
Thanks for the info. I picked kubuntu because of the distros I looked at, it looked more like a windows desktop than the others. It only matters because I'm putting these in elementary classrooms for students and the teachers need them to be as user friendly as possible so the students can use them without much help. I still have teachers asking me how to shut them down though.

The antiX distro looks like windows with the taskbar located at the bottom and the menu button on the left, etc. I also found while looking at the review of antiX a link for Zorin lite that I will look at too. I'll try them both and then I will make the switch on the computers that I'm having problems with being too old. I would still like to know how to get the LEAVE options back on the computer I've been working on. Any ideas?

I will eventually move to linux on my home computer, but haven't decided on the distro I want yet. My wife uses it more than I do and I have to get something that she can use without my assistance.

Thanks for your input...very helpful.

Ed

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:25 PM   #9
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Well, I am kinda busy with testing on AntiX 14 i386 alpha 3. I have this old IBM M41 I am posting from right now
that has a XFCE distro that might suit your needs. The specs on this baby.

Code:
biker@biker:~
$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.3) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm 
           Distro: MX-14_13.99_386-xfce RC2 09 March 2014 
Machine:   System: IBM product: 679421U Chassis: type: 6
           Mobo: IBM model: IBM Bios: IBM v: 20KT46AUS date: 06/04/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 256 KB
           flags: (pae sse sse2) bmips: 3588 clocked at 1794 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] ATI R250 If [Radeon 9000]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:4966
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI R200 (RV250 4966) x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 1840 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 chip-ID: 8086:2445 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 3000
           bus-ID: 02:08.0 chip-ID: 8086:2449
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter
           usb-ID: 002-002 chip-ID: 0bda:8189
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A 
           IF: wlan0 ip: <filter> ip-v6: <filter> 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 200.1GB (7.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160215ACE size: 160.0GB serial: 9RX1K407
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: IC35L040AVVA07 size: 40.0GB serial: VNC202A2LXS0KA
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-308B 
           rev: t101 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd
           Features: speed: 32x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw state: running 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 11G used: 3.5G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           label: N/A uuid: debc6f9b-3740-4147-89ed-07791222ab9b
           ID-2: /home size: 27G used: 9.0G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
           label: N/A uuid: e4580da0-929f-4c3e-81b0-32384ac179f9
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3 
           label: N/A uuid: 48072200-9a78-49a3-a8f2-2446cb94e45c
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 148.84G 
           label: /data uuid: ee7bdb53-cea8-4e61-ba99-2a4e6e1adf7a 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb1 size: 9.60G 
           label: N/A uuid: 5e6d4bb9-198e-4a6d-a39e-0d6451e8a949 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 25.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 115 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 311.6/1134.5MB 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 
           Gcc sys: 4.7.2 alt: 4.6 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371 running in xfce4-terminal) inxi: 2.1.28
It has 2 slow IDE harddrives. All mount OK. It runs XFCE. It is based on Debian Stable. Pretty trouble free.
User Friendly. The forum is friendly and helpful also and the members are pretty sharp linux users.

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx

Lots of helpful videos at that site and like I said.

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewforum.php?f=91

The forum is top notch. I think you will like it there. Mostly adults.

Good luck with what ever you decide to do. Note on my readout while I am posting

Quote:
Memory: 311.6/1134.5MB
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:31 PM   #10
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Just another suggestion;

In kubuntu. what does

Code:
sudo systemctl reboot
Code:
sudo systemcntl poweroff
Code:
sudo shutdown -r now
Code:
sudo shutdown -h now
results give you?

I am a minimalist type of Linux user so I have memorized these commands instead of
using a gui shutdown and reboot application.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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@ rokytnji
I used the last line of code to shut them down on Tuesday evening. It did what the gui shutdown would have done had it been there.

I am off work these last couple of days so won't be able to work on the system till Monday. I appreciate your responses and the information you've given. These computers are for students who are too young to start typing code yet, but I have learned a few things so far. I like that the OS doesn't need all the resources that windows does to run.


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