Originally Posted by Mr_Bumpy
This is a problem with Mandriva's default theme, Ia Ora. Upon installing QtCurve for both Qt3 and GTK2 and switching to it using the KDE Control Center (under "style"), the blue lines no longer show up.
I tried switching themes to Keramik and I still get the same lines in Firefox. I'm using KDE 3.5, so the QtCurve theme won't matter (KDE4 from what I can see).
I just installed Mandriva 2009 as an update and after correcting where it screwed up the Grub entry (and thus made my system unbootable except by recovery), whatever was changed in 2009 seems to have corrected the line issue thus far. It also apparently modified all my Compiz settings, etc. and reinstated services I got rid of like Kerry Beagle. So who knows what all has changed, but at least I don't get those horrible lines anymore.
Now I've got a new problem with Mandriva 2009.0. My 2nd monitor is a 24" flat-screen LCD and my primary monitor is a 19" CRT. Whereas before the 2nd monitor showed whatever resolution I wanted just fine and KDE 3.5 adapted just fine, now the "KDE Desktop" will only show up as 1024x768 (what I have the CRT set to) regardless of what resolution the 2nd monitor is set to. In other words, if I set the LCD to 1900x1200, I'll get this "little desktop" inside the display like a minaturized version inside a larger black abyss. It doesn't scale the desktop up to fit the display (the mouse can move anywhere, though but the windows will only move within that small area). The only way I can get KDE to fill the screen is to select 1024x768 for the LCD, which isn't exactly optimal for a widescreen 24" monitor. It worked perfectly fine before with any setting when I was using Mandriva 2008.1. The update seemed to screw something up. I've restored my X11.conf file to what it was before; it doesn't matter. It does the same thing. I've reset nvidia-settings and tried different modes and nothing matters.
It's also obvious that Mandriva 2009 is using a different window decoration than it was before I upgraded. Kcontrol still says it's set to "la ora" for the window decoration but it's clearly NOT. It has some light blue transparent decoration with large white letters and a big honky "X" for the close button (much thinner looking for the 'real' la ora). Whatever this theme is, it's not present in the KDE Control Panel and trying to change the decoration there does not work. If another manager is running (Emerald?), I'm unaware of it. (Ok it appears to be the GTK decorator running the "Cairo" theme).
I also noticed the Mandriva 2009 update did not install KDE 4 even though that's supposed to be the default for it. I have a feeling these massive style "updates" still don't work right.
It'd be nice if I could get my 2nd monitor working right again. Fluxbox still won't run either from the KDM login panel. It hasn't worked ever since I installed Mandriva 2008.0. The only way I can get it to work at all is to force it on by going to init 3 and then using 'xinit /usr/bin/fluxbox' Otherwise, it doesn't work. I used to enjoy Fluxbox with a green Matrix theme and a few dock apps, but no more I guess.