kde4.2 and slackware 12.2
today i had installed kde4.2 in my slack box.
My slack with dri on and glxgears working great, but when a try to activate the effects in kde tells me this
Failed to activate desktop effects using the given configuration options. Settings will be reverted to their previous values.
Check your X configuration. You may also consider changing advanced options, especially changing the compositing type.
tha line composite in my xorg.conf exist
thanx a lot
bash-3.1$ fgrep -i5 composite /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) Loader magic: 0x81d0280
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
X.Org Video Driver: 2.0
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0): enabled.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce4 MX 4000 at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 131072 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 04.18.20.36.02
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(II) Initializing extension GLX
(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) Mouse1: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
hmm .. I don't see anything wrong -- file a bug report ?:)
A usefull example is better than day in class
a useful example of a command is so much better than reading the man page for fgrep all day
whenever an 'expert' tells a poster to run a certain command I always go to a terminal and run that command on my system. I helps me to understand the command so much better than reading the man page
Thanks and regards,
The 4.2 version of KDE is not available for Slackware 12.2 - it is for Slackware current which is different. You need to build 4.2 from source on Slackware 12.2 (a big job) or upgrade to Slackware current - instructions should be on this forum somewhere.
You may get current's 4.2 working but it's not recomended to mix versions.
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