I have been experiencing an annoyance for some time. This box is setup to boot to run level 4 to kdm. When I log in the first time, KDE and compiz start, but kde-window-decorator fails to start so that I am left with windows with no borders and the Klipper icon fails to appear. If I logout and login again, everything starts OK.
This problem did not occur with Slackware 12.0, then appeared as I tracked Slackware-current to Slackware 12.1 (maybe when upgrading to KDE 3.5.9?). It is now a consistent problem at every boot.
This box has an nVidia 7300 LE GPU, and the problem continues with an update to the latest nVidia kernel module.
I am starting to suspect that the kde-window-decorator is being launched before compiz has completed. I have tried increasing the Server Timeout in kdmrc, but that made no difference.
There is nothing obviously useful in my ~/.xsession-errors file or /var/log/syslog.
This is the contents of my ~/.kde/share/config/ksmserverrc file.
[LegacySession: saved at previous logout]
[Session: saved at previous logout]
Has anybody else had this problem, or any suggestions on a fix?