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Old 03-26-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Virtualbox Current 32b nvidia KDE(failsafe) works but regular KDE does not


I have 13.1 on its own drive and works fine. I installed virtualbox in 64b windoz on a different drive with the same computer so I can play with all the different linux systems. Around 6 weeks ago I installed slack current from alien bobs mirror with no problems. An update a week ago? and kde would not work. KDE failsafe and all other desktops work fine.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Disable compositing in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

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Old 03-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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The new X.org way is to create a file (such as) disable-composite.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d with the lines:
Code:
Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
This is in the changelog just before we went RC status. This appears to be needed not just for Nvidia GPU using nv, nouveau, vesa, but also for some ati/radeon and intel GPUs with open source drivers.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by beowulf999 View Post
The new X.org way is to create a file (such as) disable-composite.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d with the lines:
Code:
Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
This is in the changelog just before we went RC status. This appears to be needed not just for Nvidia GPU using nv, nouveau, vesa, but also for some ati/radeon and intel GPUs with open source drivers.
This did not work. But should it be "Composite" or "Composting"?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #5
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Sorry this did work after I noticed there was 7 spaces between the margin and the line starting with "Option". Didn't think that would make a difference.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by beowulf999 View Post
The new X.org way is to create a file (such as) disable-composite.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d with the lines:
Code:
Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
This is in the changelog just before we went RC status. This appears to be needed not just for Nvidia GPU using nv, nouveau, vesa, but also for some ati/radeon and intel GPUs with open source drivers.
Only if the drivers are not working for some reason and fall back to software rendering.

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