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Old 06-19-2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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Are these bugs in KDE?

I'm having a couple minor problems since updrading to Kubuntu Dapper which comes with KDE 3.5.2.

1. The screensaver doesn't start itself. This worked in an earlier release of KDE but now it seems to be broken for me. I can start it myself though by locking the screen. The monitor power management stopped working as well. It no longer shuts off after a period of inactivity.

2. The login screen seems to be set to a resolution that is too high. My normal resolution is 1280x1024, but at the login screen, I must scroll around to reach the edges of the screen. It's similar to what happens if I try to run a higher resolution than the monitor can handle.

3. This one might not be due to a KDE bug, but it is nevertheless annoying. After opening a few video files and closing them, all video players (xine, mplayer, kaffiene, etc..) start to play video with the picture messed up. It looks like the brightness is way too high. I can fix this by logging out of KDE and then back in.

Much thanks to anyone who can lend a hand with any of these, I have searched for answers for a very long time but to no avail. If more information on configuration is needed, of course I will be happy to look it up.
Old 06-19-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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you can try to reconfigure X and see if the problem goes away.
Old 06-19-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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As for the screensaver, I'd check to see which xscreensaver packages you have installed. Some KDE screensavers require the xscreensaver-gl (OpenGL) component.
Old 08-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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Fixing Ubuntu/Kubuntu Screensavers that Fail

I've had good luck adding the following:
to your kdesktoprc file in "/home/user/.kde/share/config" under the "[ScreenSaver]" section, assuming you're running KDE. On two of my machines running Kubuntu, the screensavers failed. After adding the above code and restarting, they started working again.
Old 08-03-2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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The screensaver issue looks like its definitely a problem with KDE because it occassionally happens on some distros (and I have had the same problem on FreeBSD). The solution that works for me is the one posted above by nonsense28sal. The other problems don't seem to be KDE specific, so maybe there is a problem with your X configuration.
Old 08-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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Fix for KDE 3.5.3

I've also had success fixing the broken screensavers by following these instructions.


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