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Old 09-07-2010, 05:19 AM   #76
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For me Kde 4.5.1 starts with desktop effects switched off. But If I press Alt+Shift+F12 two times (one to switch effects off besides the fact that it is already switched off, and second time to switch it on), Effects starts to work. On each reboot I have to repeat the procedure.

I think KDE for some reasons switches off the effects, while wrongly detects that hardware has no support for it. But manually it is still possible to switch it on.
 
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:35 AM   #77
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For me Kde 4.5.1 starts with desktop effects switched off. But If I press Alt+Shift+F12 two times (one to switch effects off besides the fact that it is already switched off, and second time to switch it on), Effects starts to work.
KDE 4.5.1 hacking. Thank's.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 03:42 AM   #78
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Question to Robby:

You mentioned that you removed a lot of obsolete packages. What is the right way to upgrade to your packages?

is
# upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z
in packages directory sufficient, or should I first manually remove some packages and then install yours.

Appreciate your feedback.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #79
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Other than xf86-video-radeonhd, all of the obsolete stuff was only present in the sources -- there were no packages. As such, the "upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z" in the appropriate arch directory is fine, and then do "removepkg xf86-video-radeonhd"
 
Old 09-09-2010, 11:04 PM   #80
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nouveau crashes flashplayer plugin in chrome in full screen

Well I finally got around to testing out the new X packages and nouveau, and everything seems fine, except that my flashplayer plugin crashes chrome when I go full screen. I blacklisted nouveau, changed to my regular nvidia xorg.conf and rebooted to test the proprietary driver and everything worked fine. This is with the 2.6.35.4 kernel built with the generic config posted here except for filesystem inclusion and CPU specific options selected instead of the generic selections because that's how I build all of my kernels anyway.

I didn't try it in any other browser since I very rarely use any other browser for watching flash videos.

In a nice side note, the NVIDIA installer now detects if you are using nouveau and will blacklist it for you if you choose to allow it.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 04:17 AM   #81
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I prepared some lines that I have added to my /etc/slackpkg/blacklist to avoid reverting x.org-1.9 while using "slackpkg upgrade-all"
Code:
glproto
kbproto
libX11
libXau
libXcomposite
libXdamage
libXext
libXfixes
libXfont
libXi
libXrender
libXvMC
libdrm
libpciaccess
libxcb
lndir
luit
mesa
pixman
radeon_ucode
renderproto
sessreg
util-macros
videoproto
xditview
xextproto
xf86-input-acecad
xf86-input-aiptek
xf86-input-evdev
xf86-input-joystick
xf86-input-keyboard
xf86-input-mouse
xf86-input-penmount
xf86-input-synaptics
xf86-input-vmmouse
xf86-input-void
xf86-input-wacom
xf86-video-apm
xf86-video-ark
xf86-video-ast
xf86-video-ati
xf86-video-chips
xf86-video-cirrus
xf86-video-dummy
xf86-video-glint
xf86-video-i128
xf86-video-i740
xf86-video-intel
xf86-video-mach64
xf86-video-mga
xf86-video-neomagic
xf86-video-nouveau
xf86-video-nv
xf86-video-openchrome
xf86-video-r128
xf86-video-rendition
xf86-video-s3
xf86-video-s3virge
xf86-video-savage
xf86-video-siliconmotion
xf86-video-sis
xf86-video-sisusb
xf86-video-tdfx
xf86-video-tga
xf86-video-trident
xf86-video-tseng
xf86-video-v4l
xf86-video-vesa
xf86-video-vmware
xf86-video-voodoo
xf86-video-xgi
xinput
xlsatoms
xlsclients
xlsfonts
xmore
xorg-server
xorg-server-xephyr
xorg-server-xnest
xorg-server-xvfb
xorg-sgml-doctools
xproto
xrandr
xset
xterm
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:34 AM   #82
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Finally got around to playing with this today myself too.

Slackware64/current.
NVIDIA GT140 graphics card.
2.6.35.4 + nouveau built as module.

Installed all of robby's packages, rebooted to runlevel 3 and did a startx with no existing xorg.conf file.
Resulted in garbled/hung screen and had to do a SYSRQ-REISUB to get out of it. Looking at the xorg.log.0 file it seems that even when the nouveau module is loaded, it prefers to use the vesa module in it's default state and this reacted badly with nouveau.

I added
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/94-drivers.conf:
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nouveau"
    Driver      "nouveau"
EndSection
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/95-screens.conf:
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "nouveau"
    # Monitor     "My Monitor"

    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1280x1024"
    EndSubsection
EndSection
... and everything is working like a charm.

Other than the above, the only other thing I had to change was to set 90-keyboard to 'gb'.

glxgears, and some of the xscreensavers GL hacks work nicely, as does xcompmgr which I've been using on top of WindowMaker. mplayer and xine videos seem to be fine too. Not tried it with KDE4 as I don't have that installed any more (gave up on it).

On the whole pretty impressed. Thanks Robby. I'll look forward to seeing this stuff hit current. You just need to be careful with this vesa/nv/nouveau incompatibility as it might be a little daunting for some of the newer users.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #83
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Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
slackware64 current, with the new 2.6.35.4 kernel and without xorg.conf

After login, the splash screen show several seconds and back to login screen again.
Revert to current fix this.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #84
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rworkman View Post
Yes indeed. With my new Xorg stuff, I can't start kde-4.5.1 at all unless I disable compositing completely:

Code:
$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/no-composite.conf 
Section "Extensions"
  Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
I don't normally use kde anyway, so this isn't a showstopper for *me* - but I suspect some folks won't like it at all :-)
if you're using kde maybe you've hit this bug, zhoun.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 08:37 AM   #85
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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
With no xorg.conf and Compositing Type set to OpenGL in KDE 4.4.5 I have all desktop effects including the cube.
I have added a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file containing:
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
#       Option "TapButton1" "1"
#       Option "TapButton2" "2"
#       Option "TapButton3" "3"
##        Option "SHMconfig" type="string">true</merge>
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "true"
        Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "60"
        Option "CircularScrolling" "true"
        Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
        Option "LTCornerButton" "2"
        Option "LBCornerButton" "3"
EndSection
This enables circular scrolling, horizontal two finger scroll and my preferences for tap buttons on my touchpad.
All is working well for me, but I have not done any of the September updates to -current as yet.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 10:52 PM   #86
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thanks ponce, add a config file fix this.

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Originally Posted by ponce View Post
if you're using kde maybe you've hit this bug, zhoun.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:17 PM   #87
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Just to share. Even using my old xorg.conf with keyboard configured it gave me some trouble. I changed my 10-evdev.conf to:

Quote:
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "evdev keyboard catchall"
MatchIsKeyboard "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Driver "evdev"
Option "XkbModel" "abnt2"
Option "XkbLayout" "br"
Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:super_win"
EndSection
Seems to be working.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #88
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I have performed the -current updates for September to date i.e KDE 4.5.1
On my desktop, with the nVidia GeForce 7300 LE running the nouveau driver,in KDE Compositing Type OpenGL is unavailable and desktop effects using compositing are unavailable.
On my netbook, with the Intel 945GME running the intel driver, in KDE Compositing Type OpenGL is unavailable.
On both systems, with the Xrender Compositing Type, desktop effects using compositing are unavailable.
I did not have to disable compositing to get KDE to start.

In short, KDE4.5.1 is broken with these X updates, probably in the checks for OpenGL functionality.
 
Old 09-13-2010, 07:36 AM   #89
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Just found something interesting. Under nouveau driver "xboard -fcp gnuchess" takes over 6 seconds to draw the board on startup. Happens instantly with nvidia prop driver. Not quite sure what's going on here, but something isn't quite right.
It's not exactly the most demanding of graphic guis.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:11 AM   #90
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Hi,
My cursor's icon became invisible. I am using Fujitsu-Siemens laptop with Intel 82..GM graphic adapter. Usually laptop works in dual monitor configuration: the laptop's display and external LCD display connected via VGA connector. When I disconnected the external monitor mouse icons became invisible - I mean the mouse is working but you don't see a cursor on a display. I first noticed this with KDE - but the same happens with Xfce. So I guess this it is rather a X server related issue. I tried both runlevels 3 and 4. No difference. I have an impression that X server somehow 'remebers' previous dual monitor configuration and tries to display a cursor on the external 'virtual' monitor. These are cuts from Xorg.0.log
Code:
(II) config/udev: Adding input device 2.4GHz 2way RF receiver (/dev/input/mouse2) 
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(EE) ioctl EVIOCGNAME failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device 
(II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
(EE) PreInit returned NULL for "2.4GHz 2way RF Receiver"
Edited:
When I booted the system with the 2.6.34 kernel a mouse pinter is displayed properly. So it may be also a kernel issue. WHne I am using the new kernel 2.6.35 then tho mouse's pointer is not displayed.

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