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kikinovak 07-07-2011 01:26 AM

Strange background display bug in KDE

I'm using Slackware64 with the KDE desktop. Sometimes, when I start KDE, I have a strange display bug that affects the background. Not a serious bug, only annoying. Here's a screenshot to get the idea:

Usually, it's sufficient to logout and log back in to restore things to normal.

Anyone experiencing the same thing? Any workarounds known?

yuuko 07-07-2011 01:32 AM

It's fixed in KDE 4.6. A work around is to disable the composite extension, but you lose all the desktop effects.

kikinovak 07-07-2011 01:55 AM


Thanks for the information.

Mike_M 07-07-2011 03:12 AM

Or rather than disabling effects (if you want to keep them enabled) you can change the Compositing type from OpenGL to XRender as outlined in this thread

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