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piratesmack 07-04-2011 07:24 PM

Window contents turn black when maximized in KDE
On Slackware64 13.37 with a Geforce 6150LE + Nvidia 275.09.07, the contents of a window turn black when I maximize it.

For now I've worked around it by disabling desktop effects, but was wondering if anybody had a better solution?


easuter 07-05-2011 05:23 AM

After "googling" a bit your problem might be a bug in the newesr Nvidia proprietary drivers, some folks seemed to solve the problem by reverting to the 170.x drivers.

kikinovak 07-05-2011 01:56 PM

Had exactly the same problem just this morning. I simply replaced the most recent nvidia-driver and nvidia-kernel by the legacy version (173, that is). Everything runs fine now.

By the way, your sig almost made me spit my beer on the keyboard.

Woodsman 07-05-2011 02:28 PM

Is the 173 series necessary?

I have an Asus M2NPV-VM. I use the on-board Nvidia nForce 430 / GeForce 6150 MCP51 controller. Almost the same chip set as the OP.

I'm using the 195.36.31 drivers on 13.1 and have no problems.

piratesmack 07-05-2011 07:54 PM

Thanks everybody.
I'll give this a try

lumak 07-06-2011 04:16 PM

solid black or darkens? There is a 'feature' in KDE, turned on by default, that darkens all but the focused window. It's somewhere in the settings and can be turned off. Personally, that's a horrible feature if you have sloppy focus. But most people don't do that either.

piratesmack 07-06-2011 04:44 PM

Solid black.

But it's fixed now that I switched to the 173 driver

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