[PC-BSD Testing] R.I.P. KDE or Interface Effects with SIS

flat.rose flat.rose at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 01:39:07 PDT 2008

The only thing that pulled me away from using fluxbox was rmdir ~/.kde4;
Now when I open System Settings -> Appearance, I can not see any Icons tab
(also there're no icons at all in my system now), then I can't see the
"Special Effects" menu - there's nothing available in systemsettings. Icons
were gone even before crash - after enabling those effects they slightly
`faded off my system` (firstable all icons has turned into low-res crystal
style, then they were gone at all). Well, it almost works I think... enought
to keep waiting for the final release of Fibonacci and reinstall my system
then. Thanks for help, DragonFlier!

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:10 PM, flat. rose <flat.rose at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the links - I'm gonna check them now. I've tried to boot in any
> possible mode and still no luck with initializing kde after turning special
> effects on. Right now I'm using fluxbox but that's absolutely not kde at all
> :')
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:05 AM, DragonFlier <dracheflieger at gmail.com>wrote:
>> maybe like this:
>> http://forums.opensuse.org/applications/386613-desktop-effects-crashed-kde-4-a.html
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 11:45 AM, flat. rose <flat.rose at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  I'm not able to run kwin, plasma and other desktop applications. The
>>> reason is I've enabled additional Interface Options in system settings. I
>>> have acer TravelMate 2310 which is packed with SIS video adapter and the
>>> last time I did that (it was on OpenSuse 11) my system instantly crashed and
>>> has booted next time in console mode. Those effects (shadows, blur, etc...)
>>> was working for me only on Fedora Core 9 linux.
>>> The current situation is that I can boot the system; then I see the login
>>> window. After bootsplash I have only two applications running - gimp and
>>> firefox. I cannot run anything because I have nothing but this 2
>>> applications on my screen. Please, check the compatibility between special
>>> KDE effects and SIS-based videoadapters like mine.
>>> So, from now to continue using pc-bsd I need to remove those effects from
>>> my drive. I guess I have to Ctrl-Alt-F1 and nuke some dir to reset my kde
>>> settings. If anybody ever had a problem like mine, tell me how to revive my
>>> desktop, please.
>>> Thank you.
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