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Fixing KDE on OpenSuse

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:52:30 -0400

On two computers - one with Intel and the other with AMD/ATI graphics - I have
lost functionality in KDE over the last couple of months.  In particular,
compositing was damaged, and the much-loved cover switch wasn't working.  This
seemed to have been caused by incremental upgrades to KDE, and I had assumed
that some change required functionality my modest hardware didn't have...

...but when I switched to a better graphics card and had the same issues, I
realised it was software!  And the fix is easy:

 > cd ~/.kde4/share/config
 > rm kwinrc
 > Ctrl-Alt-BACKSPACE (not Del) (or logout, or whatever)

When you log back in, you'll have the default settings, and should only need
to enable / select cover switch.  If it's almost working, but very slow (as on
my old X60 laptop) disabling the "blur" effect makes everything much more
responsive.

And now I can sit and tab between windows for the next few hours.  Zoom.
Zoom.  Zoom....

Andrew

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