I have just installed KDE 3.4, and after a bit of trouble and reinstalling it a couple of times, it now works fine. However, I remembered seeing something about transparency and shadows in this new version of KDE, so I wanted to see if I could turn them on. After enabling the necessary options in the Control Centre, I restarted X and logged back in, but it gave me a message saying I had to put
Option "Composite" "Enable"
In my xorg.conf in order for it to work properly. I did this, and when I logged in again, the results were... interesting. Here is a screenshot (I hope this free hosting thing works):
I have an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card, but I do not have direct rendering working, because I cannot make their kernel module (the latest driver version from the ATI website) compile with Linux kernel 2.6.11. I did have it working under 2.6.10 though, so I rebooted and checked to see if this would fix things. It did not. The 2.6.10 kernel I used to use also has a different frame buffer driver compiled in there (I don't know if this makes a difference, but I thought I'd mention it anyway).
If anyone knows what I can do to make this work, then I would be very grateful indeed. Here are my system specs:
1.3 GHz AMD Athlon processor
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Custom kernel 2.6.10/2.6.11 (depends which one I boot)
Latest pacman packages of xorg, KDE, everything else from current/extra
Thanks in advance!
composite is in an experimental state. Don't spect it to work properly.
Huh! That's funny. I wonder why the KDE people decided to put support for it in a stable release then?
It works for me, but it is really slow so I turned it off.
ATI doesn't support composite afaik
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I tried it, and it works on my setup. But it is SLOW . So I removed it
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