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Kwin falls back to XRender after updating to KDE 4.10

luebking
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CPU/memory/disk monitor plasma widget

Compositing should rather have no impact on that. At least all plasmoids on the desktop are composited inside plasma-desktop, only panel translucency may fail.

If you think you spot bugs, please report them, ideally alongside screenshots.
Things don't fix by themselves, you know ;-)
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bcooksley wrote:Does KWin indicate why it is falling back to XRender?
Have you tried setting OpenGL as the "Compositing type" in System Settings > Desktop Effects > Advanced?


My broken GL problem was fixed by your suggestion. Thanks.
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Same issue when upgrading from 4.11 to 4.11 on Ubuntu
luebking
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Same issue when upgrading from 4.11 to 4.11 on Ubuntu

... I bet this is wrong in some way ;-)

Please elaborate on
a) what you upgraded to what
b) whether you're operating on a virtual machine
c) (if no VM) what kind of GPU you're using (amd, legacy?)
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Just wanted to revisit this issue as it still has relevance. I did a clean install of Kubuntu 13.10 as a VMWare Guest the other day and found I still had to apply this workaround. Fortunately this thread is still around so I could remind myself what I did to work around the problem.
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I had the same problem with Kubuntu 14.04 running as guest on VMWare 10.

Everytime I selected (any) OpenGL as "Compositing Type" on "Desktop Effects/Advanced", it would revert to XRender and warn me with "5 desktop effects could not be loaded". My installation was actually an upgrade from 12.04 that was working fine.

Running `WIN_COMPOSE=O2 kwin --graphicssystem raster --replace &` solved it immediately, I now have to make it permanent.

Can't this be fixed permanently on KDE ?
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please post the output of "glxinfo" on the VMWare machine (in a "Code" block, it's much text)

 
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