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KDE 4.10.0 Blur and Sliding Messages effects not working.

williand
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I use Arch Linux as my main distribution, and as soon as KDE SC 4.10 hit the official repos, i upgraded.

But there's a problem that didn't occur on 4.9.5: Both panel Blur and Sliding Instant Messages effects aren't working.

The graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1GB PCI-E 2.1.
The version of the Xserver is 1.13.
The version of the AMD Catalyst driver is 9.012. (Catalyst version 13.1).
I'm in x86_64 system.

So here is what i've done so far:
Tried deleting the files
~/.kde4/share/config/kwinrc
~/.kde4/share/config/kwinrulesrc

That solved the problem temporarily, and i had panel blur with translucency working.
So i shut the computer down and did a "cold boot"... (this is happening since yesterday, so i did a cold boot to test if the problem would persist.)


Update: Solved by replacing the proprietary AMD/ATI driver with the open-source one.
Bad news, both visual effects are again gone.

Right now my panel is bright white, and the clock is barely visible.

As you can see on the screenshot, visual effects are enabled.
Image

Is there any fix?

Last edited by williand on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
mgraesslin
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please provide output of:
qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin supportInformation
williand
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mgraesslin wrote:please provide output of:
qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin supportInformation



Sorry for not replying quickly. I solved the problem using the free ATI driver instead of the proprietary one.

Installed xf86-video-ati and now everything is working. Other users in the Arch linux forums are also having issues. The problem seems to be Catalyst-related.


Anyway, now the issue is solved.
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Here is the output of that command:

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qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin supportInformation



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Informação de suporte do KWin:
A seguinte informação deve ser usada ao pedir suporte, p.ex., no http://forum.kde.org.
Ela fornece informações sobre a instância atualmente em execução, quais as opções usadas,
qual o driver de OpenGL e os efeitos em execução.
Por favor, envie a informação oferecida abaixo deste texto introdutório para um serviço de área de transferência remoto,
tais como o http://paste.kde.org, em vez de colar o texto nos tópicos de suporte.

==========================

Version
=======
KWin version: 4.10.0
KDE SC version (runtime): 4.10.00
KDE SC version (compile): 4.10.00
Qt Version: 4.8.4

Options
=======
focusPolicy: 0
nextFocusPrefersMouse: false
clickRaise: true
autoRaise: false
autoRaiseInterval: 0
delayFocusInterval: 0
shadeHover: false
shadeHoverInterval: 250
separateScreenFocus: false
activeMouseScreen: false
placement: 4
focusPolicyIsReasonable: true
borderSnapZone: 10
windowSnapZone: 10
centerSnapZone: 0
snapOnlyWhenOverlapping: false
showDesktopIsMinimizeAll: false
rollOverDesktops: true
focusStealingPreventionLevel: 1
legacyFullscreenSupport: false
operationTitlebarDblClick:
commandActiveTitlebar1: 0
commandActiveTitlebar2: 30
commandActiveTitlebar3: 2
commandInactiveTitlebar1: 4
commandInactiveTitlebar2: 30
commandInactiveTitlebar3: 2
commandWindow1: 7
commandWindow2: 8
commandWindow3: 8
commandWindowWheel: 31
commandAll1: 10
commandAll2: 3
commandAll3: 14
keyCmdAllModKey: 16777251
showGeometryTip: false
condensedTitle: false
electricBorders: false
electricBorderDelay: 150
electricBorderCooldown: 350
electricBorderPushbackPixels: 1
electricBorderMaximize: true
electricBorderTiling: true
electricBorderCornerRatio: 0.25
borderlessMaximizedWindows: false
killPingTimeout: 5000
hideUtilityWindowsForInactive: true
inactiveTabsSkipTaskbar: false
autogroupSimilarWindows: false
autogroupInForeground: true
compositingMode: 1
useCompositing: true
compositingInitialized: true
hiddenPreviews: 1
unredirectFullscreen: false
glSmoothScale: 2
glVSync: true
colorCorrected: false
xrenderSmoothScale: false
maxFpsInterval: 17
refreshRate: 0
vBlankTime: 6144
glDirect: true
glStrictBinding: true
glStrictBindingFollowsDriver: true
glLegacy: false

Screens
=======
Multi-Head: no
Number of Screens: 1
Screen 0 Geometry: 0,0,1600x900

Compositing
===========
Qt Graphics System: raster
Compositing is active
Compositing Type: OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7450 
OpenGL version string: 4.2.12002 Compatibility Profile Context 9.012
Driver: Catalyst
Driver version: 4.2.12002
GPU class: Unknown
OpenGL version: 4.2.12002
X server version: 1.13.2
Linux kernel version: 3.7.8
Direct rendering: yes
Requires strict binding: yes
GLSL shaders:  yes
Texture NPOT support:  yes
Virtual Machine:  no
OpenGL 2 Shaders are used

Loaded Effects:
---------------
kwin4_effect_zoom
kwin4_effect_login
kwin4_effect_slidingpopups
kwin4_effect_screenshot
kwin4_effect_minimizeanimation
kwin4_effect_slide
kwin4_effect_translucency
kwin4_effect_desktopgrid
kwin4_effect_fade
kwin4_effect_maximize
kwin4_effect_dialogparent
kwin4_effect_presentwindows
kwin4_effect_taskbarthumbnail
kwin4_effect_highlightwindow
kwin4_effect_blur
kwin4_effect_logout
kwin4_effect_dashboard
kwin4_effect_outline
kwin4_effect_startupfeedback

Currently Active Effects:
-------------------------
kwin4_effect_blur

Effect Settings:
----------------
kwin4_effect_zoom:
zoomFactor: 1.2
mousePointer: 0
mouseTracking: 0
enableFocusTracking: false
followFocus: true
focusDelay: 350
moveFactor: 20
targetZoom: 1

kwin4_effect_login:
fadeToBlack: false

kwin4_effect_slidingpopups:
fadeInTime: 250
fadeOutTime: 250

kwin4_effect_screenshot:

kwin4_effect_minimizeanimation:

kwin4_effect_slide:

kwin4_effect_translucency:
decoration: 1
moveResize: 0.8
dialogs: 1
inactive: 1
comboboxPopups: 1
menus: 1
individualMenuConfig: false
dropDownMenus: 1
popupMenus: 1
tornOffMenus: 1

kwin4_effect_desktopgrid:
zoomDuration: 300
border: 10
desktopNameAlignment: 0
layoutMode: 0
customLayoutRows: 2
usePresentWindows: true

kwin4_effect_fade:

kwin4_effect_maximize:

kwin4_effect_dialogparent:
changeTime: 300

kwin4_effect_presentwindows:
layoutMode: 0
showCaptions: true
showIcons: true
doNotCloseWindows: false
ignoreMinimized: false
accuracy: 20
fillGaps: true
fadeDuration: 150
showPanel: false
leftButtonWindow: 1
rightButtonWindow: 2
middleButtonWindow: 0
leftButtonDesktop: 2
middleButtonDesktop: 0
rightButtonDesktop: 0
dragToClose: false

kwin4_effect_taskbarthumbnail:

kwin4_effect_highlightwindow:

kwin4_effect_blur:
blurRadius: 12
cacheTexture: true

kwin4_effect_logout:
useBlur: true

kwin4_effect_dashboard:
brightness: 0.5
saturation: 0.5
blur: false

kwin4_effect_outline:

kwin4_effect_startupfeedback:



I just switched back to the proprietary driver, decided to give it a go again.
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I have exactly the same problem....

My panel is blurred but all the popups and the tooltips are not...

I use an NVIDIA card (GeForce 9300M GS - with proprietary drivers)
which didnt have any issues with blur in KDE 4.9...

Regards,
Michail
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psifidotos wrote:I have exactly the same problem....

My panel is blurred but all the popups and the tooltips are not...

I use an NVIDIA card (GeForce 9300M GS - with proprietary drivers)
which didnt have any issues with blur in KDE 4.9...

Regards,
Michail


This was fixed for me by disabling the transparent windows effect...
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Williand, have a quick look if you encounter viewtopic.php?f=111&t=110337&start=15

 
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