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voncloft
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: KDE 5 flickering Reply with quote

Whoever released kde 5 and forced it into the gentoo tree making it impossible to go back to a full kde 4 desktop is a moron!
It is not ready - it is one giant bug after the next!

Ok Rant over:
When I full screen applications from time to time (VLC, Firefox, Kodi (especially kodi)) and I exit them, my entire desktop will flash and flicker blackness -

any ideas?

I have NVIDIA for a card.

Thanks
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kharitonow
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: KDE 5 flickering Reply with quote

voncloft wrote:
Whoever released kde 5 and forced it into the gentoo tree making it impossible to go back to a full kde 4 desktop is a moron!
It is not ready - it is one giant bug after the next!

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I don't think that such behavior is a good way to ask for a help and at the same time call names.
Second, it is possible to stay on kde 4. And it seems to be that the problem is not in desktop environment but in video drivers or in rendering.

Go to System Settings > ---Hardware--- > Display and Monitor > Compositor
And set rendering backend to XRender
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ct85711
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just one thing to point out, is that the decision to abandon kde 4 is all from upstream; as they made the decision to drop 4 and only focus on 5. Sure there is people that disagree about it, but we have no control on what the developers (upstream) do. In the end it runs down to, we don't have the time or man power to try maintaining a package that is effectively unsupported by the upstream developers. Most we can do is put up with it, or switch to a different package.
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asturm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: KDE 5 flickering Reply with quote

voncloft wrote:
I have NVIDIA for a card.

Then go and fix your Nvidia issues...
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backend.cpp:92:2: warning: #warning TODO - this error message is about as useful as a cooling unit in the arctic
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