major problem after enabling desktop effects (F9)...

Mike Chalmers mikechalmers70 at
Wed Jul 16 21:06:58 UTC 2008

> I think there are two separate issues.  Desktop effects in KDE4 (especially
>  4.0) cause problems with some video cards.  I wasn't intending to use heavy
>  effects, but I had to turn them off on this laptop, as I had silly problems
>  like clicking on the clock brought up a shadow where the calendar should have
>  been.
>  The reason for your problem, though, has not been discovered.  You are the
>  third person I've come across other than myself.  I believe it happened to me
>  after a batch of updates (see Bug #454055).  The only cure I've seen is to
>  rename ~/.kde and restart.  You can then copy back your important files from
>  ~/.kde.bak/share/apps and ~/.kde.bak/share/config.
>  Less than satisfactory answer, but at least you get to work again.
>  Anne
> --
Anne, if you think this is the best way could you tell me how to do it
step by step? I should also mention I have no trouble logging into

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