[lug] KDE won't render correctly, but GNOME does!?

Maxwell Spangler maxlists at maxwellspangler.com
Sat Jan 18 19:17:02 MST 2014

This is a wild guess, but there may have been some Fedora 20 SELinux
issues impacting users recently:


You might want to check to see if her Feodra 20 setup has SELinux
enabled in its default Enforcing mode and try setting that to permissive
to see if things change.

Just a guess.

On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 16:23 -0700, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> My colleague has a system that she runs Fedora 20 on.  She's been
> running GNOME, but recently decided to try KDE.  So she installed KDE
> from the yum repo and tried to log in.
> Everything went fine until her desktop displays finalizes.  The little
> icons appear alon the bottom of the screen as KDE initializes, then
> things go wonky.  Right when her desktop should finally appear things
> go bad.  The panel at the bottom just shows a little bit on the left,
> and nothing else.  The desktop folder is completely invisible.  If you
> click where you know the footprint (KDE menu) menu should be, it
> partly displays.  As you mouse over where it should be, some more of
> it displays.  Some of it will hide, too.
> The same thing happens if you open a program like konsole or
> system-settings.  It partly displays.  System-setting mostly displays
> if you mouse over it, though the window decorations (minimize,
> maximize, close, titlebar, etc) never seem to show up.  Konsole never
> shows much at all.
> I tried changing resolutions.  The resolution would change, but the
> behavior stayed the same.
> I've never seen this sort of behavior.  It is like the background
> keeps overwriting the windows, but at random.
> Anyone know what's going on?  She has a NVIDIA Corporation NV44
> [Quadro NVS 285] video card and is displaying on a viewsonic
> vg2230wm-3 monitor.  
> Everything works well in GNOME which I find particularly disturbing.
> Boths should just be clients of the X server, so how can KDA mess it
> up so much?
> Any ideas?
> Michael
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Maxwell Spangler
Linux & Open Source Systems Engineer
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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