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kobeyu

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MCE 1.1 Window Manager problems
« on: May 22, 2007, 12:42:34 pm »
Hi,
Running MCE 1.1, when I log in to KDE, often the window manager seems to be broken. If I load konqueror, or terminal, or anything that has a window, then the bar appears in the panel accross the bottom, but the window does not appear. I can close the applications by right clicking the panel, but their windows are not being displayed.
When I load the lmce app on the desktop, this sometimes sorts the problem out, but sometimes not.
full reboot seems to get back to lmce repairing things (but things are still usually broken straight after login).

That's a bit of a pain in the neck isn't it?

Exactly what is lmce doing when it mucks about with the window manager? can I reset it somehow?

Greg.

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Re: MCE 1.1 Window Manager problems
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 12:50:23 pm »
Actually, I was wrong: A full reboot doesn't fix the problem. I officially now have an unusable desktop.

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Re: MCE 1.1 Window Manager problems
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 02:47:37 pm »
Open a konsole and try to run an application. See if you get an error similar to:

"X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 170
  Major opcode:  148
  Minor opcode:  3
  Resource id:  0x0
Failed to open device
X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 170
  Major opcode:  148
  Minor opcode:  3
  Resource id:  0x0
Failed to open device"
If yes, go to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and comment the following lines:

#       InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
#       InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
#       InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

and also all the lines similar to:

#  Section "InputDevice"
#  Driver        "wacom"
#  Identifier    "cursor"
#  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
#                                                      # /dev/input/event
#                                                      # for USB
#  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
#  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection

Restart x and see if you get anymore errors when running the application again.

If it still doesn't work to run applications from KDE, check also the number of desktops set in :

home/<yourusername>/.kde/share/config/kwinrc

If it is 0, change it to 4