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Hello, When I enable the desktop effects in kde 4.2.4 my videos stop working. I get a blank screen whenever I play any video. Also my screen goes blank for ...
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    kde 4.2.4 - videos stop working on enabling desktop effects


    Hello,

    When I enable the desktop effects in kde 4.2.4 my videos stop working. I get a blank screen whenever I play any video. Also my screen goes blank for about a second whenever I login.

    I am using an ATI Radeon (X1200) video card.

    Please advice.

    Thanks

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    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
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    This is my config in xorg.conf


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    RgbPath "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "glx"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "xtrap"
    Load "dri"
    Load "record"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    EndSection
    Section "Monitor"
    #DisplaySize 370 230 # mm
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "VSC"
    ModelName "VA1703wb-2"
    ### Comment all HorizSync and VertRefresh values to use DDC:
    HorizSync 24.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Driver "radeon"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "Radeon X1200 Series"
    BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Which distro are you using? Edit Screen Section of xorg.conf file.
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" 
    	EndSubSection
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    I am using slackware.

    The videos work if I change the default video driver in xine. I used the command 'xine -V xshm <video file>'.

    Also the videos work using the default driver if I switch from kde to xfce.

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    Have you installed ATI Proprietary Driver?
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    I tried installing the ATI Proprietary Driver, but it failed to install.

    When I execute the installer (ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run) it gives me an error

    which: no XFree86 in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/kde4/libexec:/usr/lib/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin)

    Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
    default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.29.5-smp; make sure that the version is being
    correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

    Since slackware user xorg instead of Xfree86 would it be possible to install this driver?

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