(KDE) I am trying to troubleshoot a graphics card problem. I see the Plasma Renderer notification and I want to change values there. But, in case I am not able to enter the desktop, where can find the settings using command line? Is there a settings file? Or a command line script?
Welcome to Manjaro!
Please read this:
and post some more information so we can see what's really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies...
The rendering and compositing are part of the window manager, KWin. So you'll find the most pertinent settings in
However, as @Fabby said, if you want help with that graphics issue, then you're going to have to provide us with more information. Never forget that the advice you'll get here is always only going to be as good as the information you provide us with.
Well i have been searching that myself for the last hour and i have to say.... it really is hard to find.
There is not even a thing mentioned in the kde documentation about it. Which is kinda sad i have to say.
It might be a viable alternative to just make a backup, with for example timeshift, because it is easy to restore from commandline. Thats what i always do when i do some light probing.
In any case, @Fabby is correct so do tell use what your problem is. We might be able to help.
Edit: @Aragorn thank you for finding the file location. Your answer seems to be correct.
If I was asking for assistance in order to solve the graphics card problem I would post system info. But I am not
I am asking where KDE Plasma Renderer is storing its settings. @Aragorn is correct regarding the Kwin settings but this is not where the Renderer keeps its own
A screenshot of:
Would help me narrow it down using
grep --recursive on my own system. Now I have no clue what you're talking about.
Perhaps it would then be more helpful to everyone here ─ yourself included ─ what you understand as being "the renderer"?
Kwin is a compositing window manager, and everything to do with its settings should be in
$HOME/.config/kwinrc. Below are the complete contents of the
~/.config/kwinrc in my user account here at own system...
update_info=kwin.upd:replace-scalein-with-scale,kwin.upd:port-minimizeanimation-effect-to-js,kwin.upd:port-scale-effect-to-js,kwin.upd:port-dimscreen-effect-to-js,kwin.upd:auto-bordersize [Compositing] AnimationSpeed=3 Backend=OpenGL Enabled=true GLCore=true GLPreferBufferSwap=a GLTextureFilter=2 HiddenPreviews=5 OpenGLIsUnsafe=false WindowsBlockCompositing=true XRenderSmoothScale=false [Desktops] Id_1=b7179ccb-1458-4e35-b2d2-705d57afb260 Id_10=2b83b80f-2af2-4aab-8fd7-02aae2314936 Id_11=44003a39-b1c0-4d6c-979e-ed4588a87313 Id_12=d9d3dda7-6367-4f79-9095-7390807f052b Id_2=967e1495-bf10-4c8e-99b9-12c1849cbdc5 Id_3=629294fa-2388-4cfd-904d-a5413154ab35 Id_4=e5037be1-09e2-4ce6-880c-c07ae9f51fa2 Id_5=034ad1a5-d03c-4640-84fb-a792634c5679 Id_6=c2e14740-aea7-44ef-8881-ad8129994fe3 Id_7=f999c1c8-b74e-41f8-963e-9ab7f6b47e85 Id_8=4e88944b-1bd9-4fa6-8f22-8829cdb32073 Id_9=b6b06365-bcf6-4c57-8b98-75a044313a4e Name_1=Desktop 01 Name_2=Desktop 02 Name_3=Desktop 03 Name_4=Desktop 04 Name_5=Desktop 05 Name_6=Desktop 06 Name_7=Desktop 07 Name_8=Desktop 08 Name_9=Desktop 09 Number=12 Rows=2 [Effect-Blur] BlurStrength=4 NoiseStrength=3 [Effect-CoverSwitch] TabBox=false TabBoxAlternative=false [Effect-Cube] BorderActivate=5 BorderActivateCylinder=9 BorderActivateSphere=9 CloseOnMouseRelease=true InvertKeys=true TabBox=true TexturedCaps=false TouchBorderActivate=9 TouchBorderActivateCylinder=9 TouchBorderActivateSphere=9 ZPosition=223 [Effect-CubeSlide] UseWindowMoving=true [Effect-DesktopGrid] BorderActivate=6 BorderWidth=5 DesktopNameAlignment=132 LayoutMode=1 ShowAddRemove=false TouchBorderActivate=9 [Effect-FlipSwitch] TabBox=true TabBoxAlternative=false [Effect-PresentWindows] BorderActivate=2 BorderActivateAll=9 BorderActivateClass=9 TouchBorderActivate=7 TouchBorderActivateAll=9 TouchBorderActivateClass=9 [Effect-TrackMouse] Control=false Meta=false [Effect-Wobbly] AdvancedMode=true Drag=90 ResizeWobble=false Stiffness=11 [Effect-kwin4_effect_scale] InScale=0.35 OutScale=0.35 [Effect-kwin4_effect_translucency] ComboboxPopups=94 Dialogs=94 DropdownMenus=76 IndividualMenuConfig=true Menus=91 PopupMenus=84 TornOffMenus=92 [ElectricBorders] Bottom=None BottomLeft=None BottomRight=ShowDesktop Left=None Right=None Top=None TopLeft=None TopRight=None [MouseBindings] CommandActiveTitlebar1=Raise CommandActiveTitlebar2=Raise CommandActiveTitlebar3=Operations menu CommandAll1=Move CommandAll2=Toggle raise and lower CommandAll3=Resize CommandAllKey=Alt CommandAllWheel=Nothing CommandInactiveTitlebar1=Activate and raise CommandInactiveTitlebar2=Activate and raise CommandInactiveTitlebar3=Operations menu CommandTitlebarWheel=Shade/Unshade CommandWindow1=Activate, raise and pass click CommandWindow2=Activate and pass click CommandWindow3=Activate and pass click CommandWindowWheel=Scroll [Plugins] blurEnabled=true cubeEnabled=true cubeslideEnabled=true desktopchangeosdEnabled=true enforcedecoEnabled=true flipswitchEnabled=true forceblurEnabled=true highlightwindowEnabled=true kwin4_effect_dimscreenEnabled=true kwin4_effect_fadeEnabled=false kwin4_effect_scaleEnabled=true kwin4_effect_squashEnabled=false kwin4_effect_windowapertureEnabled=false magiclampEnabled=true magnifierEnabled=true minimizeallEnabled=false screenedgeEnabled=false sheetEnabled=true slideEnabled=false synchronizeskipswitcherEnabled=false trackmouseEnabled=true videowallEnabled=false windowgeometryEnabled=false zoomEnabled=false [Script-desktopchangeosd] PopupHideDelay=1000 TextOnly=true [TabBox] ActivitiesMode=1 ApplicationsMode=0 BorderActivate=9 BorderAlternativeActivate=9 DesktopMode=1 HighlightWindows=true LayoutName=org.kde.breeze.desktop MinimizedMode=0 MultiScreenMode=0 ShowDesktopMode=0 ShowTabBox=true SwitchingMode=0 TouchBorderActivate=9 TouchBorderAlternativeActivate=9 [TabBoxAlternative] ActivitiesMode=1 ApplicationsMode=0 DesktopMode=1 HighlightWindows=true LayoutName=org.kde.breeze.desktop MinimizedMode=0 MultiScreenMode=0 ShowDesktopMode=0 ShowTabBox=true SwitchingMode=0 [TouchEdges] Bottom=None Left=None Right=None Top=None [Windows] ActiveMouseScreen=false AutoRaise=false AutoRaiseInterval=750 AutogroupInForeground=true AutogroupSimilarWindows=false BorderSnapZone=10 BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true CenterSnapZone=10 ClickRaise=true DelayFocusInterval=300 ElectricBorderCooldown=400 ElectricBorderCornerRatio=0.25 ElectricBorderDelay=350 ElectricBorderMaximize=true ElectricBorderTiling=false ElectricBorders=0 FocusPolicy=ClickToFocus FocusStealingPreventionLevel=1 GeometryTip=false HideUtilityWindowsForInactive=true InactiveTabsSkipTaskbar=false MaximizeButtonLeftClickCommand=Maximize MaximizeButtonMiddleClickCommand=Maximize (vertical only) MaximizeButtonRightClickCommand=Maximize (horizontal only) NextFocusPrefersMouse=false Placement=Centered RollOverDesktops=true SeparateScreenFocus=false ShadeHover=true ShadeHoverInterval=250 SnapOnlyWhenOverlapping=false TitlebarDoubleClickCommand=Minimize WindowSnapZone=10 [org.kde.kdecoration2] BorderSize=None BorderSizeAuto=false ButtonsOnLeft=XILA ButtonsOnRight=HSF CloseOnDoubleClickOnMenu=false library=org.kde.kwin.aurorae theme=__aurorae__svg__Mojave-Dark
You can see that it contains the settings about the compositing backend, as well as about the desktop effects.
So if that is not what you're looking for, then what is it you're looking for?
The Plasma Renderer icon is at the taskbar, under the mouse. The settings are the ones shown. The Rendering Backend (which concerns me) values are "Automatic", "Open GL" and "Software". I tried to grep them (even Recoll them ) in my system but ... nothing.
I think that Plasma Renderer (attaching screenshot) is used when there is a problem with the card in order to override the settings and use safer ones. My kwinrc says it uses OpenGL (Backend=OpenGL) while the Plasma Renderer uses Software. Also, when I change settings in Plasma Renderer the kwinrc is untouched. So I think the Renderer overrides the kwinrc. The question is: where the Renderer stores its settings?
the hell is that?
Operating System: Manjaro Linux KDE Plasma Version: 5.17.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.66.0 Qt Version: 5.14.1 Kernel Version: 5.4.22-1-MANJARO OS Type: 64-bit
and I see this in my system settings:
Can you go to
about because your profile is saying you're on KDE Plasma 5.13.5
First of all ─ correct terminology is important! ─ what you are talking about is not the task bar but the panel, and there's a huge difference. You had me looking in the wrong place.
Secondly ─ and this is important ─ I don't have that Plasma Renderer here, and I suspect that it might be part of
qt5ct, which is a Qt configuration utility for Qt/KDE applications in desktop environments that are themselves not based upon Qt. It is therefore strongly recommended not to use
qt5ct in combination with the actual KDE Plasma desktop, because its settings may conflict with those of the actual KDE System Settings.
Thirdly ─ and there's the conflict ─ you state that your
kwinrc says that you are using OpenGL, but this Plasma Renderer states that you are using software-based compositing, i.e. XRender.
However you installed this thing, I would strongly advise you to get rid of it and customize your desktop only by way of the System Settings and ─ if applicable to the theme you're using ─ the Kvantum Manager.
First, sorry for the terminology error
Second, no I don't use qt5ct, I checked in octopi and it's not installed.
Now, as I said in a previous post, Plasma Renderer seems to kick in when one has vga crashes (I did) and tries to override kwinrc with safer values. My question is where Plasma Renderer stores these settings.
I don't know how to launch it myself, in a clean system.
Well, I don't know the name of the file, but it's bound to be under
~/.config/ somewhere. The name should be a giveaway.
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