On Tuesday 10 November 2009 15:27:35 Nate Bargmann wrote: > * Jan De Luyck <firstname.lastname@example.org> > [2009 Nov 10 09:28 -0600]: > > I'm using KDE4 on my sid (unstable) workstation and laptop without any > > KDE- related problems. > > This may be KDE or Debian related, but I know that on this T41 laptop I > cannot run full desktop effects with the latest Sid. I use the Radeon > Xorg driver and when I select desktop effects all of the Plasma related > stuff on the screen is corrupted. Meanwhile, I have Kubuntu 9.10 > installed on another partition on this laptop and it absolutely rocks > with full desktop effects enabled--same hardware and Xorg driver. Did you install the proper firmware package? The firmware is arguably non- free, so it doesn't appear in Debian kernels. It may appear in Ubuntu kernels because they take a different stance on such firmware. > I'm not sure if the reason is simply the 2.6.31 kernel in Kubuntu > versus the 2.6.30 kernel in Sid or if the Kubuntu kernel has been > compiled with desktop support and Debian's has not. Some time ago > after discussion on this list I filed a Debian bug wishlist report > asking for a Debian kernel with the desktop support enabled. It was > closed as "will not fix". Yes, pending a formal vote, firmware without source code will not be added back to the Debian kernel, and such firmware will be removed as bugs are filed against it. I agree with Debian's stance on the firmware issue. Others may not, even if they are similarly concerned with software freedoms in general. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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