How to turn off use of 3d/Visual effects in KDE?

Chris G cl at
Fri Feb 12 13:05:11 GMT 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 12:12:35PM +0000, Nepal - google wrote:
> On Friday 12 Feb 2010 11:37:58 Chris G wrote:
> > I have a newly installed ubuntu 9.10 system where I have discovered
> > that I need to turn off 'Visual Effects' in Gnome to prevent the
> > video drivers crashing (Intel i915).
> > 
> > How do I do the same thing in KDE?  I have installed the KDE
> > desktop on the same system but it crashes in exactly the same way
> > that the Gnome desktop did until I turned off Visual Effects in
> > Gnome.  There isn't a "KDE Failsafe" so I can't do it by using
> > that.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Chris Green
> System Settings/Desktop/ uncheck the Enable desktop effects box at the 
> top left corner of the General Tab.
The whole point is that I can't do that because the KDE desktop
crashes, I need a command line way of doing it so I can do it either
from Gnome or from an ssh terminal login.

Chris Green

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