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

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Fri Feb 12 13:19:41 UTC 2010

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.

I think the kde 'control panel' is called systemsettings so calling
that command in a non-compiz Gnome should let you alter the KDE config.
It might be called something like kde-systemsettings, though. I've no
KDE here to have a play with.

Else I'd be tempted to see what's in places like /usr/bin/kde*

Avi Greenbury ;)

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