KDE4 with compositing / desktop effects in SuSE 10.3

Keywords: linux suse kde kde4 compiz kdewin
Versions: suse 10.3, kde 4

YaST suggests that installing the special patterns for Compiz in KDE4 should provide all that is needed to be able to enable desktop effects in the "Configure Window Behavior" dialog of the title bar context menu.

Unfortunately this is not the case. Apart from an up to date driver for your graphics card (in my case nVidia, where the one I had initially installed for my 10.3 didn't do), two option entries need to be added to xorg.conf manually:

Section "Screen"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
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