KDE 4.1 Visual Weirdness

Terry Sposato terry at sucked-in.com
Wed Aug 13 08:32:37 UTC 2008


I recently installed KDE 4.1 along side KDE 3.5 with some minor hiccups 
with gpgme etc. but all is fixed now. I only use this machine as a 
remote terminal tunnelling through SSH to administer some boxes.
Now I have the following in my xstartup file:

export PATH
startkde4 &

The weird thing is, when it finally boots, the menus etc. look fine - 
but the overall graphic quality is really, really bad, for example the 
oxygen theme which I believe is the standard just shows us black and 
white pixelated graphics across the task bar and so on.
Now this does not happen with KDE 3.5 so I am wondering if there is 
something specifically I need to do when running KDE 4.1 through VNC? 
Has anyone encountered this yet?

The command I am using to start the server is:
vncserver -depth 24 -geometry 1024x864

I have played with other settings and all bring about the same pixelated 



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