[Wine] Conflicts between kde and wine games - workaround

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 21:56:55 CDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:29 PM,
doctordruidphd<wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> I'm posting this message because I discovered that there appear to be serious video conflicts between some games running in wine, and the kde desktop. Specifically, I have been unable to get "The Witcher Enhanced Edition" to run without severely distorted video. I have both gnome and kde desktops on my system (kUbuntu jaunty-9.04). Today I tried running the game in gnome, and was surprised to find that it worked almost perfectly (the friend/foe rings still don't show up, but that's a minor issue).
> What I found is that if compositing "screen effects" are turned on in kde-4.2 or higher, there are major video problems with the game. Those problems go away if the "effects" in SystemSettings>Desktop>EnableDesktopEffects are turned off. This is a little surprising, because gnome also uses compositing effects, but I believe that gnome uses compiz, while kde has its own internal effects drivers. It's also odd that other games seem to work fine in kde with effects turned on; not at all sure why Witcher is different, but there it is.
> So for others who may be having video problems, if you are running kde, make sure the effects are turned off.

It's a known issue. File a bug with KDE.


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