How to safely replace kwin with kwinft in KDE Dragonized?

Hi everyone

Has anyone done this? I just haven't found any articles on the topic of replacing kwin with kwinft yet.

I think it won't hurt and maybe solve the my problems with the kwin crash :slight_smile:

  Kernel: 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=94fcb400-f6b5-43fc-a6a4-779aff3fdb59 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=b7ee18a6-137d-4f7f-960f-8be0ab1d3c04 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
    vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux

Probably, otherwise the package would be pretty pointless. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

It's supposed to be a drop-in replacement, so there won't be any articles. Build the package, install it, it will remove kwin, done.


There were just small suspicions that the graphics of the system might not start anymore With direct replacement :sweat_smile:

It might not, but it's easy enough to reinstall the original package.


Dive in. Learning can be adventurous. :slight_smile:


I installed it, and after restarting there were constant flickers, so I had to roll back. From the noticeable, animations are faster and smoother and look nicer. So i are waiting for KDE Dragonized with wayland)

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You have not provided a full inxi -Faz output. If you had, I wouldn't need to ask the next questions.

Do you have an Nvidia graphics card?

If so, have you implemented the Nvidia troubleshooting recommendations from the Arch Wiki.

Again people, please provide a full inxi -Faz output unless requested to provide an alternate (less detailed) version by forum assistants.


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