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    \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain]
        \node[on chain] {A};
        \node[on chain,join={with chain-1 by {draw opacity=0}}] {B};
        \node[on chain,join={with chain-2 by {draw opacity=1}}] {C};

which produces A-B-C. If I comment out \usepackage{pstricks} or use the article document class, then it produces A B-C, the correct result. Why is that and how can I use pstricks together with tikz and beamer in this case?

Edit: I use pdflatex.

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Which engine do you use to compile your document? – Daniel Jul 1 '13 at 11:17
With latex->dvips->ps2pdf, the result is correct. – Paul Gaborit Jul 1 '13 at 11:18
I use pdflatex. – letmaik Jul 1 '13 at 11:19
You cannot use pstricks from pdflatex – JLDiaz Jul 1 '13 at 12:08
JLDiaz: Sure, with -shell-escape and \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}. But my problem also occurs without this, so I didn't include it. – letmaik Jul 1 '13 at 12:11

run it with xelatex instead of pdflatex. Then you also do not need the package auto-pst-pdf. However, I suppose a problem with beamers opacity settings.

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xelatex takes 1min 6s to compile my slides. Then I rather use latex->dvips->ps2pdf which takes 9s. – letmaik Jul 1 '13 at 12:43

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