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Old 02-09-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
landonab
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Compiz-Fusion on Debian VS Ubuntu


Ok, I have read numerous How-to's until I have confused myself and screwed-up xorg 4 times so that I can't boot into Debian. Now, at this point I am ready to give-up but I really hate to be beat. So, finally I am going to ask a question and maybe some direction.

Dell Latitude D600 Laptop
ATI Radeon Mobility 9200

With Ubuntu, Fedora 7 and 8, Mandriva and OpenSuSE Compiz works out of the box without changing anything (other than possibly enabling 3d effects). Because of the relationship of Debian and Ubuntu I am trying to figure out why this works with Ubuntu but not Debian.

Following are my xorg.conf files...

Ubuntu

Code:
# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
   Option      "ZAxisMapping"      "4 5"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Synaptics Touchpad"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "SendCoreEvents"   "true"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
   Option      "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
   Option      "HorizEdgeScroll"   "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "stylus"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "stylus"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "eraser"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "eraser"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "cursor"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "cursor"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
   Driver      "ati"
   BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
   Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
   Monitor      "Generic Monitor"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "1024x768"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "Default Screen"
   InputDevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   InputDevice   "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
#   InputDevice     "stylus"   "SendCoreEvents"
#   InputDevice     "cursor"   "SendCoreEvents"
#   InputDevice     "eraser"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice   "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
Debian

Code:
# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc104"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Synaptics Touchpad"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "SendCoreEvents"   "true"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
   Option      "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
   Option      "HorizScrollDelta"   "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
   Driver      "ati"
   BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
   Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
   Monitor      "Generic Monitor"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "1024x768"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "Default Screen"
   InputDevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   InputDevice   "Configured Mouse"
   InputDevice   "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
I can not seem to get Compiz to run without crashing on Debian. The furthest I got was to where I could start Compiz-Fusion but my windows were grey, no text, buttons or anything in the window.

Any thoughts would be great.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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May be the following links can help you. I never tried to install compiz in debian, I just like the vanilla theme.

http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz
http://swik.net/Compiz+Debian
 
Old 02-09-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
landonab
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lycan View Post
May be the following links can help you. I never tried to install compiz in debian, I just like the vanilla theme.

http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz
http://swik.net/Compiz+Debian
Thanks for the response lycan. I will read through the links and see if I can figure it out.

I really just dont understand what is different between Debian and Ubuntu in regards to this.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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For me the Debian packages didn't work, I had to install from Shame's repository: http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/showthread.php?t=3657

After much heartache, it worked, but I decided I didn't like it that well after all.

Such is life.

I use XFCE, and it seems to be more difficult than with Gnome or KDE. Good luck.
 
  


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