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Old 04-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
ganimo
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compiz-fusion on lenny with radeon 4850?


Hi Friends,

After i had installed Debian lenny i wanted to use the compiz-fusion-effects. My GPU is a ati radeon hd 4850.

I installed the following Packages with the Synaptic-Tool:

-compiz
-compizconfig-backend-gconf
-compizconfig-settings-manager
-compiz-core
-compiz-fusion-plugins-main
-compiz-gnome
-compiz-gtk
-compiz-plugins
-fusion-icon
-libconpizconfig0
-libdecoration0
-phytoncompizconfig

I downloaded the ati-Driver and installed ist.Afer that i started the command: aticonfig --initial and a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf was created.

i rebooted the X-Server but it didnt work. So i rewrited the xorg.conf again from a Backup and the X-server works again but it dont use the fglrx-driver...

when i type in a shell: fglrxinfo
it shows the message:

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.4)


Now, when i start Compiz via the fusion-icon the Screen becomes white but the Cursor is still there.The Expo-Effect works, but my four Desktops are white!

I know there is something wrong with the driver, but i dont know what...:-(
I am thankful for every answer!

ganimo
 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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A couple how-to's for ATI
http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Deb...allation_Guide

compiz setup how-to
http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz
 
Old 04-16-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
ganimo
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Thank you farslayer for your answer!

I followed all instructions from the Debian-wiki, but when i boot Debian and start the X-Server The Window-Manager changed. its called "twm". How can i remove this?
I want to use GNOME again...

and when i start fglrxinfo this message appears:

fglrxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have no idea...:-((

Last edited by ganimo; 04-16-2009 at 10:18 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 11:19 AM   #4
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"TWM" is "Tom's Window Manager", a lightweight X-based manager. Don't know how you got there but, hey, it happens. I'm in KDE but, as I recall, you should be able to select the window manager at login. Poke around the login screen a bit; "Session" maybe?

Can't help you with the ATI/compiz problem since I run Nvidia but I would offer this:
Sometimes it's better to just start over with a fresh install to clear the air (and your head ). Get a nice clean install, run your updates, then tackle the ATI problem. Once all that's done then tackle the compiz installation.
It's much easier to get help if you're just dealing with one problem at a time. Plus, you can apply what you've learned so far and maybe recognize problems before they become complex.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Likewise, I'm 100% nVidia on most of my systems, and I have no ATI experience.. I was hoping those how-to's would get you rolling.

rerushg is right on the money about the session option at the login desktop manager. you should be able to choose whatever window mangers desktops you have installed to boot into from there.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
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Ok Thank you Guys!
I reinstalled Debian and it runs with GNOME again.
Now i will try to solve my ati/compiz problems!
if i will have Problems again, i will post them here...;-) I'm sure i will...
 
Old 04-25-2009, 11:58 AM   #7
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at the debian.wiki theres a howto on compiz:
http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz
and at the bottom of it there are further links to howtos, the first one of it is pretty usefull!
you did edit the xorg.conf with the according entries for compiz?.
(might be a dump question as i dont know the way you created the
xorg.conf with the command, i guess it won`t hurd being reminded:-))
good luck
tschüss

{{post-edit:@ganimo:
danke, und grüsse zurück. ich bin ex-rheinländer in bremen. grausam. viel spass mit gnome-compiz :-) }}

Last edited by j1alu; 04-26-2009 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 09:19 AM   #8
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today Compiz works great!!
I installed the fglrx-driver with the tutorial on :
http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
but i dindt stop gdm (that was the reason why GNOME was not working before my Reinstall...:-|) and after that the driver was installed!
The i downloaded the Compiz-Files and started Copiz!
Now i have a great Desktop with great Compiz-Effects!!
Thank to all who answered my Questions! !
@j1alu: Grüße nach Deutschland!
ganimo
 
  


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