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Old 04-03-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
Katriss
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Compiz not working with Fedora 8


Im sick of looking online for posts relating to my issue... Please don't flame me for this.

I just want Compiz to work... But everytime I click enable desktop effects in the desktop effects, and it simply says "Desktop effects could not be enabled"

This really bugs me, so please help.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

Can you reply with more details?
Kernel version?
Compiz version?
Which desktop?
Do you have video card? if yes details about that
HW details?
 
Old 04-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #3
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Ah, yes =)

I am not sure about the kernel version, I am at school right now... Should be the latest stable one, though.

Im using Fedroa Core 8, I just got the live CD and installed on my hard drive. Compiz, I'm not sure about either...

I have a video card, but idk what kind =( I don't know how to find out, but I know it's not nVidia.

My com is an HP Pavillion Desktop... See I really don't know much about this computer, as I'm only going to be using it for a short time

I am so sorry =( I don't know very much about the computer...
I am pretty sure I can't get Compiz to work because I have the wrong vido/graphic card drivers...
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #4
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I am also having this issue with Fedora 8 right now, so I am interested to see the answer here. I installed yesterday intending to try it out as a desktop environment. I have an Nvidia 8800 GTX graphics card, and desktop effects won't work for me either. It's doubtlessly a driver problem here.

When I try to install my card's latest Linux drivers, a message tells me that the X Server must be stopped before I can. How do I stop it?

Also, does this version of Fedora come with Compiz, or do I need to install it sepparately?
 
Old 04-05-2008, 02:16 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Katriss View Post
Ah, yes =)

I am not sure about the kernel version, I am at school right now... Should be the latest stable one, though.

Im using Fedroa Core 8, I just got the live CD and installed on my hard drive. Compiz, I'm not sure about either...

I have a video card, but idk what kind =( I don't know how to find out, but I know it's not nVidia.

My com is an HP Pavillion Desktop... See I really don't know much about this computer, as I'm only going to be using it for a short time

I am so sorry =( I don't know very much about the computer...
I am pretty sure I can't get Compiz to work because I have the wrong vido/graphic card drivers...
I think HP pavillion doesnot ship with a separate video card. Unless you have a good 3D video card you cannot enjoy the compiz effects.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Madone_SL_5.5 View Post
I am also having this issue with Fedora 8 right now, so I am interested to see the answer here. I installed yesterday intending to try it out as a desktop environment. I have an Nvidia 8800 GTX graphics card, and desktop effects won't work for me either. It's doubtlessly a driver problem here.

When I try to install my card's latest Linux drivers, a message tells me that the X Server must be stopped before I can. How do I stop it?

Also, does this version of Fedora come with Compiz, or do I need to install it sepparately?
You need third party repos to install the correct drivers and compiz.

Follow the below instructions

1) Add livna repo
$ sudo rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
$ sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Note: disable livna-devel & liva-testing repos if enabled by default.

2) Install nvidia driver
$ sudo yum install kmod-nvidia
Note: May require a system restart.

3) Even though FC8 comes with compiz more additional softwares are required to use it better so install the below softwares.
$ sudo yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager

4) Enable the desktop effects and enjoy!
 
  


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