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Old 06-08-2008, 03:22 AM   #1
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Fedora 8: Compiz not starting with nvidia driver


I have a nvidia Geforce 7600 GS with the latest nvidia driver. Compiz does not want to start. any ideas?
 
Old 06-08-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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Wait? Is this the official, binaray only, NVidia driver or the open source one?
My suggestion is to try an ATI card for the simple fact that they are better supported
(so I've heard) on Linux. I know I haven't even got as far as getting the full
NVidia drivers to work on a 2.6 kernel.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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I highly doubt that ATI would be better-supported under Linux! I have an ATI card, and I've been frustrated with the only-just-coming-up-to-speed-barely drivers that ATI has been putting out. Certainly no comparison to their Windows drivers. And from what I've heard, NVidia has had Linux drivers out for much much longer than ATI has.

If you were using Ubuntu I would suggest using EnvyNG, but as you're not, maybe you could look around for a similar tool that installs and configures your drivers for you...
 
Old 06-08-2008, 11:36 PM   #4
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ATI cards are certainly NOT better supported than nvidia; quite the contrary.

A problem with compiz not starting probably won't be video card related anyway, particularly with a 7600GS card, which is quite capable enough to run compiz.

More information is required before any diagnosis can occur.
 
Old 06-09-2008, 02:10 AM   #5
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Thanks to all who replied.... I'll do more research on compiz to see what the actual problem is.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 04:58 AM   #6
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here's a short howto that might help

http://www.howtoforge.com/compiz-fus...rce-fx-5200-p2
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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I highly doubt that ATI would be better-supported under Linux! I have an ATI card, and I've been frustrated with the only-just-coming-up-to-speed-barely drivers that ATI has been putting out. Certainly no comparison to their Windows drivers. And from what I've heard, NVidia has had Linux drivers out for much much longer than ATI has.
This is probably getting to far aside but...
1 ) From what you say I will believe you on the point that ATI drivers stink.
2 ) I suggested ATI because nvidia has been giving me grief and I doubted there could be worse.
3 ) yes NVidia could well have had drivers out longer but they only seem to work with the
largely obsolete 2.4 kernels (and even then that's hard)

In summary of the above: from what we both know both companies are only doing the odd job and having
that done buy the programmers who rank just above the custodians.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #8
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3 ) yes NVidia could well have had drivers out longer but they only seem to work with the
largely obsolete 2.4 kernels (and even then that's hard)
I've never had problems with nvidia. It was straightforward to install on 2.6 kernels with:
Debian etch, debian lenny, fedora 8 (and now 9), ubuntu feisty, gutsy, suse 10.2,
pclinuxos, sabayon. Besides, solaris 10 and freebsd 6.3.

I've never used ATI with linux, but If ATI support was better it would mean that it must install automatically

regards

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