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Old 02-05-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
Parent5446
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Exclamation The wonderful world of my graphics card


OK, so I have spent a couple of days on the most annoying problem with my graphics. First, I try to install AWN. Error comes up saying the compositing program is not working. Check with Compiz and it turns out visual effects are disabled. Try to enable visual effects and it says it was unable to do so. Look online and find recommendations install Xgl. Try installing Xgl and it does not install properly, forcing me to connect my wireless and reinstall Xorg from the command line. I then find that the driver for my graphics card might not be the correct driver. Attempt to install the driver and it comes up with errors saying it cannot find my Xorg modules.

At this point I really have no idea what is going on, and I just want AWN to start working. Here is lshw -C display:

*-display:0 UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-display:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

Here is my xorg.conf:

# xorg.conf (X.Org 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.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# 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 "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 2560 800
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection


I am running Linux Parent5446-Lapu 2.6.28-6-generic #17-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 30 15:34:36 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux, which is the developing version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackelope).
 
Old 02-05-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm wrong but in your xorg.conf file dont you need to specify a driver for the Configured Video Device?
That section of my xorg.conf looks like this:
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
	Driver		"fglrx"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
	VideoRam	256000
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-06-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, but...

The only problem is I have absolutely no idea what value to put for the driver, and I'm not even sure what driver is installed. And if I try installing Intel's driver, the installation fails.

I'll do some more research, though. Thanks because for some reason I did not think of that. Unfortunately I do not edit xorg.conf enough to know exactly how to work it.

Just as a note to myself, it seems that my xorg.conf has no driver specified, or even a mouse or keyboard. Wierd. And here is the lspci info on my graphics card:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Last edited by Parent5446; 02-06-2009 at 04:35 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Old Problem causes New Problem

OK, my obvious blindness led me to forget the -configure option on Xorg. Anyway, I ran it and loaded the new xorg.conf file. Finally, effects and AWN work perfectly. However, all the title bars on my windows disappeared.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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Smile Finally, all is finished

All it took was a simple restart to fix my last problem. Anyway, thanks to everybody for your help.
 
  


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