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Old 09-22-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
Gallifrey
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Question Desktop Cube Screws UP My Desktop With Nvidia Graphics


Hi,
I am running a fresh install of 10.04 with Nvidia-Current proprietary drivers for a GeForce 9600 GT. Everything seems fine, initially, until I enable desktop cube. Then my window borders disappear. If I reboot, I am left with a blank desktop with no panels, no windows, nothing. Right clicking has no effect.

I have tried reinstalling Compiz and plugins, but it made no difference.

Here is the output of lshw -C display:
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*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G96 [GeForce 9600M GT]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:6000(size=12
I also ran the compiz-check script by forlong, but that did not reveal any problems.

I also tried reloading the window manager via Applications > System Tools > Compiz Fusion Icon. It in't work, my windows were still borderless, until I disabled Desktop cube and reloaded the WM again.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 04:54 AM   #2
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you are using the nvidia.run installer ? right

did you also reinstall mesa and it's dev package

just like you do in fedora
the .run overwrites the native mesa .so and the header .h files
Ubuntu might be a bit different but in fedora it IS A MUST
 
Old 09-25-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
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you are using the nvidia.run installer ? right

did you also reinstall mesa and it's dev package

just like you do in fedora
the .run overwrites the native mesa .so and the header .h files
Ubuntu might be a bit different but in fedora it IS A MUST
Problem solved! It was because I continued to have the 'skydome' option checked in Desktop Cube. For some reason, my card did not like the skydome select, and would kick up a fuss. I simply resized it from 4000x2000 to 4096x2048, and it works just fine. Not sure what that is about, but it works.
 
  


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