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Old 10-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Fedora 8 GL Desktop Effects disabled after reboot or logout


Hi to all,

I have Fedora 8 up and running on a dual boot system, and I have been trying to get the GL Desktop and Desktop effects running with some success but I have a couple of problems.

To get the effects working I have to first enable Desktop Effects from the System / Look and Feel menu, then enable the GL Desktop from the same menu. After doing this it mostly seems to work, but after a reboot or logout I will lose the Desktop Effects and windows are frozen to the desktop without a title bar or the ability to move the windows. I can re-enable the Desktop Effects from the System / Look and Feel menu and it all comes good again.

Is there something I missing to ensure the GL Desktop and Desktop Effects load correctly at login?

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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first ,what is your hardware and WHAT is your 3d card a nvidia or ati
depending on whether it is a ati or nvidia card the instructions are different .
 
Old 10-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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first ,what is your hardware and WHAT is your 3d card a nvidia or ati
depending on whether it is a ati or nvidia card the instructions are different .
Hi John,

Gigabyte P4 Titan MB
Ati Radeon 9550 256mb
Celeron 2.2 GHz
Ram 2.0 GB
HD 100 GB
Samsung 226BW LCD

Fedora Core 8 fully patched as of yesterday.

Xorg.0.log
X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: Fedora 8 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.26.5-28.fc8 #1 SMP Sat Sep 20 09:32:58 EDT 2008 i686
Build Date: 24 July 2008
..............
 
Old 10-04-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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Fedora video card drivers for both ATI and the NVIDIA cards are available at this site; http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/ , just click the link for your Fedora version 8 to install the needed RPM then follow instructions.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:09 AM   #5
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Fedora video card drivers for both ATI and the NVIDIA cards are available at this site; http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/ , just click the link for your Fedora version 8 to install the needed RPM then follow instructions.
Thanks but I already have the driver installed and working.

My problem is the GL Desktop and Desktop Effects settings don't stick, after a reboot they are lost or partial lost.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 12:04 PM   #6
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Thanks but I already have the driver installed and working.
it would be helpful if we knew WHAT card you have and what driver
if nvidia was it the "nvidia.run" or the "kmod-nvidia"
for ati - did you install "kmod-fglrx " or the one from the ati web site , or the open driver in the fedora install dvd ?
see :"Howto for fglrx (Ati driver) and Compiz-fusion "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=155503


have a read through the How to nvidia and generic
"compiz-fusion 0.7.9 repo for F8 , F9 & F10 ( includes screenlets & gnomeartng)"

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=173317
and the How to for a ati card
see :"Howto for fglrx (Ati driver) and Compiz-fusion "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=155503
to install compiz-fusion and turn on "direct rendering"
If your 3d card ( ati or nvidia) dose not support it then you can not install it and have it work.

Last edited by John VV; 10-05-2008 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 08:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, it's all sorted.

I had to update the ATI driver, kmod-fglrx and delete my .gnome2 profile to get it all working but it's sorted out now.
 
  


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