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Old 01-05-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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Question Sceen is not Composited.

When I switch off my computer I get a message informing me that screen is not composited.
I am running Linux 9.10 Karma.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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It's usually not a serious issue it's a matter of if compiz or something else gets control of your session when logging in. If something else gets control rather than compiz it complains. Check your logs and see if there's a message about compositing from compiz when you login.
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Thanks very much for your help rweaver I am new to Linux and am still not quite sure how to check my logs can you please advise me further.
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I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 ("Jaunty"), so it might be a little different form Karmic, but there should be something in your System->Administration menu called "Log File Viewer". If it's not there, you might try looking in other menus.

If you can't find it at all, open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal, or just press Alt-F2 and type "gnome-terminal") and enter
cat /var/log/messages | grep "composite"


dmesg | grep "composite"
..and post those results (if any) here in [code] ... [/code] tags.

Hope this helps...
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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Hello Mr Code,
Thanks for your advice it worked first time by going to System->Administration menu called "Log File Viewer".
I now know how to check my logs whenever the need arises.
Many thanks for your assistance.


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