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Old 06-16-2009, 04:55 AM   #1
RLU491412
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Unhappy Gnome- compiz fusion won't work- linux mint 6


so. compiz fusion wont work.
I try to enable desktop effects but it says it can't do it.
i ran
Code:
compiz
in terminal and it outputted
Code:
Checking for Xgl: not present. 
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present. 
Checking for non power of two support: present. 
Checking for Composite extension: present. 
Comparing resolution (1280x800) to maximum 3D texture size (8192): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present. 
Checking for nVidia: present. 
Checking for FBConfig: present. 
Checking for Xgl: not present. 
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Could not acquire compositing manager selection on screen 0 display ":0.0"
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Window manager warning: Failed to load theme "Lightning": Failed to find a valid file for theme Lightning

Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 26 on window none when operation 26 on none already in effect
then went to quite a primative theme.
normally the last two lines don't appear...

My desktop has been weird lately, and not quite working well.
Is there a way to like, roll back changes???
it was working perfect last week... if i could roll back about a week it would be exellent...
does anybody know what is wrong???
thanks
 
Old 06-16-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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Have you followed a tutorial on how to do this? If so can you past the link here?

Try "compiz --replace" instead.

If you log in as another user does the desktop look OK? If so, you could remove your GNOME, compiz etc. settings to remove the "weird" behaviour.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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Code:
glxinfo | grep rendering
This should tell us if you card supports the graphical effects, any way, if the answer is "No" make sure to install drivers for you card, follow an How-To, a tutorial or use google for more info... Post xorg.conf, too...
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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I started using xfce...

I decided to give xfce a shot, and I really am liking it... compiz works perfectly!
oh
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This should tell us if you card supports the graphical effects, any way, if the answer is "No" make sure to install drivers for you card, follow an How-To, a tutorial or use google for more info... Post xorg.conf, too...
the word `an` is used before a word starting with a vowel...
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