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Old 03-12-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
mikegorb
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nvidia driver installed now no curved corners


hi all,

i've recently installed the closed source nvidia driver from nvidia.com which has given me direct rendering (ok so thats cool!).

my problem is that now there doesn't appear to be any transparency anywhere. for example, the corners of all my windows were originally curved but now they have become square. another example is that mplayer's toolbar has a black square background instead of smooth curves.

i've been mucking about with xorg.conf to try and get things fixed but don't know what else to do.

here's my xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "On"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
I've added 'Composite enabled' and 'allowglxwithcomposite on'.

any suggestions?

many thanks,
mike :-)
 
Old 03-12-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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My "Module" section has quite a lot more in it:
Code:
Section "Module"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
	Load	"v4l"
EndSection
 
Old 03-12-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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wow, i've added the extra modules to my xorg.conf and it works!

not sure exactly what each module is needed for, but hey works well!

thanks tredegar for your excellent fast response to my post.

mike :-)
 
Old 03-12-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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and it works!
Good. And thanks for the feedback.
 
  


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