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Old 02-23-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
Oliver
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Xgl, Compiz and Beryl


I am running SuSE 10.1 with the latest updates and was playing around with Xgl and Compiz.

I used "gnome-xgl-settings" under KDE for configuration. First it said that my GeForce FX 5200 by Nvidia is not in the database, although it is not brandnew and nothing special...

"gnome-xgl-settings" asks me how many sides the cube should have and since I used 6 workspaces before I entered 6. Still the cube only had 4 sides... Does anybody know how to fix this?

Those 4 sides had all the same background design of workspace 1. No
individual setting was possible. Can it be fixed?

Furthermore: I am using Kaffeine for watching DVB-T. The advantage is that I can zoom into the picture (Ctrl+ "+" on numpad) and adapt it to my 16:9 widescreen. This does not work here: the picture is basically destroyed. Again: does anybody know how to fix that?

Thanks for any help!

Oliver
 
Old 02-23-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
betamaxman
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If I were you, if you have an nvidia card, I would uninstall both xgl and compiz, install beryl only, install the latest nvidia driver. I believe suse 10.1 has xorg 7.1 so you won.t need xgl and can run beryl (a fork of compiz), natively. Beryl is much better than compiz. You will need to add some lines to your xorg.conf to run it natively, so it looks as shown. Note the "Device" and "Extensions" sections, add this line to the "device" section, (Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"), and the entire "Extensions" section to the bottom of the file. Also be sure to backup your origional xorg.conf file.

The cube has 4 sids or less dito, and only one wallpaper, but beryl is being updated with new releases all the time so who knows. Oh and don't forget to install the emerald theme manager, and have both beryl, and the beryl manager start with gnome, this also works fine for kde as well. Be sure to check out the beryl forums, especialy the "installing beryl sections for suse.
http://forum.beryl-project.org/index.php
and
http://forum.beryl-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=13
My beryl desktop on suse 10.2
http://www.leovilletownsquare.com/fu...php?tid/17184/

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2007-02-04T01:32:25-0400.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Chic USB Device"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 408 255
HorizSync 29-82
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "ACER AL1916W"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "ACR"
VertRefresh 43-76
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1440x900" 104.58 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 931
Modeline "1440x900" 85.75 1440 1488 1520 1600 900 903 909 925 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1366x768" 104.73 1368 1448 1592 1816 768 769 772 801
Modeline "1360x768" 85.50 1360 1408 1440 1520 768 771 776 794 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1280x800" 105.78 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835
Modeline "1280x800" 87.00 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 828 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1152x864" 104.99 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 902
Modeline "1152x864" 96.77 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 900
Modeline "1152x864" 89.56 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 897
Modeline "1152x864" 86.75 1152 1200 1232 1312 864 867 871 895 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1152x864" 81.62 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895
Modeline "1280x768" 104.48 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1280x768" 95.88 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 800
Modeline "1280x768" 88.42 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 798
Modeline "1280x768" 85.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 768 771 778 796 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1280x768" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795
Modeline "1024x768" 83.00 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 76.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 800
Modeline "1024x768" 70.50 1024 1072 1104 1184 768 771 775 796 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 70.07 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 798
Modeline "1024x768" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795
Modeline "1280x600" 80.06 1280 1344 1480 1680 600 601 604 627
Modeline "1280x600" 73.49 1280 1336 1472 1664 600 601 604 625
Modeline "1280x600" 67.08 1280 1336 1464 1648 600 601 604 623
Modeline "1280x600" 67.00 1280 1328 1360 1440 600 603 613 622 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1280x600" 61.50 1280 1336 1464 1648 600 601 604 622
Modeline "1024x600" 64.04 1024 1080 1184 1344 600 601 604 627
Modeline "1024x600" 58.65 1024 1072 1176 1328 600 601 604 625
Modeline "1024x600" 55.00 1024 1072 1104 1184 600 603 613 622 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1024x600" 54.05 1024 1072 1176 1328 600 601 604 623
Modeline "1024x600" 48.96 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 622
Modeline "800x600" 50.32 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 627
Modeline "800x600" 45.93 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 625
Modeline "800x600" 44.75 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 622 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "800x600" 42.33 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 623
Modeline "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
Modeline "768x576" 46.12 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 602
Modeline "768x576" 42.06 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 600
Modeline "768x576" 41.50 768 816 848 928 576 579 583 597 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "768x576" 38.82 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 34.96 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 597
Modeline "640x480" 31.13 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 502
Modeline "640x480" 29.75 640 688 720 800 480 483 487 498 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "640x480" 28.83 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 26.60 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 499
Modeline "640x480" 23.86 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5500"
BusID "2:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVidia"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
EndSection

Last edited by betamaxman; 02-23-2007 at 12:01 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
Oliver
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Thanks a lot! But SuSE 10.1 still has xorg 6.9. Any upgrade I tried caused trouble. Would 6.9 change anything in the above procedure?
 
Old 02-23-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
betamaxman
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Sorry, it won't work. That's to bad, I was sure 10.1 had xorg 7.1 sorry. Have you tried upgrading suse to 10.2. I can understand though if you have 10.1 just has you like it why you might not want to. Beryl is so much better though that it is worth it, you might try it with xgl instead of compiz on your present system.

Last edited by betamaxman; 02-23-2007 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 03:52 AM   #5
Oliver
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10.2

Yes I had a clean 10.2 installation on another disk. There was a big graphics problem with the nvidia card. Despite everything was set to 1440x900 it stayed at 800x600 or in other cases 1024x768. xorg.conf and other settings said the correct parameters. A proper resolution was only possible with the native xorg driver, the proprietary nvidia driver did not work and hence no 3D. That experience was mentioned by many in many fori.

But I read on the Beryl-page that there won't be an further versions for 10.1 due to driver specifications.

I am just waiting for a new nvidia driver (the current one is still from December 21st) and will give 10.2 then another try.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
betamaxman
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Thats to bad and sorry to hear it. The latest driver from nvidia via yast works fine with my 5500 and 1440x900 is realized.
Another option if you want to experience beryl natively is to try pclinux trc2, especially if you have a spare partition on which to install it, with the mentioned xorg.conf changes. I prefeer to compile the nvidia driver my self with pclinux but it is available in their repos via synaptic (the pclinux package manager). Place the bootloader to the root partition of pclinux and configure grub in yast to add a chainloader and boot it with suse's grub. It is a great hassle free os and every bit as good as suse especially where hard ware is concerned. Any way hope you have better luck with a newer nvidia driver.

Last edited by betamaxman; 02-25-2007 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by betamaxman
Thats to bad and sorry to hear it. The latest driver from nvidia via yast works fine with my 5500 and 1440x900 is realized.
Another option if you want to experience beryl natively is to try pclinux trc2, especially if you have a spare partition on which to install it, with the mentioned xorg.conf changes. I prefeer to compile the nvidia driver my self with pclinux but it is available in their repos via synaptic (the pclinux package manager). Place the bootloader to the root partition of pclinux and configure grub in yast to add a chainloader and boot it with suse's grub. It is a great hassle free os and every bit as good as suse especially where hard ware is concerned. Any way hope you have better luck with a newer nvidia driver.
I have SuSE 10.2 and a GF FX5500 as well. Moreover an FSC W19-1 (19") Widescreen TFT. I installed the nvidia drivers via YaST (repo used). But I can't make it to realize 1440x900 as before nVidia and 3D acc.

Can you pleeease help me?! - I'm getting really upset. Here's my /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Code:
# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2007-05-08T01:42:31+0200.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
  FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
  FontPath     "unix/:7100"
  InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "freetype"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "kbd"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "de"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
  Option       "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Buttons" "7"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "Holtek USB Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
  DisplaySize  410 256
  HorizSync    31-81
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "W19-1"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "FUS"
  VertRefresh  56-75
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce FX 5500"
  BusID        "2:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Option       "usevnc" "no"
  VendorName   "NVIDIA"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  Option       "Clone" "off"
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Screen       "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode       0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
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