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Old 01-08-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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3D desktop stops working after compiz update


Hi

After updating to compiz 0.3.2-4, I don't get the cube any more. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the Nvidia drivers, the Xorg log file doesn't give any. I use the plf drivers (91.31, but same problem with previous version). I also looked at the xorg.conf file, but couldn't find anything. Downgrading to the old Compiz version made the cube come back, but I messed with the package sources and don't find the old version any more (the one on CD). Any ideas?

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Old 01-11-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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reinstall with the old drivers. 3D is "bleeding edge" and largely unsupported.

And a tip, from the Hard Knocks School of 'Oh Well!'" ... do NOT change KDE themes using the kcontrol theme manager. Lots of bug reports, gray hairs and reinstalls after that disaster... yours truly included.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:56 AM   #3
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Thanks. After messing around with sources I ended up finding the old Compiz package. I reinstalled it (first removing the old one) and now it works again. As suspected, it's not a Nvidia driver problem. I still have the latest installed. I know 3D is bleeding edge, but I tend to update such packages as newer versions usually come with lots of bugfixes.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 07:00 PM   #4
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temptations!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hansalfredche
Thanks. After messing around with sources I ended up finding the old Compiz package. I reinstalled it (first removing the old one) and now it works again. As suspected, it's not a Nvidia driver problem. I still have the latest installed. I know 3D is bleeding edge, but I tend to update such packages as newer versions usually come with lots of bugfixes.
Fun, ain't it? I am proud of my lousy reputation for breaking things, the same things repeatedly often, as if lessons can never be learned. (oh, but they are!)

Mandriva 2007 3D desktop is for the inquisitive sort only, no where near functional in any rational deployment. (really, what's the use ...?)

Nvidia is to be kissed and hugged for all their exquisite labors of love for the Linux community. I think this particular 3D problem is 80% KDE and distribution-specific dependencies thereupon.

From wintry western New York,

(wvd@wvd)# cat /world | brain -A
 
Old 01-23-2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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I broke it too...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hansalfredche
Thanks. After messing around with sources I ended up finding the old Compiz package. I reinstalled it (first removing the old one) and now it works again. As suspected, it's not a Nvidia driver problem. I still have the latest installed. I know 3D is bleeding edge, but I tend to update such packages as newer versions usually come with lots of bugfixes.
I'm glad to see you got it, but if you coud be more specific in your solution, hanselfredche, I would be very grateful. The "sources" are where? Still unclear, did you install the "old" package after remove new one?

Last edited by gub; 01-23-2007 at 10:50 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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Basically, the solution was to install the original package that is on the CD. So, yes, I reinstalled the old package.

I did mess up the source list (in MCC you can manage source lists) somewhen and installing from CD didn't worked any more. By source I mean the location where the packages are (CD, DVD, ftp mirror). So I deleted those as source and added some from http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

That worked fine, except the original packages aren't there. So I used the MCC and added one of the mirrors, which made the original packages come back.

All that talk is for nothing if you didn't, like me, messed up your system. As long as installing packages from CD works, you can simply uninstall the updated compiz package and reinstall the old one.
 
  


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