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Old 10-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #16
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Could someone with a working "Visual Effects" Desktop please post his xorg.conf file here (maybe the "device" section is enough)??
 
Old 10-25-2007, 12:02 PM   #17
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# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "be"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

#Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "wacom"
# Identifier "stylus"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
# Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection
#
#Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "wacom"
# Identifier "eraser"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
# Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection
#
#Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "wacom"
# Identifier "cursor"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
# Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GST]"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Acer AL1951"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GST]"
Monitor "Acer AL1951"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "False"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "evdev"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "vbe"
EndSection
Have you had a look at System > Preferences > Appearance yet?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 05:12 AM   #18
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Have you had a look at System > Preferences > Appearance yet?
Yes, sure! There you can set all the details to your theme and select to have certain options of the 3d desktop or not. And in the Emeralad settings you can also select "window decorations" which I selected...
 
Old 10-29-2007, 05:23 AM   #19
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And gnome-compiz-manager? Did you install that too?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 06:21 AM   #20
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I am pretty sure I did!

I think that only after installing the gnome-compiz-manager there is the extended preferences of the "Visual Settings" available. Which means that before installing I could only choose between "none", "normal" and "everything", or something like that - and after installing there was also "custom" available with a button for the detailed options...
 
Old 10-29-2007, 06:40 AM   #21
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Yes, that's the one I meant. So maybe you need the open Compiz plug-ins instead of the one that is installed by default?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 08:50 AM   #22
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I don't know - I will try later today (when I am at home ) and have a look for "open compiz plug-ins"!
 
Old 10-29-2007, 10:56 AM   #23
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Nope! It does not work!

At least: it works only until I use the "Application Switcher". Then the window decorations are suddenly gone!?

jakewine, could you test that, please??
It's been working pretty well for me for the last few days. I tried switching windows with alt-tab (not sure if that's what you meant) and it works fine.

I did lose my decorations once since applying this fix, but I'm not sure how since i was pretty engrossed in my work and only noticed later on that they disappeared. i got them back by running "sudo emerald restart" from a command prompt.

cheers!
 
Old 10-29-2007, 01:20 PM   #24
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Yes, that's the one I meant. So maybe you need the open Compiz plug-ins instead of the one that is installed by default?
OK, I just checked: apt-get (or synaptic) knows a few packages with the name compiz and plugin...

I have these installed: "compiz-plugins", "compiz-fusion-plugins-main", and "compiz-fusion-plugins-extra"

I did not yet install: "compiz-compcomm-plugins-main" (description: Collection of plugins from OpenCompositing for Compiz) -- when I try to install this package, I get the message it automatically removes "compiz", "compiz-fusion-plugins-main" and "gnome-compiz-manager" -- this cannot be what you mean, is it??
 
Old 10-29-2007, 01:22 PM   #25
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I tried switching windows with alt-tab (not sure if that's what you meant) and it works fine.
Yes, that is what I meant! This is a reproduceable error for me - the window decorations disappear every time I use alt-tab...
 
Old 10-29-2007, 01:28 PM   #26
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I did not yet install: "compiz-compcomm-plugins-main" (description: Collection of plugins from OpenCompositing for Compiz) -- when I try to install this package, I get the message it automatically removes "compiz", "compiz-fusion-plugins-main" and "gnome-compiz-manager" -- this cannot be what you mean, is it??
I tried it - the same error!?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 01:47 PM   #27
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Exclamation Very Interesting / Strange !!

I just removed "gnome-compiz-manager" and every other package that does not directly come with the ubuntu CD ("libgnome-compiz-manager0" and "compizconfig-settings-manager")...

...and believe it or not: window decorations WORK!!

Only thing is: I have to stick to the "none", "normal" and "everything" selection and cannot select "custom" plugins!

Well, at the moment it seems to be an improvement - I'll have to see if using "normal" is better than using "none" because selecting does not work...

Last edited by Thoddy; 10-29-2007 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 04:54 PM   #28
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Hi all.

I had this problem and finally sorted it out. I removed and purged all of the bits of comiz, emerald, and beryl and reinstalled the metapackages. Everything works now. My situation was I had beryl under 6.10 (source) and 7.04 (packages). My assumption is that there were some leftover bits from the prior installations.

sudo dpkg --purge compiz-core compiz-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk compiz-plugins compizconfig-settings-manager libgnome-compiz-manager0 python-compizconfig beryl emerald

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager


Viola!

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