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Old 01-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
Ron Vaughan
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Unhappy Fedora 12 - Compiz -non-working GUI

I recently upgraded Fedora 11 to Fedora 12. No problems. Tried to get fancy and add Compiz using a string I took from the fedora forum.

Now the system appears to be booting but then hangs with the cursor in the corner. I am able to get to a virtual terminal (Ctl-Alt-F3)and examined the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

I believe it is looking for an "nVidia.ko" file. I am not able determine what to do to get back to normal.

Attempted to rename the xorg.conf file but it didn't help. Not really sure that is what the problem is but I tried running startx and it mentions that file as a problem.

Any steps I should be trying to get back to the regular GUI desktop?

Don't want to do a complete reload if I can help it.

Thank you

Ron V
Old 01-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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I know that choosing the window manager has nothing to do with xorg.conf.

Instead you execute the window manager from a shell script called ".xinitrc" in your home folder. I don't know how to do this with a desktop environment, though.
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If you followed this guide from leigh123linux and your card's supported you should be able to get it working in 3 or 4 steps.
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This method for installing kmod-nvidia worked well for me


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