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Old 02-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Red face fonts problem in firefox and desktop effect not working


i am a newbie .......i ve install nvidia display driver through livina repository using yum........
every thing went well and nvidia driver has also been installed in my system ....however ..
fonds of ths of the applications , specially firfox becomes so small that it becomes impossible to read ............
moreover desktop effect has also not been enabled ........
could somebody tell me whay could be the problem.......
i am also trying 2 build kmod .......which ,however failed .when i typed the following
command .....
/usr/sbin/akmodsd --all
the following error occurs...
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Checking if all kmods for 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 exist [FAILED]
Building and installing nvidia-kmod for 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 [FAILED]
Could not install newly built RPMs. You can find them and
the logfile 2.6.23.1-42.fc8.log in /var/cache/akmodsd/nvidia/



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please help if someone has the solution for this
 
Old 02-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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read or post your xorg configuration file, /etc/X11/xorg.conf and look for your driver. is it nv or nvidia? what resolution is your monitor and what do you have set? there's a 'desktop effects' menu choice. maybe it's under system? look through the menus and post the results!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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this is my xorg.conf.................

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Fri Jan 11 15:05:59 PST 2008

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
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" "us+inet"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 794MB/794MBplus/798MB"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

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

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection



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my monitor resolution is 1024x 768....
this is all i can find .............
 
Old 02-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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this is my xorg.conf.................

...

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "HWCursor" "off"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1024x768"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection



//////////

my monitor resolution is 1024x 768....
this is all i can find .............
Have you set the resolution? You can do this in the menus but it's easier to edit the xorg.conf. I added the line above to do so.

Add 'Modes "1024x768"' as above (under SubSection "Display")and save your xorg.conf. Then log out and hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart the X-server.

Is there anything else screwy with the image other than fonts? Rarely you also need to set the DPI for the screen.
Is this a nVidia powered laptop? Often they misreport or fail to report their native resolution and I suspect you might be running a higher resolution than necessary.

Desktop effects in Compiz are pretty subtle and it looks to me from your xorg.conf that they are enabled, but there could be something wrong.

If the kmod-nvidia package from livna successfully installed then you don't want to 'build' it. If we don't get this figured out I'll probably recommend removing livna's kmod-nvidia, rebooting with the generic driver, then reinstalling the package. Let me know.
 
  


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