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Old 09-06-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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Strange disappearing titlebar...


Hi All,

I've searched many threads and nobody has posted anything like this that I can find. I recently installed Mint linux, and then tried to get my two monitors working on my Radeon X1600 card. Don't have a problem with Ubuntu 8.04 or Windoze. However, when I tried to set it up in Mint I hit a strange problem. Every ap I started had no title bar. So no close button either. I couldn't move the window (alt click drag didn't work), and could only close the ap if it had a File Close or File Exit in the menus.

Completely by accident, I discovered that if I wasn't using the Device sections in xorg.conf (I renamed them in the Screen sections but forgot to change the names in the Device section) everything worked fine. Except that if I maximised a window it maximised across both monitors, not just to the size of one. Also the logon screen is in the middle too, so split across both monitors.

Tried installing radeonhd from the repository (using Synaptic) but that didn't work. And when I reinstalled fglrx it screwed my Grub menu. Got no idea why that happened...

I've added a copy of my xorg.conf below. All advice gratefully received!

Thanks,
Ian

# 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" "us"
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 "Device"
Identifier "NBG Video Card 0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 0
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NBG Video Card 1"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 1
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor 0"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-64
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor 1"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-64
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen 0"
Device "Video Card 0"
Monitor "Monitor 0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
ViewPort 0 0
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen 1"
Device "Video Card 1"
Monitor "Monitor 1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
ViewPort 0 0
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
screen 0 "Default Screen 0" 0 0
screen "Default Screen 1" rightof "Default Screen 0"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
EndSection

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

#Section "Module"
# Load "i2c"
# Load "bitmap"
# Load "ddc"
# Load "dri"
# Load "extmod"
# Load "freetype"
# Load "glx"
# Load "int10"
# Load "vbe"
#EndSection
#
#Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
#EndSection
 
Old 09-07-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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sorry I dont know, but the only thing I can say is that "no titlebar" to me suggests that no window manager is starting up - is that the case? can you start one from the cmd line and see whether that works...?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Not sure what you mean by window manager, but if you mean is X starting, the answer is yes. I get the taskbar and the "start" menu (in Windows speak...), but when I start e.g. gedit, no title bar across the top of the gedit window. Everything else is there, I can edit a file, and the menu bar and tool bar are there, but not the bit with the maximise button, minimise button, close button and window title.

Don't have the problem with Ubuntu 8.04, with essentially the same xorg.conf.

Weird.
 
Old 09-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #4
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Could you maybe check the settings for the desktop environment/window manager (e.g. KDE, GNOME, Fluxbox) you're using?
 
  


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