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Old 02-28-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Arch 2007.08-2
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Compiz and Nvidia in Arch

I've just installed the latest version of Arch, and i've installed and configured xorg, and XFCE successfuly,using nvidia-xconfig.
I wanted to try Compiz-fusion, so i've installed it also. however,when i try to start it manually to see if it runs without hitch,gives me the following:
$ fusion-icon

* Setected Session: unknown
* Searching for installed applications...
* No GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap with direct rendering context
... nor with indirect rendering, this isn't going to work!
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/fusion-icon", line 57, in <module>
   from FusionIcon.interface import choose_interface
 File "/usr/lib/phyton2.5/site-packages/FusionIcon/", line 53, in <module>
   import start
 File "/usr/lib/phyton2.5/site-packages/FusionIcon/", line 64, in <module>
 File "/usr/lib/phyton2.5/site-packages/FusionIcon/", line 140, in set
   if not self.Xgl and self.glx_vendor == "NVIDIA Corporation" :
AttributeError: Environment instance has no attribute 'glx_vendor'
What does this mean? What do i have to do?

Thx in advance.
Old 02-29-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: North Carolina
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Did you setup your xorg.conf for compositing?

This should do it for the current drivers:
nvidia-xconfig --composite
Or this for the legacy 96xx drivers:
nvidia-xconfig --composite --add-argb-glx-visuals
Old 03-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Distribution: Arch 2007.08-2
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Sorry, only could answer it now. I reconfigured xorg as you said and it worked like a charm. Thanks!!


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