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Old 04-19-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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Problems with Compiz (white screen)

Hi guys. I got GF7600 GT recently, so I figured out I'll try installing Compiz. Here's what I want to do: have Compiz (not Beryl) using AIGLX or drivers (no XGL!!) on KDE. I had lots of problems with finding tutorials as most of them are for XGL. Anyway I got to this point:

1) NVidia drivers are installed correctly. Version 9755.
[me@xerxes : ~] glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

glxgears gives me about 8000 FPS

2) I edited my xorg.conf so it has these lines:

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"

Section "Screen"

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"


Section "Device"

Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"


Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enabled"

And here is where the problem starts, cause different manuals say different things. I understand that now I must configure compiz (btw, I have version 5.0) and run it. Many tutorials mentioned about using gconf, but some of them only gave command to run Compiz from terminal. Anyway if I do something like this:

compiz --replace dbus decoration minimize & kde-window-decorator --replace &

or like this:

/usr/bin/compiz --replace gconf & /usr/bin/kde-window-decorator --replace &

I get white screen. If I load cube and rotate plugin, then I can rotate the cube, but still it's white. Any ideas what to do? I noticed many people have the same problem, but with Beryl.
Old 04-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Well, anyone? I know this error is very common with Beryl and there's a solution for Beryl. Does anyone know what to do with Compiz?
Old 04-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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I only tried compiz once on suse, if I remember correctly, it needs Xgl running and the default install has Xorg running.
I know compiz should run with latest nvidia without Xgl but with suse this isn't the case, unless you upgrade Xorg or something.
Try "gnome-xgl-switch -enable-xgl". I think that should work even if you went for the kde install.

Last edited by shame; 04-23-2007 at 03:04 PM.
Old 06-07-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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It's worth following the docs on the compiz site, they seem to be pretty detailed. I've had similar problems but gave up as I cant stomach the time configuring eye-candy. Saying that I've had Beryl working well on the 2007 distro so might give it another try.

Last edited by steventux; 06-07-2007 at 09:17 AM.


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