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freelsjd 10-19-07 03:49 PM

compiz not working here
Hello. I have an updated Ubuntu Gutsy install here with long-time nvidia usage. I am using the 100.14.19 linux driver and all works fine outside of compiz. 3D applications work as expected.

I start up the beryl-manager and have configured compiz to only use the 3D cube. I switch to the compiz window manager from the beryl-manager and the following output is displayed to the console started beryl-manager:

Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 04:02.0 0300: 10de:0322 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1600x1200) to maximum 3D texture size (4096): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Starting emerald
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0
Not initializing the Gtk-Qt theme engine

My nvidia card is a pci slot (not agp) and output from lspci shows

nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

Compiz runs without crashing, but all I get when I use ctrl-alt + arrows is a map of the virtual windows (no cube).

I suspect the card is too old or the pci slot makes it too slow.

Any help appreciated.

jamesjones 10-19-07 06:37 PM

Re: compiz not working here
This has nothing to do with your graphics card. Please read the error messages you posted:

/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0

No other errors are mentioned. No mention of graphics card or driver problems. It sounds like the only real problem you have is a compiz configuration one. If you're using modern builds of compiz, beryl-manager probably won't work right.

freelsjd 10-20-07 09:38 AM

Re: compiz not working here
Thanks for responding.

I suspected as such, but apparently do not know how to actually startup compiz . I was starting from within a kde session (konsole window actually).

I assume compiz is supposed to be used in place of

exec startkde

for example in the xinit method of starting X ?

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