|Summary:||Compiz refuses to activate|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Philip Ashmore <contact>|
|Component:||compiz||Assignee:||Kristian Høgsberg <krh>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-01-31 15:22:13 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Philip Ashmore 2007-11-12 15:39:54 UTC
Description of problem: kde-desktop-effects.sh fails to enable desktop effects Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): compiz-0.6.2-3.fc8.rpm How reproducible: very Steps to Reproduce: 1. In a konsole window, at the prompt, denoted by [$], type kde-desktop-effects.sh 2. The "Desktop Effects" dialog is displayed 3. Select "Enabled (Use Compiz)" 4. Click on the "OK" button 5. Actual results: [$] kde-desktop-effects.sh Using compiz-manager as window manager Checking for Xgl: not present. Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 10de:0112 (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA]) Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 11 Checking for texture_from_pixmap: Desktop Effects could not be enabled. [$] present. Checking for non power of two support: present. Checking for Composite extension: present. Comparing resolution (1600x1200) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed. Checking for nVidia: present. Less than 65536kb of memory and nVidiaaborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/kwin [$] Expected results: Desktop effects enabled. Additional info: My smolt data is at http://smolt.fedoraproject.org/show?UUID=780f4114-ba22-4875-ab6a-34113ae3fb75 This worked (albeit with some tweaking) on Fedora 7 with Xgl.
Comment 1 vvs 2007-11-14 12:09:37 UTC
What graphics driver do you use? You have a NVIDIA card and Fedora have two drivers for it: nv and nouveau. The nv driver does not have 3D acceleration at all, so what do you expect? The nouveau driver is experimental and I don't have much experience with it, so if it doesn't work I'm afraid you have to install closed source NVIDIA driver from www.nvidia.com.
Comment 2 Philip Ashmore 2007-11-17 18:44:01 UTC
Did you see "Checking for nVidia: present." above? I'm using the closed source nvidia driver # rpm -qa|grep nvidia kmod-nvidia-96xx-184.108.40.206-49.fc8-96.43.01-17.lvn8 kmod-nvidia-96xx-96.43.01-17.lvn8 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-96.43.01-3.lvn8.1 # kde-desktop-effects.sh kbuildsycoca running... Reusing existing ksycoca Using compiz-manager as window manager Checking for Xgl: not present. Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 10de:0112 (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA]) Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 11 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 (2048): Passed. Checking for nVidia: present. Less than 65536kb of memory and nVidiaaborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity Desktop Effects could not be enabled. It looks like it's insisting on 64MB of on-board nvidia graphics memory. My nvidia Geforce 2GO has 32MB on-board memory. My laptop has 256MB system memory. I found the Xgl version to be buggy/incomplete, but I fondly remember that half hour, before I started tweaking it, when it worked. By tweaking it I mean using the supplied GUI interfaces.
Comment 3 Philip Ashmore 2007-12-10 21:44:52 UTC
With the recent batch of updates Compiz now starts, but sometimes the windows and menus exhibit the "black window" problem I saw mentioned while trawling the web. I've started brushing up on OpenGL and I would hazard a guess that Compiz is using OpenGL "display lists" in an attempt to increase performance by using the graphics cards video memory. Fine if you've got lots of video memory. The down side is that with Compiz/Emerald some windows are black and others, like * gnome-system-log * thunderbird * firefox * menus don't appear to respond at all. The menus do work even though their appearance doesn't change. The window decorations (minimize/maximize etc) aren't always visible when they should be, although you can see the tooltips and they work. Switching back to the KWin window manager using fusion-icon I could tell that the apps really were responding - you just couldn't see it. While I'm at it, installing fusion-icon was troublesome. I'm not an RPM expert, but I seem to recall (maybe it was Debian) that packages could indicate that they required facilities that could be provided by more than one package. That being the case, fusion-icon should indicate that it requires facilities provided by * emerald or similar window decorator * fusion-icon-gnome or fusion-icon-qt - maybe both, depending on the window manager you're using
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-31 15:22:13 UTC
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem, but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it). For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect customer support via an online web based support forum. Nvidia monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation. Once they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in a future video driver update. The NVNews Nvidia Linux driver forum is located at: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14 Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums, others who may have experienced the particular problem may be able to assist. If there is a real bug occuring, Nvidia will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the issue in a future driver update for the operating system releases that they officially support. While Red Hat does not support the proprietary nvidia driver, users requiring technical support may also find the various X.Org, XFree86, and Red Hat mailing lists helpful in finding assistance: X.Org mailing lists: http://www.freedesktop.org/XOrg/XorgMailingLists XFree86 mailing lists: http://www.xfree86.org/sos/lists.html Red Hat mailing lists: https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo