Bug 330751 - desktop effects fail on Dell Inspiron 530
Summary: desktop effects fail on Dell Inspiron 530
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-13 16:47 UTC by David L.
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:07:11 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
reqested xorg.conf file (569 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-01-30 17:59 UTC, David L.
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log with previously attached xorg.conf (52.14 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-30 18:00 UTC, David L.
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf file (51.45 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-08 23:46 UTC, David L.
no flags Details

Description David L. 2007-10-13 16:47:25 UTC
Description of problem:
I tried to enable desktop effects on a Dell Inspiron 530 (the low end one that
ships with Ubuntu) under f8t3 and it said it could not enable desktop effects. 
I tried installing the nvidia driver, but still had the same problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever shipped with f8t3 plus a few more recent updates.

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Look And Feel->Desktop Effects 
2. Click on Enable Desktop Effects
Actual results:
A message saying desktop effects could not be enabled.

Expected results:
Desktop effects to work (at least with the nvidia driver installed)

Additional info:
Desktop effects also didn't work out of the box with Ubuntu.

If this helps, here is a link to the smolt profile for that box:

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-12 20:56:51 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

Could you please also attach output of running desktop-effects command in the
gnome-terminal (or xterm, or whatever terminal emulator you use), please?

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 David L. 2008-01-30 17:59:09 UTC
Created attachment 293460 [details]
reqested xorg.conf file

Comment 3 David L. 2008-01-30 18:00:26 UTC
Created attachment 293461 [details]
Xorg.0.log with previously attached xorg.conf

Comment 4 David L. 2008-02-08 23:46:12 UTC
Created attachment 294431 [details]
Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf file

Comment 5 David L. 2008-02-11 18:08:13 UTC
desktop-effects gives this output:

compiz (core) - Fatal: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work.
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

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