Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 412541
Compiz desktop effects refuse to start
Last modified: 2007-12-07 14:13:40 EST
Description of problem:
Compiz desktop effects refuse to start on an intel core duo aluminium 20" iMac
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install Fedora 8 on an aluminium intel core-duo based 20" iMac.
Then install the proprietary driver (yum-install from livna repository the
following package/updates: kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx) for the ATI Radeon
HD2600 PRO video card (the open source driver doesn't support this video adapter).
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch (from gnome or kde) the "desktop-effests" window
2.Click on "Enable desktop-effects"
3.Wait for the hint.
The hint says: "Desktop effects couldn't be activated"
Desktop effects enabled
I tried also installing compiz-fusion packages for F8 from other repos, but
always with the same result. No desktop effects.
I always removed the previous version of compiz before installing the next one
but nothing. With some packages i obtained "Segmentation fault". With others i
obtained messages complaining about missing Xgl or so ...
This looks like a problem with the fglrx driver (or its configuration) you have
to contact AMD/ATI for help. This is proprietary driver and therefore we cannot