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Author Topic: Installed Compiz Fusion But It Won't Work [SOLVED]  (Read 8309 times)
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« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2009, 10:20:05 pm »

Quote from:  link=topic=10794.msg68756#msg68756 date=1257919804
you need to install the proprietary nvidia driver.


uelsk8s and stretchedthin, I'm so sorry. I got it mixed up. I thought the proprietary nvidia driver was the one that didn't support 3d acceleration. I read it wrong and installed the nv. I'd be completely lost without you guys. Grin

Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86
  (version: 96.43.09) is now complete.  Please update your XF86Config or
  xorg.conf file as appropriate; see the file                                 
  /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt for details.   

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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2009, 10:41:16 pm »

Now, since my last post, I talked with a friend who suggested for me to do alt+f2 and type 'glxgears'.
So  I did and it worked and he said that means the 3d acceleration is working. Huh

As far as I know, glxgears will run whether or not 3D acceleration is working. Without 3D you'll have low fps results.
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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2009, 10:49:16 pm »

Yes, it seems you're very right about the glx gears, thank you.

 So now I think I have compiz fusion working. I just have to figure out how to use it. Thank you all so much for your help.  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2009, 11:03:28 pm »

I have six workspaces on the panel at the bottom. Everytime I click on a button it rotates the screen to that workspace. But it doesn't look right. I still just see a screen like I did before. No cube or windows I can move around or anything different. I must be doing something wrong?
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« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2009, 11:13:55 pm »

Here is where I keep the tutorials I've done so far on compiz.  It's not a lot yet, but it may get you started.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/07.System/page
PS. To move the cube, hold down the ctrl+alt key with one hand and left click on the desktop and move the mouse with the other.
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« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2009, 11:27:26 pm »

Here is where I keep the tutorials I've done so far on compiz.  It's not a lot yet, but it may get you started.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/07.System/page
PS. To move the cube, hold down the ctrl+alt key with one hand and left click on the desktop and move the mouse with the other.

Whooo-hoo-hooooooo!!!!

Oh Good Lord, that's pretty.  Grin

Can I get screen shots of that? HAHAHAHAHA
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« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2009, 11:32:53 pm »

Oh yaa!, it's cool like that. Cool
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« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2009, 11:38:59 pm »

I noticed I lost the title bar I think and then was looking at this thread...

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=9099.0

And wonder if that's the case for me as well? glxgears is still on here and it lost the border. It's difficult for me to tell what's working or not with barely any experience. Was looking at the emerald themes manager as well. There seems to be no limit to what can be done... Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2009, 11:40:23 pm »

Okay, found this:

http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/07.System/Compiz-Fusion/compiz-fix.htm
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« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2009, 11:43:08 pm »


When I try to open the super file manager I get this:

Could not run "Super File Manager"

Failed to execute child process "xftree4" (No such file or directory)
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« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2009, 11:49:51 pm »

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Could not run "Super File Manager"
Open a terminal and become a root user (su + root password)
When root type
thunar (press enter)

This will open thunar as the "Super File Manager"

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« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2009, 11:52:50 pm »

also try this in the terminal and see if it gives you the same error as launching "Super File Manager" from the panel.
/sbin/vsuper "thunar /"
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« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2009, 12:10:47 am »

also try this in the terminal and see if it gives you the same error as launching "Super File Manager" from the panel.
/sbin/vsuper "thunar /"

I'm sure it opened the super file manager, but also got this:

root:# /sbin/vsuper "thunar /"
/usr/bin/thunar
thunar /
Thunar: Failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
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« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2009, 12:20:13 am »

When I copy this: /sbin/vsuper "thunar /" into the terminal and press enter I get these files:

file:///tmp_script_hJNTBh

file:///var

file:///usr

file:///tmp

file:///sys

file:///srv

file:///sbin

file:///root

file:///proc

file:///opt

file:///mnt

file:///media

file:///lib

file:///home

file:///etc

file:///dev

file:///boot

file:///bin



Is that super file manager?
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« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2009, 12:29:34 am »

"Super File Manager" is just the normal file manager with root permisions.  It allows you to edit/delete files that would otherwise be protected if you were in normal user mode.

In the tutorial for the title bar fix the superfile manager is launched from the small arrow to the right of the filemanager icon.

Here is what I think is the problem.  When you ran vxconf you were a root user.  I think you then started your gui session with startx and did not exit the root user level.  This would cause this kind of trouble.
Hit ctrl+alt+backspace.
This will kill X and should put you back either to the gdm log in screen or to the tui desktop you ran vxconf from. 
If the gdm log in screen then log in again as your regular user name and password.
If the tui environment then type 'exit' and press enter.  Then type startx again to get in the tui environment.

If all else fails just reboot.
Then try the tutorial again.
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