View Full Version : [ubuntu] nvidia compiz problem

December 6th, 2009, 09:51 AM
I can enable compiz just fine and the nvidia 9500gt was plug and play for me. the cube works great and is really smooth but when i restart my computer the cube locks up my computer. i noticed if i turn all visual effects off and then re-enable them then open compiz manager and re-enable cube it works fine. Is there any way to get this problem fixed?

And i still cant save my xconfig file in the nvidia X server settings so i need to enable the second monitor after a re-boot also. Any clues?

December 8th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Make a xorg file for nvidia by running this command.....

sudo nvidia-xconfig

If it still doesnt work post the output of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

December 8th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Here is my xconfig file # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

But now i have a new problem. For some reason. when i woke up this morning, my computer was recognizing the second monitor but the task bar was only on one. and now i have 2 cubes. one for each monitor. i backed up my files that i wanted and went to re-iinstall the os but i cant get my xpc to boot from a usb or the 9.10 disk. The bios screen flashes too fast for me to read which key i need to press in order for it to open my boot order options.

December 8th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Do the following to get a longer timeout for selection......

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Change the part that says timeout to something higher like 10 seconds.