View Full Version : [ubuntu] Compiz dies after update
August 17th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Can anyone tell me what to type in terminal to diagnose this?
I typed "compiz" into the terminal and attached the readout.
It looks scary!
August 17th, 2010, 09:57 PM
August 19th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Ijust tried that and here's what the terminal read:
johnwilharm6@c-98-229-72-151johnwilharm6:~$ compiz --replace
compiz (core) - Fatal: glXCreateContext failed
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Launching fallback window manager
It does nothing at this point......thanks for the suggestion anyway..
August 19th, 2010, 01:06 PM
..which graphics driver/card??
August 19th, 2010, 03:38 PM
I use an NVIDIA GEforce GTS 250
I installed it about 2wks ago with no problem until a few days ago.
August 19th, 2010, 03:40 PM
..reinstall the nvidia driver.
August 19th, 2010, 09:51 PM
It's looking like the only alternative up to now.
Thanks for the idea--- I'll try it...
August 20th, 2010, 01:42 AM
I just finished uninstalling/installing the new nvidia driver 256.44
with no success......Thanks anyway for your help..
August 20th, 2010, 07:34 PM
After reinstalling the NVIDIA driver I tried to enable desktop effects + the gui seemed to "freeze up" when in fact it was actually functioning.
Because of the perceived "freeze up" I prematurely tried to exit the program
instead of letting it do its job.
Lesson Learned: Just because a readout on a GUI app freezes, it does'nt mean its not working.
Everything works now because I know
the app is working even if the readout freezes.
Thanks to all!
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