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

try this:

compiz --replace

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!