SOLVED: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

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SOLVED: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

Postby Monotoko » 2010-01-31 15:03

Hi guys, i dont think i have the correct drivers for my graphics and im not too sure how to get them...

Im running Debian Lenny on a Fujitsu Siemans V6535 laptop, i believe this is the data sheet here:
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cac ... jAHoDgkmjA

I was following this tutorial:
http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz

when i opened my Xorg.conf it looked quite differant:
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
EndSection


Apparantly im meant to see this, or something like:
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Section "Device"
        # Already contains
        # ...
        # Identifier "..."
        # Driver     "..."
        # ...
        # Add this option :
        Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
EndSection


So i added the section the tutorial told me to about the extentions and composite, and ran the bit of code, this is what i got:
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Checking for Xgl: not present.
No whitelisted driver found
aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity


Here is what lspci has to say about my graphics, in case it could be helpful somewhat..
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Last edited by Monotoko on 2010-01-31 15:17, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

Postby Monotoko » 2010-01-31 15:17

Solved it, i came accross this website:

http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.cgi

and it suggested kernal version 2.6.32 for my drivers...i had 2.6.30
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Re: SOLVED: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

Postby stevepusser » 2010-02-02 06:53

So did you get the Lenny xserver-xorg-video-intel driver working for your card? I have the same chipset, and it requires manually telling the system in xorg.conf to use the intel driver, since auto-detection is disabled for the Lenny driver. It does not matter which kernel version I use. After that, compiz and desktop effects in KDE 4 work fine.
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Re: SOLVED: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

Postby Rohit » 2010-03-08 05:41

i'm using the "intel corp mobile 4 series" chipset and driver "xserver-xorg-video-intel".but still compiz is not working.....
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Re: SOLVED: new to Debian, cannot get compiz working

Postby eaep » 2010-04-11 17:04

I found that the new intel xorg driver have changes that differ from the i810 driver like EXA accel method instead of the XAA accel method.

There are somo changes in the new intel driver that are not considered in the actual version of compiz fusion package in debian.

You may to check the xorg log file: /var/log/Xorg.0.log and the Xorg config file: /etc/X11/xrog.conf to see if the device directives for the intel driver like accel method, XAA, is recognized. Search for the WW directive in the Xorg.0.log file and you may see that the common directives to eneble compiz are not accomplished.


May try build compiz from the lates sources with the new intel driver.
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