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Old 25th December 2007, 12:27 PM
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Desktop Effect TROUBLE!

Hey,
I'm trying to install the desktop effects, but when I do, it said that it couldn't be done before, but now it just messes up my screen.

Any help please?

I'm using the 64bit distro.

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Old 25th December 2007, 12:40 PM
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before what?
And what did you change to think it would work now?

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Old 25th December 2007, 12:48 PM
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Umm... I tried to follow some tutorials on Compiz etc... But, no luck :/
How do I find out what my driver is exactly, in my computer?
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Old 25th December 2007, 12:55 PM
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compiz-gnome-0.6.2-3.fc8
compiz-0.6.2-3.fc8

It is install by default.
If the Desktop effects says it will not work then it will not work.
What is your video card mfg, model, type?
# rpm -qa xorg-x11-drv*
xorg-x11-drv-evdev-1.1.2-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dmc-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-ast-0.81.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-cirrus-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dynapro-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-summa-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.5-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-avivo-0.0.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-elographics-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-tek4957-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-aiptek-1.0.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-calcomp-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-sisusb-0.8.1-9.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-v4l-0.1.1-8.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-voodoo-1.1.1-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-10.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-12.4.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-rendition-4.1.3-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-nsc-2.8.1-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-trident-1.2.3-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-amd-0.0-22.20070625.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-jamstudio-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mga-1.4.6.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-digitaledge-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.1.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-apm-1.1.1-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-void-1.1.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.15.2-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-penmount-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-magellan-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-chips-1.1.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-microtouch-1.1.0-2.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-tdfx-1.3.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ur98-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-spaceorb-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-via-0.2.2-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i740-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-magictouch-1.0.0.5-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-glint-1.1.1-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-palmax-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.3.1-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-s3virge-1.9.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-citron-2.2.0-2.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion-1.5.1-3.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-cyrix-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-neomagic-1.1.1-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ark-0.6.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i128-1.2.1-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-tseng-1.1.0-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-s3-0.5.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.9.3-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dummy-0.2.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mutouch-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.1.1-7.fc8
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Old 25th December 2007, 12:59 PM
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[root@localhost Damir]# rpm -qa xorg-x11-drv*
xorg-x11-drv-penmount-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-rendition-4.1.3-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-magellan-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.1.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-apm-1.1.1-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-summa-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.5-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.1.1-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-chips-1.1.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-jamstudio-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-cirrus-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dummy-0.2.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.2.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dmc-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-palmax-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ast-0.81.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-12.4.3-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-microtouch-1.1.0-2.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-voodoo-1.1.1-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ur98-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-spaceorb-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion-1.5.1-3.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-dynapro-1.1.0-3.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-digitaledge-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-void-1.1.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-10.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-elographics-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ark-0.6.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-tek4957-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i128-1.2.1-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-aiptek-1.0.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-tseng-1.1.0-7.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-s3virge-1.9.1-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mga-1.4.6.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-tdfx-1.3.0-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-via-0.2.2-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-i740-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-v4l-0.1.1-8.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-mutouch-1.1.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-trident-1.2.3-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-calcomp-1.1.0-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-s3-0.5.0-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.9.3-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.5-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.196-2.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-evdev-1.1.2-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-magictouch-1.0.0.5-5.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.15.2-1.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.3.1-4.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-avivo-0.0.1-6.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-citron-2.2.0-2.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-sisusb-0.8.1-9.fc8
xorg-x11-drv-glint-1.1.1-7.fc8


That's what I got.
All I know from what I can find is that my driver is NVIDIA.
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Old 25th December 2007, 01:12 PM
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www.nvida.com

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Old 25th December 2007, 01:31 PM
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Did I say I was completely new to installing stuff?
A quick 'how to'?
Please?
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Old 25th December 2007, 01:42 PM
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If you are brand new you should learn a bit about Linux first and Fedora's quirks because the 3rd party nvida drv can be very complex and confusing to a newbie.
Plus, you have to learn a lot so you will be configuring, updating, installing, and finally you will figure out your default install is not what you want and you will need to learn all about partitiong, format, file systems, mounts. And all of that is compounded by SELinux and LVM.

So how difficult do you want your newbire learning curve to be?

You could try Vector Linux 5.9 std and it all gets installed for you.
Or PCLinuxOS but it needs a bit of configuing
The most perfect load and go is Debian 4.1 or CentOS 5.1.

But if you insist, there are at least 1,000 post about Nvida drv and compiz and kmods on the site.
Just do some searching.

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Old 25th December 2007, 01:44 PM
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I've tried an NVidia driver install.
That's what messed everything up before, I followed a tutorial step by step...
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Old 25th December 2007, 01:46 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowJet
If you are brand new you should learn a bit about Linux first and Fedora's quirks because the 3rd party nvida drv can be very complex and confusing to a newbie.
Plus, you have to learn a lot so you will be configuring, updating, installing, and finally you will figure out your default install is not what you want and you will need to learn all about partitiong, format, file systems, mounts. And all of that is compounded by SELinux and LVM.

So how difficult do you want your newbire learning curve to be?

You could try Vector Linux 5.9 std and it all gets installed for you.
Or PCLinuxOS but it needs a bit of configuing
The most perfect load and go is Debian 4.1 or CentOS 5.1.

But if you insist, there are at least 1,000 post about Nvida drv and compiz and kmods on the site.
Just do some searching.

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Old 25th December 2007, 01:52 PM
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I've tried an NVidia driver install.
That's what messed everything up before, I followed a tutorial step by step...
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f8.html

http://fedoraguide.info/index.php/Fedora8

I suggest you go back and follow the tutorial again. They work, that is unless YOUR Fedora is different than MINE. You need to install the Livna repo then the kmod-nvidia packages. I suggest the second tutorial if you are running 64 bit as it includes a sometimes needed 32 bit library. [edit: Just going through some of your posts, you are OK. Forget the part I deleted.] Merry Christmas.

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Old 25th December 2007, 01:54 PM
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I knew you would say that.

SEARCH is your Friend. It never gets tired.

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Old 25th December 2007, 01:54 PM
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Just about to try it.

Merry Christmas.

If it doesn't work. screw Compiz
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Old 25th December 2007, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JN4OldSchool
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f8.html

http://fedoraguide.info/index.php/Fedora8

I suggest you go back and follow the tutorial again. They work, that is unless YOUR Fedora is different than MINE. You need to install the Livna repo then the kmod-nvidia packages. I suggest the second tutorial if you are running 64 bit as it includes a sometimes needed 32 bit library. [edit: Just going through some of your posts, you are OK. Forget the part I deleted.] Merry Christmas.

That second guide is VERY good.

Thank you!
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Old 25th December 2007, 04:27 PM
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Are you installing compiz from source or via yum? I think firewing setup a repo for compiz fusion with a tutorial somewhere on this forum. A yum install kmod-nvidia and a yum install compiz-fusion and everything worked right out of the box (provided you set up your repos, worked out a few small problems with the nvidia config and erased the old version of compiz) Anyways, good luck and merry christmas
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