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Cannot start compiz

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:46 pm

I have followed the how to and added a start up to the menu and told it to start at log-in. This shows OK in start up applications how-ever it does not start. I have tried to run compiz --replace in the terminal but get the following:


wilf@lmde ~ $ compiz --replace
compiz (core) - Fatal: Software rendering detected.
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

Launching fallback window manager
wilf@lmde ~ $

Can anyone help please.
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Re: Cannot start compiz

Postby richyrich on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:24 pm

Can you post the following two terminal commands back here : inxi -G and compiz-check
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Re: Cannot start compiz

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:28 pm

wilf@lmde ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics: Card Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.7 Res: 1280x1024@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1

wilf@lmde ~ $ compiz -check
compiz (core) - Warn: Unknown option '-check'

compiz (core) - Error: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a window manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current window manager.
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

Launching fallback window manager
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Re: Cannot start compiz

Postby richyrich on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:42 pm

Compiz requires hardware that is capable of 3d rendering. http://wiki.compiz.org/Troubleshooting

Another member got help with the Intel 865 graphics through the link in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=60202&p=344747&hilit=Intel+8xx#p344452

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Re: Cannot start compiz

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:44 pm

wilf@lmde ~ $ compiz-check
compiz-check: command not found

Sorry no output.

I have Mint 9 installed and compiz works fine on this computer.

I am running LMDE 32

Also in several posts mention is made that you need to change xorg.conf. My installation does not have this file.
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Re: Cannot start compiz

Postby richyrich on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:02 pm

My apologies, no excuse, won't answer before I have my morning coffee again ! :wink: . . found some good info here (mint debian subforum) . . :
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=55165
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