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problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby ManolisKaltsos on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:06 am

I have a problem when i turned the compiz fusion effects on,when i try to watch a video with every videoplayer nothin appears in the screen,only sound.When i close compiz effects all works great with video.This wired because now i'm running ubuntu :cry: and i dont have this problem.I have a HP nx6125 with ATi Mobility Radeon X300.In Mint i installed the driver with envy.In ubuntu with proprietary drivers manager.This is thing is keeping me away from the best Distro,Mint!!!!
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Re: problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby Husse on Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:41 pm

I would just turn off compiz before watching videos - compiz seems to be forever stuck in "beta mode"
Which driver do you use - I know you write you installed through Envy
What does glxinfo give (at the beginning of the output - should not state Mesa)
And glxgears?
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Re: problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby Nekro_Psycho on Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:49 am

Hi.... I also had this problem. I have a ATI Radeon Express 1100 video card and drivers were installed with envy too.
In a topic in this forum, some user indicate that using vlc for video playback would avoid this problem, so i installed this application and form my suprice, just with the fact of installing it, the problem was solved for every video playback application (well.... not with mplayer, but that seems to be other problem for my case).
Hope this can help you... bye
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Re: problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby Nekro_Psycho on Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:59 am

sorry... but it turns out that now, after a system reboot, every thing came back to the previous state.... that means, no viedo.... but in this topic http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=14833&p=92251&hilit=compiz#p92251 its solved using vlc.

But what can it be?.... as I said, when I installed vlc everythins start working fine, even with totem
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Re: problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby Lolo Uila on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:22 pm

Don't use the drivers Envy installs. Use the ATI driver from the repos. The newer ATI drivers have problems with video overlay when Compiz is running. That's why the OP had no trouble in Ubuntu. He used Envy in Mint, but used the restricted drivers manager in Ubuntu (in Mint this is under Control Panel, Hardware Drivers).
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Re: problem with Compiz and VideoPlayback

Postby Husse on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:32 pm

Long time since I last saw you active in the forum Lolo Uila
Welcome back (if you've been absent)
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