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Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:47 pm

AWN in the software protal for Daryna. Does it work on all computers? or most? or are there problems with video cards? when you download it and install it how do you access it or set it up? I also saw that there were extra packages available from somewhere. Ar they a problem to get and setup too?

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p.s. I did do a search but cam up with a bunch of ransom posts...not very helpful.
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Re: AWN

Postby McLovin on Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:14 pm

AWN requires some type of compositing, like compiz, or something similar. In order to run those, you do have to have the drivers for your video card installed correctly, if compiz, or any other compositing does not work on your system, AWN wont run. As for starting AWN, it is the applications area of your menu, and can be atarted from there, or you can ad it to the autostart section of your sessions, just open up preferences>session and ad it , name it what ecer you want, and then for the command enter
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. As for the extras, they can be installed in a number of ways, you can compile them, or you just install awn with all the extras by following the method in this tutorial on Ubuntu Forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=762363 this is how i installed it on my system, and it works flawlessly.
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:22 pm

Ok I gyuess I am screwed. Thanaks McLovin! New thinkpad 2008 and it won't run this stuff. sounds weird and a bit sucky to me. :)
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Re: AWN

Postby Critom on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:54 pm

I am running Cairo Dock on a crappy old laptop with just Gnome compositing on and that seems to be ok, not sure if this will be applicable to your setup with AWN.
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:34 pm

I do not remember what it is...
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Re: AWN

Postby Critom on Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:48 pm

Gnome compositing can be accessed in Mint Desktop on the 4th tab. I use that because although compiz will just about run on the laptop it struggles so i dumped it but wanted to use Cairo Dock which worked with the Compositing.
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:54 pm

probably won't work with me - I cannot get compiz to work on this laptop - hard to believe...
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:00 pm

been there done that - can only run in basic mode - the older unicorns thi nkpad that was worse than this one worked at a basic level with beryl/compiz. this one - notta.

2.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)

cannot figure how to get this working at a more than the basic mode setting....
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Re: AWN

Postby McLovin on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:24 pm

there is a workaround to get compiz working on that, cant remember what it is though
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Re: AWN

Postby darco on Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:17 pm

I had a problem w/my 2 year old Toshiba laptop running an Intel 945gm chipset. Turns out my Xorg.conf file showed "vesa" rather than "intel" and after changing it, I was good to go. Some chipsets are blacklisted. Run compiz at a terminal and if you get "Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2972' found" then you have a prob.
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:49 am

what do you mean by run compiz in terminal? and if so how do I undo what i just typed in or exit compiz?


also how do you do

Turns out my Xorg.conf file showed "vesa" rather than "intel" and after changing it, I was good to go. Some chipsets are blacklisted. Run compiz at a terminal and if you get "Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2972' found" then you have a prob.


without screwing up my Xorg - I hate goofing with this since one time I could not get out of it and had to redo my system. since I just redid it 2x this week for screwing around with E17 I do not want any errors at the moment.
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Re: AWN

Postby darco on Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:17 pm

Is Compiz working? By running compiz at the terminal, just type compiz and hit enter, it will give you similiar info as this:
compiz
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 10de:0611 (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1680x1050) to maximum 3D texture size (8192): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: no 'text' plugin with ABI version '20070902' loaded

/usr/bin/compiz.real (shift) - Warn: No compatible text plugin loaded.

not sure what the last 2 lines mean,,,anyways this is my PC and compiz and awn work fine. I will boot up my laptop later...

About the xorg.conf, on my laptop, the driver showed "vesa" under device instead of the proper driver which is "intel
"Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Once I changed it, all was good. Compiz and AWN are fine...

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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:28 pm

no compize doesn't work - it is in basic mode re: graphics setting.

not sure how to change vesa to intel?

any more info?



zen@zen:~$ compiz
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2a02' found
aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity


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Re: AWN

Postby darco on Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:27 pm

I got this from another forum......

Trying to run compiz and getting the following output?
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Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2972' found

This means your video card has been blacklisted due to driver issues. This applies to some Radeon Mobility cards, Radeon rv350 and rv450 cards, and the Intel 965 (X3000, X3100). 8.04 does not blacklist i965 cards.

You can dodge that blacklist (at your own peril) with the following:
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mkdir -p ~/.config/compiz/ && echo SKIP_CHECKS=yes >> ~/.config/compiz/compiz-manager

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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:12 am

Thanks darco - not sure what you mean by at your own peril but that does not sound too good. I will probably leave all as is. It is too bad.

But thank you anyway.
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Re: AWN

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:33 am

In Elyssa this card works perfectly with Compiz for me, some times I think it performs better than the nVidia Geforce 8400M GS that I have on this laptop (running OpenSUSE 11 x86_64).
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Re: AWN

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:13 am

Ok - I guess i will have to try elyssa. I was generally pleased with Daryna. and there were a few issues with elyssa that i knew of that kept me from upgrading... Thanks Magnus!
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Re: AWN

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:28 am

Just check to see if you get Compiz on the live CD, I got it. I normally recommend going for what works with your setup, so if you feel Daryna works better, I see no reason to upgrade...
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