Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14.

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Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14.

Postby ishaanbahal on Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:17 pm

I have started using linux pretty recently and tried linux mint first. I really liked it and few days ago i used a script to reduce the brightness on system start-up with the help of the tutorial given on http://interestinginnit.blogspot.in/2012/06/make-brightness-persistent-on-linux.html but from then whenever I use expo/scale effect in cinnamon i get a black background rather the wallpaper which was there. I have the stock theme and have tried reinstalling cinnamon using synaptic package manager but that did not help. Though reinstalling compiz seemed to solve the issue but it turned black again on restart. I think its because of the script. Can anyone tell me how to remove it or maybe a different solution.

I cant print screen those views so cannot attach the photos.
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Re: Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14

Postby zerozero on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:29 pm

ishaanbahal
welcome to the forums :)

first rule :lol: don't install compiz in cinnamon, it will break badly.

now the rest:
share please the output of
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apt policy cinnamon

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inxi -SGx
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Re: Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14

Postby ishaanbahal on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:21 am

output for apt-policy cinnamon :

cinnamon:
Installed: 1.6.7+nadia
Candidate: 1.6.7+nadia
Version table:
*** 1.6.7+nadia 0
700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Output for inxi -SGx :

System: Host: ishaan-PC Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cape Verde [Radeon HD 7700M Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.1hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel Direct Rendering: Yes


zerozero wrote:first rule :lol: don't install compiz in cinnamon, it will break badly.


how do i remove compiz??
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Re: Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:55 am

ishaanbahal wrote:how do i remove compiz??
just don't use it, forget that it is there; of course you can go to synaptic, do a search for compiz and try to remove as much as you can (always be aware of the extras pkgs that it might remove along with it)

as for the black background my first supposition would be graphics card and you have a difficult combo (amd+intel)
it's not completely clear (at least for me :lol: ) which card you're using from that inxi output because first it reports the ati,radeon
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.1hz

but then the GLX renderer done by intel
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel Direct Rendering: Yes
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Re: Black background while using expo/scale on linux mint 14

Postby ishaanbahal on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:47 am

well nothing helped.. so i reinstalled mint. Thanks for the help.... :)
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