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compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby qwizzer on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:05 am

hi i have a few problems with compiz

1) every now n again when lots of things are running it will jam everything up. say if im playing music or browsing the music will start looping for several seconds then snap back to normal once it catches itself....

2) im trying to put a picture on the top of the cube, but i cant find the 'cubeaddon' plugin, otherwise known as cube deformation plugin. i think this is the only way to put a picture on top ?

3) every now and again i get one program crash, but not fully. ie just the decoration of firefox crashes (ie the bit at the top of the window) but everything else remains working.

i searched for the cubeaddon extensively, tried to compile it but couldnt figure out how. can anyone help ?

i am using:
a dell lattitute e6500 laptop
with nvidia 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98M [Quadro NVS 160M] (rev a1)
the nvidia driver is: 173
and im on Kernel~3.5.0-17-generic i686 (nadia)

some, perhaps relevant parts from the logs :
syslog:
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Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.199719] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\SXX8] (Node f4420498), AE_AML_INFINITE_LOOP (20120320/psparse-536)
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.199725] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\SXX7] (Node f44204b0), AE_AML_INFINITE_LOOP (20120320/psparse-536)
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.199731] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\SX11] (Node f44204c8), AE_AML_INFINITE_LOOP (20120320/psparse-536)
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.199736] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_.VID_.LCD_._BCL] (Node f4425060), AE_AML_INFINITE_LOOP (20120320/psparse-536)
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.240859] ACPI: Video Device [VID] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.241016] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A03:00/device:34/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input10
Jan 12 13:40:19 box kernel: [   22.241144] [Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ACPI video bus devices for the same VGA controller, please try module parameter "video.allow_duplicates=1"if the current driver doesn't work.



dmesg:
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init: udev-fallback-graphics main process (856) terminated with status 1



thanks
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby w201 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:08 pm

I don't know if I can help you out that much becuase compiz is just one of those apps that require careful configuration, but as far as cube deformation, I use that too, and if it helps you, these are all the compiz packages I have installed in Synaptic:
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby qwizzer on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:35 am

thanks very much, ill check them
i dont think i have the synaptic packages installed
its a 32bit debian based package thing im on...
i think i read somewhere its not good to rely on ubuntu packages with mint 14... ?

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Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 50C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/packages.linuxmint.com/packages/ nadia main upstream import backport romeo
           deb-src http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/packages.linuxmint.com/packages/ nadia main upstream import backport romeo #Added by software-properties
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner
           deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free
           deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compiz-team-compiz-quantal.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz-team/compiz/ubuntu quantal main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz-team/compiz/ubuntu quantal main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager-quantal.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu quantal main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu quantal main
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:08 am

qwizzer,
you are using mint14 nadia based on ubuntu 12.10 (has nothing to do with lmde- the debian-based mint edition)
and synaptic (package manager) is installed in all mint editions.
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby qwizzer on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:33 am

oh thanks! thought i was because of a lot of broken repo's when i did an update...
i assumed this was because matey bloke had switched over...

i have all those things you have installed, but no deformation thinger shows up... hmmm.
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby w201 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:06 pm

Okay, can you at least get the cube to show up?
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby qwizzer on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:20 am

yep. cube worky, everything else seems fine, apart from these freezing errors.
a switch to console (alt ctrl f1) and back to graphics seems to unstick it.
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Re: compiz woes / cubeaddon on mint 14

Postby qwizzer on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 am

after looking round the massive flail all over this forum, i would say mint 14 is more trouble than its worth. im moving on to summat else.
laters!
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