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    Default Huge black box behind cairo dock & desktop effects won't launch

    Hi all,

    I'm a Suse 11.2 gnome user.
    Cairo was working fine for me then randomly I see a huge black box behind it. I also cannot access my desktop effects along with it to activate compiz.
    I googled here and on the net trying different commands such as
    :~> xgl-switch --enable-xgl
    If 'xgl-switch' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
    cnf xgl-switch
    &
    thinking my xorg held the answer I ran
    grep Composite /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    but nothing came of that it just went to the next terminal prompt

    tried running desktop effects from terminal and got
    /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:40: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
    Tooltips = gtk.Tooltips()
    /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:182: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
    Tooltips = gtk.Tooltips()
    /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:426: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
    Tooltips.set_tip(self, _("Disabled"))
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/simple-ccsm", line 1402, in <module>
    mainWin = MainWin(context, page)
    File "/usr/bin/simple-ccsm", line 1181, in __init__
    self.Update()
    File "/usr/bin/simple-ccsm", line 1227, in Update
    self.ZoomPage.Update()
    File "/usr/bin/simple-ccsm", line 1102, in Update
    self.SetZoom()
    File "/usr/bin/simple-ccsm", line 1063, in SetZoom
    setting = plugin.Display[settingName]
    KeyError: 'zoom_in_button'
    It didn't launch.

    I found another code to access to xorg and I think this might be the issue
    result
    (==) --- Start of built-in configuration ---
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Builtin Default fglrx Device 0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Builtin Default fglrx Screen 0"
    Device "Builtin Default fglrx Device 0"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Builtin Default radeonhd Device 0"
    Driver "radeonhd"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Builtin Default radeonhd Screen 0"
    Device "Builtin Default radeonhd Device 0"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Builtin Default ati Device 0"
    Driver "ati"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Builtin Default ati Screen 0"
    Device "Builtin Default ati Device 0"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
    Driver "fbdev"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
    Device "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Builtin Default vesa Device 0"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Builtin Default vesa Screen 0"
    Device "Builtin Default vesa Device 0"
    EndSection
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Builtin Default Layout"
    Screen "Builtin Default fglrx Screen 0"
    Screen "Builtin Default radeonhd Screen 0"
    Screen "Builtin Default ati Screen 0"
    Screen "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
    Screen "Builtin Default vesa Screen 0"
    EndSection
    Its running fglrx shouldn't that be xgl?
    if I remove the fglrx would that switch the xgl? I also have all my radeon/ati drivers installed.

    I'm assuming the problems are linked b/c when compiz was working I had no black box behind cairo.

    Can someone please point me in the direction needed to resolve these issues? I'm not skilled in command line and I'm just trying codes I find relating to the problem but with no success.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Huge black box behind cairo dock & desktop effects won't launch

    Did you update recently? Things like this don't come out of the blue. If you did update, a new kernel may have been involved, which would mean you'd have to reinstall the ATI (fglrx) driver.
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    Default Re: Huge black box behind cairo dock & desktop effects won't launch

    yes I did i saw the kernal update notification and updated then the problem started. thanks for the help.
    is this how to reinstall?
    ATI drivers - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Huge black box behind cairo dock & desktop effects won't launch

    Follow the Graphics Guide on the forums.
    - Athlon X6 3.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, 30 GB SSD, 3 TB of disks, GT540, openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 + KDE 4.10 + GNOME 3
    - ASUS A73SD, Intel + GT610M Optimus, 6 GB, 120 GB SSD, openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Anything that can go wrong.... will teach us

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