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Thread: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

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    dickohead NNTP User

    Default KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    Hi all,

    I'm having trouble installing Compiz via the one-click-install.

    I have tried the one-click for KDE and for KDE4, but I continually get these errors:

    Code:
    nothing provides libplasma.so.1()(64bit) needed by compiz-kde4-0.7.8-9.1.x86_64
    
    nothing provides python < 2.6 needed by compizconfig-settings-manager-0.7.8-2.4.x86_64
    I am running a fresh install of OpenSuse 11.1 64 bit version on an ASUS F8VA.

    Be gentle - I'm not used to either KDE or rpm files... or Compiz for that matter.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    You don't actually need to use any OneClick install - Compiz is installed natively in kde4.

    Config Desktop - Desktop - Desktop Effects
    enable

    All effects section to adjust settings
    use kwin as window manager (in session manager)
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    dickohead NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    Hey caf, thanks the reply mate!

    That was actually the first thing I tried, but i get this error message pop up when I tick the "Enable desktop effects box" and then press apply:

    Code:
    Failed to activate desktop effects using the given configuration options. Settings will be reverted to their previous values.
    
    Check your X configuration. You may also consider changing advanced options, especially changing the compositing type.
    So I did what the message says and it all seemed peachy to me, then I tried to update it with the one-click...

    Did I do more damage?...

  4. #4
    dickohead NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    Alright - It turns out that the seocnd monitor I have plugged in was causing the effects not to turn on. It's disabled now and the effects _say_ that they're on, but nothing fancy happens... ever.

    I turned on the explosion effect when windows close... nothing.

    Is there somewhere else I need to turn 3D acceleration on...?

    Also - Kwin is my window manager, but I didn't have to change it (i even tried setting it to compiz, but still nothing).

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    Your not the only one. I am having the same problem. I choose compiz as my default window manager and it isnt doing anything.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    did you check Compiz Fusion ?

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    dickohead NNTP User

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    Yes I have, quite thoroughly.

    It seems like all 3D acceleration is disabled, despite it being set to enabled. When i scroll through web pages in any of the browsers, it's very slow and choppy, as is shrinking windows.

    Also worth mentioning is that fgl_glxgears and fglrxinfo return the following:

    Code:
    X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
      Major opcode of failed request:  143 (GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
      Serial number of failed request:  14
      Current serial number in output stream:  14
    ???

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    dickohead NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    Sorry to be irritating - bump!

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1 Compiz install problems

    It could be that your graphics is just not going to manage this: What exactly do you have in that regard?
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    FYI to others:
    The settings in the opening page of desktop effects


    Make sure you have effects for desktop switching set to cube
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