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.