opensuse11.1 compiz windows scaling/selection

after installing opensuse11.1 on a laptop (running before opensuse11.0) some compiz desktop effects don’t work anymore.
Windows scaling hangs the computer (I need to reboot).
Does anyone get the same problem?

am I the only one to experience this problem?

I experienced the problem on an intel graphics

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

and on an nVidia Geforce 8500

waiting for any reply…

I have Intel Mobile 945GM in my Dell Inspiron E1505 as well. I have no problems here.

Do these effects work with a live cd? Is your compiz up to date? I know the latest Compiz (0.8.2) had some bugfixes in it.

thank you for the answer.
compiz version is 0.7.8-9.1
xorg-x11 version 7.4-1
the driver used in xorg.conf is intel
kernel linux-su9e
only the windows scaling doesn’t work. After the correct scaling the computer hangs you cannot select the window.
I did the installation in both computer using the network install.

Hmm… Same for me, except for the kernel-pae. And my compiz version. I’m using kernel-default and version 0.8.2 of compiz.

Try upgrading to the latest compiz and see if that helps.

I accepted all the patch at the installation I did saturday.
Have I to manually download the package from where?

Compiz Fusion - openSUSE

You can one-click install from the above site. This will upgrade you to compiz 0.8.2.

Thnk you very much
following your link solved the problem.

Glad I could help,

Remember to do at least one little tweak for compiz to correctly function. Open CompizConfig Settings Manager. Go to the section Window Management. Put a check next to Window Rules then click into it. Find the rule “above” then type


This will allow videos and anything else that’s fullscreen to cover the panel.

Good Luck,