[Nottingham] Re: compiz crash/xgl problem

Hazel Windle hazel at hazeldle.wanadoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 8 19:37:58 BST 2006


Yes I noticed that deleting the .gnome and .gnome 2 config folders fixed it.
I wonder why it does that? Very strange. I just brought a Cable and Wireless
wireless broadband modem/router and a wireless adapter for my PC, does
anyone know how to set up wireless stuff with Suse Linux? I tried installing
some wireless programs in YAST and it compiled a new kernel without telling
me and then crashed the PC. Bloody thing, it didn't even tell me it was
installing a new kernel.


-----Original Message-----
From: nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: 29 July 2006 19:24
To: nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: [Nottingham] Re: compiz crash/xgl problem

Hi Hazel,
I'm using Xgl on my laptop in gnome, and noticed a couple of things about
behaviour you're describing.

Firstly, the window borders disappear when Xgl is enabled but the graphics
card is not using 3d acceleration. For instance, if I use xnest to open a
login in a window while using Gnome, the window borders on that desktop are
removed, presumably because the GL layer is being used by the main

Anyway, my advice to you is that you should remove the 'session' file from
the .gnome or .gnome2 directory (which is a hidden directory in your home
folder - hit ctrl-H to see hidden folders in the nautilus file manager) and
try again. In cases where I managed to crash compiz/Gnome this sorted it
immediately, with no ill effects - I did read somewhere that saving the
session on log out can crash compiz the next time you log in, so I never

Other than that, I also noticed that Xgl doesn't work in the root login in
machine, but I don't know if this is a bug or to protect the root logon from
hardware errors.

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