Ubuntu :: Can Run Compiz For Only One Monitor - Intel 945gm
Apr 10, 2011
I've been looking into this issue this whole afternoon, but I couldn't reach a definitive conclusion, so I decided to ask. Sorry if it's been explained somewhere else, I truly didn't manage to find it.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics controller. My laptop's screen native resolution is 1280x800. When I'm using only that, compiz runs fine.
When I connect a second screen -- a TV with native resolution of 1360x768 -- it doesn't work because the virtual screen resolution exceeds the maximum 3D texture size [2048x2048].
Lowering the resolution of both screens until the total size is less than 2048x2048 works, but it's really ugly and sacrifices a lot of screen real estate.
My question is: is there any way whatsoever to make compiz run only on my laptop screen and disregard the other one? An even better solution would be to run two instances of compiz, one for each screen, but I'll settle for having it on my laptop screen only, if possible.
I have a Dell Latitude D520 with an Intel 945GM Integrated Graphics Card. I have been unable to get the desktop effects to work in either Jaunty or Karmic. When selecting Normal/Extra/Custom, I get an error:
Code: Desktop effects could not be enabled Graphics card info: Code: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 942/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) I've looked at countless threads pertaining to this issue, but nothing I could find resolved my issue.
Is there anything I can do in Ubuntu 11.04 to get the Intel 945GM to work more stable and run faster? It won't load the Unity interface at ALL. It won't load the Classic Desktop unless I use the one without effects, or else the title bars disappear. Is there something I can do to make it more stable, and run more efficiently?
The title pretty much speaks for itself. All options in Desktop Effects are greyed out and a docking application called Docky asks me to enabled composite effects for it to function properly.
I haven't made any driver installs or anything as I have a knack for breaking video configurations in Linux. Also this might have to do with the problem, I have no xorg.conf file for some reason. I did some searching around but that pointed me into installing packages that I already have :S.
When using the very nice opengl screensavers, rss-glx, etc. the screensavers are very choppy.I tried modifying my xorg.conf but still no go.Anyway to get the rss-glx screensavers to run at normal speed?I read online that Intel disable the hardware acceleration.This is a work laptop but I just wanted to see if I could get it going.
I have a Dell D620 and I can't use any screensavers. Rather, no screensavers work. Just for giggles, I booted a Kubuntu 11.04 CD, updated the sources.list, installed rss-glx and was able to use the rss-glx and other opengl screensavers. The reason I say opengl is because those are the ones that I use but no screensavers work.
I'm stuck at 800x600, and no matter what i try i seem to hit a dead end. I've got the Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS rev 03, and it seems like lots of people have had to fiddle to get it working. Here's the info I've collected and tried so far. Ubuntu Edgy On Intel 945GM Graphics & Wide Screen LCD NoteBooks � 100% Linux Addict
HOWTO: install drivers and set up widescreen res. with Intel 945 vga card and Ubuntu - Ubuntu Forums Mostly Harmless: SuSE, Acer aspire 5580 and non-standard resolution 1280x800 Intel 945gm And 1280x800 Laptop Monitor Problem Suse 10.2 - openSUSE Forums I'm not too proficient with linux yet, so the right solution might be here and I'm just not getting it right. Maybe i'm not on the right path at all.
I've got a Toshiba R500 with a Intel 945 GM graphics card that in 11.2 worked perfectly with 2D and 3D drivers from Intel that were installed automatically via the install or yast update. With 11.3 I have the Intel 2D driver, but the 3D driver says "Unknown Classic (7.8.2)" when looking at the details through the My Computer icon on the desktop. I did some searching on these forums and google but haven't been able to find an answer, has driver support for the Intel 945 GM been removed because it's old hardware or is there just no driver in the repo's for 11.3 yet?
Is there any way to put a dual monitor wallpaper on a single monitor configuration using desktop wall? Using only 1/3 or so per wall. Something that will have the effect like the scrolling wallpaper feature on Android/iPhone.
I have persistent video tearing my second monitor (Mitsubushi HDTV). I have tried everything that was suggested with some improvement. I have no issue with tearing if I add the following to my xorg.conf
I recently installed the Intel 855GM Drivers and I m quite satisfied with my experience with the improved system perfrmance :] However. I am curious as to if there is a fix for the Compiz aspect. From my previous understanding as of about 3 weeks ago there weren't any available patched or fixes for that particular issue.
I honestly have no clue how this happened, but compiz now refuses to start. I discovered that somehow GLX had been uninstalled and replaced by SWX (the software rasterizer - this gives Brian Paul as the OpenGL/GLX server vendor strings). Reinstalled GLX, currently have Direct Rendering and the proper vendor strings (SGI and Tungsten, I believe).Still nothing. OpenGL seems to be working fine, as Nexuiz runs pretty well.I tried running compiz --replace from the terminal to get any errors, but it just spits out "Falling back to default window manager", without so much as a hex code to tell me why--------Update---------Ran compiz --debug --replace to see if I could get anything else. It gives the following:Quote:taintsauce@the-****ing-fury:~$ compiz --replace --debugcompiz (core) - Debug: Could not stat() file /home/taintsauce/.compiz/plugins/libcore.so : No such file or directorycompiz (core) - Debug: Could not stat() file /usr/lib/c
I know Compiz works on my mobile 915 intel graphics (I have been using it until now with Desktop cube) but now I have external monitor hooked up extended to laptop monitor and I lost compiz - no longer works. How can I fix this?
I have a problem with compiz and this card, after few weeks suddenly it doesn't work with ubuntu, I always had troubles with this kind of cards, I was always able to solve it by this forum but this time I gave up.
The driver for GM965/GL960 is working perfectly but the compiz effects although they are enabled they are not applied to the desktop environment.
The compiz-check output is:
Code: Gathering information about your system... Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 03) Driver in use: fbdev
I have an HP Pavilion laptop running Xubuntu 11.04. It has an Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02) chipset. The driver I'm using is a vesa driver. I ran a check from compiz-check.com to see if my computer could run compiz and it said that I don't have the right driver to run it.It asked if I wanted to check for any proprietary drivers, I ran the check and it came back with nothing. I used to have Ubuntu 9.10 on this same laptop and it ran compiz no problem so I'm a little confused why it won't work with the newer version. Is there something I'm missing? Maybe another driver out there I can try? And if there's really nothing I can do, is there anything out there comparable to compiz that my computer could run? I've been hesitant to upgrade from 9.10 because I ran into this problem with 10.04 so I went back to Karmic and stuck with it until they weren't updating it anymore.
I just upgraded to 10.4 lts, and compiz stoped working. EDIT: lspci | grep VGA gives me:
Code: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) If I try to run it from terminal i get: Code: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
I have a Hp dv5000 Laptop (not that it matters) with ATI 200M graphics chip and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Compiz works perfectly on my laptop screen. But when using my 23" Monitor it just doesn't. If I try enabling desktop effects it tells me it can't. Through terminal ( runnning 'compiz')I get the following error:
compiz (core) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0 compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Launching fallback window manager
My /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:
Section "Screen" Identifier"Configured Screen Device" Device"Configured Video Device" SubSection "Display"
I'm running Karmic Koala 64 bit on my Lenovo T400 laptop with switchable graphics having both Intel and ATI video cards. I've set my bios to use the intel card only and turned the automatic switching off. So far so good, but I'd like to turn on compiz for basic window animations. When I try to start compiz by selecting
doesn't show any new drivers that could be installed. This was working out of the box when I first installed Karmic Koala a few month ago, but things got messed up when I installed the restricted drivers for my ATI card. Now I can enable compiz if I switch to ATI from my bios settings and install the drivers but I don't want to use it due to high power consumption and I've removed the ATI drivers.
Here is my xorg.conf file:
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection
using compiz under Ubuntu 10.4 on an eeepc, with all its rotating cube lovliness. All was well until I used the eeepc for a presentation and used the "monitors" app from the System -> Preferences menu. Now none of the compiz effects work. how to get compiz working again?
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Latitude D430 that I use at work. I have it on my desk docked going to a Dell LCD Monitor. When I go into the monitor set up it says Unknown for the monitor and Laptop for the actual laptop display. Also, I have very low resolutions for the "Unknown" monitor.
I am trying to resolved this issue so that I have better resolutions on the external monitor and then I can try to extend the desktop between 2 screens.
I found something online about adding the intel PPA and I did that, but now what. There is no xorg.conf that I can find for 10.10.
A few days ago, I did a clean install of Ubuntu 10.10 onto a Mac. I dual-installed with Mac OS, and everything appeared to be going very smoothly. until I connected to an external monitor (a video beamer I use in my classroom). This led to:
a) the external monitor apparently being considered the primary monitor, and
b) compiz effects being disabled.
I addressed (a) by modifying the file monitors.xml in [me]/.config. (Before that. I had created a startup entry xrandr --output LVDS1 --primary. That also seemed to work; after changing monitors.xml, however, I disabled that startup entry, as it now appeared redundant to me.) Generally and for all I can tell, my actual computer screen is now correctly identified as the primary monitor -- from the moment I log in, at least. The log-in screen itself, though, appears on the external monitor, or not at all when that monitor is turned off.
This is the content of my monitors.xml file: I have not found any solution for (b): when I physically unplug the external monitor and reboot, compiz will run again; but once I plug in the external monitor, it won't.
i'm trying since ubuntu karmic to set up a xorg.conf for a special purpose. I've a htpc connected to my tv. Intel GMA 4500, DVI->HDMI-cable connected, Lucid Lynx installed. When the machine boots with the TV powered on, everything is perfect. xrandr reports all valid modes on output "DP2". Without the TV powerd on, Lucid starts in the low graphics mode, with the funny zenity-message. So far, i managed to disable all useless outputs (VGA1, HDMI1, DP1, HDMI2), leaving DP2 enabled. I managed this by assigning outputs to monitors and adding Option "Ignore" "True" to the corresponding monitor-sections. My only remaining problem is, that the intel-driver reports no connected monitor on output DP2. The TV is connected, but shut off. Has anyone got a hint to tell the driver to ignore the presence of a monitor?
I'm getting silence when trying to record output from pulseaudio on my laptop. This wasn't happening the last time I tried, which, I admit, was almost certainly a previous ubuntu release (I'm on 10.10).
My sound card is an Intel ICH8-family device, supported by the snd_hda_intel module. PulseAudio calls it "Internal Audio Analog Stereo".
I'm doing various things that I find on the onlines, a few main ideas:
1. parec I use:
Code: parec -d alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor When I search for 'monitor' in $(pactl list), the only thing listed is alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor. I use sox to convert the output to wav: Code: sox -t raw -r 44k -e signed-integer -L b 16 -c 2 $RAWFILE $WAVFILE
I have an Acer Aspire One AO150 and am having trouble plugging in an external monitor under Ubuntu 9.10. There were no problems under 9.04. If I plug in an external monitor once the machine is already up, then bring up the 'display' application to activate it, it basically hangs. There are no problem under these circumstances if I have desktop effects turned off.
A few more details after a question below. The machine does not respond to its keyboard commands to switch to an external monitor, nor does it respond to Ctrl-Alt-F1, etc to switch out of X. The pointer is visible on the monitors (at the edge of each) and is frozen as a 'busy' cursor, but with no animation. The kernel does respond to SysReq commands (REISUB).
In the latest attempt I had the external monitor active earlier, then removed it and activated desktop effects. Upon plugging in the eternal monitor then bringing up the display application, it hangs.
I can't set up the native resolution for the LED monitor of a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop with openSUSE 11.2.YaST2 lists correct the graphics adapter as: "Intel Arrandale Integrated Graphics Controller" and the monitor having the resolution: 1366x768 However in /etc/X11/xorg.conf lists only modes with a 1024x768 resolution, which are not really "sharp" on the monitor Besides that it lists the Device as "Vesa-BIOS Graphics". Starting sax2 does not provide me with any option to change these settings (at least not in the graphics mode).
I've installed CentOS 5.5 64 bit on a Dell Latitude e6410. This model only contains Intel HD Graphics, not the extra Nvidia card you could also buy in addition. The getinfo output can be found here:[URL] Initially X11 did not work at all (blank screen), but using hints from other posts in this forum I was able to fix this by editing the file xorg.conf using the vesa driver, although I still do not get the native screen resolution of 1200x800 (I alwas get 1152x768).
Now I want to add an external monitor (Samsung Monitor connected via DVI, screen resolution 1680x1050). Unfortunately as soon as I try to configure the dual head mode using the system-config-display tool after restart of the X server there will be the the blank screen again. I tried various drivers with no luck.Has anyone succeeded setting up dual head on an Intel HD Graphics machine? I understand that this hardware is quite new and and would be easier to set up with more recent distros, but I would like to stick to CentOS, but cannot wait for CentOS 6.
I recently tried to plug in a second monitor to my graphics card in an attempt to mess around with a dual monitor set up. This created a duplicate effect (which I expected at first) but downgraded my original monitor to the second monitors max resolution. Now my xorg.conf appears to be blank and I dont believe my fglrx drivers are working anymore.
When I try to start compiz from bash I get the following:
When I attempt fglrxinfo:
I'm running Kubuntu, Karmic AMD64 ATI Radion x1350
What could have happened? All I did was plug in a second monitor and restart!
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
Just put 11.4, 32 bit on a system with an Intel D865 GLC motherboard and 865G built in graphics controller. While the install went OK it turns out that X is totally hosed. After fighting with things for a while and discovering that Sax2 had disappeared I poked at Google and discovered some other poor folks that have had similar issues with Intel video cards. Based on a suggestion for a doc in OpenSuse.org I edited the file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf
and added the line: Driver "intel" to it - after that things got better. Obviously the install process had not identified the video card correctly. I'm now left with another issue - while the system now identifies the driver and can talk to the monitor correctly, a Samsung S23A350H I can't open a window after X comes up and I login - basically the same issue as the unresolved Bug 673873: [Bug 673873] intel [865G] Windows flash rapidly or don't appear if Desktop Effects are on in KDE and GNOME
The workaround is to turn Desktop Effects off but since X doesn't work I can't figure out how to do that. I can't find the gnome-xgl-switch or a xgl-switch that used to exist to do it on the command line so that's out. Someone said you could drop the empty file "disable-compiz" in the ~/.config/compiz directory and that would do it but in 11.4 that directory doesn't exist. how to disable "Desktop Effects"/XGL/compiz or whatever it is now called on the command line in OpenSuse 11.4 without a gui if that is still possible?