Compiz suddenly stops working on ubuntu 12.10

Asked by Raghunandan on 2012-10-25

I have ubuntu 12.10 installed on my desktop. Sometimes compiz suddenly stops working.When i relaunch it works fine. But some times even after restarting it just stops and asks me to restart compiz.

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Subin Hutton (djlynux) said : #1

Can you provide us more details about this issue?

1. Laptop/model number
2. Graphics card version (lspci | grep -i vga)
3. Have you installed properitery drivers?

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Sometimes apport (crash - reporter) not working well.

If you search the bug-tracker here in Launchpad you will discover multiple bug reports for apport. Others are Fix Released others not yet.

So if you want to disable the apport give this command in terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

~$ sudo sed 's/enabled=1/enabled=0/' -i /etc/default/apport

This will disable the messages about crashing all the time.

But if the crash is for real (and not an apport's crash) you should report the bug , or search if the bug already exists and participate there to help the developers to fix it quickly.

If you want to re-enalbe apport give this command

~$ sudo sed 's/enabled=0/enabled=1/' -i /etc/default/apport

You will need to reboot at each change (enable or disable) for the change to take effect.

Thank you.

Raghunandan (raghunandan2005) said : #3

1.Ubuntu 12.10 is installed on Desktop not laptop.
2 I have nvidia graphics card.
3. I have not installed any drivers

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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo dmidecode -t 1

Thanks

Raghunandan (raghunandan2005) said : #5

I have attached the output. I have taken a screen shot of my desktop
window.
Have a look.

Replying to the automated email and attaching a file doesn't work. Please use sites like imageshack or dropbx public to make a hyperlink to the image

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Raghunandan (raghunandan2005) said : #7

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2h5tx0o&s=6. Here's the link to the image.
The output for the cmd you asked.

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why didn't you just copy the text and paste here as an update? Why do you need an image for what is essentially, text?

You are using the open source driver. You may find it works nicer if you enable the proprietary driver.

Raghunandan (raghunandan2005) said : #10

raghu@raghu-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo
dmidecode -t 1
[sudo] password for raghu:
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT218 [GeForce 210]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff
memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:fe000000-fe07ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux raghu-desktop 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC
2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
    Manufacturer:
    Product Name:
    Version:
    Serial Number:
    UUID: 5CCACBDE-5B80-11DD-B9D5-00E0188501F7
    Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    SKU Number: Not Specified
    Family: Not Specified
Well here's the text you asked for.

Again, why an image when you have text?

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