the application compiz has closed unexpectedly ubuntu 12 10

Asked by Abdul on 2012-12-03

Downloaded wubi ubuntu 12 10.Main page comes asking for password,but once I log in only a colourful blank screen appears.mouse pointer can be moved.in fact I installed this a second time thinking of solving the issue . Tried to use terminal as well,but I am not able to get in there either as my password doesnt give me access to 'ubuntu tty'.

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2012-12-13
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2013-03-18
Abdul (kh66) said : #1

System details:INTEL D845GVSR
PENTIUM (R)4 CPU 2.40 GHz
1.25 GB RAM

Abdul (kh66) said : #2

error message looks like this
APPLICATION COMPIZ HAS CLOSED UNEXPECTEDLY
Executable path /usr/bin/compiz
Package Compiz core 1:0`9.8.4 Oubuntu 2
Problem type Crash
Title COMPIZ CRASHED WITH SIGSEGV in xcb_glx_get string_string_length()
Apport version 2.6.1.Oubuntu3

Architecture i386

Havent been able to get complete details since I am not able to log in and so the screen shots I saved are no more accessible.

Abdul (kh66) said : #3

Just now after starting and restarting I have been able to log in..But I am not sure the problem is all over
/home/administrator/Desktop/Screenshot from 2012-12-03 03:29:20.png

What video chip do you use?
The link you gave will only work on your PC. You need to use something like imageshack to host the image online so that it is public.

Abdul (kh66) said : #5

I have reverted to 10.10.As you hinted I too think that the video chip may be the problem.Now I have tried again to upgrade 10.10 to 11.4 and I have some more problems to solve.I find that my external disk is not opened as I got it on 10.10 and the overall working has slowed down.I am seriously thinking of going back to 10.10 which i find more comfortable and easy to work on on my comp

Maverick is EOL, no more support and no upgrades.

Ray Soucie (raysduck) said : #7

Sometimes that is a good idea on older or limited(some ATI) machines

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Abdul gave more information on the question:
I have reverted to 10.10.As you hinted I too think that the video chip
may be the problem.Now I have tried again to upgrade 10.10 to 11.4 and I
have some more problems to solve.I find that my external disk is not
opened as I got it on 10.10 and the overall working has slowed down.I am
seriously thinking of going back to 10.10 which i find more comfortable
and easy to work on on my comp

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Ray Soucie (raysduck) said : #8

hey have a look http://www.com-im3.net/

Ray

Misoldgit (simonrhart) said : #9

I get a 'the application compiz has closed unexpectedly' dialogue soon after booting up. If I clear it all seems to work OK afterwards though.
System is:
Ubuntu
Release 12.10 (quantal) 64-bit
Kernel Linux 3.5.0-25-generic
GNOME 3.6.0 (strange it should report this as I'm using Unity - I guess it's a Gnome app)

Hardware
Memory: 7.8 GiB
Processor: Intel COre i7-3770 CPU @ 3.4GHz x8

VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GT 640] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep nvidia

Thanks

Misoldgit (simonrhart) said : #11

Here you go:
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GK107 [GeForce GT 640]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       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:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux SRH-wkstn 3.5.0-25-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 25 18:26:58 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

You are using the open source nouveau driver. I suggest you install the nvidia-current package and reboot. This will give you the proprietary nvidia driver which should help.

Misoldgit (simonrhart) said : #13

I'll give it a go and report back - thanks

Misoldgit (simonrhart) said : #14

Looks like that did the job - I installed nvidia-current as suggested by actionparsnip and no more compiz message.
Many thanks

Misoldgit (simonrhart) said : #15

Hmmm unfortunately the updates of this morning updated my kernel and broke nvidia-current - had to apt-get remove nvidia-current to get unity back, now it looks like I'll have to install the kernel source before I re-install nvidia-current - not sure I can be bothered actually. I know what causes compiz to break now - once that's acked the system seems to run fine anyway.

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