View Full Version : Enabling Desktop Effects freezes system

6th September 2007, 12:19 AM

I have Twinview enabled on my NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT video cards.

When I enable Desktop Effects, every thing but the mouse freezes. My only option is to reset the power on the computer.

What causes that?

The effects work when I just have one monitor enabled.

6th September 2007, 12:33 AM
tail -500 /var/log/messages

6th September 2007, 12:50 AM
It seems metacity and compiz are segfaulting.

Sep 5 19:07:42 localhost kernel: metacity[3584]: segfault at 0000000000000058 rip 000000000041710a rsp 00007fff5ce11ac0 error 4
Sep 5 19:07:43 localhost kernel: compiz[3668]: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 00002aaaac3f297b rsp 00007fffba91d298 error 4

6th September 2007, 12:55 AM
try this first

yum -y install beryl-gnome beryl-manager

6th September 2007, 01:55 AM
I solved it by removing the version of Compiz bundled on the Fedora 7 DVD and installing from an external repositiory.

My new problem is that the effects work on the main monitor just fine. The secondary monitor has no window borders.

I'll post a new topic for that.

So thanks for your help Jim. :)