Running Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"
After updating the Intel driver to version 184.108.40.206, I restarted my system, and after login, Compiz wasn't activated. When I try to activate compiz via fusion-icon, the screen goes blank and I have to kill compiz in order to make my system usable.
If I run compiz --replace in a console, I get the following output:
Checking for Xgl: not present.
xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Detected PCI ID for VGA:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1440x900) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: present.
Software rasterizer detected, abortingaborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity
Another issue after updating the driver is that playing video closes my X session.
"playing video closes my X session" issue even happens without compiz, right? It will be good to track that as a separate bug, so let's focus on compiz issue here.
What's the kernel version?
Please attach Xorg.0.log according to http://intellinuxgraphics.org/how_to_report_bug.html.
Is there an older version driver getting your compiz working?
Created attachment 26410 [details]
Xorg log attached as requested.
Kernel version: 2.6.30-7-server
Compiz worked as of driver version 2.7.1
Other system information:
Chipset: Intel G35
System architecture: i686
X server version: 220.127.116.111
Mesa version: 7.4.1
Motherboard model: Intel DG35EC
Display connector: VGA
Looks like NOTABUG to me:
(EE) intel(0): [drm] Failed to detect GEM. Kernel 2.6.28 required.
Your distribution kernel appears to have GEM disabled for some reason. If it's PAE, there are fixes upstream to enable GEM on PAE now. But 2.7.99.* does not provide 3D support without GEM.
Fixed in newer versions of the Intel driver and the Linux kernel.