Ubuntu 12.04: Compiz Segfault

Lawrence Houston ubuntu at greenfield.dyndns.org
Sun Apr 29 21:46:54 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Users:

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Ric Moore wrote:

> On 04/29/2012 10:00 AM, Lawrence Houston wrote:
>> On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 04/28/2012 11:06 PM, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Lawrence Houston
>>>> <ubuntu at greenfield.dyndns.org> wrote:
>>>>> After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 the 3D Unity
>>>>> Interface NO
>>>>> longer works, therefore I am restricted to using the 2D Interface.
>>>>> Syslog is
>>>>> reporting Compiz Segfaults, with compiz.desktop respawning too
>>>>> quickly...
>>>>> After the Coloured Background appears, that is wiped clean leaving a
>>>>> "Blank" Screen... Very occasionally a Compiz Error pops up, although
>>>>> that
>>>>> disappears before I have time to read or interact with it...
>>>>> Graphics Card is an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 and I had the same "Problem"
>>>>> with
>>>>> either of the currently available NVIDIA Drivers installed...
>>>>> Any IDEAs what is going "Wrong"???
>>> Have you run computer janitor yet to clean up after the upgrade? Ric
>> Just ran Computer Janitor, but I still can NOT run Unity in the 3D Mode.
> Right, that just cleaned up the left behind dead wood, so to speak, like old 
> header files that impede installing the nVidia driver and confuse jockey. You 
> should be able to crank up jockey to install your nvidia driver now. Let us 
> know how it goes. Ric

The NVidia Driver installation appears to proceed as it did before 
Computer Janitor had been run, although compiz is still generating segfaults:

kernel: [  392.909190] show_signal_msg: 36 callbacks suppressed
kernel: [  392.909198] compiz[1783]: segfault at b2283000 ip 023444c0 sp
         bff369f0 error 4 in libnvidia-glcore.so.295.40[10f3000+1bc0000]

And compiz.desktop is still reswawning too quickly:

gnome-session[1714]: WARNING: Application 'compiz.desktop' killed by signal
gnome-session[1714]: WARNING: App 'compiz.desktop' respawning too quickly
gnome-session[1714]: CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry....

Lawrence Houston  --  (ubuntu at greenfield.dyndns.org)

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