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okay here is the deal, a few weeks ago, ubuntu rolled out a new kernel, i believe 2.26.27-9 for ubuntu 8.10.

here is the prob i am having, ever since the autoupdate these are the things that stop working after a bit:

everytime i watch a video in full screen, it kills the desktop effects. i went back to the previous kernel when i got tired of turning compiz/the drivers and cairo-dock back on.(when did that, the computer kept freezing what seemed random times, so i don't know what is up with that, so i have gone back to the new kernel.)

i have gone as far on this new kernel as compiling compiz/fusion/cairo-dock and the nvidia drivers from source (well the nvidia driver from the run file.) and none of this has seemed to solve the issue, does any one have any thoughts of what can be happening.

again, the problem is with the new kernel as i had no problems with the old one, but if i go back to it, the computer crashed, and with the new kernel, every time i go to full screen in video, it seems to turn off desktop effects, which kills compiz/fusion and the cairo-dock has a black bar around it.

any help i would be greatful for, as the ubuntu forums haven't responded.

thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 15
Well you recompiled several bits, so nobody on the ubuntu forums is really going to be able to help. It's assumed you know what you're doing if you start recompiling bits, and if you don't, that you take responsibility for breaking your own rig even worse than it was before.

Before you started recompiling things, did you bother to report the problem on launchpad?
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well i figured since those components were the ones that were being effected, that one of them was causing the problem with the new kernel, and no i didn't post the prob at launchpad. i am new to the linux community,hint why i am using ubuntu.

i am eager to learn it, and i am willing to reinstall if i have done something to nuke my system even worst than it was. i figured the prob was with the new kernel, but when i went back to the previous one, the computer froze at random, and that was more annoying than having to turn desktop effects back on and enabling animation in compiz/fusion again. i can always uninstall all the things i have compiled, i did turn them into deb packages with dependencies before installing them, incase i did have to remove them at a later date.
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post #4 of 15
You don't sound very new, if you're already making packages.
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post #5 of 15
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i read a guide LOL.

they aren't really that hard to make imho, the hardest part is making sure the dependency chain(i think that is what is i called.) is correct.

i am moving to arch linux after the holidays, i was trying to figure out this prob, cause i installed ubuntu on my bro's machine and he has pretty much the same setup. i am trying to figure out if it is just a prob with the kernel, and that i should made an exclusion in the package manager not to updgrade the kernel (i don't see a point really in that unless there is a major bug or security issue with it.) and if that is the case, i would just roll him out into the next flavor of ubuntu.
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post #6 of 15
I have no idea. Everything worked fine for me on the latest Ubuntu kernel update.
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Did you re-installed the video drivers when you updated kernels?
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yep, i had to cause it knocked me into low graphics mode after it updated.
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Could be a bug with the nvidia driver + the new kernel. Try starting your video player from the terminal (have Compiz on) and then launch a video; if there are any errors the terminal will spit them out.
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QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::setClipRegion: Painter not active
QPainter::setClipping: Painter not active, state will be reset by begin
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::setClipRegion: Painter not active
QPainter::setClipping: Painter not active, state will be reset by begin
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1
QPainter::setClipRegion: Painter not active
QPainter::setClipping: Painter not active, state will be reset by begin
QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 1


this is all the terminal says when it happens.
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