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Bug 206500 - Better error-reporting for failure in desktop-effects dialog
Summary: Better error-reporting for failure in desktop-effects dialog
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-14 18:49 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-09-19 17:38:05 UTC

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Description Dave Malcolm 2006-09-14 18:49:38 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
100% on this machine

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run from the panel (Desktop->Preferences->More Preferences->Desktop Effects) 
2. click on Enable Desktop Effects button

Actual results:
Chaos on screen for about 10 seconds, after which the display is restored, with
the button sensitized.  A few seconds later, chaos begins again, some seconds
later the button is back to how it was before.

There's no visible output that an error occurred.

If I run desktop-effects from a terminal, the following is logged to the terminal:
GTK Accessibility Module initialized
string: metacity
attempting to run compiz
GTK Accessibility Module initialized
gnome-window-decorator: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a decoration
manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current decoration manager.
compiz: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work.
compiz: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz: No managable screens found on display :0.0
GTK Accessibility Module initialized

Expected results:
Would hope that an error dialog of some kind would have popped up saying that it
didn't work, possibly containing the textual output from above, or at least
recommending that I run things from a terminal to gather further information.

Comment 1 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2006-09-14 21:30:29 UTC
fc6 target

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 150223 ***

Comment 2 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2006-09-15 19:51:00 UTC
CVS should now report an error when compiz doesn't start correctly. I haven't
built a new package yet, so I'm leaving this bug open.

Comment 3 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2006-09-19 17:38:05 UTC
Fixed, provided releng moves the package

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