Blacklist confused by additional video card

Bug #297234 reported by Dan on 2008-11-12
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compiz (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

I have:

djs@scilly:~$ lspci|egrep '(VGA|Display)'
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

The Intel card is blacklisted in Intrepid-updates. However, I am using the nVidia card, not the Intel card. The blacklist check in /usr/bin/compiz just checks for the presence of a blacklisted card, not whether that card is in use, so I see:

Checking for Xgl: not present.
Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2562' found
aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity

where previously I had:

Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1280x1024
1280x1024) to maximum 3D texture size (4096
4096): /usr/bin/compiz: line 263: [: too many arguments
/usr/bin/compiz: line 263: [: too many arguments
Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
summary: - compiz blacklist confused by additional video card
+ Blacklist confused by additional video card
Sam Hegarty (pspsampsp) wrote :

This bug is still there even in the Lucid Development Branch. I have the same Intel chip however am using a Nvidia FX 5500.

I think there should be some way to skip the checks like you can with Kwin in KDE.

Sam Hegarty (pspsampsp) on 2010-04-24
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Sam Hegarty (pspsampsp) wrote :

In addition there is now no way to skip the compiz blacklist with the version of compiz that ships with Ubuntu 10.04.

Michael Hunter (mch-sound) wrote :

I can confirm this with the following setup:

root@moonunit:/usr/bin# lspci|egrep '(VGA|Display)'
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)

Any assistance would be appreciated... thanks for everyone's hard work!

mroberts (mroberts000) wrote :

I used sudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz up to 9.10 and it worked now that i upgraded to 10.04 and in 10.04 i tried the skip check nothing works i use a nvidia fx 6800 card and a intergraded intel card that is blacklisted the intel card is just there and is not used the nvidia is the one i use.So why is happening now and how can i fix it?

Flavio (flaviomanya) wrote :

The only way i found to skip the compiz blacklist is editing the compiz bin file, like suggested by zpletan here: http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467202.
After applying this changes i enabled desktop effects and in startup apps i put compiz --replace and gkt-window-decorator --replace.
Now compiz works fine for me.

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On 5/14/10, Flavio <email address hidden> wrote:
> The only way i found to skip the compiz blacklist is editing the compiz bin
> file, like suggested by zpletan here:
> http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467202.
> After applying this changes i enabled desktop effects and in startup apps i
> put compiz --replace and gkt-window-decorator --replace.
> Now compiz works fine for me.
>
> --
> Blacklist confused by additional video card
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/297234
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>
> Status in “compiz” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: compiz
>
> I have:
>
> djs@scilly:~$ lspci|egrep '(VGA|Display)'
> 00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE
> Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]
> (rev a1)
>
> The Intel card is blacklisted in Intrepid-updates. However, I am using the
> nVidia card, not the Intel card. The blacklist check in /usr/bin/compiz just
> checks for the presence of a blacklisted card, not whether that card is in
> use, so I see:
>
> Checking for Xgl: not present.
> Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2562' found
> aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity
>
> where previously I had:
>
> Checking for Xgl: not present.
> Detected PCI ID for VGA:
> Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
> Checking for non power of two support: present.
> Checking for Composite extension: present.
> Comparing resolution (1280x1024
> 1280x1024) to maximum 3D texture size (4096
> 4096): /usr/bin/compiz: line 263: [: too many arguments
> /usr/bin/compiz: line 263: [: too many arguments
> Passed.
> Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present.
> Checking for nVidia: present.
> Checking for FBConfig: present.
> Checking for Xgl: not present.
>
>
>

Flavio (flaviomanya) on 2010-05-14
description: updated
Corey B. (cbodendein) wrote :

Similar situation. I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI card and also have an integrated intel graphics card that I can't remove. Compiz works fine with my GeForce 8400 GS, which Ubuntu uses, but I can't enable compiz because the intel graphics card is blacklisted. I used the workaround posted by zpletan here --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467202, but a fix would be great.

Ubuntu 10.04 i386.

Corey B. (cbodendein) wrote :

Here is my setup:

bodendein@bodendein-desktop:~$ lspci|egrep '(VGA|Display)'
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)

Same here:
lspci|egrep '(VGA|Display)':
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

The only "solution" was to hex-edit the compiz bin file, as mentioned above (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467202), but that can't be expected from an average user (ubuntu's expected to be the super user-friendly linux, no?)...

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Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 280.13 Wed Jul 27 16:55:43 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.1-9ubuntu3)
.tmp.unity.support.test.1:

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,gnomecompat,grid,move,vpswitch,regex,resize,snap,compiztoolbox,place,imgpng,wall,session,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,fade,scale,workarounds,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 nvidia-current-updates, 280.13, 3.0.0-12-generic, i686: installed
 nvidia-current-updates, 280.13, 3.0.0-13-generic, i686: installed
 nvidia-current-updates, 280.13, 3.0.0-14-generic, i686: installed
 nvidia-current-updates, 280.13, 3.0.0-15-generic, i686: installed
GraphicsCard:
 Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0160]
 nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] [10de:06e4] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Device [196e:05cf]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
JockeyStatus:
 xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_173_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
MachineType: Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=6c51a2cf-c434-4f18-86ec-6867e1993fe8 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Tags: oneiric running-unity oneiric running-unity ubuntu compiz-0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
XorgConf:
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Option "NoLogo" "True"
 EndSection
dmi.bios.date: 12/02/2003
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
dmi.bios.version: A05
dmi.board.name: 0C2425
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Computer Corp.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 15
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellComputerCorporation:bvrA05:bd12/02/2003:svnDellComputerCorporation:pnDimension2400:pvr:rvnDellComputerCorp.:rn0C2425:rvrA00:cvnDellComputerCorporation:ct15:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Dimension 2400
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu6
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics...

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Corey B. (cbodendein) wrote :

The current workaround to get Unity (3D) to run on this system is to edit "/etc/environment" and append "UNITY_FORCE_START=1" to the end of the file.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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