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Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Pete333 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:52

Hi experts,

I've been using Sabayon 4.2 gnome with "acpi=off" declared in grub.conf and I don't have any problem with compiz, until I upgrade successfully to Sabayon 5 via Entropy. The first thing I noticed is the intermittent blinking of the screen, "acpi" problem, I told myself. So I open a terminal and edit "grub.conf" and add "acpi=off" to the kernel options and reboot. After the login screen, the screen suddenly turns white and all I can see is the black mouse arrow which I can move. compiz crashed, I thought. ..so I press "ctrl-alt-F2", login as root and disable compiz and reboot. All goes well, except that the eye candy were all gone. ...I then removed "acpi=off" in grub.conf and reboot again. ..again the screen is blinking intermittently, but when I clicked on "Compiz Fusion Icon", the eye candy is back, but the screen continues to blink intermittently. ...again I open a terminal and inserted back "acpi=off" in grub, reboot. ..and again, after log-in the screen turns white (compiz crashed). ...so I conclude that "acpi=off" and compiz has a problem in Sabayon 5. ..I didn't experience it in Sabayon 4.2. ...I tried to google it but hasn't found any useful solutions yet. ..any help is greatly appreciated. ...thanks.
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby wolfden » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:54

does the xorg log file or the .xsession-errors log file give any clues?
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Pete333 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:16

Relevant lines from Xorg.0.log, ..I think:

drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "i915"
(EE) intel(0): [drm] Failed to open DRM device for : No such file or directory
(EE) intel(0): Failed to become DRM master.
.
.
(WW) intel(0): libpciaccess reported 0 rom size, guessing 64kB
.
.
(WW) intel(0): Register 0x61200 (PP_STATUS) changed from 0xc0000008 to 0xd000000a
(WW) intel(0): PP_STATUS before: on, ready, sequencing idle
(WW) intel(0): PP_STATUS after: on, ready, sequencing on
.
.
(II) intel(0): Kernel reported 489216 total, 1 used
(II) intel(0): I830CheckAvailableMemory: 1956860 kB available
(WW) intel(0): DRI2: failed to open drm device
(**) intel(0): Framebuffer compression enabled
(**) intel(0): Tiling enabled
(**) intel(0): SwapBuffers wait enabled
(EE) intel(0): Failed to initialize kernel memory manager
(==) intel(0): VideoRam: 262144 KB
(II) intel(0): Attempting memory allocation with tiled buffers.
(II) intel(0): Tiled allocation successful.
(II) intel(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
(II) UXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:
(II) solid
(II) copy
(II) composite (RENDER acceleration)
(==) intel(0): Backing store disabled
(==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) intel(0): Initializing HW Cursor
(WW) intel(0): drmSetMaster failed: Bad file descriptor
(II) intel(0): adjusting plane->pipe mappings to allow for framebuffer compression
(II) intel(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 0 at 0x007bf000 (pgoffset 1983)
(II) intel(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 1 at 0x00e2b000 (pgoffset 3627)
(II) intel(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 2 at 0x01000000 (pgoffset 4096)
(II) intel(0): Fixed memory allocation layout:
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000-0x0001ffff: ring buffer (128 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x00020000-0x0061ffff: compressed frame buffer (6144 kB, 0x000000007f820000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x00620000-0x00620fff: compressed ll buffer (4 kB, 0x000000007fe20000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x00621000-0x0062afff: HW cursors (40 kB, 0x000000007fe21000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x0062b000-0x00e2afff: fake bufmgr (8192 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x007bf000: end of stolen memory
(II) intel(0): 0x00e2b000-0x00e2bfff: overlay registers (4 kB, 0x0000000034303000 physical
.
.
(II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
(II) intel(0): DPMS enabled
(==) intel(0): Intel XvMC decoder disabled
(II) intel(0): Set up textured video
(II) intel(0): Set up overlay video
(II) intel(0): direct rendering: Failed
(WW) intel(0): Option "RenderAccel" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "BusType" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "ColorTiling" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "EnablePageFlip" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "UseEvents" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "LogoPath" is not used
(WW) intel(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" is not used
(--) RandR disabled
.
.
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
(II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
(II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 195 x 113
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.3, module version = 2.2.4
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Pete333 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:23

...and here is my .xsession-errors:

/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
which: no keychain in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/i586-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.2.3:/usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.4.1:/opt/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.03/bin:/opt/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.03/jre/bin:/usr/qt/3/bin:/usr/games/bin:/usr/GNUstep/System/Tools:/usr/GNUstep/Local/Tools)
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Setup done, will execute: /usr/bin/ssh-agent -- gnome-session
gnome-session[6542]: EggSMClient-WARNING: Invalid Version string '0.9.4' in /home/jrv/.config/autostart/xfkc.desktop
gnome-session[6542]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file /home/jrv/.config/autostart/xfce4-tips-autostart.desktop: Key file does not have key 'Name'
gnome-session[6542]: WARNING: could not read /home/jrv/.config/autostart/xfce4-tips-autostart.desktop
gnome-session[6542]: EggSMClient-WARNING: Desktop file '/etc/xdg/autostart/magneto.desktop' has malformed Icon key 'magneto.png'(should not include extension)
GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/keyring-XvkG62/socket
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/keyring-XvkG62/socket.ssh
GNOME_KEYRING_PID=6577
Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/jrv/.config/metacity/sessions/106943230450404ea125490150352381100000065420023.ms: Failed to open file '/home/jrv/.config/metacity/sessions/106943230450404ea125490150352381100000065420023.ms': No such file or directory

(gnome-settings-daemon:6575): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_param_spec_flags: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_FLAGS (flags_type)' failed

(gnome-settings-daemon:6575): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_class_install_property: assertion `G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)' failed
gnome-session[6542]: WARNING: Could not launch application 'beagled-autostart.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "beagled" (No such file or directory)
gnome-session[6542]: WARNING: Could not launch application 'hplip-systray.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "hp-systray" (No such file or directory)
gnome-session[6542]: WARNING: Could not launch application 'beagle-search-autostart.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "beagle-search" (No such file or directory)


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Initialising tracker...
starting HAL detection for ac adaptors...** (gnome-volume-control-applet:6602): DEBUG: Disabling debugging
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Throttle level is 0
Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension

(gnome-panel:6589): Gdk-WARNING **: gdkdrawable-x11.c:878 drawable is not a pixmap or window

** (nautilus:6593): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported

** (nautilus:6593): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/connection.py:242: DeprecationWarning: object.__init__() takes no parameters
super(Connection, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
Fontconfig warning: Directory/file mtime in the future. New fonts may not be detected
Fontconfig warning: Directory/file mtime in the future. New fonts may not be detected
Fontconfig warning: Directory/file mtime in the future. New fonts may not be detected
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby wolfden » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:54

what does lspci show for hardware?
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Pete333 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:53

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby wolfden » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:02

augh Intel, I don't know much about it, but it seems like intel has issues. Seeing lots of issues with intel since kernel .29 or so. :?
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Pete333 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:14

:cry: but it works well in Sabayon 4.1 and 4.2. ...I also did a fresh install using DVD, because I was thinking maybe the upgrade via entropy did break some things. ..well, that doesn't change anything. ..I really think acpi=off is the culprit, because whenever I deleted it from grub.conf the blinking screen comes back. ..I also tried noapic, nolapic and ioapic ..it doesn't change anything. ... I am now tempted to downgrade to Sabayon 4.2. :cry:
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off

Postby Stupot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 15:39

You should try looking up some information concerning UXA.

Here is an article (I realize it's about Ubuntu, but it's mainly talking about the transition from the .28 kernel to the .29 kernel for intel graphics): http://www.h-online.com/open/Ubuntu-9-0 ... res/113196

That should give you information as to what is going on and hopefully lead you to be able to fix your system. I don't have intel graphics on my Sabayon box, or I would try and be more helpful.
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Re: Sabayon 5, Compiz and acpi=off [SOLVED]

Postby Pete333 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:13

I think I have solved it. ..here's what I did:
1. clicked "System"
2. clicked "Preferences"
3. clicked "Startup Applications"
4. uncheck "Power Manager"
5. add "fusion-icon"
6. close

then I delete "acpi=off" from grub.conf. ...reboot ...and all my eye candy is back.

Thanks for all your help.
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