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[Bug 338947] /usr/lib/ conflict with compiz start
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  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 23:44:43 -0700 (MST)
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--- Comment #9 from David Rankin <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2007-11-06
23:44:42 MST ---
Working with Bug 338930, as a test, I have completely stripped fglrx from the
system. This did resolve the log out freeze that hardlocked the system.

Subsequent to that test I have loaded it back. So that this discussion is
complete, let me document what lib changes are required to get compiz going.
This is going from a pure stock radeon driver and then loading the 8.42.3
driver via Yast from

(1) The original libGL driver will not work with compiz. Specifically this

[root Rankin-P35a/home/david] # l /usr/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 391344 2007-09-21 20:34 /usr/lib/*

(2) Another version of this same driver gets installed (presumably by the ati
install) in /usr/X11R6/lib that will work. Specifically:

[root Rankin-P35a/home/david] # l /usr/X11R6/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 676640 2007-10-25 12:05 /usr/X11R6/lib/*

(3) To get compiz to work, you must move the /usr/lib/ somewhere
else and either (a) copy the /usr/X11R6/lib/ to /usr/lib or (b)
soft link it with "ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/ /usr/lib/"

(4) Remove /usr/lib/

NOW, compiz will start by invoking fusion-icon and selecting compiz as the WM.
Is there any way to straighten out this library alphabet soup? Hopefully this
complete library change picture will yield some more answers. Thanks for you

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