Apr 13, 2009

No window borders in ubuntu 8.10

When running compiz on Ubuntu 8.10 using an nVidia graphics card, with the restricted nVidia drivers installed, I loose my window borders (titlebars). There is however a temporary fix, which works just fine for me:

Try this in your terminal:

sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24

Now restart X server with "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" command, or Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace to make it work.


Interesting - although I'm still in the habit of sudo apt-get install emerald and using emerald for window management. Worth playing with.

Add the line

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

to the Device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf