How to fix the Segmentation Fault of Compiz under Lenny

I followed Debian Wiki’s instruction on how to install Compiz Fusion (was Beryl) under Lenny. But after walking through the tutorial, I got this error message when I tired to launch Compiz under Gnome with the command: compiz –replace

The error showed up was:

/usr/bin/compiz: line 393: 3146 Segmentation fault ${COMPIZ_BIN_PATH}${COMPIZ_NAME} $COMPIZ_OPTIONS “$@” $COMPIZ_PLUGINS

Obviously, the Debian Wiki page isn’t complete about Compiz installation. I found I had to install two extra packages in order to run Compiz under Lenny. My thanks go to the hints provided by a fellow Debianer.

apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

Only after installing these two packages, can you run Compiz under Lenny without Segmentation Fault. To enhance your Compiz experience, you may want to install two more packages: compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported

7 Replies to “How to fix the Segmentation Fault of Compiz under Lenny”

  1. Thanks! This post saved me a lot of time

    Btw, at the end you suggest to install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra too but it’s been installed by the previous command. Perhaps your will was to write compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported?

    Kind regards,

  2. Hi Marco,

    Thank you for pointing out the duplicates. I have changed the package name as you suggested.

  3. Gee Thanks, I have been struggling so much with this thing. May be you should contribute these instructions on the Wiki.

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