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[Bug 1334716] Re: FATAL ERROR: Unable to initialize display


Definitely sounds like a Compiz crash.

Trying to launch compiz, or and X11 application, from a VT (control-
alt-F1) will not work, since there is no X server available on the
console.  It might work if you explcitly set the DISPLAY environment
variable (export DISPLAY=:0.0) first.

It's unfortunate, but none of the attached log files reveal any
information about the cause of this crash.  Do you see any files in

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  FATAL ERROR: Unable to initialize display

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