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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager

So... is Compiz broken? I was planning to give XGL/Compiz a second spin.
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Originally Posted by Melcar
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager

So... is Compiz broken? I was planning to give XGL/Compiz a second spin.
It just means the link Ubuntu used in app-get or what ever was broken, aka that server was down most likely. You can still try xgl and compiz. Just cannot at the moment probably with app-get.
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Noo- Dont use compiz! It's oolldd....

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...gl+beryl+howto


Beryl is the new software. That guide rocked for me.... Beryl really is MUCH better than compiz IMO
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Noo- Dont use compiz! It's oolldd....

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...gl+beryl+howto


Beryl is the new software. That guide rocked for me.... Beryl really is MUCH better than compiz IMO
Have a link for an ATI card?

Edit: Nevermind, found one. Installing as I type this.
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WOW. Just finished installing it and that is all I can say. Runs so much better (and smoother) than regular Compiz. I still have to play around with it, but so far so good. Only thing that bugs me is the screen corruption when certain apps. popup in the desktop and my inhability to take screenshots, but that was also the case under Compiz.
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Inability to take screenshots???

Try installing ksnapshot, and once you do, launch it from the terminal, and self explanitory from there.

corruption? ONLY totem has done that to me, and minimising and bringing it back up fixed it.../
post #7 of 12
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I can take screenshots, but they come up all messed up:
Attachment 32627
The same happens under Kubuntu.

Also, when I open certain apps. that popup in the desktop (ATI CP, Trash bin, Logout botton) I get screen corruption, which goes away once the screen has normalized itself.
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That's WEIRD...

Must be the ATI...

You ARE on 6.06.1 right?
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6.06.1
Has to be an ATI thing.
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What are you using to take the screenshot? I usually use scrot -d 10 (for the delay to get a window wobbling or minimize the terminal or something

Compiz = Novell
Compiz-quinnstorm = now known as Beryl = community-developed fork

I run compiz-quinn on gentoo and it works fine...I haven't updated it recently but it was working pretty well. I used the gentoo xgl/compiz guide on the wiki.

So AFAIK compiz-quinn is going great

Best part? The expose functions (copied off os x): mouse to top left corner is like alt-tab...actually useful lol
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