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Can I run XGL/Compiz?

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I was wondering if I could run XGL/Compiz on my laptop. Here are the specs:

OS: Ubuntu 6.06
CPU: Pentium M 1.3 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
GPU: Radeon Mobility 7500

I average about 640 FPS when running glxgears.
post #2 of 18
Yes, you should be able to.
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I can run into a couple of slowdowns on my SIG rig.. So don't be dissipointed if it really doesn't work..

And compiz is OLD! Use beryl!

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...gl+beryl+howto
(^ is for nvidia.. I have NEVER used ATI)
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I've ran it on a Celly 2.4/256mb RAM/intel integrated graphics! It not super smooth when rotating the cube but it works. Seen it run on an IBM thinkpad too, not sure of its specs though.
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Well, after much googling and guide-reading, I discoverd that the compiz repos no longer exist, and that I should use beryl. So, I folowed a guid to install beryl, including a section saying I should add this to /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom:

Code:
0=Xgl

[server-Xgl]
name=Xgl server
command=/usr/bin/Xgl :0 -fullscreen -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:fbo
flexible=true
When I did that and rebooted, GNOME crashed back to the login screen, so I had to load a blank CLI window and restore the original gdm.conf-custom file. Now, I have Beryl Settings Manager and Emerald Theam Manager installed, but when I try to switch my window manager to Breyl from Metacity, it fails and reverts back to metacity, and prints this error to the terminal:

Code:
XGL Absent, checking for NVIDIA
Nvidia Absent, assuming AIGLX
beryl: No composite extension
XGL Absent, checking for NVIDIA
Nvidia Absent, assuming AIGLX
beryl: No composite extension
Please help!
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it ran super smooth on a 9550 and opteron 144 but your processor would probably lag it up a bit...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Well, after much googling and guide-reading, I discoverd that the compiz repos no longer exist, and that I should use beryl. So, I folowed a guid to install beryl, including a section saying I should add this to /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom:

Code:
0=Xgl
 
[server-Xgl]
name=Xgl server
command=/usr/bin/Xgl :0 -fullscreen -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:fbo
flexible=true
When I did that and rebooted, GNOME crashed back to the login screen, so I had to load a blank CLI window and restore the original gdm.conf-custom file. Now, I have Beryl Settings Manager and Emerald Theam Manager installed, but when I try to switch my window manager to Breyl from Metacity, it fails and reverts back to metacity, and prints this error to the terminal:

Code:
XGL Absent, checking for NVIDIA
Nvidia Absent, assuming AIGLX
beryl: No composite extension
XGL Absent, checking for NVIDIA
Nvidia Absent, assuming AIGLX
beryl: No composite extension
Please help!
I was going to link you the Beryl forums (and THE thread) but they seem to be down .

Edit: Here it is
http://forum.beryl-project.org/topic...-how-for-gnome
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I followed the guid in the thread you linked to, Melcar, but I still get masive graphics corruption. I would think that if my system was to slow, it would simply lag. Also, my video card claims to support XGL (or, more acuritly, XGL claims to work on my video card).

System specs are in my sig, listed as "Laptop/Backup computer".
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Do you have the latest drivers installed for your card?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
Do you have the latest drivers installed for your card?
I have what ever came with Ubuntu How would I check?
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