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I have what ever came with Ubuntu How would I check?
That's your problem then. The Ubuntu provided drivers do not enable 3D acceleration in cards. You need to install actual drivers for your card; either the ones in the Ubuntu repositories, or the propietary ones (drivers from your card manufacturer). You can check if you have 3D acceleration by typing "glxinfo" (no quotes) on the terminal; you're looking for "Direct Rendering" to be enabeled.
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ATI Drivers are fun to deal with for linux in general haha
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That's your problem then. The Ubuntu provided drivers do not enable 3D acceleration in cards. You need to install actual drivers for your card; either the ones in the Ubuntu repositories, or the propietary ones (drivers from your card manufacturer). You can check if you have 3D acceleration by typing "glxinfo" (no quotes) on the terminal; you're looking for "Direct Rendering" to be enabeled.
It says Direct Rendering is enabled. Also, it runs WarCraft 3 fine (thanks to all who helped me with that! ), so it should be ok.
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It says Direct Rendering is enabled. Also, it runs WarCraft 3 fine (thanks to all who helped me with that! ), so it should be ok.
Well, I can tell you to uninstall XGL and try again but just don't ask me exactly how to do it (last time I tried uninstalling Compiz I messed up the whole OS ). I could also tell you that ATI drivers suck majorly under Linux.
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brows to /etc/x11/and open xorg.conf
DO NOT SAVE IT
look under devices [twardas the bottom] the line that says drivers does it look like this?
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Section "Devices"
Identifier "Ati card"
Driver "fglrx "
DO NOT SAVE IT
if the Driver line says anything but "fglrx" you are not using the 3d drivers
search "fglrx" in your package maniger [without quotes] if 3d drivers are not installed then install them
next backup your xorg.conf to xorg.conf.backup

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# sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
["X" in X11 MUST be capitalized]
["sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf" -to restore backup if nessary]
now open the xorg.conf in a word editor carefuly scroll to the "Driver" line
and put "fglrx" [in quotes] it should look like this
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Driver "fglrx"
save [yes save], logout and press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<backspace>
if all goes well you now have the ati 3d drivers

EDIT: i'm off to bed, post the rest later
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what is beryl .. i still have compiz and i can still update it as well.. im running xgl on a p3 1.0 with 256 megs of ram and 10gig drive.. i have an old nvidia mx 4000 and it runs just fine on my system..
    
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Yea you need the correct 3D drivers. None of the free distros are legally allowed to come with the drivers.

Yea and I have heard nasty things about ATi and linux to do with performance. But that should not hurt XGL that much hopefully since I dont think its as graphic intensive as most games are that require high fps.
    
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this will probliy work [with common sence]

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if you need me to formatt it for ati
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