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dragonspitfire0
May 27th, 2008, 01:57 AM
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 and ran into some difficulty , I'm trying to get several things straighten out . I want to know if i can run compiz fusion on this laptop and how ? i looked in many forums but never found a way , i have some knowledge of Linux but not enough to get me this working .. help will be greatly appreciated..

iaculallad
May 27th, 2008, 02:02 AM
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 and ran into some difficulty , I'm trying to get several things straighten out . I want to know if i can run compiz fusion on this laptop and how ? i looked in many forums but never found a way , i have some knowledge of Linux but not enough to get me this working .. help will be greatly appreciated..

Check first if you meet the minimum requirement to run Compiz, then read this HowTo (http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Compiz-Fusion-on-Ubuntu-58113.shtml) for the instructions on installing it to your system.

oedha
May 27th, 2008, 02:14 AM
what is your display adapter ?
type in terminal :==> sudo lshw -short -C display

dragonspitfire0
May 27th, 2008, 02:16 AM
H/W path Device Class Description
================================================== ========
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Expr
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML

dragonspitfire0
May 27th, 2008, 02:26 AM
iaculallad i looked at the guide and ran into some issue , i believe i am able to use compiz fusion because i remember on 7.10 Ubuntu it worked properly ...

ardvark71
May 27th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Hi...

Looks like he (or she) has a Intel GMA 50 or something close to it.

http://www.superwarehouse.com/Acer_Aspire_5601AWLMi_Notebook/LX.AB10J.005/ps/1492216

What is the output of "glxinfo," out of curiousity?

Best Regards...

oedha
May 27th, 2008, 02:30 AM
intel.......right
now....in terminal type :==> glxinfo | grep render
if the answer yes then your driver is already installed
now you have to install compiz
from terminal :==> sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

dragonspitfire0
May 27th, 2008, 02:32 AM
What's the command in terminal to view glxinfo ? because when i typed that in i got a long list of information ..

iaculallad
May 27th, 2008, 02:34 AM
What's the command in terminal to view glxinfo ? because when i typed that in i got a long list of information ..

Code:


glxinfo | grep render

dragonspitfire0
May 27th, 2008, 02:38 AM
Thank u , for all your help it's currently working correctly ...
now that the compiz is working .. and may someone help me with my wireless lol ... i read the forum for wireless acer laptop but i had no luck there ...

oedha
May 27th, 2008, 03:02 AM
you must specify the adapter type......what is that ?
sudo lshw -short -C network