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    HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Hi,
    This is a simple howTo to make your ati card working on ubuntu gutsy 7.10.

    Install the ATI driver

    First of all you have to install the restricted ati driver. to do so go to
    System->Administration->Restricted Drivers Manager
    and enable the proprietary ATI driver, The package manager will download some packages from the internet, then it will ask for a reboot. Reboot your pc.

    When the computer starts, login and see again the Restricted Drivers Manager, you should see something like this


    Install XGL

    Now you can install XGL to make compiz working doing these simple steps:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install xserver-xgl compizconfig-settings-manager
    Now you can press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to restart the X daemon or just reboot your machine. When X will be up you will use Xgl and compiz will be enabled by default.
    To customize the active plugins go to:
    System->Preferences->Advanced Desktop Effects Settings
    A new window will be prompted and you can enable the plugins. here is a list of plugins that will make you life easier (and cool):
    • enhanced zoom desktop
    • desktop cube
    • expo
    • rotate cube
    • show desktop
    • viewport switcher
    • widget layer
    • animations
    • cube reflection
    • fading windows
    • window decoration
    • window previews
    • jpeg
    • png
    • svg
    • text
    • cube caps
    • dbus
    • regex matching
    • scale window title filter
    • scale window title filter
    • video playback
    • scale addons
    • inotify
    • glib
    • resize info
    • crash handler
    • application switcher
    • extra wm actions
    • group and tab windows
    • move window
    • place windows
    • scale
    • snapping windows
    • resize window
    But you can also enable all plugins if you are brave.

    Installing awn
    To install awn edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add
    Code:
    deb http://repo.freecreations.info/ubuntu gutsy freeverse
    Then do:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install avant-window-navigator awn-core-applets awn-manager
    And then you will have awn installed, you can start it from
    Applications->Accessories->Avant-window-navigator
    To make it loaded by default at startup go to
    System->Preferences->Sessions
    Click on add and type:
    name: awn
    command: avant-window-navigator

    This howto is finished, have a nice day!
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    Last edited by Goshawk; November 3rd, 2007 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn


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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorin View Post
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    You will need to update your repository list before downloading.

    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    working perfectly, thank you for your timely response.

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    good tut ! Thanks mate

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Does this not work in 64bit?

    I get this on apt-get update:
    Code:
    http://repo.freecreations.info/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/freeverse/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    404 Not Found

    Any help, please.
    Last edited by studo77; October 31st, 2007 at 08:04 PM.

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Is this new 7.10 restricted driver manager catching the latest ATI driver or is it the old 8.40 ?

    What version of ATI driver is installed with the above process?

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry789 View Post
    Is this new 7.10 restricted driver manager catching the latest ATI driver or is it the old 8.40 ?

    What version of ATI driver is installed with the above process?
    It is not latest 8.42.3 if that is your question. Not too sure about the actual version, but my guess is the 8.40 as in Feisty.

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    I finally got this working, I have a Mobility Radeon x700 card.
    This is what I did to get compiz working:

    * Install the latest driver from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html. I installed the version 8.42.3

    *After restarting, which took a while, i ran the following command:
    sudo aptitude install xserver-xgl compizconfig-settings-manager

    *Restarted again, and now compiz works perfect

    My only problem now it is that it takes about 3 min to boot up my computer.
    Does anyone have a solution to this?

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    Re: HowTo: Gutsy 7.10 + ATI + Compiz + awn

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxrotta View Post
    I finally got this working, I have a Mobility Radeon x700 card.
    This is what I did to get compiz working:

    * Install the latest driver from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html. I installed the version 8.42.3

    *After restarting, which took a while, i ran the following command:
    sudo aptitude install xserver-xgl compizconfig-settings-manager

    *Restarted again, and now compiz works perfect

    My only problem now it is that it takes about 3 min to boot up my computer.
    Does anyone have a solution to this?

    This page should fix your long boot time. From what I have seen it is due to the system trying to load the usplash at the wrong resolution. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...38#post3686238

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