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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by say2sky View Post
    You are right and now I know the transition background and it work very well on my laptop with no lag.
    groovy!

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Well my card is not on the blacklist, but compiz was not working:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)


    Now after SKIP_CHECKES=yes added, I can use the desktop effects again.

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Had to do a clean instally of Hardy (for other reasons) and did the setup form the first post, and it worked like a charm. Thanks!

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Thanks for the tip, straight forward & it worked

    I tried it on my gf's notebook toshiba tecra A1 and it brought compiz-fusion and awn back to life.

    Much appreciated.
    Last edited by edu77pose; April 27th, 2008 at 05:05 AM.

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Thanks for the workaround. I entered the command compiz --replace and got this:

    yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ gksudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz
    yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package compizconfig-settings-manager
    yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ compiz --replace
    Checking for Xgl: not present.
    Found laptop using ati driver.
    SKIP_CHECKS is yes, so continuing despite problems.
    Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.
    Trying again with indirect rendering:
    Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
    Checking for non power of two support: present.
    Checking for Composite extension: present.
    Comparing resolution (1024x768) to maximum 3D texture size (1024): Passed.
    Checking for nVidia: not present.
    Checking for FBConfig: present.
    Checking for Xgl: not present.
    GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/plugins/scale/allscreens/options/initiate_edge. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove that value so that operation can continue properly.

    What does this mean? How can I quit the terminal?

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    P.S. The visual effects did work correctly for me. I have a Radeon Mobility 7500 C. I had to do this in Hardy but in Gutsy there was no necessity for this.

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by neyuru View Post
    P.S. The visual effects did work correctly for me. I have a Radeon Mobility 7500 C. I had to do this in Hardy but in Gutsy there was no necessity for this.
    Never mind the previous two messages. How do I enable the cube?

    thanks

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by neyuru View Post
    Never mind the previous two messages. How do I enable the cube?

    thanks
    You need to install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Then go to System->Preferences->Advanced Desktop Effects Settings and check the box for Desktop Cube and allow it to disabled Desktop Wall.

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Hi,

    Thanks for the advice in this thread, it really helped me out.
    But I still have an annoying problem: I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 with all the latest updates on a Compaq Evo N610c (1.8 Ghz Mobile Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 32 MB), and with some haxxing (manually installing xserver-xgl, changing xorg.conf, etc) I got Compiz working.
    But, not entirely.
    Scrolling is very slow in windows and even though glxgears says I have an fps of 35-45 (under Compiz) and 75-80 (under Metacity), the window looks extremely choppy.

    When I open a menu under Compiz, there is a white bar next to the end of the alpha blend shadow.

    Finally, this is the output of compiz:
    Code:
    Checking for Xgl: present.
    Checking for nVidia: not present.
    Checkign for Xgl: present.
    GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/plugins/scale/allscreens/options/initiate_edge. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove the value so that operation can continue properly.
    The option is set to its default value, "[]".

    Help? <

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    Re: HowTo: Compiz Fusion in Hardy on cards with "ati"/"radeon" open source drivers

    Dude! YOU RULE!

    On first boot after making changes I was able to enable effects and they work smoothly just like they were on 7.10! AWSOME!

    Thank you!

    Running 8.04 on an IBM T-40 laptop : ATI Radeon Mobility 7500
    Last edited by hodenkat; April 27th, 2008 at 05:12 PM. Reason: hardware info

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