View Full Version : [ubuntu] need help with compiz

March 1st, 2009, 01:23 AM
this has prolly been helped befor but i seem to not be able to find it....i built a junkyard pc and for some reason cant get compiz to work when i do the compiz check this is what comes up.... Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15)
Driver in use: nv
Rendering method: None

Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system... [SKIP]

Checking for hardware/setup problems... [SKIP]

At least one check had to be skipped:
Error: No rendering method in use (AIGLX, Xgl or Nvidia)

Would you like to know more? (Y/n) y

The nv driver is not capable of running Compiz, you need to install
the proper driver for your graphics card.

Check if there's an alternate (proprietary) driver available? (Y/n) y
sketch@sketch-desktop:~$ compiz
Checking for Xgl: not present.
No whitelisted driver found
aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity

what am i doing wrong or not doing??? please help asasp

March 1st, 2009, 04:14 AM
Go into System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers and see if it lists the proprietary Nvidia driver for you to use. If it listed, you can select it and click Activate.

It will require you to reboot if I recall.

I don't think the open source nv driver supports compiz.

March 1st, 2009, 04:56 AM
I agree with rushmobius that the nv driver will not support compiz and I also believe that nvidia card is to old to support compiz as well.

March 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
well it doesnt list any proprietary Nvidia drivers or any other for that matter so i guess im skreed huh?

March 2nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
What nvidia card do you have? Try lspci in a terminal.

EDIT - Sorry, i've just seen that you've said it was the nv6 card.

March 2nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
I'm a noob but I think you can download the driver from the nvidia site and if it's not a debian package convert it with alien. It would be better to build it from source code if available. Or try this hehe..install envyng, relax and let it install the driver for you.