View Full Version : [ubuntu] desktop

August 28th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Hello, Can anyone tell me if i'm stuck with a boring desktop ?
joe@joe-desktop:~$ ./compiz-check

Gathering information about your system...

Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
Driver in use: savage
Rendering method: AIGLX

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

Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ]
Checking for non power of two support... [FAIL]
Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [WARN]

Something potential problematic has been detected with your setup:
Warning: Detected driver is not on the whitelist.

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

Your driver is not widely known to work with Compiz and thus may be
blacklisted on certain distributions.

You can skip this blacklist -- but keep in mind that you did so.
Do not complain if you encounter any problems with Compiz afterwards.

Do you want to skip blacklist checks by Compiz? (y/N)


August 28th, 2009, 05:08 AM
Hello, Can anyone tell me if i'm stuck with a boring desktop ?

No, but you might have to spend $10. Log onto eBay and find a cheap nVidia video card of the type which is appropriate for your computer. (PCI or AGP)

It's surprising how many fairly decent video cards have been replaced by a better card, and the owner is happy to get a couple of bucks. Then they don't have to feel bad about it going into a landfill.

August 28th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks gordintoronto, I appreciate the reply. I will look into a new video card. Thanks joe