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bmass
April 11th, 2013, 02:12 AM
I'm trying to install Compiz to customize my Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal installation (using this guide: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/how-to-set-up-compiz-in-xubuntu-1210-or.html) on the following machine:

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo
Western Digital 640gb sata drive
AMD Barton 3200+ 2.4 ghz cpu
ATI Radeon 9600XT 128mb video card

and the guide says:


Before proceeding, please note that to be able to use Compiz, you'll obviously need a 3D capable graphics card and drivers.

So the Xubuntu FAQ says to check additional drivers in my software repositories app. There is nothing there and it says there are no proprietary drivers are in use.

I've done a lot of googling and from what I gather, I can get 3D to work with open source drivers. Is this correct? And if so, could anyone point me in the direction of an installation guide for this? I'm fairly new to Linux.

Thank you for reading and let me know if I can provide any more information.


Here is the output of lspci -v relevant to graphics:


03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV350 AR [Radeon 9600] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon 9600XT
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e5000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb


03:00.1 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV350 AR [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon 9600XT (Secondary)
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128M]
Memory at e6010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

3rdalbum
April 11th, 2013, 04:34 PM
The only driver that works with your card, already comes preinstalled in Ubuntu. If that driver supports 3D, then it will automatically run your card in 3D mode. Nothing extra for you to do.