View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia " HOw to enable composite?

November 9th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Hi guys,

i have just installed a game and i been told that i need to check if composite is enabled..
1. how to check this?
2. if not enabled how to enable it?

i have installed the proper nvidia driver already..

surry for the dumb question...

November 9th, 2008, 01:10 AM
PLease help guys..... im sorry if the question is too dumb but i am still working on getting to use on using linux

November 9th, 2008, 01:35 AM
If compiz is running composite is enabled.


November 9th, 2008, 01:37 AM
but how do i check this?

November 9th, 2008, 01:42 AM
go to synaptic through administrator and type in compiz. if it's installed, it'll have a green button lit up, if not, click the check sign, it'll ask to install, select yes, then go to "ok" at the top (a green check... i'm at work on a windows machine and i'm writing this from memory and i'm totally new to Ubuntu myself, so if I'm kinda wrong, sorry :) )

compiz enables better graphics handling and adds a bit of pizzaz to your desktop experience. i'm pretty sure compiz is what allows for the "cube" desktop.

November 9th, 2008, 01:47 AM
thank you..

you and i on same boat.. i am on and off trying to learn linyx but its just tooo dam frustrating