I'm a relatively long time user of ubuntu (since breezy) I have in the past got beryl working on my t30.
I've not tried compiz for a long time and am now trying to get it to work under hardy. I've tried to follow all the advice in the many threads covering this topic (including http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...highlight=7500)but am at a loss.
Another thread with a similar to this problem but poorly titled is at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=GLXFBConfig
Where I'm at:
Ubuntu Hardy Heron
IBM Thinkpad T30
Radeon Mobility 7500
Running a default xorg.conf (from dpkg --reconfigure)
using the script from thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=799070
So I choose yes to the following prompt
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
Driver in use: radeon
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... [ OK ]
Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [FAIL]
There has been (at least) one error detected with your setup:
Error: Laptop using radeon driver.
Which adds SKIP_CHECKS=yes to ~/.config/compiz/compiz-manager
Would you like to know more? (Y/n) y
It has been detected, that you are running a laptop with an ATI chip.
The radeon driver supports Compiz out-of-the-box but because of a nasty bug
in the driver that causes X to freeze on some cards, this particular
combination had to be blacklisted in Ubuntu "Hardy Heron".
In case you already used Compiz successfully on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy), it is
safe to skip the blacklist.
Do you want to skip blacklist checks by Compiz? (y/N) y
So now when I run
So the error that is causing the problem appears to be No GLXFBConfig for default depth.
Checking for Xgl:  20861
davient@thinkpace:~$ not present.
Found laptop using ati driver.
SKIP_CHECKS is yes, so continuing despite problems.
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1400x1050) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
I have also tried installing the fusion-icon
Anyone have any ideas?
I have also installed on a separate partition Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex to the same machine. In this configuration I can actually run compiz but I get a white screen and cannot see anything. If I push alt-tab I can see the task switcher, but on switching all I get is white.