Well my card is not on the blacklist, but compiz was not working:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
Now after SKIP_CHECKES=yes added, I can use the desktop effects again.
Had to do a clean instally of Hardy (for other reasons) and did the setup form the first post, and it worked like a charm. Thanks!
Thanks for the tip, straight forward & it worked
I tried it on my gf's notebook toshiba tecra A1 and it brought compiz-fusion and awn back to life.
Last edited by edu77pose; April 27th, 2008 at 05:05 AM.
Thanks for the workaround. I entered the command compiz --replace and got this:
yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ gksudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz
yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package compizconfig-settings-manager
yorcho@yorcho-laptop:~$ compiz --replace
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Found laptop using ati driver.
SKIP_CHECKS is yes, so continuing despite problems.
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1024x768) to maximum 3D texture size (1024): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/plugins/scale/allscreens/options/initiate_edge. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove that value so that operation can continue properly.
What does this mean? How can I quit the terminal?
P.S. The visual effects did work correctly for me. I have a Radeon Mobility 7500 C. I had to do this in Hardy but in Gutsy there was no necessity for this.
Thanks for the advice in this thread, it really helped me out.
But I still have an annoying problem: I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 with all the latest updates on a Compaq Evo N610c (1.8 Ghz Mobile Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 32 MB), and with some haxxing (manually installing xserver-xgl, changing xorg.conf, etc) I got Compiz working.
But, not entirely.
Scrolling is very slow in windows and even though glxgears says I have an fps of 35-45 (under Compiz) and 75-80 (under Metacity), the window looks extremely choppy.
When I open a menu under Compiz, there is a white bar next to the end of the alpha blend shadow.
Finally, this is the output of compiz:
The option is set to its default value, "".Code:Checking for Xgl: present. Checking for nVidia: not present. Checkign for Xgl: present. GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/plugins/scale/allscreens/options/initiate_edge. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove the value so that operation can continue properly.
Dude! YOU RULE!
On first boot after making changes I was able to enable effects and they work smoothly just like they were on 7.10! AWSOME!
Running 8.04 on an IBM T-40 laptop : ATI Radeon Mobility 7500
Last edited by hodenkat; April 27th, 2008 at 05:12 PM. Reason: hardware info