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Old 06-25-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
jamesmorlock
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Help getting compiz to run on a Lenovo thinkpad t400 (debian lenny)


I know it's possible, but I can't get compiz working on my laptop, along with a few other weird graphical issues. I have run compiz on other computers before, but this one seems to have a problem with the driver. Just about everything is Intel and the grahpics card is an integrated GMA. When I try to issue "compiz --replace", I get "Fatal: Compiz can't be ran using VESA or VGA divers." I've looked all over the place and can't find another driver. I even read somewhere that it doesn't exist (thought the post might be outdated). Has anyone had any luck installing compiz on a thinkpad, or able to locate intel GMA drivers?

I am quite comfortable with the terminal, and any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
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And are you absolutely positive that your graphics card can do compositing?

Try the i810, i910, i945, etc., run of drivers until you find one that works. (http://intellinuxgraphics.org/user.html)
 
  


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