I am running slackware 12 on an Ibm T-42p Thinkpad, and it has an ATI FireGL Mobility T2 video card. Changing it is just wishful thinking and I would like to get compiz-fusion fully working so any help would be incredibly useful.
Here's the trouble, I have the compiz-fusion icon in the toolbar and can use the settings manager, but when i do xconf;cubez;startx
or just switch to it via the menu,to start it up, the edges of my windows effectively dissapear, and the buttons are gone.(the ones to resize, close etc.)
I have looked at the forums here and at compiz, and found alot of ati problems, but not alot of solutions related to slackware, or this card. I have evn found this problem, but my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file says everything that the solutions provided say to put into it.
Of course google has provided some interesting finds...
One person said he got it to work with my exact configuration of hardware, but he is running suse10.3
To bad for me I'm new so don't know what the difference is between the two. His "fix" was that this card used an older driver, and ati cards each have their quirks as to which driver works for them in compiz-fusion.
I tried to install the driver, but I'm not sure what the commands are to make it the driver of choice( or just force it to be)so at this point I'm in a holding pattern and have used removepkg on all the different versions I tried, thinking that might be part of it.
Another page/person was saying to check /etc/fstab to make sure that POSIX shared memory was enabled to increase the f/ps of fglrx_gears, So i looked and it wasn't enabled, curious to know if i enabled it with this command:
1. Add the following line to /etc/fstab (if it isnít there already): tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
2. Mount shared memory as follows: mount /dev/shm
3. Issue the following command to check that it mounted properly: mount | grep shm
If the mount was successful, then the following output (or similar) should appear:
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
At this point, POSIX Shared Memory is enabled. Your 3D applications should run properly and the error message above should no longer occur.
If the output from this command is blank, then the mount failed.
If that would damage anything, because that is definately above my paygrade at this point( still learning
I'm willing to try this, but want to know the dangers here.
What I am hoping for is some info of how to make the driver package for my card (allegedly) be the one the system chooses by default (word for word would be nice) so I can create my own little how-to of an older ATI card, providing it works out.
Compiz-fusion is ALMOST working, but a driver issue is the closest diagnosis i can figure at this point. It fires up, but no effects, no borders or buttons on the windows, and no Cubey goodness
I know I'm really close, but I need the last little push in the right direction( with directions for slackware preferably)
Thanks for any advice
Linus Torvalds is not out to destroy Micro$oft.
that will just be a completely unintentional side effect.