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Old 03-25-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
Nadeem123
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Hardware Requirement for Compiz


Hi..am a linux newbie..am running open suse 10.3..I would like to install compiz on my suse..I have 845 chipset Motherboard with no video card and 512MB RAM..Will i able to install and enjoy compiz on ma computer??also i was unable to configure internet in suse so if i can use compiz pls post the link to download compiz so that i can do it from windows and then install in suse

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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You'll need to post what video chip your motherboard has.

You can see this with a command like:
Code:
lspci | grep VGA
 
Old 03-25-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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You appear to be talking about the Intel 845 chipset which is used with a lot of P4's and celerons. If you have no video card, then the onbaord graphics are probably Intel as well. I have this setup myself in a laptop and it runs compiz-fusion quite well. If you have enough video ram, even with shared graphics I suspect it will be enough to run compiz.

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Old 03-25-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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Right. Well, my laptop's onboard graphics chip is pretty crappy:
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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Yet it handles the Compiz effects from Ubuntu 7.10 okay - not great, but okay.

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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My board has onboard VGA..so will it support??How much graphics memory i gotta allocate?i have 512MB Ram at present..

Thanks for the response
 
Old 03-26-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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mine is Mercury 845 Chipset mobo..
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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How much graphics memory i gotta allocate?i have 512MB Ram at present..
Mine's doing fine with the 8MB it has allocated. YMMV.
 
  


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