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Old 10-20-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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trying to make compiz work


Im trying to make the 3D compiz to work.

I went to terminal and typed compiz
nothing happend but i got messages:
Code:
Checking for Xgl: not present. 
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 1002:5446 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
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: Not present. 
aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity
Can someone tell me what the next step is?
 
Old 10-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? Post the output of lspci.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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I am using ubuntu 8.04.
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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You are not going to get compiz to work with your Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF. The card is simply not up to the task.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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thank you
 
Old 10-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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About craphic's card

What type of graphic's card would i need to install the compiz.
I have a dell gx240 can any one point me the right way?
 
Old 10-22-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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Personal Opinion.

For driver support I would likely go with a NVIDIA card. The binary drivers work very well in my experience. And installing the driver is very easy in Ubuntu.

-Jessica-
 
Old 10-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #8
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There's nothing stopping you from installing compiz, you just won't get it to work with that card. The older nVidia Geforce 4 MX 440 will. Obviously anything newer than that card will also work.
 
  


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