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Old 10-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
trademarka
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ATI + Compiz Fusion + Suse 10.3 + KDE = not working


I am trying to get Compiz Fusion to work on my fresh SUSE 10.3 installation with KDM..
I have installed the ATI drivers from suse repositories and my graphics card is properly detected. The XGL modules are also installed.
I installed Compiz Fusion with the 1-click install option and changed display manager to XGL.
Then I used xgl-setup utility to add plugins and enable xgl...

After the reboot the xserver for the user failed to start saying "error creating lock file". The root xserver started, however the window title bars and borders were missing. Compiz didn't work and the whole desktop environment is extremely slow.
I am getting really desperate with this, so any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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I am trying to get Compiz Fusion to work on my fresh SUSE 10.3 installation with KDM..
I have installed the ATI drivers from suse repositories and my graphics card is properly detected. The XGL modules are also installed.
I installed Compiz Fusion with the 1-click install option and changed display manager to XGL.
Then I used xgl-setup utility to add plugins and enable xgl...

After the reboot the xserver for the user failed to start saying "error creating lock file". The root xserver started, however the window title bars and borders were missing. Compiz didn't work and the whole desktop environment is extremely slow.
I am getting really desperate with this, so any help would be appreciated.
Same here, on 10.2 everything works like a charm. On both my laptop with ATI mobile x700 as on my desktop with an AGP ATI radeon x800xt everything worked fine by just adding the ati sources to yast and installing everything. When I do this on my laptop with suse 10.3 everything works extremely slow and without window borders. Seems like the same problem I had before everything worked out of the box with 10.2
 
Old 10-19-2007, 05:26 AM   #3
trademarka
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I got it figured out already, the new ATI driver in SUSE repositories is broken for older cards like yours or mine.
Recently, an option to install an older 8.40.4 version via 1-click appeared.
Remove your current driver, get the system back to normal, and then do 1-click install from here http://dev.compiz-fusion.org/~cybero...k-ati-drivers/

You should have 3d up and running
 
Old 10-22-2007, 09:54 AM   #4
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Well, I did install the driver you recommended and I got 3D acceleration, but I got that with the new driver too. The problem was that the rendering was so extremely slow my whole desktop was totally unusable. It felt like a pentium 1 with 32mb or something. With the older driver you recommeded I got the same problem, so I tend to think it might have something to do with the version of xgl or compiz wich comes with 10.3.
Wich version of the compiz packages ( compiz, compiz-fusion, xgl , etc )do you use ?
Thanks.
 
  


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