I noticed that compiz-0.3.6 is a part of the new xorg in -current, so I thought I'd give it a try (I haven't yet because of what about to type).
/*Edit: This could have ben posted in cwwilson721s Sticky thread... Yay hindsight! */
If you want to do it the easy way:
Because direct rendering is needed for this kind of toy, I tried to install the NVidia proprietary graphics driver (ver. 9755).
Installing the NVidia proprietary graphics driver (ver. 9755) seems
to go off without a hitch. No obvious errors... because there really isn't any.
the layout of the new xorg seems to cause problems with where the driver gets installed.
So, after digging around in /var/log/packages to find the correct paths I figured I'd post this Maybe-HowTo just in case anyone else runs into this issue (I don't think it's a bug... at least, not a -current bug. Maybe an NVIVDIA bug though
Keep in mind, this worked for me
and it might not work for you
Back up your working xorg.conf before
you try any of this. restoring it should
make it so you can get back into X if my directions lead you completely astray.
I assume anyone following these instructions has followed the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
to get to -current
I'm using the vmlinuz-huge-184.108.40.206-smp kernel, because that's the one that the upgrade hit last.
Also, I won't be suprised if the layout of xorg changes before -current == -stable and this thread becomes obsolete (or heavily edited)
So here we go!
First, get out of X. If in runlevel 4 I prefer to issue `telinit 3` as root, just to be thorough.
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run -e
the '-e' puts you into "expert mode" which is funny, because I am no where near being an "expert."
to accept the license and continue with the installation
the existing driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? YES
Kernel module installation path:
I didn't have to change this.
attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel NO
No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel OK
Kernel source path:
this was fine too.
Building kernel module:
X installation prefix:
This was one of the problem areas. The installer wanted to use /usr/X11R6, like it thought we were still using xorg-6.9
X library installation path:
this was fine though.
X module installation path:
This was odd, it wanted to use /usr/lib/modules. maybe that's how they expect xorg-7+ to be installed
OpenGL installation prefix:
Documentation installation prefix:
Utility installation prefix:
Install NVIDIA's OpenGL header files? YES
I do this, I don't know if it's nessecary or not though...
Is this acceptable? YES
Shows you an overview of what you're about to do.
Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility?.. pre-existing X configuration file will be backed up. YES
because I'm lazy and don't want to do it myself.
Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for
Linux-x86 (version: 1.0-9755) is now complete.
Now we can start up X again to see if it worked!
Tomorrow, I will give compiz a go.