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Old 10-23-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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xgl/3d acceleration for dummies (me)

I've googled myself numb. I'm a recent convert and want to get in on this xgl/compiz madness, but it seems so hard to get. I have an ATI Radeon 7500 which I have no idea how to configure (drivers? compatability?) The last time I tried to get xgl, I ran an 'easy' script, but it just made it impossible for me to get into a gui and i had to reinstall ubuntu.

I really have no linux skill, so please be gentle and help me show off my linux!

Old 10-23-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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As far as I know, there's still no 'for dummies' guide for xg/compiz/ubuntu.

You're gonna have to dip in the cookie jar so to speak.

This link might help get your started for the time being.

Google Search: ubuntu xgl compiz guide
Old 10-23-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Here's my best estimate from what I've read:
1) install your ati drivers (try this link)
2) sudo aptitude install xserver-xgl compiz compiz-gnome

That should be it, I think. I got that from here if you want to read it.
Old 10-26-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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This is a shameless self-plug, but this tutorial might help (it is newbie-friendly, I promise ):




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