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Old 09-30-2006, 02:23 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by craigevil
Runs ok, still buggy. But you need the nvidia beta driver.

* XOrg 7.1 or later
* NVIDIA graphics drivers >= 1.0-9625
* Any NVIDIA GPU supported by these drivers
And the beta nvidia driver is in the experimental section.

I am not running compiz (don't use gnome) but the driver seems to work great.
Old 09-30-2006, 07:06 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by OmegaBlac
Did you mean XGL instead of GLX? If you did then ignore my previous post. You do not need XGL to run Compiz; make sure you have Xorg 7.1 and the proper video drivers for your particular card. Yea XGL is being worked on from what I can gather, but I am not sure on the ETA on that. I'm staying clear of unofficial third-party packages as I am not sure of the quality--I can wait another month or so for the official package.
Ok man, It's what I'm going to do too, just wait, besides, the packages in the sid repositories of compiz are meant to be installed on Gnome, I'll wait for something for KDE, and about December I'll give my system an upgrade to Sid, when Etch comes to be stable version, stable is no fun
Old 10-01-2006, 10:52 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by megaprog
Ok I have achived to install everything, but I can't get it to run, the problem is that I use KDE and KDM, not GDM or Gnome, so they say that soon they may post something about KDE.
Actually, after some testing, you can use the compiz package in Debian right now with KDE and XFCE. All you have to do is kill the window manager for the one you are using: kwin for KDE or xfwm4 for XFCE. It will work somewhat, but it does work. Actually I didn't have to terminate the kwin, I just launched compiz from konsole and it took over; maybe kwin wasn't running?
Old 11-12-2006, 07:09 PM   #19
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I am using Ubuntu 6.1, can anyone please show me how to setup compiz?

Old 11-12-2006, 09:46 PM   #20
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I have AIGLX/compiz running on my etch/KDE desktop by following this guide:
New Nvidia driver (9629) available too:
It was pretty easy and the results are visually spectacular. Some issues though.
Window decorations are Gnomish. (Have to wait for KDE support.) But more disturbing, and one I haven't solved yet, 3D games and apps won't run with compiz enabled. Anyone?

Edit: Looks like it was the Nvidia driver. Reverted to 8776 and all is well. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait a bit longer.

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