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Old 04-01-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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I canīt enable desktop effects

Videocard is GeCube Ati Radeon 9550 (extreme edition)
mouse is USB A4 x7
monitor is LG 700E


(WW) No monitor specified for screen "Screen0".
Using a default monitor configuration.
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(WW) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP not available
(EE) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP failed to initialize. Disabling the DRI.
(WW) RADEON(0): Direct rendering disabled
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
(WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
Using the default mouse configuration.
(WW) No FontPath specified. Using compiled-in default.

what do i need to do to fix this things up

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Old 04-01-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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binary ati drivers (fglrx) or open source radeon drivers?

From past experience (i have a ati 9000 card in my laptop) it's because hardware acceleration isn't enabled.

In my case my card is no longer supported under the fglrx drivers, but support under the open source drives are more than capable for beryl or compiz.
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You need to install the ATI Proprietary drivers
you can download it from here
Old 04-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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Hey there. Check out my howto for getting dri working with ati. Altho the new drivers work a lot better you might want to use the xorg.conf I have on the site.

When you install the ati proprietary drivers, you CAN NOT USE the desktop effects which comes with fc6. Ati has not put in support for aiglx yet so dont drive yourself crazy trying to get it to work. To use the bundled in effects you have to use the opensource driver but the dri (direct rendering) is slower then if you use the proprietary drivers. To test to see if you have direct rendering working you can issue glxinfo and look at the top for "Direct Rendering =" it will have either a yes or no. Um, an alternative to the aiglx which comes with fc6 would be to use xgl. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.



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