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Old 09-23-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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XGL not working correctly

Hey guys, here's my problem.

I have Ubuntu Fiesty on my laptop, Acer Aspire 5100 with ATI xpress 1100 graphics card. I'm new with linux and just learning. I wanted ubuntu for the eye candy. I first had to get the ati cards working so I could hopefully use compiz or beryl. I found out that I can't, but I found a lot of tutorials the got XGL running. After I installed XGL, i try to login with gNome with XGL and all I get is a glitched screen. How can I get this fixed.

I can do basic linuxing, not much.

Thanks for your help.
Old 09-25-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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I am using NVidia myself, so can't help directly. I would think you should be able to run Compiz/Beryl with your hardware.

I think you should try to search for ATI and beryl e.g. There should be some good tutorials on the Ubuntu forums if you can't find any here. Chances are you might have to update/re-install your graphics driver.
Old 09-25-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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This is a slightly outdated guide about how to get XGL working with an ati card.

Download the ATi installer from don't use wget as in the guide

Also, i doubt that the kernel will need patching anymore.

Also, Beryl is outdated now, so install Compiz Fusion from the repos.


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