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Old 08-11-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Problems with Ubuntu 8.10 on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR498E

Hey guys, I just recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my Sony laptop, and all is well with it, EXCEPT for the video driver, is what I'm guessing it is anyways. I tried to get Avant Window Navigator to work, and it gave me an error, telling me that my screen wasn't composited? Then it told me to run "compiz", so I ran that, and AWN started working, but if I exit terminal, AWN closes down and it screws up my screen. So I finally got everything set up on AWN just the way I want it and now, with terminal still running, here is all it says in terminal:
Checking for Xgl: not present. 
xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log 
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present. 
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present. 
Checking for non power of two support: present. 
Checking for Composite extension: present. 
Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1280x800) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present. 
Checking for nVidia: not present. 
Checking for FBConfig: present. 
running under gnome seesion, checking for gnomecompat
Checking for Xgl: not present. 
/usr/bin/compiz.real (video) - Warn: No 8 bit GLX pixmap format, disabling YV12 image format
Any clues? Because I'm lost.
Old 08-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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Nevermind guys, a buddy and I figured it out. It seems as thought metacity is supposed to be the compositor and it wasn't, so I enabled it to be and thus now everything is working fine! Cheers!


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