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Old 08-14-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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XGL, Compiz, and OpenGL games

Just installed XGL and Compiz on Ubuntu Dapper Drake and it works great. The only problem is that when I try to run my FPS games such as Enemy-Territory or Tremulous, I get poor frames per second and textures get white spots and all that goofy stuff. Any tweak to fix this type of problem, or is this just an all around consequence of switching to XGL? Maybe a better graphics card? I have nVidia GeForce MX 4000.
Old 08-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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Hrm, really, poor performance?
Gee, maybe this is why they put 4-5 warnings on the xgl download pages that it may seriously degrade the performance of some graphics cards...
Old 08-14-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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run opengl games in a seperate x server

startx -- :1

(ctrl+alt+backspace to exit back to xgl, ctrl+alt+F7/F8 to toggle between x and xgl)
Old 08-14-2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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i get a bunch of errors doing that. Thats a separate issue. So ill research it and post a different thread. Thanks though.
Old 10-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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Question the right graphics card

Xgl is included with SLED 10. When I try to enable Xgl desktop effects it tells me "Your graphics card is not known to be supported by Xgl, and it is not currently configured for 3D acceleration. Xgl cannot be enabled. However, if 3D acceleration can be enabled on this card, then it might be possible to run Xgl." And because my HP Pavilion a822n AMD64 machine has the worlds cheapest SiS card - it won't do anything! So now I'm off hunting the best graphics card for my machine - and I'm wide open to suggestions.


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