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Old 09-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Anyone using XGL/Compiz on Slack?

Having seen some lovely videos of 3d accelerated desktops, complete with OpenGL and video playback in them, I'd like to get it going on my slack box too.

Has anyone done this? What would be the steps involved... I'd rather not break my nice KDE desktop if possible ;-)
Old 09-24-2006, 10:15 AM   #2
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I see the new Nvidia drivers support AIGLX! Awesome..

..but how do I go about getting modular 7.1 installed?

Old 09-24-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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lazydragon is a (Big) Slackware-based distro which include Xgl/compiz.

I'm not exactly sure how Catman managed to pack Xgl, but you could ask him. You can send him an email via the "Contact Us" section in the LazyD. web page or in the "Old Front Page" appears his e-mail.

Last edited by theoffset; 09-24-2006 at 10:52 AM. Reason: better know him as catman.
Old 09-24-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Hmm.. not heard of that one. The homepage is scant on details too unfortunately.. Yeah he must have knuckled down and got modular X installed I'm guessing
Old 09-24-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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I have X11R7 build scripts if your interested. They could probably use a little more polishing but work as is. I got burned out on the whole thing.

So, what's the deal? Does xgl require xorg-7? I've been wondering myself. I believe it does.
Old 09-25-2006, 10:08 PM   #6
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yes it requires Xorg 7+


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