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Old 08-31-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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Dapper Drake + XGL + NVIDIA == Horrible artifacts :/


I use a Dell XPS M170 which is equipped with a Geforce GO 7800GTX which is equipped with 256mb ram

I've previously had XGL running on an ubuntu install (the version before dapper drake) and I've also had it running without complaints under SuSE 10.1 ... However after following the guide at:

Which basically made me do the following:

*Create an .Xsession file and write the following into it:
# Start up Xgl, compiz, and GNOME
# Run Xgl server on :1, on top of normal X
Xgl :1 -fullscreen -ac -accel xv:fdo -accel glx:pbuffer &
# Tell subsequent X programs to access the Xgl server at :1
# Start Compiz window manager
gnome-window-decorator &
compiz gconf decoration wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place menu switcher &
# Start GNOME 
exec gnome-session
*apt-get install compiz compiz-gnome xserver-xgl
* chmod +x ~/.Xsession

I choose the default session so that the .Xsession file is run and I get the checkered background followed by a blue'ish background which is apparantly an indication of XGL and compiz starting.
However.. I'm getting a, excuse my french, crapload of artifacts once inside the gui.. Whenever I expand a menu something happens, the main window gets all unreadable and so on....

I've tried running with the (outdated) 77.76 driver that ubuntu provides and currently I'm using the latest and greatest from Nvidia - 87.74
But every time I try to start the XGL/compiz session, I get this horrible artifact hell and it's completely unuseable

Any ideas? Anyone who had the same stuff happen ? I'd rather not compile too much stuff by hand as it's sort of a development machine and so the installation is meant to last for a while
Old 09-01-2006, 07:46 AM   #2
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I'm not a *buntu user, but have you tried the official unoffical Ubuntu Wiki HOWTO?

You may also want to eyeball the unofficial compiz forum. I know there are threads there that talk about getting rid of artifacts.


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