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Old 08-21-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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xgl/compiz for non nvidia , ati cards


ok so ive been hearing an awful lot about how cool ubuntu looks with xgl and compiz themes. i wanted to try it out too and so i headed over to ubuntuforums for some info on how to install and configure it.

but everyone seems to be writing only about how to get it configured on nvidia and ati cards. what about the rest of us ? id there xgl support for non nvidia and non ati cards or do i just have to stick with metacity ?
 
Old 08-21-2006, 02:07 PM   #2
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I don't know. What card do you have?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 05:47 AM   #3
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SiS ( i think it is Silicon Integrated Systems) not really sure though. it was built in to my HP Pavillion.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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in a terminal type
Code:
lspci
then you can see what card you have
 
Old 08-24-2006, 10:51 PM   #5
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Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
 
Old 08-24-2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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I just played with my Intel 915 card. It worked, but was so damn slow. Not worth it.

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Old 08-25-2006, 05:05 AM   #7
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To use xgl/compiz (which I don't with intel 8245 intergraded chip) requires a a decent amount of video RAM, and whilst you can set the amount of RAM the chip uses, the graphics effects are going to be slow and not enjoyable. If you really want compiz and/or xgl then you'll want to spring for a graphics card.
 
  


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