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questions about compiz

Postby malixis on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:32 pm

hey everyone!

it seems i have some problems with compiz.
i can enable it, but nothing seems to happen. i enabled compiz, i tryed a lot of thins like, the cube, watter effect and mini mize effect. but none of them work.

what can i do about it?
did i forgot something different to enable? or is it something else?
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:24 pm

Which version of Mint?
Do you have a video card with 3D enabled drivers?
How do you enable compiz?
In Daryna it's done from the visual effects tab in "Appearances"
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby pete284 on Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:09 pm

I also found that downloading drivers from Envy was insufficient.

I had to install the restricted Unbuntu drivers package before it would work.
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby malixis on Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:54 pm

Which version of Mint?

mint KDE 4.0 :D

Do you have a video card with 3D enabled drivers?

i don't know? i have a nvidia geforce 8600 gt 256mb (mobile!), so i guess it has 3d drivers,

How do you enable compiz?

well by mint button on panel> settings > enable 3d effects and then nothing seems to change

In Daryna it's done from the visual effects tab in "Appearances"

how to get there mate?

I had to install the restricted Unbuntu drivers package before it would work.


i tryed some nvidia s but none of them seems to change

and i looked on the nvidia but couldn't find my video driver:S
i only found the 8700 mobile wich is the most closed to my drivers, shall i install those?

so what can i do?
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby joutlan on Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:53 pm

I have the same vid card you have (in sig) and I'm using the "new" nvidia driver. However, I'm having problems with compiz. It will enable, but I get some strange side effects like losing the buttons on my windows, desktop switcher multiplying my 4 desktops by 4 to show 16. Cube rotations work, wobbly windows, etc. I never had these probs in Mint gnome. I've tried to offset these side effects by changing settings to no avail. If you get it running with no problems I'd sure like to know your settings for theme, icons, etc. thanks
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby Husse on Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:08 pm

@ malixis
It seems to me that you don't have proper 3D drivers
Use Envy to install the drivers
Envy takes care of everything
Then in KDE (but only after you've installed drivers)
Settings > Enable 3D effects
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Re: questions about compiz

Postby malixis on Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:26 pm

thanks mate! :D
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