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How to uninstall aiglx & install xgl?

Postby Donwx on Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:07 am

Hello.Ive just treid out the new casandra linux mint and I know that it comes default with aiglx enabled but certain beryl plugins wont work on aiglx such as the xgl snow plugin, so ive searched the web and the forums for a way to uninstall aiglx and install xgl but I cant seem to find a good guide.Does anyone knoe of one?Thanks (I have an ATI mobility 7500 card)
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:02 pm

AIGLX is an integral part of X.org ... and it doesn't need uninstalling. On your ATI card it would not be active anyway. So you can just go ahead and use XGL. Good luck with that ATI card ....
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Postby PaulFXH on Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:31 am

Snow works fine for me in Beryl but I have a nVidia card.
To get snow to work you must install beryl-plugins-unsupported in Synaptic. Also, in my experience, you must reboot before trying it.
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Postby Lolo Uila on Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:04 pm

For help configuring the default open-source ATI driver for use with Beryl or Compiz & AIGLX, see here (you only need to worry about the first page since Beryl is already installed in Cassandra):

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty ... ati_radeon

The ATI proprietary driver only supports 8500 and newer series cards, so for your 7500 you will have to stick with the open-source driver. To use XGL you can install it from Synaptic and then you have to create a new log-in session for XGL.

I had the default open-source driver runing with Beryl on an X800 XT PE and it worked very well. The 7500 is considerably older and slower so it's hard to say how it would perform.

Good luck.

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