Desktop effects and nouveau graphic driver

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Desktop effects and nouveau graphic driver

Postby Joakim_W on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Hi, new forum member here :)

I've installed LMDE and really enjoy the distro as it is, but coming from Fedora 14 I've been using the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental provided by nouveau. I can't find it for debian and want to use compiz on my system, so my question is how can I install 3D support using this driver? I have a Nvidia graphic card, but working on a LMDE remix for my family and friends, so want to use a graphic driver that works with all graphic cards and can provide 3D support.

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joakim@lmde ~ $ lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau               314892  2
ttm                    33386  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         18301  1 nouveau
drm                   112088  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            3497  1 nouveau
i2c_core               12696  6 nouveau,videodev,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801
button                  3598  1 nouveau

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joakim@lmde ~ $ lspci | grep -i nvidia
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] (rev a1)

Maybe that helps? When I go to system - preference I can't find where to enable desktop effects. Is this feature removed from LMDE? Usually it's in appearance - desktop effects.

Edit: Found this thread viewtopic.php?f=141&t=55165 and followed the instructions. Got a dark screen on login and compiz still doesnt work. How can I go back to default graphic settings? I can live without compiz for now, just want a working, stable Linux system for once.
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