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maybe my laptop card cannot handle this but I downloaded awn and nothing seems to happen. any clues how to try to get it to work. If not than I will keep all as is- but curious as to why nothing happens. clicked on it under OTHER in the menu and nothing then that disappeard from the menu believe it or not.
What graphic card do you have? It doesn't need to be able to render the big bang in order to run compiz, I have a old Intel 64MB card that runs compiz just great. You probably just need the correct driver. Post the output of:
That should return: Driver "intel" Second, this card is blacklisted by Compiz, if I am not mistaken, so you need a little script to enable Compiz (and I finally found it hidden away on my Ipod last night):
Ok - Magnus - thank you - but that is ay beyond me. I will forgo that.
the other reasons - last year I ws told to do something with the Xconf file or whatever and it crashed my computer and I had to reinstall my system and I worked all week getting this new thinkpad and Daryna loaded and tweaked. I will run it as is basic - that is fine - I am very happy with Daryna and Mint as it is. Just trying to get the dock on the bottom like my macs - would have been nice.
I understand it might look a bit intimidating, but this does not make any permanent changes to your system. The xorg.conf command only lists the driver you use for your video card, nothing more. It should say "intel" and not "vesa", it is just to confirm that you are using the correct driver. When you run the sh command, you enable compiz, if it somehow messes up your system, just press CTRL+ALT+Backspace to restart X, you should be back using metacity. However, if you want the dock working without compiz, check out XFCE edition, as XFCE has composite built in, and probably won't need compiz running.
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did this but everything is slow now - zen@zen:~$ #!/bin/sh zen@zen:~$ SKIP_CHECKS=yes compiz --replace Checking for Xgl: not present. Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2a02' found SKIP_CHECKS is yes, so continuing despite problems. Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present. Trying again with indirect rendering: Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present. Checking for non power of two support: present. Checking for Composite extension: present. Comparing resolution (1280x800) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed. Checking for nVidia: not present. Checking for FBConfig: present. Checking for Xgl: not present. Starting gtk-window-decorator GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/texture_filter. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove that value so that operation can continue properly. GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/texture_filter. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove that value so that operation can continue properly. /usr/bin/compiz.real (cube) - Warn: Failed to load slide: freedesktop /usr/bin/compiz.real (cube) - Warn: Failed to load slide: freedesktop /usr/bin/compiz.real (cube) - Warn: Failed to load slide: /usr/share/backgrounds/bianca-blue.png
how do I undo what I just did. I screwed myself up somehow and there is no file to save in the compiz folder
Ok, but when you ran the command from the terminal, what happened with the display? Did it go all white, did you loose the titlebars or something like that? As for the command, you need the file present in the folder. Try: