3d effects in cassandra, envy installed ati, now what?

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3d effects in cassandra, envy installed ati, now what?

Postby zwiebug on Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:40 am

i just run envy on my freshly installed cassandra, it installed the ati drivers (radeon 9800). now i want that nice 3d effect with beryl but when i start beryl it automatically changes the window manager back to gnome. do i have to edit xorg.conf or did i forget sth?

when i tried to start "desktopeffects" out of the mintmenue it always said "compiz manager not installed". i then edited the xorg.conf and enabled compiz in there, now the desktopeffects menue comes up, but when i click "enable desktop effects" it says "failed to enable..."
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Postby Husse on Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:54 am

Something is not right, that's clear.
Paste your xorg.conf here so we can see what's wrong.
Unfortunately ATI gives problems, nvidia is far better for Linux
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Postby Lolo Uila on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:12 am

The ATI proprietary driver does not support composite extensions and will not work with Beryl/Compiz unless you install XGL as well. Or you could revert to the open-source ATI driver.

See here for instructions on running Beryl with the open-source ATI driver. You can skip the parts about installing beryl since you already have it. But follow the parts about getting the open-source driver configured correctly.

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

If you want to use the fglrx ATI proprietary driver with XGL, look here:

http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/Inst ... y_with_XGL

Generally the open-source driver is recommended.

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