compiz by default.

Chat about Linux in general

compiz by default.

Postby usbtux on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:50 am

How do Zorin (don't like this one and the new 6.2 has problems with its desktop on my PC) and Cylon http://cylonlinux.weebly.com/ ( very nice eye candy) have compiz active without any proprietary drivers installed?
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
linuxcounter #368850
Image
User avatar
usbtux
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 866
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: compiz by default.

Postby eanfrid on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:58 am

You don't need proprietary drivers to run a 3D-desktop but you need OpenGL 2.x support (hardware or software).
No, Linux is not a Windows clone for free - Before asking any question here...
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." (Hanlon's razor)

Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 64bit w/custom 3.12 kernel - MATE 1.8
User avatar
eanfrid
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:49 am
Location: France

Re: compiz by default.

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:14 am

Yep running KDE 4.10 with desktop effects (a.k.a. Compiz)with Ati 4350 card using default open drivers.
.
User avatar
Orbmiser
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1513
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:16 pm
Location: Portland,Oregon

Re: compiz by default.

Postby usbtux on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm

Just a thought then, how would you load OpenGL 2.x support; is it available via deb for mate or xfce?
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
linuxcounter #368850
Image
User avatar
usbtux
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 866
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

Re: compiz by default.

Postby eanfrid on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:02 pm

The Mesa 3D graphics libraries support OpenGL 2.x+ since 2007 :) Cf: http://www.mesa3d.org/ So any current distro supports OpenGL 2.x+ unless your GPU hardware is too old to support even software OpenGL 2.x rendering.
No, Linux is not a Windows clone for free - Before asking any question here...
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." (Hanlon's razor)

Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 64bit w/custom 3.12 kernel - MATE 1.8
User avatar
eanfrid
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:49 am
Location: France

Re: compiz by default.

Postby usbtux on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:02 pm

Yes, its just the compiz packages are not loaded on the live cd and not activated where they are on Zorin/Cylon.
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
linuxcounter #368850
Image
User avatar
usbtux
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 866
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am


Return to Chat about Linux

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Monsta, Zorba and 8 guests